Dark Horse Presents #5

Dark Horse Presents: Issue #5
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Eric Powell and various others
Art by Eric Powell and various others

This is the first time I’ve ever read Dark Horse Presents so I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew the format and how it was laid out but not of what was inside. For those of you like me, it’s a variety of different stories; some complete others are on going. They have one about a robot sent into space to see if a far off planet is inhabitable, another is about characters dressed in suits and masks trying to get a “Bleeding Heart,” and another about a guy who’s essentially a mail carrier. The artists are different for each story so you can see each take on it’s on feel. For me, this was something different.

Overall, the layout of the book was really well done. Because each story had it’s own artist and feel you knew when one story would end and the next would begin, I figured they’d do that but it was still nice to see. Each story had basic paneling done. In all stories this was the best thing they could do, don’t over do something when it’s not needed. The writing was solid but they didn’t do the one thing I prefer when I get a story part of the way in, they didn’t give you the back-story. Personally, I prefer that so I have a better grasp of what’s going on.

Each of the stories was able to keep me reading this was really good. The story, “Isolation” is the first in the book and gets you. It makes you ask real questions that could be asked in the near future. “The Adventures of Dog Mendonca and Pizza Boy” and a nice comic break but still have solid storytelling. From there, each one has a solid feel and keep you reading. If you are a fan already or if you want something new to read, this will be a good selection, in my humble opinion. I give this 4 caps out of 5.