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Monday, March 27 2006

The Defenders #1-#5

Few creators pull off comedy of the spandex set as well as this trio.


Friday, March 24 2006

V for Vendetta

In the midst of George W. Bush's second term as president... the themes and tenor of this dystopian graphic novel hit home.


Wednesday, March 22 2006

Zombie Tales: Death Valley #2

Their differences are played up in a subtle way, but they are still there and this adds to the drama.


Monday, March 20 2006

Captain America #8-9, 11-14: The Winter Soldier

The stigma around the character of Captain America is that of a sort of dopey Boy Scout who is doggedly loyal to country and flag.


Thursday, March 16 2006

Nextwave #1

If the plot seems somewhat conventional, don't worry. Ellis more than makes up for it with a gonzo writing style that is seldom seen in comics.


Tuesday, March 14 2006

Desolation Jones #1-5

Jones leads us through a world of porn peddlers and the weird inhabitants of that world.


Monday, March 13 2006

Jeremiah Harm #1

Giffen and Grant have re-visited the bounty hunter character in comic book form.


Tuesday, March 7 2006

The Invincible Iron Man: Extremis #1-5

Is Marvel planning to revamp their other mainstay heroes? Was the Ultimate line of comics not created to make these characters more relevant to new readers and re-origin the characters?


Friday, March 3 2006

Kid Eternity

Targeting a more sophisticated audience and adopting more of a high-brow approach to both story and art, these comics tended to be cerebral, literate, and often employed fine art techniques, making them the antithesis of the run-of-the-mill superhero books of the day.


Thursday, March 2 2006

Tales of Supernatural Law

Finally, the monsters are given the chance to speak.


Tuesday, February 28 2006

DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore

Moore's aim was never to make comic books grow up.


Thursday, February 23 2006

Evil Ernie in Santa Fe #1-3

Why the hell would Evil Ernie be in Santa Fe? And who thought it was a good idea?


Tuesday, February 21 2006

Wimbledon Green: The Greatest Comic Book Collector in the World

Collecting is an intellectual quest, a school of philosophy dedicated to the advancement not just of the graphic art form, but of the whole human race.


Friday, February 17 2006

Styx Taxi: Pastrami for the Dead, A Little Twilight Music, As Above, So Below

See, there's a secret that we don't know about the afterlife.


Wednesday, February 15 2006

She-Hulk #3

She-Hulk is a character rumored to have been created as a means of protecting a copyright.


Monday, February 13 2006

Demo: The Collected Edition

Wood and Cloonan tell the stories of punk and emo kids, people living on the fringes of society and who aren't terribly worried about being let in.


Friday, February 10 2006

All-Star Batman & Robin #1-3

The pairing of the best artist in the business with the author of some of the best Batman stories ever had created what DC needed for its new line -- excitement.


Wednesday, February 8 2006

Fallen Angel #1

As a mainstream DC book, Fallen Angel seemed doomed from the start.


Monday, February 6 2006

Black Hole

It's hard to look at the disease as anything but an allegory for AIDS.


Ice Haven

In Clowes' hands, the image of a boy peeping through a hole in the wall to leer at a girl in the shower is turned into something sweet and affecting.


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