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Monday, August 11 2014

The Book of the Revelation: “Thanos: The Infinity Revelation”

The greatest transformations in this story occur not among the stars, not in the above and beyond, not in the court of Infinity and Eternity, but in the characters themselves.


Wednesday, August 6 2014

All History Is Ancient History: “Outcast #2”

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s most recent title, Outcast, not only offers a meditation on demonic possession, but competes on equal footing with high-end dramas like The Leftovers and Ray Donovan.


Shigeru Mizuki’s ‘Showa’ Series Is a Sweeping Epic of Life, Death and War

This work offers an indelible and engaging combination of storyline, riveting life-and-death plot twists, historical education and passionately conveyed moral messaging on the horrors of war.


Tuesday, August 5 2014

The Long Harvest: “Bodies #1”

Long rains make for long harvests.


Monday, August 4 2014

Oversights and Afterthoughts: “Uncanny Avengers #22”

A story that had everything going for it ends with a deafening whimper.


Wednesday, July 30 2014

The One You See Coming: “Moon Knight #5”

Moon Knight #5 is a testament to the surrealization (not a word, do not use as one) of violence.


Tuesday, July 29 2014

Immigrants and Aliens: “Superman #33”

Superman is not an alien. He is an immigrant. There is a difference.


Monday, July 28 2014

Worthy of Worship: ‘Storm #1’

Ororo Munroe is considered a goddess by many, but it's how she earns that title that makes her divine.


Tuesday, July 22 2014

Savage Fun: “Savage Hulk #2”

This isn't a perfect Hulk story. It doesn't break new ground or raise important issues. But, frankly, who cares? It's fun.


Monday, July 21 2014

Uncharted and Off-Track: “X-men #16”

Having a clear destination isn't the same as being on the right path towards it.


Friday, July 18 2014

Is Tarzan Forever Lost in the Jungle?

There are no futuristic weapons or strange beasts in Tarzan: In the City of Gold. With Tarzan, it's just the specter of colonialism and dated views on race.


Wednesday, July 16 2014

Secrets No Longer Buried : “Original Sin: Thor and Loki #1”

Revelations are often messy and chaotic, but this is one case where the impact is as seamless as it is profound.


Tuesday, July 15 2014

Needlessly Elaborately Epic: “Uncanny Avengers #21”

Overly elaborate plots rarely justify their complexity. But there are exceptions.


Monday, July 14 2014

Good Guys With Guns?!: “Grayson #1”

The obvious question is whether or not Dick Grayson can carry a book, minus his mask and superhero identity. The answer, at least in this first issue, is yes, yes he can.


Wednesday, July 9 2014

Invisible No More: “Fantastic Four 100th Anniversary”

The setting is not one hundred years after Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny were first exposed to cosmic rays but rather one hundred years after Jack and Stan kicked off the Marvel revolution with the introduction of “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine.”


Paul Gravett Is in the Mood for Love in ‘Comics Art’

Comics Art demonstrates Gravett's deep passion for the world of panels, speech balloons, fine lines and grand colors, subtle shading and transformative images.


Tuesday, July 8 2014

On Equal Footing: “Sex Criminals #6”

Sex Criminals fits into a category all its own. Is it a book about sex? It is certainly dirty, but it doesn’t exploit its characters.


Monday, July 7 2014

A Beautiful Institutional Breakdown: “Uncanny X-men #22”

Disorganization and ineptitude somehow come together in a wonderfully meaningful story.


Tuesday, July 1 2014

But for the Trees: “The Woods #2”

Imagine you’re back in high school. You’re faced with a lot of societal pressures such as fitting in and applying for colleges. Now to top that off your school has inexplicably been transported to an alien galaxy. You are now entering The Woods.


Monday, June 30 2014

The Demon That You Can Swallow: “New Avengers Annual #1”

According to Joseph Campbell, The Demon You Can Swallow "gives you its power—and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s reply."


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