Capsule Comic Reviews 06/24/15

Note: Sadly this week we are a little short on Capsule Comic Reviews. Personal problems arose that impeded my reading of much of this week’s books. Fear not, next week I should be back n track per normal.

The Weekly Rundown


Title:  Captain Midnight #24

Publisher:  Dark Horse Comics

Writer:  Joshua Williamson

Artist:  Miguel Sepulveda

Colorist:  Javier Mena

Letterer:  Nate Piekos

Cover Artist:  Michael Broussard

Review:  ★★★☆☆

We have arrived at the final battle between Captain Midnight and the Archon.  Or have we?  The issue plays much like the end of the title and possibly Captain Midnight himself as the ultimate hero and ultimate villain trade destructive blows.  However, the only thing that actually is ending from the looks of it, is the title of the book.  Nothing really gets resolved between the two making for a very anticlimactic finish (for now).


Title:  Conan the Avenger #15

Publisher:  Dark Horse Comics

Writer:  Fred Van Lente

Artist:  Guiu Vilanova

Colorist:  Michael Atiyeh

Letterer:  Richard Starkings and Comicraft

Cover Artist:  Eric Powell

Review:  ★★★☆☆

Conan and Natala finally come face to face with the scourge of Xuthal.  Of course there is no beast Conan can not beat, especially one that looks like it was a cross between a toad and the sarlac pit.  Considering this creature kept the entire city under fear, it was a little disappointing that it wasn’t at least a little scarier looking.  It made it a little to easy for our barbarian to escape into whatever their next perilous destination holds.


Title:  Empire Uprising #3

Publisher:  IDW Publishing

Writer:  Mark Waid

Artist:  Barry Kitson

Colorist:  Chris Sotomayer

Letterer:  Troy Peteri

Cover Artist:  Barry Kitson

Review:  ★★★★☆

With one rebellion quashed for the moment, the direction is once again turned to Golgoth’s regents who continue to doubt their leader as they remember the good days.  Small hints are dropped as to who their true enemy will be and the revelation that Golgoth has kept one of the former heroes alive, for a reason he may not even realize.  We’re excited to see things start to crumble, hopefully quickly, but the intrigue is still powerful lending to another great issue.


Title:  Fight Club 2 #2

Publisher:  Dark Horse Comics

Writer:  Chuck Palahniuk

Artist:  Cameron Stewart

Colorist: Dave Stewart

Letterer:  Nate Piekos

Cover Artist: David Mack;  Cameron Stewart;  Francesco Francavilla

Review: ★★★☆☆

Sebastian and Marla’s son was tragically killed in the house fire from last issue, at least that’s what it looks like at the beginning.  Instead it seems Tyler is up to his old tricks by using their son, who he doesn’t consider his, in his latest plans.  What ultimately hurts the issue is the amount of panels on each page and the transitions it uses.  Transitions from panels and even pages can be confusing to follow as it jumps from place to place without much warning.  Had the layouts been more on point, this would have been another must own issue.



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