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Monday, September 15 2008

Stranger and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko

Comics history and scholarship has been improved with Bell's Strange and Stranger, a book that is likely to be an important part of understanding one of the key creators at the dawn of the Silver Age.


Monday, August 25 2008

Krazy! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art

These art forms are so commonplace in popular culture that it is easy for the general public to take advantage of what actually went into creating them.


Monday, August 11 2008

Good-Bye

Yoshihiro Tatsumi's work is aimed at an adult audience, and his stories present a perspective that can be challenging for a reader. It is dark and disturbing, but definitely worth the trip.


Monday, July 28 2008

Gentleman Jim

Briggs' succinctly and effectively depicts the crisis of confidence that comes when staring down a career.


Wednesday, July 23 2008

Bizarre New World: Population Explosion

Krutcher and the world where everyone can fly returns; more of the same, and that's both a good and a bad thing.


Monday, July 14 2008

Willie & Joe: The WWII Years

Mauldin was a chronicler of the everyday grime and misery that was the life of the average G.I., "These strange, mud-caked creatures who fight the war."


Monday, July 7 2008

Slowpoke

This has bite, but doesn’t draw blood -- there's too much intelligence and logic to be totally mean.


Wednesday, June 18 2008

John Constantine, Hellblazer

Taking John Constantine back to his roots.


Monday, June 16 2008

Atomic Robo #1-6

Robo goes to Mars. Robo fights Nazis. Robo beats up giant ants. Thing blow up.


Wednesday, June 11 2008

Hercules #1

Both Caliber and Hercules offer fresh takes on age-old concepts, but with mixed results.


Monday, June 9 2008

The Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics by Peter Normanton (Editor)

This will whet your appetite for more disturbing tales from the halcyon days before the Comics Code came along.


Wednesday, June 4 2008

Haunted

This is a disturbing work, deliberately loose in its artistic style, which explores the images that haunt dreams and wakefulness alike.


Monday, June 2 2008

Superheroes by Harold Koda, Andrew Bolton, Michael Chabon

What do Iceman and Armani have in common? A love of the tight, chic and fabulous.


Wednesday, May 28 2008

Scalped

Aaron and Guéra have created a modern masterpiece that keeps getting better.


Monday, May 26 2008

Echo #1

Echo shall rise and fall on its own merits and will not have to worry about unfair comparisons to previous accomplishments.


Wednesday, May 21 2008

The Boys

But, because I've already committed myself to the obligatory Moore comparison, think of it this way: The Boys is to Watchmen what the Incredible Hulk is to Bruce Banner.


Monday, May 19 2008

Palookaville #19

Independent comics can hold a wealth of talent and creativity – or indulge in artistic excess – here's one that does both.


Wednesday, May 14 2008

Mouse Guard by David Petersen

Like his characters, Petersen has fought and won against near-impossible odds, rising above a chorus of one-note storytellers to prove his voice must be heard.


Monday, May 12 2008

At a Crossroads by Kate T. Williamson

Williamson lasers-in with witty hindsight on the ways she occupied her time as a “boomerang” kid.


Monday, May 5 2008

M by Jon J. Muth

Combining broad strokes of dynamism with incredible tonal control and precious-few dabs of color, Muth not only captures the fog of noir which sets over Lang’s original, he actually improves upon it.


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