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Angel & Faith Season 10 #5

"Angel & Faith Season 10" #5 is really just "Angel Season 10" #5, but Victor Gischler and Derlis Santacruz's story addressing the recent changes in vampires is the best issue to date.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Derlis Santacruz, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2014

X #13

"X" #13 has Duane Swierczynski pick up from last month's cliffhanger with X figuratively and literally at rock bottom, but the realistic and cleaner art this month doesn't do the title any favors.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Robert Atkins, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 14th, 2014

Angel & Faith Season 10 #2

"Angel and Faith Season 10" #2 has Victor Gischler and Will Conrad continue to establish Angel and Faith's new roles now that magic has returned, but you know it's just a matter of time until they intersect again.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 12th, 2014

Angel and Faith Season 10 #1

Angel deals with pixie mobs and Faith slays zompyres in the debut issue of Victor Gischler and Will Conrad's "Ange and Faith Season 10" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
April 4th, 2014

X #10

"X" #10 has Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen reinvent a foe from the old "X" series, and having never experienced Carmine Tango before, he feels fresh and original to this new reader.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Eric Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 12th, 2014

Batman: Joker's Daughter #1

After a shockingly bad spotlight issue back in September, "Batman: The Joker's Daughter" brings the character back, and Marguerite Bennett and Meghan Hetrick do their best to salvage the character.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett
Artists:
Meghan Hetrick
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 6th, 2014

X #6

"X" #6 kicks off a storyline introducing the Dogs of War, as Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen's crime drama serve up its strongest installment to date.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Eric Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 9th, 2013

Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein #1

"Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein" #1 provides an irreverent look at the supernatural underbelly of Los Angeles and brings Frankenstein's monster to town for more irreverence.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Steve Niles
Artists:
Christopher Mitten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 25th, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.4

"Batman: The Dark Knight" #23.4 gives the new Joker's Daughter her first full-sized outing, but Ann Nocenti and Georges Jeanty's story of an emotionally damaged girl taking over a lost part of Gotham is clumsy at best.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 25th, 2013

X #5

"X" #5 lets Duane Swierczynski and guest artist Tony Parker serve up an epilogue to the first storyline, even as readers start to see where X and Leigh Ferguson's relationship is heading.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Tony Parker
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 13th, 2013

Dark Horse Presents #27

"Dark Horse Presents" #27 has far more hits than misses, especially since to David Lapham, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Steve Lieber, Jane Espenson, Karl Moline, Steve Niles, and Menton3.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
David Lapham, Steve Niles, Peter Bagge, Michael T. Gilbert, Janet Gilbert, Ron Randall, Phil Stanford, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Jane Espenson, Andrew Vachss, Mike Richardson, Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal
Artists:
David Lapham, Menton3, Peter Bagge, Michael T. Gilbert, Ron Randall, Patric Reynolds, Steve Lieber, Karl Moline, Andy Owens, Dominic Reardon, Melissa Curtin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2013

X #3

"X" #3 has Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen show the danger of spilling all of your secrets on a blog, and we're not just talking about identity theft here.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Eric Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 10th, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #21

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #21 has the series limping towards its conclusion with a mixture of random story elements and lackluster art from Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 9th, 2013

X #1

Following their prequel stories in "Dark Horse Presents" (and reprinted as an issue #0), Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen kick off the all-new "X" with a glimpse on how the rest of Arcadia reacts to the X-killer in their midst.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Eric Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 8th, 2013

X

"X" #0 from Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen is a brutally violent and terse revenge vigilante story of X killing off a series of mob men.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Eric Nguyen
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 9th, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #19

Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty heat up the overall story arc in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #19, but a lack of focus in this series makes it hard to get that excited about "the Siphon."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 13th, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland #3

Jeff Parker, Christos Gage, and Brian Ching show us a mystical coven in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland" #3, and pull off an important trick: they make a potentially false happy ending seem real.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Christos Gage
Artists:
Brian Ching, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 7th, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #16

In "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #16, Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty begin a new storyline with a newly enlarged cast, but the intersection of multiple story foci results in a lack of suspense and direction.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 17th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland #1

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland" #1 by Jeff Parker and Brian Ching has fun jokes and pretty art, but the story suffers from a lack of interesting action and a derivative, unimaginative setting.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Brian Ching, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 9th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #14

Jane Espenson and Karl Moline unleash Billy the Vampire Slayer in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #14, and what could have been cliché or even offensive ends up actually working quite well.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg
Artists:
Karl Moline, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 15th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #11

Buffy gets a new job in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #11 and this time it's one that actually looks like a good fit.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Nathan Massengill
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 11th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #11

"Dark Horse Presents" continues to provide a lot of bang for your buck.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla, Steve Horton, Carla Speed McNeil, Steve Niles, Evan Dorkin, Mike Richardson, Tim Seeley, John Arcudi, Andrew Vachss, Neal Adams, Frank J. Barbiere
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla, Michael Dialynas, Carla Speed McNeil, Christopher Mitten, Evan Dorkin, Victor Drujiniu, Jonathan Case, Geof Darrow, Neal Adams, Luke Radl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 18th, 2012

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #8

The exposition arrives in "Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9" #8 to explain last month's surprise cliffhanger, and everything grinds to a halt.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss, Scott Allie
Artists:
Cliff Richards, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 15th, 2012

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #7

Between a Buffy and Spike conversation sure to melt the coldest heart and a cliffhanger guaranteed to shock you into speechlessness, this comic pulls no punches.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 14th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #6

Buffy considers her life, as a slayer and as a woman, as she tries to come to terms with the right decision about her pregnancy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 8th, 2012

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #5

Buffy experiences a “positive” change that could seriously alter her whole world. The rest is all dreams.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Karl Moline, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 12th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #6

There's a lot to love about the latest "Dark Horse Presents" to more than cover for an occasional misstep.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Peter Hogan, Carla Speed McNeil, Filipe Melo, Evan Dorkin, Fabio Moon, Neal Adams, Steve Niles, Robert Love, David Walker, Howard Chaykin, Andi Watson
Artists:
Steve Parkhouse, Carla Speed McNeil, Juan Cavia, Jill Thompson, Fabio Moon, Neal Adams, Christopher Mitten, Robert Love, Howard Chaykin, Andi Watson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 23rd, 2011

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #3

Buffy continues to be hated by just shy of everyone for her part in ridding the world of magic. Meanwhile, a new friend turns out to be not what he seems and both Buffy and Spike discover this fact far too late.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 10th, 2011

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1

Buffy searches for herself and her place in the world after ridding the world of all its magic.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joss Whedon
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 14th, 2011

Robert E Howard’s Savage Sword #2

An eclectic mix of the best pulp money can buy. Support the dying art of the anthology by buying the best one on the stands.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mark Finn, Marc Andreyko, Joe Casey, Robert E Howard, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Paul Tobin
Artists:
Greg Scott, Robert Atkins, Rebecca Buchman, Pop Mhan, Tim Seeley, Gil Kane, Wellington Alves
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 25th, 2011

Dollhouse: Epitaphs #1

Mag, Zone, and the rest fight their way through the post-Dollhouse apocalypse in this prequel/sequel to the TV series.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 4th, 2011

Buffy the Vamipre Slayer Season Eight #40

I always did like Joss Whedon's season epilogues.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joss Whedon
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 19th, 2011

Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #1

This is possibly better than you want it to be. It’s a melange of awesome brought to you by your childhood but defined to be relevant for the adult you’ve become.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin, Marc Andreyko, Mark Finn, Roy Thomas
Artists:
Wellington Alves, Ben Dewey, Robert Atkins, Barry Windsor-Smith, Tim Bradstreet
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 22nd, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #37

As "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight" lurches towards its conclusion, it feels a little uneven.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joss Whedon, Scott Allie
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 6th, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley #1

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley" doesn't have much of a story, but the high point is watching Riley and Sam interact.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jane Espenson
Artists:
Karl Moline, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 19th, 2010

Avengers and the Infinity Gauntlet #1

A reimagining of the classic story for a new audience that’s also fun for old fans as the creators produce a fun, entertaining, light read comic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Clevinger, Lee Black
Artists:
Brian Churilla
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 18th, 2010

Predators: Preserve the Game #1

A good sequel to the movie, acting more as a lost fourth act than a sequel.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Allan Jefferson, David Rivera, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 15th, 2010

Joker's Asylum II: Clayface #1

Clayface, cinema, fandom, and Batman. A potent mix, and Kelley Jones gets to draw it all.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kevin Shinick
Artists:
Kelley Jones
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 6th, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #34

Time-traveling super-sex from the mind of Brad Meltzer.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brad Meltzer
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 9th, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #33

Once you get past the reveal of Twilight this issue (spoiled months ago in the press), this issue is a mound of exposition.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brad Meltzer
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 5th, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #32

Brad Meltzer's story arc begins slowly, though with great promise, as Buffy's new powers unfold.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brad Meltzer
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
February 1st, 2010

DCU Halloween Special 2009 #1

Continuing a DCU tradition, this issue features a bunch of fan favorite characters celebrating the Halloween season. The efforts put forth for the stories contained in this issue -- as well as the results -- are mixed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jake Black, Adam Schlagman, Duncan Rouleau, Michael Siglain, Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Derek Fridolfs, Ariel Thomas, Amy Wolfram, Joe Harris, Mandy McMurray, Billy Tucci, Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson, Mark Bagley, Ray McCarthy, Duncan Rouleau, Kelley Jones, Sergio Carrera, Dustin Nguyen, Matt Triano, Pow Rodrix, Marlo Alquiza, Andrei Bressan, Jonboy Meyers, Scott Clark, David Beatty, Billy Tucci, Peter Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 27th, 2009

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #26

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight" seems to be finding its footing again, but it's easy to feel a little lost.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jane Espenson
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 7th, 2009

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #25

Even as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight" wraps up a long-term subplot, it's hard to not itch for the series to start gaining momentum again.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Doug Petrie
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 11th, 2009

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #23

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" picks up a mostly forgotten plot point from a year ago in a story that seems determined to annoy, and succeeds.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Drew Z. Greenberg
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 12th, 2009

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #19

A very delayed release does the conclusion to the latest "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight"' storyline no favors at all.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joss Whedon
Artists:
Karl Moline, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 29th, 2008

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #16

Karl Moline and Joss Whedon re-unite for a Season 8 arc that pairs up Buffy with Fray, the vampire-slayer from the future!

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joss Whedon
Artists:
Karl Moline, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 7th, 2008

Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust? #1

A Skrull-themed anthology title plugs continuity holes and picks up dangling threads, but does it offer anything to people who aren’t "Secret Invasion" completists?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed, Mike Carey, Zeb Wells, Christos N. Gage, Jeff Parker
Artists:
Lee Weeks, Timothy Green III, Mike Perkins, Raul Trevino, Steve Kurth, Drew Hennessey, Leonard Kirk, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 17th, 2008

Wolverine: Dangerous Game #1

Yet another "Wolverine" one-shot fails to justify the high price point, this time with a lead by "Gutsville"’s Simon Spurrier and a backup by Rick Remender.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Simon Spurrier, Rick Remender
Artists:
Ben Oliver, Jerome Opena
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 10th, 2008
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