Monday, March 31 2003
An exercise in splatterpunk.
Loeb and Sale deal with a period of Spider-Man's history that most current readers aren't even aware existed.
It is a story filled with lust, hypocrisy, violence, misguided intentions, questionable justice, and questionable motives. In short, it is a very human story.
Vertigo Pop! London is more about growth than aging, and accepting changes for what they are: life experiences.
Wednesday, March 19 2003
Ellis' tale gives the reader an intriguing glimpse into a strange reality that is as human as it is futuristic and fantastic.
A delightful romp through a pseudo-Depression Era world.
So why should it be a surprise that superheroes, at some point in their careers, would have their star fall?
In most film, TV, and literature, gay characters are usually victims of prejudice and/or violence. The Rawhide Kid is anything but a victim. He may be fancy, but he can kick butt with the best of them.
Wednesday, February 26 2003
Hurd's debut work is a powerful document of family relations and the feelings that go along with them.
In 'Unstable Molecules', the group that started it all back in the early 1960s, 'The Fantastic Four', is reinvented for a new century. The question is if that's necessarily a good thing.
Thursday, February 6 2003
While the outlandish villains, the out-of-this-world science, and the clobberin' remain, at its core this is a book about how four people can live, and love, and interact as a family, with all the pains and joys that brings.
These are the detectives that hurry to a crime scene after Batman's already done his (and their) job.
While the trappings may be ninjas and super-powers, at its core, this is a book about love and loss.
Wednesday, January 8 2003
What Rob Williams and Co. expose in this deftly written series is that power lies as far from the common man as is possible; it rests in the hands of the wealthiest elite.
At the tender age of 12 Derf befriended Jeffrey Dahmer. He witnessed firsthand the downward spiral that created the monster we all know Dahmer to be.
Monday, December 23 2002
The truth, as Ennis sees it, is that these superheroes, and the escapist mentality they represent, are obsolete.
That's what this latest arc is all about: the ever-changing landscape of teenage relationships and instant celebrity status.
Takes a rather simple, and not entirely new, post-apocalyptic idea, and brings it into fresh territory.
Monday, July 29 2002
Despite strong anti-war sentiments in the 60's, this war comic was extremely popular with audiences.
Kurt speaks with A. David Lewis about his relationship with Marvel Comics, the difference between history and continuity, and what 'truly' matters to the readers.