Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For October 10, 2012
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and publishers are doing their part to help.
Marvel Comics is partnering with Susan G. Komem For The Cure to draw attention. Several of Marvel's more popular comics will be released with variant covers that have a pink theme. Additionally, page space will be devoted to to Breast Cancer information throughout all Marvel comics this month.
Heroes can be found all over the comic industry. Dark Horse Comics has some progressive comics this week including the newest, and gayest Vampire Slayer. Titles are scored on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the very best possible. We take the time to read these books so your time isn't wasted.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 - Issue 14
This issue jumps off the stands for several reasons. The first is the writer is television series stalwart Jane Espenson. The second point is a new character who got a lot of press named Billy. He's presented as the first male Slayer. A lot of the attention he's getting is because he's gay.
This is a heavy story, dealing with homophobia and the general isolation teens feel. Still, at its heart, this is a sweet tale of normal people stepping up and doing the right thing. The cover is very cinematic and the interior artwork is adequate.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
Orchid - Issue 10
This series has improved from the beginning. When it started, it was meandering with sudden shifts in story-telling. It's much more focused, thought it still swerves a bit. Character betrayals were a bit surprising but not implausible. The artwork is still a bit off. The cover is very dramatic and unusual. The interior artwork is confusing at points. Improving.
Score: 7 out of 10
The Creep - Issue 2
Character motives are very important in mysteries and they're still a bit vague in this storyline. And it's not clear why the series is called The Creep. Still, the story moves deliberately and the artwork is solid. The covers, in particular, have been excellent.
Score: 7 out of 10
Star Wars Lost Tribe Of The Sith : Spiral - Issue 3
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Jedi blandness explodes gently across this odd series. The alienness of this story is hard to get past and the characters aren't very engaging. There seems to be some pivotal back-story that ties into the greater Star War universe. The artwork is just as bland as the story.