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Monday, February 13 2006

Demo: The Collected Edition

Wood and Cloonan tell the stories of punk and emo kids, people living on the fringes of society and who aren't terribly worried about being let in.


Friday, February 10 2006

All-Star Batman & Robin #1-3

The pairing of the best artist in the business with the author of some of the best Batman stories ever had created what DC needed for its new line -- excitement.


Wednesday, February 8 2006

Fallen Angel #1

As a mainstream DC book, Fallen Angel seemed doomed from the start.


Monday, February 6 2006

Black Hole

It's hard to look at the disease as anything but an allegory for AIDS.


Ice Haven

In Clowes' hands, the image of a boy peeping through a hole in the wall to leer at a girl in the shower is turned into something sweet and affecting.


Wednesday, February 1 2006

Girls #1-8

The Luna brothers -- Jonathon and Josh -- are as talented at marketing themselves as they are at writing and artist chores.


Tuesday, January 31 2006

7 Days to Fame #1 (of 3)

What if people wanted some real life in their Reality TV?


Friday, January 27 2006

The Quitter

This is the main crux of Pekar, at least as he depicts himself -- he's pissed because people don't recognize his talents, but he doesn't seem to believe he's that talented at anything.


Wednesday, January 25 2006

1995-2005

Failure... assumes an air of smug, detached irony, as a lot indie comics are wont to do.


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.


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