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.
Tuesday, February 11 2014
Giving up an ancient relic should carry some emotional weight. When it doesn't, it the impact isn't very heavy.
Monday, February 10 2014
Anyone who thinks fairy tales have happy endings either hasn’t read enough of them, or hasn’t read enough of the original, pre-Disneyfied material.
Friday, February 7 2014
This is a story whose audacious premise is grandiose enough to swallow most anything the reader could think to throw it at.
Wednesday, February 5 2014
In Apocalypse Al, writer and publisher J. Michael Straczynski offers the lighter side of the apocalypse in a noir-comedy centered treat.
Tuesday, February 4 2014
In "Days of Wine and Dragons," writer Jason Aaron reclaims the original ground not only of the current series Thor: God of Thunder, but reclaims the original intent of Thor as a popcultural icon as well.
Monday, February 3 2014
The Original X-men have had their futures spoiled. Now they have to confront it and all its associated emotions directly.
Wednesday, January 29 2014
With the debut issue of All New Invaders, it's clear that the cracks are beginning to show in Marvel's updated NOW vision.