Sunday, October 21 2007
More than any other comics anthology compiled thus far, The Best American Comics 2007 feels like a genuine effort to craft a truly comprehensive picture of comics as they are today, with a gentle nudging towards the various directions they could possibly go.
Tuesday, October 16 2007
The two forms of media, comics and prose, play against one another well. Proponents of each should find much to enjoy in the other as well.
Tuesday, October 9 2007
Your typical licensed comic book: weak writing and average artwork.
Thursday, October 4 2007
While this tome might be a bit much for the casual fan, Alien devotees will find much to like about the Aliens Omnibus, and the series' anti-corporate brio still resonates.
The two-lane highway between comics and Hollywood takes a divergent turn as an unproduced screenplay is adapted for comics by a master.
Sunday, September 30 2007
Bite Club plays out like a vampiric cross between The Sopranos and Cruel Intentions, with more trashy decadence and profanity than Al Pacino's entire screen career.
Thursday, September 27 2007
The much-celebrated, illustrated short story collection returns with a typically gorgeous and captivating collection of art and narrative artistry.
Sunday, September 23 2007
In I Killed Adolf Hitler, Jason attempts to suggest that major world events don't affect our lives so much as our day-to-day interactions and seemingly mundane decisions.
Thursday, September 20 2007
National-themed superheroes have it tough, but a working class hero is something to be.
Tuesday, September 18 2007
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.
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
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
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 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
A comic that asks what if Jack Bauer was a stuffed bear, with equal measures action and humor.
Thursday, August 23 2007
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
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 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 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
Joe Matt's comics problematically document his voyeurism by appealing to our own.