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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.


Wednesday, April 30 2008

Criminal Vol. 2

With its second story-arc it has cemented itself as one of the best modern books and, likely, as one that will long be regarded as an example of the medium's artistic potential.


Monday, April 28 2008

Albert and the Others

Delisle, like so many contemporary cartoonists, attempts to utilize the simplicity and aesthetic of old-style cartoons for subversive means, yet he fails to subvert the sickening misogyny and conservatism of his comics into anything of critical value.


Wednesday, April 23 2008

Cover Girl

The back cover compares this book to Rush Hour and Lethal Weapon. This is a comparison the powers that be should not make. They sell their book too short.


Monday, April 21 2008

Thor #1-6

The series shows great promise in both its fresh take on the characters and its respect for what made the classic Silver and Bronze Age tales of the thunder god so much fun to read


Wednesday, April 16 2008

Criminal, Vol. 2: Lawless

Being bad has never been so good.


Monday, March 24 2008

365 Days: A Diary by Julie Doucet

The book never ceases to feel like the project that it is: A contractual obligation, devoid of very much genuine emotion, insight, or intimacy.


Wednesday, March 19 2008

Green Arrow: Year One #1-6

The best Green Arrow story in years.


Monday, March 10 2008

Left on Mission

This is a spy thriller with meat. A page turner that stands up with the best Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum have to offer but works on many different levels. It is frothy and deep at the same time.


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