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Friday, August 11 2006

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Alison Bechdel's Fun Home feels like an anomaly, a graphic novel with no idea that graphic novels are seldom written this well.


Monday, August 7 2006

Sojourn: The Legend of Drizzt Book 3

Much of Sojourn is spent impressing upon the reader the goodness of Drizzt and the evilness of his adversaries.


Wednesday, August 2 2006

Scott Pilgrim, Vols. 1-3

Scott Pilgrim is one of the most enjoyable comics out there today, blending western and eastern artistic influences, as well as infusing its plot with various video game, comic book, movie and other pop culture influences.


Monday, July 31 2006

Blackgas #1-3

A dirty secret of the privileged is locked away, here, like a skeleton in the closet with flesh still hanging from its bones.


Thursday, July 27 2006

A Scanner Darkly

Hallucination is not a private matter; it is a a subjective reality, backed with the force of unyielding belief, and it can become consensus reality.


Wednesday, July 26 2006

Cthulhu Tales #1

Cthulhu: H.P. Lovecraft's ideas -- and his fears -- captured.


Tuesday, July 25 2006

Vampire Loves

It is as noteworthy for its good-natured enjoyment as it is for its ability to take ideas and plot elements which have been fodder for graphic novels for years and construct them into a wholly original tale.


Friday, July 21 2006

X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1-6

I really am not interested in characters I grew up with being sullied.


X-men: Deadly Genesis #1-6

I really am not interested in characters I grew up with being sullied.


Wednesday, July 19 2006

The Lost Colony

Like the island and the people at the center of this tale, The Lost Colony, while off the beaten path, is worth exploring.


The Lost Colony, Book One: The Snodgrass Conspiracy

Like the island and the people at the center of this tale, The Lost Colony, while off the beaten path, is worth exploring.


Monday, July 17 2006

Eternals #1

Jack Kirby had a knack for creating heady, mind-bending concepts dressed in superhero clothing, and Neil Gaiman simply refines this already brilliant material with sharp dialogue and characterization, while weaving it into a modern context.


Eternals #1

Jack Kirby had a knack for creating heady, mind-bending concepts dressed in superhero clothing, and Neil Gaiman simply refines this already brilliant material with sharp dialogue and characterization, while weaving it into a modern context.


Thursday, July 13 2006

Outsiders #34-37

Winick writes an original and multi-dimensioned comic that contributes to the richness of the superhero genre and adds fuel to the debate over its direction.


Outsiders #34-37

Winick writes an original and multi-dimensioned comic that contributes to the richness of the superhero genre and adds fuel to the debate over its direction.


Wednesday, July 12 2006

Infinite Crisis #1-7

Greg Oleksiuk discusses the issue of continuity in DC's massive Infinite Crisis.


Infinite Crisis #1-7

Greg Oleksiuk discusses the issue of continuity in DC's massive Infinite Crisis.


Monday, July 10 2006

X-Factor #1-4

It is not your typical superhero book, owing more to the works of Raymond Chandler and film noir than Lee and Kirby.


X-Factor #1-4

It is not your typical superhero book, owing more to the works of Raymond Chandler and film noir than Lee and Kirby.


Friday, July 7 2006

Ex Machina Special #1-2

If any current comic series is to become a film, Ex Machina should be it.


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