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Wednesday, January 25 2006

Living in Infamy #1

For a comic mystery to work, you need a skilled writer and skilled artist working together on the top of their game.

Monday, January 23 2006

Lost Squad #1

How does Lost Squad measure up to the popular movies it was compared to?

Thursday, January 19 2006

Marvel Zombies #1

How do you make brain dead, only thinking of feasting on human flesh, zombies sympathetic enough to support a series?

Conan Vol. 1: The Frost Giant’s Daughter and Other Stories

Busiek shows that he really understands what separates Conan from other men: the fact that he is never content with just being alive and safe.

Tuesday, January 17 2006

The Thing #1

Writer Dan Slott captures the pathos that makes the character of the Thing so interesting.

Monday, January 16 2006

Jonah Hex

Westerns: tricky subject matter these days in both the film and comic medium.

Thursday, January 12 2006

Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?

It's a kind of warts-and-all approach that, unlike the magician revealing her secrets, brings the whole thing to life even more.

Tuesday, January 10 2006

House of M #1-8

The Marvel hype machine has been in high gear, stating that the series would 'rip the internet in half'.

Friday, January 6 2006

All Star Superman #1

PopMatters Comic Book Review -- Jeremy Estes and Neil Kenyon review Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's new take on DC's most iconic character.

All Star Superman #1

PopMatters Comic Book Review -- Jeremy Estes and Neil Kenyon review Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's new take on DC's most iconic character.

All Star Superman #2

PopMatters Comic Book Review -- Morrison and Quitely pay homage to the classic tales of Superman but at the same time show us that we are entering new territory.

Wednesday, January 4 2006

Manhunter: Street Justice

If a man can be found not guilty by reason of insanity after he finds his wife sleeping with the mailman, surely he's got a free pass on acts he committed after turning into a giant lizard.

Friday, December 23 2005

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

The book also instructs the reader on how to follow the Japanese-style word balloons, something quite welcome as I learned how to navigate these unfamiliar reading seas.

Wednesday, December 21 2005

Spaghetti Western

In the introduction to this book, Scott Morse talks of a friend's theory that the western is a sub-genre of comedy, and that the spaghetti western is a form of screwball comedy.

Monday, December 19 2005

The Pushman & Other Stories

The infelicities of desire are only one of many impolite subjects dissected under Tatsumi's jaded pen.

Thursday, December 15 2005

Fell #1-2

They do more with those 16 pages than other people do with a four issue mini-series.

Tuesday, December 13 2005

Identity Crisis

The first thing Metzler, an acclaimed novelist in his own right, and artist Rags Morales do is ground their tale in very human concerns.

Wednesday, December 7 2005

Sacrifice Parts 1-4

A vocal portion of comic readers have wished for a return to a simpler time.

Monday, December 5 2005

Loveless #1

William Gatevackes reviews Loveless, a new series spearheading the return of the Western comic.

Thursday, December 1 2005

The Filth

Into the long-standing debate on how mental processes interact with the physical world jumps Grant Morrison, with The Filth, the story of middle-aged Greg Feely, who lives a gray life of TV dinners and tending to his sick cat.

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