Reviews > Comics

5 Nov 2009 // 12:15 AM


Marvel's recent republication of The Clone Saga lights a way in this economic downturn: that old gems can be mined once more. Why not republish the hidden treasure that was Slingers?

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Madame Xanadu: Disenchanted

Reminiscent, in all the best ways, of Neil Gaiman and Kurt Vonnegut’s finest works, Matt Wagner’s opening salvo of his new Vertigo series shows the world still has need for the archetypes inherent in Wagner’s Parsifal.

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28 Oct 2009 // 10:40 PM

The ACT-I-VATE Primer

The ACT-I-VATE collective makes a successful transition from webcomics to print.

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26 Oct 2009 // 9:00 PM


Like many non-graphic memoirs that have received loads of attention and landed their composers appearances on Oprah, Small’s Stitches recounts an extremely harrowing tale of childhood.

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21 Oct 2009 // 9:00 PM

Cerebus: Latter Days

Cerebus: Latter Days is the most difficult read in the Cerebus saga. So why is it so compelling? Pure, insane ambition.

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19 Oct 2009 // 10:24 PM

Punk Rock and Trailer Parks

Fact or fiction, this is a dream come true for any punk rocker.

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Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #1

Series reboot storyarc 'Shock And Awe' opens with a powerful comment by writer Gregg Hurwitz distinguishing Moon Knight from the more recognizable vigilante of a competing publisher.

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12 Oct 2009 // 9:00 PM

West Coast Blues

Perhaps what makes West Coast Blues so captivating is how well it highlights the similarities between film and comics, while simultaneously showcasing its own unique ability as a graphic novel to capture the noir aesthetic through word and image.

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Secret Warriors Vol. 1: Nick Fury, Agent of Nothing

Jonathan Hickman blasts into the Marvel Universe, and he brings Nick Fury with him, as the super-spy popularized by Steranko maintains his classic sense of “cool”, refuting the modern-day “kewl” methods of cinema spies like James Bond and Jason Bourne as he attempts to take down his greatest threat to date.

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6 Oct 2009 // 1:00 AM

Wolverine: Weapon X #1-5

Possibly the most literate vision of the character since its inception, Writer Jason Aaron's Wolverine taps tropes from the works of Margaret Atwood and the perennial Jack Kerouac.

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Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil #1

Andy Diggle is perhaps the greatest reboot writer of our generation, yet even he is outshined by artist Billy Tan.

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29 Sep 2009 // 1:30 AM

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152

Tough medicine -- and great satire -- goes down easier in a funny-animal pill, when animals serve as icons for human concerns.

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23 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Wednesday Comics #1-7

Is Wednesday Comics just another piece of the DC pie or its own unique work?

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Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

The newest creative team is doing tremendous work on the series that redefined the X-Men -- so why some fans won’t accept it?

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George Sprott: 1894-1971, A Picture Novella by the Cartoonist Seth

An almost overwhelmingly beautiful book-as-art-object, George Sprott also tells an intriguing story with an intense and pervasive mix of melancholy, nostalgia, introspection and gags.

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14 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM


There’s simply not enough room to build the story that Higgins wants to tell in just a couple of issues.

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9 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Galactic Zoo Dossier #8

Underground music and comics, while both inspiring each other, too, inspire a lot of similar fan behavior as Galactic Zoo Dossier demonstrates.

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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century - 1910

Set in the past during the events of Brecht’s most well-known musical, it’s interesting to note that the latest League book is really about the modern world and the evolution of terrorism from Jack the Ripper to Osama bin Laden to the Antichrist himself.

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Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers

Boody’s bizarre comics are Golden Age nuggets of an off-kilter author who found a particular release in his medium. This is the absurd with no absurd as context.

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31 Aug 2009 // 9:00 PM

Marvel 1985

This synthesis of escapist childhood fantasy and adult themed violence and plot, creates a wonderful storytelling blend that reminds the reminds the reader of the pleasures comics books offer as a child while still providing a story that is enjoyable to older readers.

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