Kevin M. Brettauer

When Kevin M. Brettauer arrived at the nearest town which adjoineth the forest, he found many people assembled in the market-place; for it had been announced that a rope-dancer would give a performance. And Brettauer spake thus unto the people: I teach you the Superman. Man is something that is to be surpassed. What have ye done to surpass man?

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The Night Billy Buddy Died: Dr. Horrible’s Tragicomic Inversion of Spider-Man | 27 Mar 2011 // 5:00 PM

The accidental death of Penny, the girl Billy Buddy aka Dr. Horrible loves, has parallels to the deaths of several comic book deaths, though none so much as the death of Spider-Man's girlfriend Gwen.

The Ten Last Days: Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba's 'Daytripper' | 9 Feb 2011 // 9:20 PM

The conclusion of Daytripper, in its own way, both subverts and expands upon the ending of another notable work of literature to emerge from the post-911 condition, the TV show Lost.


Once in a Lifetime: Each of Us Is a Daytripper, and We Are All Made of Stars | 22 Sep 2010 // 10:34 PM

The archetypes of a vast array creative geniuses, including David Lynch, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Stan Rogers, come together to tell everyone’s story in the superlative Daytripper, which sets a new standard for comic book masterpieces along the lines of Watchmen or A Contract with God.

"Becoming Who We Are": The Horrors of Survival in 'The Walking Dead Vol. 12: Life Among Them' | 8 Sep 2010 // 10:30 PM

Thomas Harris' Francis Dolarhyde once commented that his victims were privy to a great becoming. As The Walking Dead continues, Robert Kirkman gives us front row center seats to the greatest undoing of all.


No Stranger to Fiction #22: “God Was a Straw Dog” | 12 Oct 2010 // 7:51 PM

Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth shifts up a gear with the current "Animal Armies" arc, reaffirming its writer's position as one of the top cultural observers working in comics today.

No Stranger to Fiction #21: Let's Talk About Flux | 3 Oct 2010 // 10:54 PM

Today we’re not going to talk about the state of comics journalism...

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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