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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."


Wednesday, June 25 2014

After the Invasion: “Trees #2”

The Trees are intelligent life that fail to recognize humans as anything more than parasites, if that. It’s the ultimate nature fights back tale. Except these Trees are invading from space.


Tuesday, June 24 2014

Excessively Bad Days and Bad Moods: “Batgirl #32”

An insight into the worst days of Barbara Gordon's life.


Monday, June 23 2014

Mirror’s Edge: “The City on the Edge of Forever #1”

You’d think that retracing the fertile ground of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay for “City of the Edge of Forever,” would bring that primal creativity into sharp focus…


Wednesday, June 18 2014

The Shroud of Going Public: “Daredevil #3”

Mystical mayhem in Daredevil. Daredevil is being stalked by The Shroud, a Batman-style vigilante. Except for the part where he trades his eyes to some sorcerers for the ability to command shadows.


Tuesday, June 17 2014

Highwater Everywhere: “Detective Comics #32”

In Detective #32, there is water on nearly every page. And blood.


Monday, June 16 2014

Humanizing the Gods: “Amazing X-men Annual #1”

Storm gives lessons in what it means to be both a goddess and an X-man.


Wednesday, June 11 2014

All Hell Breaks Loose: “Sovereign #3”

In Sovereign #3, a natural storytelling flow was replaced with methodical plotting and you can feel the writing happening.


Tuesday, June 10 2014

Poseidon Invictus: “Swamp Thing #32”

Charles Soule does an excellent job with the Swamp Thing/Aquaman conflict, managing to make them both seem menacing as they battle, not only against their common enemy, but also over the watery “turf”.


Monday, June 9 2014

Radical Concepts In Lovability: “Ms. Marvel #4”

As new Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan struggles on her path to become a hero, she finds a way to make herself more lovable.


Wednesday, June 4 2014

Good Ol’ Fashioned Showdown: “Southern Bastards #2”

Co-creators Jason Aaron and Jason Latour remind us at every turn that we’re in the Deep South and its inhabitants play by a different set of rules here.


Tuesday, June 3 2014

The Mad Titan’s Cold Sneer of Command: “Thanos Annual #1”

This is my favorite version of Thanos: scripted by Jim Starlin and penciled by Ron Lim.


Monday, June 2 2014

Evil Defeats Evil: “Forever Evil #7”

Fighting evil with evil by being good, thereby serving evil.


Wednesday, May 28 2014

At What Price, Reinvigoration?: “Hulk #3”

Does the revitalizing of Bruce Banner, scripted so flawlessly in Waid’s earlier Indestructible Hulk, signal a loss of relevance for the Hulk himself in successor title Hulk?


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