Reviews > Comics

7 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM


This has bite, but doesn’t draw blood -- there's too much intelligence and logic to be totally mean.

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John Constantine, Hellblazer

Taking John Constantine back to his roots.

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16 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

Atomic Robo #1-6

Robo goes to Mars. Robo fights Nazis. Robo beats up giant ants. Thing blow up.

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11 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

Hercules #1

Both Caliber and Hercules offer fresh takes on age-old concepts, but with mixed results.

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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.

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4 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM


This is a disturbing work, deliberately loose in its artistic style, which explores the images that haunt dreams and wakefulness alike.

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2 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

Superheroes by Harold Koda, Andrew Bolton, Michael Chabon

What do Iceman and Armani have in common? A love of the tight, chic and fabulous.

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28 May 2008 // 11:00 PM


Aaron and Guéra have created a modern masterpiece that keeps getting better.

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26 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

Echo #1

Echo shall rise and fall on its own merits and will not have to worry about unfair comparisons to previous accomplishments.

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21 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

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.

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19 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

Palookaville #19

Independent comics can hold a wealth of talent and creativity – or indulge in artistic excess – here's one that does both.

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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.

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12 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

At a Crossroads by Kate T. Williamson

Williamson lasers-in with witty hindsight on the ways she occupied her time as a “boomerang” kid.

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5 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

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.

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30 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

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.

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28 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

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.

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23 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

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.

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21 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

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

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16 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

Criminal, Vol. 2: Lawless

Being bad has never been so good.

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24 Mar 2008 // 11:00 PM

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.

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