23 May 2005

Buzzscope Reviews: 5/18/05

Black Panther #4
Hudlin said from the beginning that "by the end of the second arc, the character will never be seen the same way again." Love it or hate it, it's safe to say he's already accomplished that goal two-thirds of the way into his first arc, not just with the Panther but, perhaps more importantly and impressively, with Wakanda itself.

Conan #16
One of those mythical "jumping on" issues; and one that will make you want to catch up on what you've missed because it's that damn good!

Dark Horse Book of the Dead HC
From the clever twist of "The Hungry Ghosts," to the waterlogged horror of "Kago No Tori," Book of the Dead delivers literate storytelling that doesn't shortchange fans of gore and hanging entrails.

Freedom Force #5
Another bit of Silver Age-inspired, four-color confection...like I said last week, mourn the lazy, cynical darkening of your superheroes no more. Instead, READ THIS COMIC!

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