Friday, December 19 2014
Bitch Planet gives us naked bodies and bloody violence. (Naked bodies and bloody violence in space, no less!) It's called Bitch Planet for God's sake. And it gives us something more.
Tuesday, December 16 2014
Spider-Man's first teaching experience with mutants has some new twists, but misses out on important lessons.
Monday, December 15 2014
Fraction’s writing, which dips in and out of epic verse with a casual mastery, demands a close attention to rhythm and meter, but retains his unique voice.
Wednesday, December 10 2014
Reading this book is like entering the offices of Simon and Kirby and rifling through their files, scouring the slush pile, even breathing in the smoke from one of Kirby’s cigars.
Tuesday, December 9 2014
Don't let God read God Hates Astronauts. He would hate it even more than he hates astronauts.
While children may laugh at the simplicity of the non-sequiturs in the Moomin stories, adults will be drawn to the droll humor -- and something much darker.
Monday, December 8 2014
Angela is now a part of the Marvel Universe. This is a story of how she stakes her claim in it.
Tuesday, December 2 2014
Superman faces a daunting challenge to his principles and ideals, but he ends up not having to confront it.
Monday, December 1 2014
H.G. Wells' invading menace is back, this time to be met by a different sort of Invaders.
Tuesday, November 25 2014
This is a complex and, perhaps, technically perfect comicbook. So why is it, I wonder, that I am unmoved?
Monday, November 24 2014
Magneto's transformation gives form and substance to the concept of inversion.
Tuesday, November 18 2014
Iron Man finds a way to be arrogant, shallow, and superior in all the right (and a few wrong) ways.
Monday, November 17 2014
The Spider-Verse has no one author, no omnipotent guiding hand. It is organic, connecting and reconnecting like the strands of a web, like the strands of life.
Wednesday, November 12 2014
Superman demonstrates his power to inspire in an appropriately effective ending to the series.
Wednesday, November 5 2014
Batman #35 shows how current writer Scott Snyder manages to subtly subvert the New 52's narrative vector.
Tuesday, November 4 2014
Through all of the noise and overstuffed panels in this issue, through all the clatter and the clutter, DeMatteis manages to tell a story worth telling. I wish he had taken more time with it.
Monday, November 3 2014
The culmination of so many battles brings out Wonder Woman's greatest strengths, but not much else.
If the unprepared reader gives the man and his book a chance, that reader will learn to appreciate, and possibly even love, John Porcellino's storytelling.
Wednesday, October 29 2014
How do you take an image as powerful as Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks", and turn it into a tale about inherent social collapse? If you're Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Tyler Crooks, the answer is, "quite easily".
Tuesday, October 28 2014
How does a woefully ill-equipped teenage girl cope with the loss of a loved one?