Sunday, February 3 2008
If Ware's skill as an artist is to find the never-ending manifestations of sorrow and melancholy, his failure as a writer is to find meaning or resolution within them.
Wednesday, January 30 2008
The Galactus presented here is no giant in purple headdress and short pants that can be conversed with, bargained with, or made to take a vow not to set his sights on Earth again.
Monday, January 28 2008
The act a guilty conscience names to explain itself is all too often only the smear of mortar used to set the final brick in place.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Collecting the hot four-issue mini-series, Talent showcases plenty of the energy of a high-octane action movie, as well as the storytelling shortfalls.
Thursday, January 17 2008
The theme of Gargoyles is making choices and dealing with the consequences of those choices. The consequence of making such a complicated piece of serial fiction is that no one is going to want to start in the middle.
Monday, January 14 2008
Whether or not you traditionally enjoy graphic novels, the cinematic sensibility of The Killer makes the book as accessible as any film.
Monday, January 7 2008
I hope that Moore decides to put the world of League aside and returns to telling stories about people.
Wednesday, January 2 2008
Dork #11 offers such an exhaustive assortment of alternately inspired and absurd jokes that it's tempting to simply list the best hundred or so in order to persuade you to buy it for yourself.
Wednesday, December 19 2007
There is a pure cathartic thrill in watching The Hulk smash those too powerful for others to dare even question, let alone challenge. That's what has made him such a perennial fan favorite.
Wednesday, December 12 2007
Nobody in the story believes him- or herself to be a bad person.
Sunday, December 9 2007
Is Scott Pilgrim formulaic? Yep. But it's a very good formula.
Wednesday, December 5 2007
Make no mistake -- this incarnation ain't your pa's Lone Ranger.
Monday, December 3 2007
Adrian Tomine's latest work deftly displays the author's dissatisfaction that his unique generation ended up drowning in over-determined political correctness and tired experimentation.
Wednesday, November 28 2007
Perhaps this could have been, or could be in the future issues, so much more.
Sunday, November 18 2007
Garth Ennis once said in an interview that he could have written Hitman forever. I know I speak on behalf of fans everywhere when I say we would have read it forever.
Wednesday, November 14 2007
The Dream of the Rarebit Fiend is a masterpiece of thorough scholarship and loving restoration. Unfortunately, this gets in the way of enjoying a great comic strip.
Monday, November 12 2007
Let’s face it folks, civilization is addicted to crime.
Tuesday, October 30 2007
Wildly energetic and devilishly enjoyable, Friday the 13th is bloody good fun.
Thursday, October 25 2007
It seems that there is a strange but powerful tendency in the human species to want to see our heroes brought low.
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.