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Dark Horse Presents #73 0

The Madwoman of the Sacred Heart: Part 4Previous chapters:Dark Horse Presents #70Dark Horse Presents #71Dark Horse Presents #72Okay, so Elisabeth is a crazy religious woman who thinks she's destined, with the help of her own Zachary, to give a life to a prophet. But the story is focused on a man who has his own set of issues, including mental one that was not mentioned in this chapter, who finds himself as a victim of her madness. He is also religious because of his past but managed to keep his...

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Dark Horse Presents #72 0

The Eudaemon: Night of Fear ~ Part 1So we are thrown into the world where portals open to kidnap humans and one man turns into a demon of some sort and he (it?) can open portals too, travelling to other worlds with his ordinary human friend. We are thrown without a detailed explanation, I would say without an explanation to this world at all. And I like it that way. The idea of a man who can turn into something or a man living with a demon in one body are not exactly new, but it's all about the ...

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Dark Horse Presents #71 0

Dominique: The Hardest Part ~ Chapter OneEh, a very good crime-fighting agent that retired but was brought back due to the whatever circumstances he was put into and now kicks some bad guy butts is not exactly my kind of thing but I can still enjoy that. She isn't aware of the big picture and all that so we will see where it gets her, I guess. I think I should just lay back and have fun with some comic action while reading the next installments of Dominique.Bacchus: BullshitIt's brilliant. It re...

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Dark Horse Presents #70 0

The Madwoman of the Sacred Heart: Part 1It's hard to say something now because it's just the beginning of the seven-part story. Of course, Mœbius is amazing, that's a given. He is unbelievable in color but black-and-white doesn't hide his talent at all. Alexandro Jodorowsky is no slouch himself, to say the least. These two had already teamed up to do an acclaimed 'The Incal' before this which I haven't read myself but I am reading 'The Madwoman of the Sacred Heart' now so I hope it's a goo...

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Dark Horse Presents #69 0

Predator: Race War ~ Part ThreeIn the previous installment of this preview series the authors were exploring a human nature and a matter of life and death and what drives some people to take someone's life while building up Predator as a cold calculated hunter in the process. In this part, the final part before Race War becomes its own standalone miniseries, they decided to build up the human opponent to that Predator - Cross. The story is being told in a form of a report file of Predator Task F...

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Dark Horse Presents #68 0

Predator: Race War ~ Part TwoPretty interesting format of telling a story about a Predator that I didn't quite catch at first while reading 'Part One'. Story in this issue consists of two segments: the first segment tells about what murder is to 'casual thugs', if you will, on the streets and in the jail and the second one is showing how investigators try to figure out who is behind all of these brutal killings and why it isn't rapist trying to claim them as his. In all of these things the Preda...

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Dark Horse Presents #67 0

Zoo-Lou vs. EditorIt was a fun meaningless mess of a story. So it was everything it promised to be. It's okay for filling up pages and for providing different tones of content in an anthology but besides that, it doesn't hold any weight at all. An Accidental Death ~ Part ThreeThat's the final part of 'An Accidental Death' story. The conclusion was pretty logical, it wasn't presented as a big mystery before revealing so it wasn't a surprise after revealing. The art by Shanower is simply amazing...

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B- comic adaptation of a B+ movie. Part 2 0

Nothing significantly changed in the second and the final issue of the story. The close-to-the-face shots of the people are as awful as in the 'Dr. Giggles #1' but there are fewer faces and less such shots here. Maybe I just used to things after reading the first one but I think this issue feels more coherent, it's also probably because they decided to fit in all necessary and not so necessary introduction to the story parts in the first one so the second one is more lightweight. I also liked th...

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B- comic adaptation of a B+ movie. Part 1 0

Let's say it's not good and it's not decent. Personally, I liked the movie but whatever was working for me in a film doesn't necessarily work for me in a comic book. Dr Giggles is a rare guest here and his one-liners after not so creatively shown murders as in the comic preview in Dark Horse Presents and in the movie itself don't make me giggle like those from the comic preview in DHP and in the movie itself. It doesn't help that they just rip-off them and build-up neither the joke nor the murde...

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Dark Horse Presents #66 0

Concrete ~ Byrdland's SecretToo many people look for approval of what they like.Yeah, Concrete is back to DHP and Chadwick proves that he didn't lose his magnificent touch. His background art is on point as always and the story has that magical 'it' about it that is hard to fully understand and therefore explain but pretty easy to catch while reading. Concrete character is still so fantastic and far from the reader in his appearance and way of life but still so close in his feelings and his tho...

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Dark Horse Presents #65 0

An Accidental Death ~ Part OneThere are two another parts of the 'An Accidental Death' but I already feel like 'Part One' was a great story by itself. The dialogue feels real, the events seem plausible and that's what makes this story work. Art supplements the story with its realistic style. It's hard to judge someone because we don't know yet what happened and it feels like real life where there are no black-and-white situations. The authors really put you in the world that they created and ma...

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Dark Horse Presents #64 0

Dr. GigglesThis is a preview of the horror film of the same name and because everything about the motion picture screams B-movie, same goes for the comic story. Some people enjoy these bad and cheesy products of entertainment and I'm one of them. Everyone else should not even bother with that kind of thing, it's not worth it. The origin of Dr Giggles was okay, his murders are not really scary but a little bit disgusting and funny in a weird kind of way. I don't care, I enjoyed it but it's defin...

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Dark Horse Presents #63 0

Marie DakarLove the cover. Mœbius makes his debut in DHP, I believe, and I wouldn't dare to say it was nothing more than spectacular. Obviously, not everyone will enjoy this surrealistic kind of art and storytelling (I mean... if there is the story in that one) but to those who enjoy 'Marie Dakar' may be awesome. Due to the black-and-white format, it lacks this festival of colours that the original has. And it's okay, there is a plus in that, black-and-white allows the story to fully feel...

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Dark Horse Presents #62 0

Sin City ~ Episode ThirteenIt was an interesting move by Dark Horse to devote the whole issue of an anthology and even with more pages than usual to just one of the ongoing stories even if it's a conclusion to a Frank Miller's creation. But they did it and I don't think it hurt their numbers that month. About the conclusion itself. It was a rollercoaster of emotions. I only now realised (because I only now remembered) that Wendy is a tribute to Spillane's Mike Hammer and his beautiful brunette ...

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Dark Horse Presents #61 0

Sin City ~ Episode TwelveThe reference to Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' is nice. In this episode, we found out is Marv completely out of his mind and what's the thing with dead Goldie trying to kill him. It's more of a transitional part of the story more than anything. The Earth Boys ~ Homeward BoundThe Earth Boys are finally living up to their name and visiting their home planet of Joy, bringing yet more pain and suffering to the people of the planet. The teasing of what happened the last time for the...

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Dark Horse Presents #60 0

Another colour cover that only adds intensity to the Marv, awesome.Sin City ~ Episode ElevenMiller does amazing stuff with black-and-white. Adding rain to this art style and putting more inner monologue to the character walking in rain was very well-done. Now it's truly Micky Spillane inspired and it's one hell of an inspiration for the noir comic. Murder Tour & Beautiful Homes The first story named 'Murder Tour' is another example of Geary's excellent dark sense of humour that only readers...

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Dark Horse Presents $59 0

The cover is awesome, Marv in colour is even more intimidating with all that blood dripping of that axe.Sin City ~ Episode TenI will praise Miller's black-and-white colour work every episode, he does impressive stuff with inverting. The cover promised very violent and violent looking episode. There already were times where I was almost uncomfortable reading and watching Marv 'having fun', I'm glad that here Miller showed that there was violence but didn't show the violence itself. Or maybe I ju...

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Dark Horse Presents #58 0

Pass In Thunder ~ An Alien Fire Story ~ Episode TwoI didn't understand a thing, I'm in desperate need of context. They should have explained the world if they wanted to feature a new one in an anthology (even if it's not a new world for comics in general). Maybe it will be more clear what all of the events mean as the story progresses but right now it's just confusing.The CreepIt's the final part of the 'daughter seeks her biological mother' story. The purpose of the story is to show how inexper...

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Dark Horse Presents #57 0

John Burne's Next Men ~ NativitySo, this is the fourth and last part of an introduction to 'the most unusual heroes of all' - Next Men. And I say it was pretty good. It is hard to come up with the superheroes (even in the 90s, let alone today) that don't remind someone about already existing X-Men or Avengers or League or someone like that. But Burne did a decent job of trying, at least it takes some courage and creativity to do something like that. The emphasis was at the origin of the Next Me...

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Dark Horse Presents #56 0

Aliens ~ The Alien: Part One & TwoI think the story lacks more explanation of what happened and what happens right now. I liked the concept of another alien who is more of a threat than xenomorphs and xenomorphs actually indirectly helping humans to neutralise this threat, but the story itself didn't do it for me that great. Maybe if I understood the backstory of all this, I would have liked it better.The Next Men ~ PreludeNow we saw both sides of a story that leads up to the Next Men facin...

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Dark Horse Presents #55 0

Sin City ~ Episode SixMan, Marv is living up to his name, it sure as hell got very violent very quick with his quest of finding the killer of Goldie. It is almost uncomfortable to look at someone doing things like that. The inner monologue only adds to it, that piece with Sin City shows Marv as a psycho better than any graphic torture Miller shows the reader. The scene in the church was memorable in its own right. It looks like someone big is behind all of this mess and Marv didn't expect somet...

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Dark Horse Presents #54 0

Yet another great cover by DHP.Homicide ~ The Creep: Part 2Some folks just don't like the way I look.The continuation of 'The Creep' didn't become a surprise, all was already figured out from the first part of the story. But as with some TV episode from some detective show, it is not about the destination but rather about the journey. I already praised the artwork of the first part, nothing will stop me from praising it again because it is remarkably well done. 'The Creep' became one of the best...

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Dark Horse Presents #53 0

Sin City: Episode FourAnother great episode from Merv's life. I really liked how Miller put inner monologue outside of the panels, it felt like I really picked up some random book about hard-boiled detective but with illustrations. And the monologue itself was well-written, which is a very important detail in noir. Miller tries to create the image of the Sin City as an entity which is also interesting. Merv is picking up steam in finding the killer and I think it's going to be only more action f...

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Dark Horse Presents $52 0

The cover is magnificent.Bacchus: 'Afterdeath'Once again writers of Bacchus bring amazing material that is a pleasure to read and think about. The concept of the afterdeath they developed here is not exactly convincing and clear but I bet that was the intention. I liked the 'sightseeing in Hell' and 'even the best of this world end up with everyone else' ideas. 'Bacchus' is really a great read every time he appears on the pages of DHP. Heartbreakers ~ Part Three: That Uncertain FeelingWhat a won...

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Dark Horse Presents #51 0

The noir-esque cover is great.Sin City: Episode 2Miller in the true fashion of 'hard-boiled' detectives from which he clearly drew inspiration shows more action that words. And where there are words it's just inner monologue of a tough main hero who we know will revenge the beautiful girl who died near him. As a Mike Hammer fan, I enjoy every second of this story and this art. Harlequin: Act IVWell, there goes tribute to Brian Eno's music. The ending was fairly dramatic which fits for commedia ...

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Dark Horse Presents #50 0

Heartbreakers: Part 1. Three WomenAfter learning the origins of the story which were told in the 5th Anniversary issue, it is much easier to follow the returning to the pages of Dark Horse Presents 'Heartbreakers'. A little review of the original run was a nice touch because it was more than 10 DHPs since the conclusion of the first chapter. This part of the next chapter is the first one, therefore, it is just the beginning so there wasn't much happening in it. But things can become very heated...

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Dark Horse Presents: Fifth Anniversary Special 0

Give Me Liberty. Martha Washington's War Diary: April 16, 2012'They say war is hell but that's not all there is to it. War is really dumb'Miller and Gibbons did a very real war episode. I loved this nod (if it was the nod) to 'Full Metal Jacket' where it was said 'Ain't war hell?' and I fully agree that war is really dumb. All the destructions and all wounded and dead people created very grim but not remote from reality world. There is really no reason for people to kill each other.Concrete: Obj...

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Dark Horse Presents #49 0

Homicide: Restless SleepIt is another example of a fine 'Homicide' story, of a slow methodical investigation where the main characters are not all-powerful heroes, the way the real people are. And there is another sick psychopath who makes you feel like he could definitely exist in our non-fictional world and therefore makes you question humanity. There is no much development to characters though, it's just another issue with another 'Homicide' story with another shocking 'villain'. That reminds...

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Dark Horse Presents #48 0

The cover is simply awesome.Harlequin: Act 1So is the story for which it was drawn.'It is said that madness is the only lot of liars and fools. I am both a liar and a fool'So many beautifully written phrases in 'Act 1' that I can't wait for the continuation already. The art is great, 'in motion' pieces of a background, while characters are driving a car, are proof of a great work by an artist. Dark humour is another reason why I enjoyed some parts. There are quite interesting narration tricks. B...

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Dark Horse Presents #47 0

Jungle of the Giants'If I had it all to do over again... I'd change! I swear it... I'd change!'The battle of Chaidragon and the main character was greatly drawn, I loved the art here. The story that was told is very simple: pay more attention to those who near you, to your close ones and not to your job even if you are doing it for them. The results may be catastrophic, and here we see exaggerated results, a little bit much if you ask me and I don't really see the reasons behind such actions by...

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Dark Horse Presents #46 0

The cover is awesome, Dorman and Haines did a great work.Predator'Ain't Much Sport In It'It's a cool idea of the hunters becoming hunted and the concept of so-called sport in such activities suits such creature/entity/character as Predator very well. The black-and-white Everglades look beautiful here, the characters despite the shortness of the story feel very real and at least two of them have personality and even some pre-history. I liked it. Crash Ryan'We traded big tyrants for petty ones'The...

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Dark Horse Presents #45 0

The Aerialist: Chapter 2Things are heating up there in the skies. This chapter feels like transitional part of the story, nothing really happens here but all just hints at something happening in the future. This woman inviting Starlin to a gathering of some sort, manager again threatening to Starlin's career - the main character's life just gets more interesting with every moment. The art is very beautiful though, the night sky-city is just a pleasure to see. Crash RyanThe idea of a trapped ...

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Dark Horse Presents #44 0

Crash RyanIt is a little difficult to be engaged in the story that is already going on for a while. But I liked it, people trapped at a place far, far away from the civilisation; they work and they nearly starve; they fight among each other with the outside danger hanging above them ready to strike any moment. I feel like that's the concept I can get behind. The fantasy politics on the other hand... but I will wait for it to play out.Lower BroadwayRick Geary is as always darkly funny, his 'soft...

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Dark Horse Presents #43 0

Aliens - Part Two: Terminus'Well, at least the closing monologue is mine'. The ending is sure as hell powerful. In true 'Aliens' fashion, happy endings are rare for this franchise. The finale of every character's story is well-played, some of them feel unfair, some of them seem like justice, but all of them manage to get an emotional respond from you. I've even got some kind of fear of Xenomorphs. The art is terrific, the first panel of the final page is all kinds of cool and scary.The Dawn of ...

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Dark Horse Presents #42 0

Aliens. Part 1: AdventFinally, some proper story about Aliens in DHP and not an advertisement for their own comic. The art is awesome and not only in the modern definition of the word. It's only a beginning of the story, the first part, but it is good in its own right, characters are interesting, the guy who survived 'chest-bursters' especially. The reporter makes a good one to relate. The mythology captures my mind but sadly there were no answers to my questions: who built it? why? Android wan...

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Dark Horse Presents #41 0

The ArgosyThe epic adventure continues and I can only enjoy the art and the story that hints at Greek myths and Oddysey. It was cool to get point of view of Zeuus himself, the thoughts of Walker are interesting to follow and I wonder what his unwilling trip to laboratories will bring.TrekkerWhat a conclusion. There were at least three major plot twists on eight pages of the story. But they were good though and that's all that really matters. And Mercy finally questions herself as Trekker with a...

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Dark Horse Presents #40 0

The opening with Mercy picking up an issue of Dark Horse in 2226 A.D. in video form (!) is a nice touch. I guess we will see the next chapter of her story some other time. The front cover is awesome, by the way.The AerialistWell, that's an interesting concept. And I mean not only men loving men as the only norm, but the whole idea of living in the clouds, arrange wrestling matches in the sky and do cloud-mining as the main way of manufacturing some resources (power itself?). It is certainly int...

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Dark Horse Presents #39 0

TrekkerThe return of Ron Randall's story about a certain trekker named Mercy hasn't lost all these bits of the futuristic noir genre it developed by the end of the previous run, she still doubts herself and still kicks some criminal butts. The future isn't bright but looks beautifully drawn. I wasn't a huge fan of the 'Trekker' from the beginning but this was a pleasure to read.Bob the Alien: SchemesBob is as always adorable and hilarious at the same time. The little details like 'quit smoking ...

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Dark Horse Presents #38 0

Concrete: Fire at TwilightPaul Chadwick did a fascinating piece of work as always. It is an already established style of art and writing that makes you feel the danger the characters in and rethink the thoughts that Chadwick put in Concrete's mind. It really is amazing how he manages to talk about such tough subjects as rape and speak a little philosophy to end you wondering 'is he right or what?'Mary: The Elephant They Could Not Hang (At First)!It was an incredible short story. It wasn't even ...

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Dark Horse Presents #37 0

Heartbreakers: The Crowd RoarsThe front cover is cool to see, I wondered how Heartbreakers would look in colour and they look... interesting at the very least. It was a great ending of this chapter of the story that teases something more and I would like to see more of it. We got ourselves a little bit of action, a little bit of expanding what we know about this future world and what it is all about. The 'finish' can be called cliche but it worked for me and if it works for me then I don't reall...

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