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Tuesday, September 18 2007

Hero Squared #6

Through his own misadventure, the hero ends up creating an adversary who can challenge him, and who perhaps knows him better than almost anybody else.


Hero Squared #5

The romantic and sympathetic criss-cross pairing up of characters is a great method through which we can peer a little deeper into the relationships.


Friday, September 14 2007

Strangers in Paradise #81-90

Now that it is over I hope the series will be scrutinized by people within the comic book industry to gain a better appreciation of just how much it contributed to the medium.


Sunday, September 9 2007

Scalped: Indian Country

The creators are not holding back and will do what it takes to tell the story, even if that makes the reader feel uncomfortable.


Wednesday, September 5 2007

The Plain Janes

The Plain Janes spins a story of outsider-dom with affecting charm and poignancy, thoughtfully confronting the emotional costs of terrorism without becoming a humorless polemic.


Wednesday, August 29 2007

Mr. Stuffins #1 of 3

A comic that asks what if Jack Bauer was a stuffed bear, with equal measures action and humor.


Thursday, August 23 2007

Dominion #1 of 5

In Dominion, the apocalypse has come to Chicago, through the form of an alien parasite, and it doesn't look good.


Sunday, August 19 2007

The Immortal Iron Fist #1-6

This book will grab you, flip you over and kick your butt all the while leaving you begging for more.


Thursday, August 16 2007

Avengers: The Initative #1-3

Avengers: The Initiative is the only current Avengers title really worth buying, coming across like a fresh-faced gene-splicing of Runaways and a hormonal, teenage Ender's Game.


Sunday, August 12 2007

Bullet Points

Bullet Points exhibits much of the same flavor and sense of intrigue that made the canonical Marvel Universe so popular in its early years.


Tuesday, August 7 2007

Spent

Joe Matt's comics problematically document his voyeurism by appealing to our own.


Tuesday, July 31 2007

Spider-Man: Reign

Make no mistake about it: Reign is essentially a retelling of The Dark Knight Returns. But in returning to one of modern comic's primal scenes, Andrews poses provocative questions about how well we really know our favorite superheroes.


Wednesday, July 25 2007

Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 7

I certainly trust Carey with these characters, but now I want him to create miraculous and strange worlds of his own.


Friday, July 20 2007

I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets

Fletcher Hanks shows that originality and conventional notions of quality are sometimes at odds with one another.


Monday, July 16 2007

Phonogram: Rue Britannia

This is still a wonderful tale of nostalgia for one's youth and a love-letter to what was one of the greatest music scenes: Britpop.


Sunday, July 8 2007

Aya by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie

The book serves as a reminder of a period of greatness for a country that is now struggling to regain its footing.


Wednesday, July 4 2007

Essex County Vol. 1

This story speaks directly to those who were both comforted by and isolated by fantasy while growing up.


Wednesday, June 27 2007

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 #1-4

Buffy The Vampire Slayer hasn't felt this confident, charismatic or hungry, indeed this essential, in many years.


Tuesday, June 26 2007

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 #1-4

Buffy has returned in the form of a monthly comic book series, and the most important thing to note is that Whedon's imagination no longer has a dollar value attached to it.


Sunday, June 24 2007

The Killer #1-2

Matz and Jacamon are able to add European sensibilities of depth and character development to create one of the best noir books on the market at present.


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