Reviews > Comics

1 Feb 2010 // 11:01 PM

Joe the Barbarian #1

Grant Morrison tells the psychologically rich tale of an inner imaginative life in its death throes as protagonist Joe matures away from childhood.

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28 Jan 2010 // 1:55 AM

Absolute Death

Neil Gaiman's popular character from Sandman gets her own Absolute edition in a collection of good stories with some good extras, but a high price tag.

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26 Jan 2010 // 12:32 AM


45 tables two issues that linger on from the previous century, the story of fatherhood and the story of journalism, and allows these to interact in the crucible of a comics narrative.

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21 Jan 2010 // 1:00 AM

Fall of the Hulks: Alpha

Jeff Parker hits a high point with this story of the little villain that could.

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Hercules: The Knives of Kush #1-5

Writer Steve Moore and artist Cris Bolson expose a political and sociocultural complexity in the ancient world of Hercules, that has implications for our world today

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13 Jan 2010 // 10:35 PM

Batman: 80 Page Giant

The Batman 80 Page Giant has entered into the popular imagination with mythological impact. Does the 2010 edition meet incredibly high expectations?

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12 Jan 2010 // 1:00 AM

R.E.B.E.L.S. #1-6

Tony Bedard finds a unique tone for his series that, amazingly, seems to emanate purely from its central characters, infecting the rest of the cast, and even the story, with a sort of self-assured charm and confidence.

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Last of the Independents

Where does one draw the line between homage and rip-off? Ask Cole Caudle, but only if you wanna risk getting shot in the face...

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MAD #502: 20 Dumbest People, Events & Things 2009

MAD giving the 'Thumbs Down' to 2009's Top 20 Dumbest, also means its long-anticipated reasserting itself into the cultural and political mainstream.

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17 Dec 2009 // 1:20 AM

xkcd: Volume 0

Randall Munroe’s web-comic xkcd does a surprisingly good job of being equally hilarious and accessible, both despite its form and content.

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15 Dec 2009 // 3:00 AM

Graphic Novel: 12 Days

The double loss of her lover Noah, first to a heterosexual marriage and then to an automobile accident, causes Jackie to seek solace by consuming Noah's ashes, in the process becoming her "living urn".

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Tales Designed to Thrizzle: Volume One

Are you worn out by unnecessary foreplay? Michael Kupperman has the answer.

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7 Dec 2009 // 9:00 PM

Hot Potatoe

Bell seems to be part of a growing trend of individuals who exist within the overlap of the art world and comics scene Venn diagram, a space whose very existence contests the necessity of the line in the first place.

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3 Dec 2009 // 12:10 AM

Hellboy: The Wild Hunt

Hellboy returns to his birthplace in the mortal world to be greeted by sounds of thunder, and giants...

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30 Nov 2009 // 9:00 PM


Mexican wrestling: it's not just for Telemundo and ironic punk bands anymore.

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24 Nov 2009 // 12:55 AM

From Wonderland with Love

Just trying to make it through these thoroughly-other works, makes one believe that either they are the last living rubes who do not understand what is a now common tongue or that the comics were made by the craziest of crazy artists.

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18 Nov 2009 // 9:00 PM

Batman/Doc Savage One Shot

Azzarello paints a world rapidly out-evolving its legendary pulp heroes, giving way to the newer form of costumed vigilante.

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16 Nov 2009 // 9:00 PM


New Batgirl does not rise to iconic status.

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11 Nov 2009 // 10:28 PM

Giants in the Earth

Charles Fetherolf's graphic novel offers a visual beauty when recounting evolutionary history.

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Castle Waiting (Volume 2, #1-15)

A review of Linda Medley's ongoing challenge to the fantasy comics genre.

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