Tuesday, March 25 2014
A Japanese period of heightened tension, military marches, and personal discovery.
Monday, March 24 2014
Fantastic Four #1 seems too beholden to its history to make much of an impact. Part of this stems from the fact, as first issues do, that all characters need to be introduced.
Wednesday, March 19 2014
Loki: Ragnarok ’n' Roll is a profoundly sophisticated work that wrestles with deep existential issues present in popculture as far back as Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and as recent as the assassination of John Lennon.
Tuesday, March 18 2014
One word that describes Batman #29 is cinematic. But that’s the only word you’d get.
Monday, March 17 2014
Resurrections are common in comics, but they're also easily complicated.
Wednesday, March 12 2014
A new era has begun at the Jean Grey Institute, but it's an era without direction.
Tuesday, March 11 2014
The latest ongoing team-up book for Batman and Superman, helmed by Greg Pak, continues a tradition of grand storytelling, albeit in a much smaller universe.
Monday, March 10 2014
Call it off-beat. Call it postmodern and ironic. Whatever it is, Marvel has captured a tone that emphasizes the day-to-day nuances of superheroes juxtaposed with the craziness of super heroics…
Thursday, March 6 2014
The Rube Goldberg Variations are finally given a museum-quality recollection by none other than the artist's Granddaughter. It's hardly what you'd call "very simple".
Wednesday, March 5 2014
It’s always bittersweet when an acclaimed run comes to an end. But, instead of a farewell, it’s an "I’ll see you later" because a new issue #1 is imminent.
This classic dark, enchanting, eyebrow raising tale from Finland, wherein talking animals are swiftly slaughtered, can be a bit of a challenge, but it's never boring.
Tuesday, March 4 2014
DC’s ‘No.3’ hero continues to be almost an anomaly in her own title compared with the cast of characters that surround her.
Monday, March 3 2014
More meaningless death and more meaningless destruction still rings hollow.
Wednesday, February 26 2014
Balancing dark themes with humor can sometimes create an even greater unbalance.
Tuesday, February 25 2014
Look at most superhero comics and you’ll see a white, probably male, face staring back at you. Yet, while the culture has moved forward, most comic characters’ racial and sexual identity remains fixed in the past.
Monday, February 24 2014
Just as Zero Year’s second chapter was beginning to pick up momentum and move beyond the essential, there’s a pause for Batman #28 to flash forward to the near future.
Imagining the world ending is a safe kind of fantasy because, deep down inside, we don’t think it can actually happen.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Wolverine enters a new era without a healing factor or any kind of transition phase.
Monday, February 17 2014
As first issues go, The Mercenary Sea #1 quickly establishes the cast and setting, packing as much in as possible, therefore giving the reader a wide window into this world.
Wednesday, February 12 2014
Getting back to it…? Or moving forward? Incoming regular writer Jeff Parker brings an incredible intellectual sophistication to Aquaman.