Best Comics in February Part 2: Houston's Own Superhero and a Stephen King/Joe Hill Team-Up
Yesterday we brought you part 1 of our monthly series. We're back with six more comics from February you shouldn't miss!
Aside from his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, we've just never been all that into Jonah Hex. We thought that having him teamed with Amadeus Arkham, who has basically become DC's version of Lovecraft's Randolph Carter to rescue children in what will one day become the Bat Cave, would be a great odd-couple adventure. Unfortunately, Hex remains an extremely unlikable character. We were much more into the secondary feature, Barbary Ghost, about a Chinese woman who becomes a vigilante in order to take down the gangster that murdered her family. She's short on character development, but her simple revenge drama plays much more like the westerns the comic is trying to imitate.
Rating: 5 of 10
Conan is not hard to do well. You just have to have the "barbarian" part of his title beaten into your head until you never forget it. The savage is out on a pirate adventure this time, looking for battle and a pale pirate queen that we're pretty sure Neil Gaiman is going to send up suing Dark Horse over for her resemblance to Death. It's a fun book, but somewhat shorter on battle than you'd expect.
You'll pardon us if we turn into Jay from the Kevin Smith movies for a moment. Dude, all of a sudden there's like the chick with a shape-shifting hand, a rack of sweater meat who turns out to be an alternate dimension version of Ash. You think she's about to get down with Cleopatra, but oh no, now she'd killing dead fucks in a pyramid. That 'bout sums it up.
Rating: 4 of 10