Reviews > Comics

7 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM


Joe Matt's comics problematically document his voyeurism by appealing to our own.

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31 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Spider-Man: Reign

Make no mistake about it: Reign is essentially a retelling of The Dark Knight Returns. But in returning to one of modern comic's primal scenes, Andrews poses provocative questions about how well we really know our favorite superheroes.

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25 Jul 2007 // 12:00 AM

Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 7

I certainly trust Carey with these characters, but now I want him to create miraculous and strange worlds of his own.

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20 Jul 2007 // 1:00 AM

I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets

Fletcher Hanks shows that originality and conventional notions of quality are sometimes at odds with one another.

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16 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Phonogram: Rue Britannia

This is still a wonderful tale of nostalgia for one's youth and a love-letter to what was one of the greatest music scenes: Britpop.

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Aya by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie

The book serves as a reminder of a period of greatness for a country that is now struggling to regain its footing.

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4 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Essex County Vol. 1

This story speaks directly to those who were both comforted by and isolated by fantasy while growing up.

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 #1-4

Buffy The Vampire Slayer hasn't felt this confident, charismatic or hungry, indeed this essential, in many years.

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 #1-4

Buffy has returned in the form of a monthly comic book series, and the most important thing to note is that Whedon's imagination no longer has a dollar value attached to it.

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24 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Killer #1-2

Matz and Jacamon are able to add European sensibilities of depth and character development to create one of the best noir books on the market at present.

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19 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

G.I. JOE: Americas Elite#19

A great mixture of the quiet moments in a high stakes, action-filled military-fiction in a manner that exceeded all possible expectations.

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17 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Professors Daughter

Sfar is an author of subtle, swirling surrealism -- touching anecdotes that form narratives like brush strokes form Marc Chagall's dream worlds. Like Chagall, Sfar is Jewish, and frequently the loose steps of Kaballah, or Chassidis, tip-toe into the works.

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Graphic Classics: H.P. Lovecraft

This collection allows readers to "see" Lovecraft's works, but with the less likelihood that you will wonder why you just spend five bucks to rent a crappy movie.

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7 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Moon Knight #7-12

This story is heavy on the soul-searching. Luckily for action fans, Moon Knight does his best soul-searching while cracking the teeth of those who prey on innocents.

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5 Jun 2007 // 1:05 AM

Famous Fighters #1

Famous Fighters is a wickedly absurd and delightfully entertaining romp which more than proved worthy of my initial affection. But, I have no idea why Smith and Pappalardo bothered to print it.

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1 Jun 2007 // 6:00 AM

Criminal #1-5

Brubaker gives enough surprises to keep you interested, but not only that, you also care for the characters and what happens to them no matter how dark and seedy they may be.

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28 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Superman: Emperor Joker

Sadly, this is one of those stories that was better in my memory.

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22 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out Vol. 1-2

This is a man making complex choices and compromises; no longer the devil-may-care swashbuckler with the simple liberty of always doing what’s right.

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Bizarre New World #1-3

No bad guys wanting to take over the world, no alien invasions to fight off, just an ordinary man struggling to deal with an amazing life change.

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9 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Captain America #25

What do we dream of, who are our heroes, and what does it mean when we lose them?

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