Dark Horse Presents #2

Dark Horse Presents #2

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Chris Roberson and Paul Lee reveal an untold tale from the movie Aliens featuring the character Hicks! Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey deliver a new Action Philosophers! that pulls the entire series together in Action Philosophy!

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Sep 19, 2014

    Understated and beautiful, "Banjo" is one you should be checking out. "Dark Horse Presents" may be back with an all-new lower page count format, but the quality is as good as ever. As I stated at the top, there's not a story here that you'll want to skip. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 17, 2014

    It wouldn't be Dark Horse Presents without something familiar, and Aliens is that series included. While it seems like a side story, it is one that you would read just because you know how intense Alien stories can be. Aliens: Field Report jumps into the action quickly throwing soldiers into the fray who weren't exactly prepared for what they would encounter like most, and you take interest in how they handle themselves in this situation. Aside from this it's great to see that Ripley is not a forgotten character in this war with the aliens. Whatever comes with Aliens: Fire and Stone, this was a good way of building up to the release of that series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Sam de Smith Sep 17, 2014

    DHP clearly deserves the accolades it receives, continuing to set the industry standard. Sure there's a dud note here and there, but by and large this new incarnation of DHP is fast becoming a must-buy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Michael Sep 19, 2014

    As with many anthologies, Dark Horse Presents #2 is a mixed bag, but it manages to rise above the sum of its parts. The worst of these short stories is merely average, and there are a few moments of hilarity and real beauty found within. It's also worth noting that the $4.99 price tag gets you 48 pages of content, compared to the 28 pages found within the similarly priced Superior Spider-Man #33 this week. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Gregory Paul Silber Sep 17, 2014

    While Dark Horse Presents #2 doesn't have as strong a hit-to-miss-ratio as the first issue, there's still enough good material here to justify a purchase. The "Action Philosophers" feature alone may be worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 17, 2014

    In the end, "Dark Horse Presents" #2 doesn't have a single dud, which is a relief. I wish more of the stories were memorable, but in some ways I think that's the one downside to the lower page count; at 80 pages, you had a lot more room for editorial to experiment and try some crazy things out to see what worked. Still, it's a nice read, and you're getting your money's worth. It's good to have "Dark Horse Presents" back on the stands, and after all, one of the best things about anthologies is that if you don't like everything in one issue... just wait until next month and you're guaranteed a different mix. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Sep 17, 2014

    So the second issue gets a middle grade, but that doesn't mean I won't be back to check this out next month. I wish I knew how to quit you, sampler platter. I wish I knew how to quit you… Read Full Review

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