Graphic Novelties

December 2012

Another Phoenix, Without Ashes: Exclusive Preview of ‘Nite Owl #4’

It's hard to shake memories of the series finale of House while reading this issue of Nite Owl, even if Warren Zevon's "Keep Me in Your Heart" isn't playing in the background…


Going Down Without the Ship: Exclusive Preview of “MAD 20 Dumbest 2012”

It was evil and pointless and stupid, casual and cowardly, but it was also Dumb…the sinking of the Costa Concordia and the cowardly captain who caused it are in at #15 on the MAD 20 Dumbest of 2012. Enjoy an exclusive preview…


The Silver Age Fallout Shelter: Preview of “Bloodshot #6”

If anything, Bloodshot has proven its mastery, and it's evolution of those early-Boomers generation concerns first glimpsed at in the pages of Incredible Hulk


A Final Detection: Sneak Preview of “Detective #15”

In a single sentence, Detective regular writer John Layman redeems the idea of creative collaboration, and the idea of the New 52…


November 2012

A Nietzschean Prehistory of Nascar: Exclusive Preview of “Stormwatch #15”

Writer Peter Milligan's most recent issue frames a Nietzschean dilemma and sparks memories of architectural grandeur and imperial ambition dating back 1500 years. Enjoy your exclusive preview…


Drawing the Curtain Closed: Exclusive Preview of “Ozymandias #4”

No one could have predicated Marc Maron, least of all Len Wein and the enduringly strange twists of fate that connected Wein himself with industry icon, Alan Moore…


Self-Contained Madness in ‘Murder Book’ Comic

Ed Brisson's comics are relatively short on the caliber of details you'd find in an actual "murder book", but we're probably better off that way.


Plato at the Dinner Table: Exclusive Preview of “Sword of Sorcery #2”

Sword of Sorcery #2 evokes both Plato's Republic and HBO's Game of Thrones


Stephen King’s Debt to Horror Comics

Crusty old horror comics have played a significant role in the work of author Stephen King.


Suddenly Human: Exclusive Preview of “Phantom Stranger #2”

Suddenly, it's the moment of choice for the Phantom Stranger. And unexpectedly, it plays out in Soccer-Dad Country, with the unseen presence of Norman Mailer…


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