Wednesday, October 23 2013
The story has a truly human heart, both valves pumping furiously. In its bivalve core, it’s about all of us, our quality of life, our ability to stand up to power and what helps us to get there.
Tuesday, October 22 2013
When the lies are finally exposed in Battle of the Atom, the mystery gives way to an emotional, albeit lopsided battle.
Monday, October 21 2013
Lazarus takes place in the not-so-distant dystopian future, where there is no government and power lies in the hands of the few with money, land, and the means of production.
Thursday, October 17 2013
Through writer Caitlin Kittredge's superb mastery of genre, one question is clear. Is Coffin Hill a character study in the question of character as destiny?
Tuesday, October 15 2013
In every epic battle, there is a turning point. And in one powerful moment, the battle lines in Battle of the Atom are set as the future and the past are linked.
Monday, October 14 2013
One might have expected there to be some big emotional moment between Tony and Toni upon her return, but that never really occurs; instead, the interaction between them is mostly of the everyday type.
Thursday, October 10 2013
Divas, Dames & Daredevils is bursting with hardboiled detectives, lawyers, World War II flying aces, goddesses and science fiction warriors -- all in the Golden Age of comics, when Batman was still finding his footing.
Tuesday, October 8 2013
For the past 14 issues, Edmondson and Gerads have demonstrated a kind of discipline in storytelling and world-building that equals that of the special forces operators cast as the heroes of their book. Issue 15 puts them over the top.
Monday, October 7 2013
The conflict in Battle of the Atom is shrouded in lies. It's just not clear how deep those lies run.
Thursday, October 3 2013
Classic comics ranged from the cartoonishly simple to the intricately complex. The true surprise is that the best of both worlds was drawn by one man.
Wednesday, October 2 2013
The Judd Apatow movies of a few years ago suggest a trend to a far dirtier type of romantic comedy. But is Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's Sex Criminals the first sign of the wheel coming full circle?
Psychologists take on questions about what makes superhero media so compelling, and how comic books change us -- for better and for worse.
Tuesday, October 1 2013
Emotions run high when the future is at stake. But sometimes emotions just aren't enough.
Monday, September 30 2013
What kind of a smart aleck calls their book Saga? Populates their book with characters with horns, butterfly wings, spider legs, one eye, and TV sets for heads?
Wednesday, September 25 2013
Call it the "gospel of Tommy according to transmedia", because that's what the Original Graphic Novel Tommy Taylor and the Ship that Sank Twice really is.
Tuesday, September 24 2013
Lemire and Sorrentino produce a singular, anguish-ridden tale demonstrating how Count Vertigo is not only a worthy adversary to Green Arrow, but his philosophical antithesis.
Monday, September 23 2013
There was once a time when Cyclops and Jean Grey were awkward teenagers. Now they have to deal with that awkwardness while on the run.
Tuesday, September 17 2013
Despite the much hyped notion of Mighty Avengers' predominantly African-American cast, the issue of race barely comes up at all in the first issue.
Monday, September 16 2013
When two teenagers have everything to lose, how much are they willing to risk?
Tuesday, September 10 2013
McCann and Lee's remarkably promising Lost Vegas comes to a close with its fourth issue. Does the gamble pay off, or are we left with few winnings?