Friday, March 24 2006
In the midst of George W. Bush's second term as president... the themes and tenor of this dystopian graphic novel hit home.
Wednesday, March 22 2006
Their differences are played up in a subtle way, but they are still there and this adds to the drama.
Monday, March 20 2006
The stigma around the character of Captain America is that of a sort of dopey Boy Scout who is doggedly loyal to country and flag.
Thursday, March 16 2006
If the plot seems somewhat conventional, don't worry. Ellis more than makes up for it with a gonzo writing style that is seldom seen in comics.
Tuesday, March 14 2006
Jones leads us through a world of porn peddlers and the weird inhabitants of that world.
Monday, March 13 2006
Giffen and Grant have re-visited the bounty hunter character in comic book form.
Tuesday, March 7 2006
Is Marvel planning to revamp their other mainstay heroes? Was the Ultimate line of comics not created to make these characters more relevant to new readers and re-origin the characters?
Friday, March 3 2006
Targeting a more sophisticated audience and adopting more of a high-brow approach to both story and art, these comics tended to be cerebral, literate, and often employed fine art techniques, making them the antithesis of the run-of-the-mill superhero books of the day.
Thursday, March 2 2006
Finally, the monsters are given the chance to speak.
Tuesday, February 28 2006
Moore's aim was never to make comic books grow up.
Thursday, February 23 2006
Why the hell would Evil Ernie be in Santa Fe? And who thought it was a good idea?
Tuesday, February 21 2006
Collecting is an intellectual quest, a school of philosophy dedicated to the advancement not just of the graphic art form, but of the whole human race.
Friday, February 17 2006
See, there's a secret that we don't know about the afterlife.
Wednesday, February 15 2006
She-Hulk is a character rumored to have been created as a means of protecting a copyright.
Monday, February 13 2006
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
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
As a mainstream DC book, Fallen Angel seemed doomed from the start.
Monday, February 6 2006
It's hard to look at the disease as anything but an allegory for AIDS.
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
The Luna brothers -- Jonathon and Josh -- are as talented at marketing themselves as they are at writing and artist chores.