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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.


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.


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