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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.


Tuesday, November 29 2005

Infinite Crisis #1

Comic book publishers have had to walk the delicate balance of paying back loyal fans for their years of devotion by giving a nod to history while not alienating new readers with too much of a focus on years of continuity.


Wednesday, November 23 2005

Night Fisher

As a backdrop, Maui is not standard fare, and the setting raises intriguing questions about isolation and emigration.


Monday, November 21 2005

Advent Rising: Rock the Planet #1-2

The futuristic setting is really secondary to the character-driven stories of Gideon and Ethan.


Tuesday, November 15 2005

The Man with the Screaming Brain

It all comes down to how much of a Bruce Campbell fan you are.


Tuesday, October 4 2005

Tricked

Such stories of interwoven lives are so compelling because, in spite of their sometimes fantastical nature, they are true to life.


Tuesday, September 20 2005

Drawn Out

Nace's style may alienate average comic book readers, even the more sophisticated ones.


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