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Tuesday, May 1 2007

Hero Squared #4

Writers Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis promised that issue 4 of their superhero comedy would have "Less Dialogue... More Hitting", and they delivered on that promise big time.


Thursday, April 26 2007

What Were They Thinking?! Monster Mash-Up

Yes, there are a few missteps, but I feel that the creators will only get a better feel for how to approach the material over time.


Tuesday, April 24 2007

Robotika

This is the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups of comics: "You've got your Samurai Story in my Steampunk Science-Fiction!" "You've got your Steampunk Science Fiction in my Samurai Story!"


Monday, April 23 2007

Roadkill Zoo

There are certain expectations a reader brings to a comic book with a title like Roadkill Zoo.


Thursday, April 19 2007

The Exterminators

The book's complexity, combined with its over-the-top moments, make this a very enjoyable read.


Tuesday, April 17 2007

Truth, Justin and the American Way #1-5

'70s and '80s nostalgia trend in comics? This series is soaking in it!


Sunday, April 15 2007

X-Factor #17

X Factor is a superhero comic that draws influence from 1930s detective noir and postmodern metaphysics.


Tuesday, April 10 2007

Casanova #1-7

This comic will break your brain.


Tuesday, April 3 2007

Myriad #1-4

Here are stories concerning gritty urban superheroes, sci-fi elves and the superheroic militant warriors in homoerotic bodysuits with whom they do effeminate battle, and, yes, pirates.


Tuesday, March 27 2007

Breakfast of the Gods Book One

Who doesn't remember watching Saturday Morning Cartoons and seeing commercials for how Cap'n Crunch was abducted by the Soggies and you -- yes, you! -- were the only one who could save him?


Tuesday, March 13 2007

Doctor Strange: The Oath

This Doctor Strange is Gandalf, Sherlock Holmes, and Indiana Jones all rolled into one cool New York package.


Sunday, March 4 2007

Stephen Kings The Dark Tower #1

The Gunslinger has established himself as one of the most fascinating and compelling characters in modern fiction, yet much of his past is still a mystery.


Tuesday, February 27 2007

The Escapists #1-6

This is a story about the ultimate dream of most comics fans: writing the comic book of their favorite character.


Sunday, February 18 2007

Weird Sister and Red

All witches must have been, at some point, as cool as these girls are.


Thursday, February 15 2007

Mouse Guard #1-6

Happily for more sophisticated readers, much can be read into the political turmoil these characters are forced to navigate, but on the other hand none of the sociopolitical commentary is so heavy-handed as to diminish Mouse Guard's pleasures as a rousing action-adventure.


Tuesday, February 13 2007

The Dreamland Chronicles

Reading The Dreamland Chronicles is like watching someone else play a video game, and its cliffhanger ending is about as satisfying as, "Thank you, Mario, but our princess is in another castle."


Tuesday, February 6 2007

Catching Lucifers Lunch

The Mays Brothers never root the reader in any sort of identification, rendering the aesthetic pleasure a mere superficiality.


Monday, February 5 2007

Manifest Eternity #1-6

Lobdell and Nguyen undertake the monumental task of successfully merging two completely different genres and are able to craft a story that is entertaining and interesting.


Monday, January 29 2007

Children of the Grave

The audience can choose to read the book straight, in which case there is a cracking yarn to be found and enjoyed, or they can read between the lines, where a less-than-stellar moral battle is being waged.


Wednesday, January 24 2007

The Best American Comics 2006

By virtue of Pekar's immersion in the comix underground, he's uniquely equipped to lead newcomers on a tour of the best graphic work of the past year that reveals its depth and breadth.


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