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Tuesday, July 16 2013

No Place for Daydreamers: Becky Cloonan’s DIY Comics

Gothic-styled heartbreak figures into Becky Cloonan's self-published trilogy, but that ain't the half of it.


Thursday, June 20 2013

Murkiness, Creepy Comics in ‘Montague Terrace’

Those paying rent at Montague Terrace tend toward paranoia, hallucinations, and occasional nastiness.


Wednesday, May 29 2013

New York City-Sourced Chaos in Graphic Novel ‘Strange Attractors’

Instability underpins this maps-and-Manhattan-centric graphic novel from Charles Soule.


Wednesday, May 8 2013

Comics Creator Matt Kindt’s ‘Fine Art’

Each page that comics creator Matt Kindt produces is marked by an ability to communicate nostalgia that is immediate and striking.


Monday, August 20 2012

Fanboy Fury and Authoring ‘Before Watchmen’

Why have fanboys, this group of devoted readers, turned against the mainstream comics industry?


Monday, July 30 2012

Brian Wood’s New York: The Conclusion of the DMZ Series

Whatever the social and political issues Brian Wood and Ricardo Burchielli, and their occasional collaborators, chose to examine through the DMZ series, those examinations were always grounded in and refracted through New York.


Sunday, October 23 2011

The Ghosts of Cannon Pictures Definitely Inhabit ‘Captain America’

One sequence – and perhaps I just need glasses -- seems to actually use matte painting in the backdrop, and that's unforgivable in a film of this vintage.


Wednesday, September 14 2011

The Comics Writer and the Fall of the Superpowers

We often think of comic books as the height of escapism, but recent events point to an industry in a death spiral, due in no small part to how badly it mistreats the writers on which it depends.


Monday, August 1 2011

Captain America and a Past That Must Linger Still

Despite the dark times that birthed the original Captain America #1, there was a hopefulness to the character. Writer Ed Brubaker however offers a Cap worn down by personal history. Or is that the point?


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