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47 Ronin #2

"47 Ronin" #2 by Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai reveals the single, catalytic event of injustice that leaves all of Lord Asano's samurai without a master, paving the way for a legendary and epic revenge plot.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Richardson
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 7th, 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

Hellboy in Hell #2

"Hellboy In Hell" #2 by Mike Mignola takes Hellboy on a tour of Hell, giving an idea of the character's possible role in this new setting.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Mike Mignola
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 2nd, 2013

The Black Beetle

"The Black Beetle" #0 by Francesco Francavilla is a moody pulp action comic that scores beautifully on many fronts.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 19th, 2012

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

Colder #2

"Colder" #2 by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra gives readers a longer look into The Hungry World. Nimble Jack continues his spree of parasitic madness while Declan and Reece have an overly expository Q&A session.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Juan Ferreyra
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 10th, 2012

Hellboy in Hell #1

Mike Mignola resumes full writer/artist chores on his signature creation Hellboy, and "Hellboy in Hell" #1 is a dazzling return to form with jaw-dropping visuals as readers discover what happens to Hellboy after death.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Mike Mignola
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 5th, 2012

Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant's Fist #1

"Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant’s Fist" #1 from Alexander Freed with Marco Castiello and Andrea Chella on art brings an interesting story of Jedi revolution being attacked by Darth Vader.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Alexander Freed
Artists:
Marc Castiello, Andrea Chella
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 5th, 2012

The Massive #6

"The Massive” #6 from Brian Wood and Garry Brown is a character examination through a great action sequence and some beautiful flashbacks.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Garry Brown
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 14th, 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

47 Ronin #1

Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai's "47 Ronin" #1 looks absolutely gorgeous, but the story itself feels a little slow and stilted in this first chapter telling a legend from Japan's past.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Richardson
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 8th, 2012

Colder #1

Despite an over-the-top cover, "Colder" #1 by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra is not splatter horror, but the beginning of a strange and original psychological thriller with a heart-thumping cliffhanger at issue's end.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Juan Ferreyra
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 7th, 2012

Ghost #1

Following the short stories in "Dark Horse Presents" (reprinted as "Ghost" #0), Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto hit the ground running with "Ghost" #1 as we learn more about our title character and start meeting villains.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 25th, 2012

Star Wars: Agent of the Empire - Hard Targets #1

In this pre-Original Trilogy "Star Wars" tale by John Ostrander and Davide Fabbri, Alderaanian Jahan Cross is a secret agent of the Empire whose latest job brings him back to his home planet. James Bond meets Star Wars in this all-new miniseries

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Ostrander
Artists:
Davide Fabbri, Christian Dalla Vecchia
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
October 19th, 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

The Creep #2

Don't be scared by the title; with its investigation into the death of two teens, "The Creep" is rapidly turning out to be one of the best mini-series of the year, courtesy John Arcudi and Jonathan Case.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi
Artists:
Jonathan Case
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 15th, 2012

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Return of the Master #2

This 99th issue of the various "B.P.R.D." comics has evil organizations, monstrous creatures, false allegiances, psychic powers and charismatic cult leaders. Just another day from Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Tyler Crook.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 26th, 2012

Star Wars: Darth Vader - Ghost Prison #5

"Darth Vader - Ghost Prison" #5 closes up the story of the revolt against the Empire, cementing Grand Moff Tarkin, Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader as the undeniable core of the Empire.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Haden Blackman
Artists:
Agustin Alessio
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 24th, 2012

Ghost

For the first time in over a decade, Ghost returns to her own series written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and drawn by Phil Noto. While the pieces are all in place for a strong run, this debut issue falls flat with the focus off the titular character.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
September 19th, 2012

Lobster Johnson: Caput Mortuum #1

"Lobster Johnson: Caput Mortuum" is a thrilling pulp tale by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Tonci Zonjic that pits Lobster against Nazis on a zeppelin.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tonci Zonjic
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 19th, 2012

The Massive #4

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Garry Brown
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 17th, 2012

Axe Cop: President of the World #2

In no particular order, these things make "Axe Cop: President of the World" by Malachai and Ethan Nicolle worthy of your money and time: (1) Chee-rex, (2) the ultimate fate of Seattle's Space Needle, (3) Bouncyworld.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Malachai Nicolle
Artists:
Ethan Nicolle
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 3rd, 2012

Angel & Faith #13

As someone who suffered through the original Connor storyline in "Angel," Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs show readers in "Angel & Faith" #13 that we actually can have a good story involving the hell dimension of Quor'toth.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 29th, 2012

Spike #1

Victor Gischler and Paul Lee do their best with "Spike" #1, the start of a spin-off mini-series from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9," but ultimately it's just a reminder of something that didn't work in "Buffy the Va

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Paul Lee, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 23rd, 2012

Lobster Johnson: The Prayer of Neferu #1

"Lobster Johnson: The Prayer of Neferu" depicts just enough violence and strange ideas to be a gripping one-shot and yet another fantastic addition to the Mignolaverse treasury of amazing tales.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Wilfredo Torres
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 22nd, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #15

With 12 different stories in 88 pages, "Dark Horse Presents" #15 continues to offer a little something for everyone; even as one of the weaker issues, there's still more than enough for your money's worth.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Michael Avon Oeming, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Carla Speed McNeil, David Chelsea, Erika Alexander, Tony Puryear, John Layman, Bo Hampton, Robert Timmell, Arvid Nelson, Nate Cosby, Mike Baron, Kim W. Anderson, Mike Russell
Artists:
Michael Avon Oeming, Phil Noto, Carla Speed McNeil, David Chelsea, Tony Puryear, Sam Kieth, Bo Hampton, Juan Ferreyra, Evan Shaner, Steve Rude, Kim W. Anderson, Mike Russell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 22nd, 2012

Mind MGMT #4

"Mind MGMT" #4 is the long awaited exposition issue as Matt Kindt tells us Henry Lyme's story and gives us the first glimpse inside the mysterious Mind MGMT organization -- and it's well worth the wait.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Matt Kindt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 22nd, 2012

The Victories #1

Michael Avon Oeming brings "The Victories" to life with a story of a broken city protected by a broken hero.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Michael Avon Oeming
Artists:
Michael Avon Oeming
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 15th, 2012

Alabaster: Wolves #5

Caitlin R. Kiernan and Steve Lieber's "Alabaster: Wolves" #5 brings the mini-series to a violent, explosive conclusion, and show that none of its main characters will be the same as when it began.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Caitlin R. Kiernan
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 15th, 2012

Conan the Barbarian #7

"Conan the Barbarian" #7 kicks off a new story arc courtesy Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan, as Conan and Bêlit travel to Conan's home village and the Queen of the Black Coast discovers a demotion of sorts to her own status.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2012

The Massive #3

"The Massive" #3 wraps Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson's introductory arc in a solemn and intelligent manner.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Kristian Donaldson
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 8th, 2012

Mind MGMT #3

"Mind MGMT" #3 sends our heroine, Meru, on a quest across the world to discover more about the central mystery of the title as a dangerous trek unfolds, resulting in death and more questions than answers in the best possible way.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Matt Kindt
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 1st, 2012

Axe Cop: President of the World #1

In "Axe Cop: President of the World" #1 by 8-year old Malachai Nicolle and his 31-year old brother Ethan, Axe Cop faces the possible return of bad guys and promises to help new friends Goo Cop and Junior Cobbb with their family issues.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Malachai Nicolle
Artists:
Ethan Nicolle
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 30th, 2012

Star Wars: Darth Maul -- Death Sentence #1

Tom Taylor writes some new adventures for everyone's favorite Zabrak Sith apprentice in "Star Wars: Darth Maul -- Death Sentence" #1, an issue that might surprise comic book readers unfamiliar with the "Clone Wars" animated series

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Bruno Redondo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 30th, 2012

Resident Alien #3

"Resident Alien" #3 brings Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse's first mini-series to a conclusion, but with more scheduled for later this year there isn't a sense of finality present.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Peter Hogan
Artists:
Steve Parkhouse
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 26th, 2012

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism #2

"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism" #2 brings Mike Mignola and Cameron Stewart's story of a long term possession to an attractive-looking but slightly predictable conclusion.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Cameron Stewart
Artists:
Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 25th, 2012

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Devil's Engine #3

"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Devil's Engine" wraps up Devon and Fenix's train-ride of terror in a satisfying way, even as the next mini-series is prepped for its debut around the corner.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 23rd, 2012

Concrete: Three Uneasy Pieces #1

"Concrete: Three Uneasy Pieces" is a great collection for new readers and Concrete fans like. There's a mystery, a rescue story, and a political problem/solution story, exemplifying Paul Chadwick's literary, human-focused approach to c

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Chadwick
Artists:
Paul Chadwick
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 23rd, 2012

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #3

The ruins of the Jedi Temple is just one location visited by the Sith Lord in "Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison" #3.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Haden Blackman
Artists:
Agustin Alessio
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 20th, 2012

The Massive #2

Two issues in, "The Massive" is as much travelogue as adventure and the combination is fantastic.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Kristian Donaldson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 11th, 2012

Eerie Comics #1

"Eerie Comics" comes back to life, but this revival feels a bit too dated.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
David Lapham, Bill Dubay, Christopher A. Taylor, Bruce Jones
Artists:
David Lapham, Bill Dubay, Rafa Garres, Richard Corben
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 11th, 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

MIND MGMT #2

"MIND MGMT" #2 continues the series' run down the rabbit hole, but the destination is still a mystery.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Matt Kindt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 6th, 2012

Angel & Faith #11

"Angel & Faith" #9 kicks off a new story arc, "Family Reunion," as Willow shows up without warning and sets off a chain of events propelling Angel back into contact with his son Connor.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Issacs
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 3rd, 2012

Fatima #1

Gilbert Hernandez's "Fatima" has a slow start, but it's still entertaining.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Gilbert Hernandez
Artists:
Gilbert Hernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 27th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #13

Ghost returns to Dark Horse's publishing schedule in this anthology and some other interesting stories come along with her.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Andrew Vachss, John Arcudi, Carla Speed McNeil, Steve Niles, Tim Seeley, Francesco Francavilla, Dean Motter, Mike Barron
Artists:
Carla Speed McNeil, Francesco Francavilla, Dean Motter, Sam Kieth, Jonathan Case, Phil Noto, Christopher Mitten, Victor Drujiniu, Geof Darrow, Steve Rude
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 20th, 2012

The Massive #1

"The Massive" #1 introduces a world past the brink of collapse as the crew of The Kapital try to put it back together.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Kristian Donaldson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 15th, 2012

Conan the Barbarian #5

Conan's fight in "Conan the Barbarian" #5 is worth the price of admission alone.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
James Harren
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
June 13th, 2012

Angel & Faith #10

"Angel & Faith" #10 is not only the best issue of the series to date, it's up there with a lot of episodes of "Angel" for sheer quality.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 31st, 2012

B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell

An action-packed horror adventure, "B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth: The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell" focuses on a lost mission from Hellboy's past that comes back to haunt the Bureau of Paranormal Research And Defense.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
Max Fiumara
Reviewer:
Jorge Solis
May 30th, 2012
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