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Wednesday, September 20 2006

Supermarket

The ending provides very little closure and the strong anti-consumerism sentiment of the beginning feels like a distant, unrelated musing.


Monday, September 18 2006

The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Will Eisner's story shows the negative influence that this document has had in countries all over the world.


Wednesday, September 13 2006

A.L.I.E.E.E.N.

Taken out of a timeline each tragedy seems epic, because without a wider context they are the entirety of the context.


Monday, September 11 2006

The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

There is no grand, national narrative that can offer "closure," or even comprehension.


Friday, September 8 2006

Batman: Face the Face

It seems like over time, writers and artists tried to see who could create the darker Batman. DC finally realized that this had been played out, and with "Face the Face", they decided to lighten things up.


Tuesday, September 5 2006

Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe

Sometimes when adapting another's work, particularly one so well known and loved as Poe, one tends to err on the side of caution and reverence.


Friday, September 1 2006

Lucifer

"Because God said so" is no longer an acceptable answer.


Wednesday, August 30 2006

Battle Royale—Volume #1-15

The slide from titillating to ridiculous happens very quickly.


Monday, August 21 2006

The Punisher: The Slavers

Well crafted, gruesomely violent, and genuinely fun tales about some of the darker sides of our society.


Wednesday, August 16 2006

Model Operandi #1

Voluptuous female protagonists and other stereotypes abound in this comic.


Monday, August 14 2006

Superman: Infinite Crisis

Like these two Supermen, hasn’t everyone in their life come to a crossroads where they must choose whether to be unflinching and steadfast in their beliefs, or compromise in the face of an impossible dilemma?


Friday, August 11 2006

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Alison Bechdel's Fun Home feels like an anomaly, a graphic novel with no idea that graphic novels are seldom written this well.


Monday, August 7 2006

Sojourn: The Legend of Drizzt Book 3

Much of Sojourn is spent impressing upon the reader the goodness of Drizzt and the evilness of his adversaries.


Wednesday, August 2 2006

Scott Pilgrim, Vols. 1-3

Scott Pilgrim is one of the most enjoyable comics out there today, blending western and eastern artistic influences, as well as infusing its plot with various video game, comic book, movie and other pop culture influences.


Monday, July 31 2006

Blackgas #1-3

A dirty secret of the privileged is locked away, here, like a skeleton in the closet with flesh still hanging from its bones.


Thursday, July 27 2006

A Scanner Darkly

Hallucination is not a private matter; it is a a subjective reality, backed with the force of unyielding belief, and it can become consensus reality.


Wednesday, July 26 2006

Cthulhu Tales #1

Cthulhu: H.P. Lovecraft's ideas -- and his fears -- captured.


Tuesday, July 25 2006

Vampire Loves

It is as noteworthy for its good-natured enjoyment as it is for its ability to take ideas and plot elements which have been fodder for graphic novels for years and construct them into a wholly original tale.


Friday, July 21 2006

X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1-6

I really am not interested in characters I grew up with being sullied.


X-men: Deadly Genesis #1-6

I really am not interested in characters I grew up with being sullied.


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