Wednesday, January 14 2004
The 'Alternate Universe' concept has gone from a novelty to a requisite in modern comics.
The only thing that made this endeavor worthwhile was the fantastic art.
It's a story about superheroes without many of the usual trappings.
Wednesday, December 3 2003
Batman is no different than you or me: he adapts to survive in a constantly changing world, and there aren't many superheroes out there who can boast the same.
Flipping through the book, you may finish and wonder just what it is you've been reading.
Thompson's work is fluid, with broad sweeping lines that capture the childhood and dreamlike elements of the book magnificently.
Monday, September 15 2003
Removes Batman from his modern context and sizeable mythology, and drops him into Edgar Allen Poe's oeuvre.
After tackling family, Hurd's latest project moves on to the next logical subject: friends.
It is probably the world's first comic by someone with a cartoon-character side persona. In this case, that would be Montreal DJ Kid Koala, probably best known for being part of the animated pop super-group Gorillaz.
J. Michael Straczynski's Supreme Power #1 could be the perfect comic book. That's not to say that it is the best comic ever, or even the best comic released this week. But, it is near perfect, for a plethora of reasons.
Tuesday, August 5 2003
With the ratings that reality TV shows generate, it was only a matter of time before other media started trying to get a little piece of the pie. That's where DC Comics' new series 'H-E-R-O' by writer Will Pfiefer and artist Kano comes in.
Milligan has explored and dredged popular culture with the regular title -- 'X-Statix' is about as meta-fictional as a comic gets -- 'Wolverine/Doop' is the comics equivalent of a buddy movie. The snarling clawed one is apparently best pals with Doop, the flying, green, bulbous, gibberish-speaking videographer of 'X-Statix'.
Geoffrey Hawley is banking that readers don't need flashy costumes, out-of-this-world adventures, and recurring villains.
Wednesday, July 9 2003
PopMatters Comic Book Feature by Ryan Paul - At the very least, it'll get you in the door, which was the purpose of the whole thing to begin with.
Millar is very conscious to play up both the U.S. army angle and the sense that they are working to save the world for a change.
', Alex is introduced while fighting with his dad. The fight goes predictably. He yells at his father for being limiting and his father warns him that he is spoiled, and that he should stop treating his father like a monster.
Wednesday, May 21 2003
While an interesting diversion and exercise in possibilities and imagination, Millar's book doesn't really tell us anything we didn't already know about these characters.
PopMatters Comic Book Feature by Michael David Sims - At the very least, it'll get you in the door, which was the purpose of the whole thing to begin with.
Wednesday, April 16 2003
With the great power at their disposal, they choose not to take over the world but help to destroy the greater evils around them and are prepared to sacrifice their own lives without a second thought.
He is essentially doing what Alan Moore has done so well in the past: reinterpreting timeless stories and mining them for new and interesting insight.