Sunday, November 5 2006
Its respect for its characters and the intellectual nuance that Willingham provides makes it a must-read for anyone out there hungry for a story of real substance that's somehow still got all the primal resonance of a good fairy tale.
Tuesday, October 31 2006
No hidden cultural metaphors or implied societal critiques: a comic that is on-face entertaining and fun to read.
Monday, October 23 2006
A touching story that is far more genuine and enjoyable than most "flashy" comics or graphic novels out there.
Friday, October 20 2006
Siberia is filled with these images, snapshots of the monumental and the trivial.
Thursday, October 19 2006
It is rare that someone can tell a story that truly creates in the reader a need to keep thinking once the story has ended.
Tuesday, October 17 2006
Of all the ingredients necessary for good erotica, Moore forgot about the most crucial one: passion.
Friday, October 13 2006
Tag offers that most exquisite of rarities: an original horror premise.
Wednesday, October 11 2006
Reading the first issue is like skimming through a hit parade of some of sci-fi and pop culture's greatest hits from the past 15 years.
Monday, October 9 2006
There is no cheap, theatrical melodrama or long, pseudo-Shakespearian deathbed monologues here, leaving us with no easy comforts and little else but the quick, unforgiving finality.
Friday, October 6 2006
It's a strange sight, this poignant evidence of creative thought by the characters, as moving as it is confusing.
Wednesday, October 4 2006
But while the characters are cleverly satirized, it's the actual humour that makes the book shine.
Tuesday, October 3 2006
It's not about being a hero; it's about questioning why heroes are heroes and why "normal" people are not.
Monday, October 2 2006
Sue sums up the thrust of the series, saying, "We're not born heroes, but we can learn."
Friday, September 29 2006
Which is better: monthly comic books or trade paperback collections?
Thursday, September 28 2006
What Kieth has done is take a typical story and made it anything but, creating a unique piece of work that is as interesting as it is fun to read.
Wednesday, September 27 2006
With a topic as heated as sex, if Seagle and Cloonan do their jobs right it's only a matter of time before people start making noise about this comic, and that's a very good thing.
Monday, September 25 2006
That's the advantage of the Ultimate books: bringing back the excitement to beloved but overly familiar universe.
Wednesday, September 20 2006
The ending provides very little closure and the strong anti-consumerism sentiment of the beginning feels like a distant, unrelated musing.
Monday, September 18 2006
Will Eisner's story shows the negative influence that this document has had in countries all over the world.
Wednesday, September 13 2006
Taken out of a timeline each tragedy seems epic, because without a wider context they are the entirety of the context.