Monday, July 15 2013
Bruce Wayne’s life pre-Batman continues to be explored in Batman #22, the latest chapter in the origin story Zero Year.
Tuesday, July 9 2013
With Dan Slott's conceptual shift in Superior Spider-Man, where the reader is forced to take on Jameson's erstwhile role of decrying "Spider-Man, menace!", it's J. Jonah Jameson that shines out as the emotional center of the current Spider-Slayer arc.
Monday, July 8 2013
All New X-Men seems like a concept that shouldn't work. Yet somehow Brian Michael Bendis has turned the concept into something phenomenal, a book where readers can connect with the purest incarnation of Xavier's dream of equality.
Wednesday, June 26 2013
In entering the narrative fray by examining unthinkable political scenarios, Thunderbolts regular writer Daniel Way has very effectively rethought older Marvel high concepts to their inherent potential.
Tuesday, June 25 2013
Neither properly a bird nor entirely human, Raven Girl embodies elements of both and is thus trapped between worlds, and it is her striving to find her rightful place that forms the arc of this narrative.
Jim McCann and Janet Lee's incredibly engrossing and unabashedly scifi four issue limited series is brilliantly bleak and beautifully dystopian, exploring the glitz and seedy underbelly of a futuristic, spacefaring casino and the intergalactic intrigue penetrating each level.
Monday, June 24 2013
Cable and X-Force was a series that struggled with numerous plot holes early on. But in the past few issues, the story has become much more coherent. The emotions of the team and the nature of their mission is finally coming into focus.
Wednesday, June 19 2013
In Wolverine & the X-Men #31 the Jean Grey Institute for Higher Learning comes up against its evil counterpart, a school for budding supervillains, raising such ethical issues as education-for-profit and inspiring schoolkids to being greater…
Tuesday, June 18 2013
Batman begins, again…
Monday, June 17 2013
Writer Zeb Wells takes Wolverine down the road less taken as he develops the plot without relying on the gimmick of a love interest in Savage Wolverine…
Wednesday, June 12 2013
What a savagely genius move, using an unconnected genre to examine the sociocultural impact of post-apocalyptic scifi.
Tuesday, June 11 2013
After reading the last few months of Superior Spider-Man, and especially after last week's issue #11, one question must be asked: Has Dan Slott ever watched Fringe?
Monday, June 10 2013
With the release of last week's Green Arrow #21, the concluding chapter to "The Kill Machine" storyarc, writer Jeff Lemire proves himself to be the Isaac Newton of comics storytelling.
Tuesday, June 4 2013
Powerful artwork and a command of light and shadow amplify this engrossing jumping-on point for new readers, but the entire issue is about enticement, with very little fulfillment to be seen in the story.
Monday, June 3 2013
X-Men #1 is a beautiful and thoughtful work of modern mainstream comics.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
Death Sentence reads like only the best parts of Watchmen -- a social analysis that exceeds the medium of comics, easily the equal of Dostoyevsky or Dickens.
Tuesday, May 28 2013
Image dreams the impossible dream by giving us a new comicbook set in the Dream World... that doesn't immediately become a Sandman ripoff.
Thursday, May 23 2013
If you have ever doubted science, Darryl Cunningham's clever graphic exploration of controversial theories and ideas will set you on the course to realizing that ideology, not facts, create controversy.
Wednesday, May 22 2013
The Fearless Defenders book has been a welcome surprise among the Marvel NOW! Push. But the art…
Tuesday, May 21 2013
Can we escape our fate? And is doing so only a question of substantiation? The substantiation by means of a certain weight of money, or maybe the transubstantiation of piety in a hyper-noir landscape…