Sunday, October 8 2006
There is no cheap, theatrical melodrama or long, pseudo-Shakespearian deathbed monologues here, leaving us with no easy comforts and little else but the quick, unforgiving finality.
Thursday, October 5 2006
It's a strange sight, this poignant evidence of creative thought by the characters, as moving as it is confusing.
Tuesday, October 3 2006
But while the characters are cleverly satirized, it's the actual humour that makes the book shine.
Monday, October 2 2006
It's not about being a hero; it's about questioning why heroes are heroes and why "normal" people are not.
Sunday, October 1 2006
Sue sums up the thrust of the series, saying, "We're not born heroes, but we can learn."
Thursday, September 28 2006
Which is better: monthly comic books or trade paperback collections?
What Kieth has done is take a typical story and made it anything but, creating a unique piece of work that is as interesting as it is fun to read.
Tuesday, September 26 2006
With a topic as heated as sex, if Seagle and Cloonan do their jobs right it's only a matter of time before people start making noise about this comic, and that's a very good thing.
Sunday, September 24 2006
That's the advantage of the Ultimate books: bringing back the excitement to beloved but overly familiar universe.
Tuesday, September 19 2006
The ending provides very little closure and the strong anti-consumerism sentiment of the beginning feels like a distant, unrelated musing.
Sunday, September 17 2006
Will Eisner's story shows the negative influence that this document has had in countries all over the world.
Tuesday, September 12 2006
Taken out of a timeline each tragedy seems epic, because without a wider context they are the entirety of the context.
Sunday, September 10 2006
There is no grand, national narrative that can offer "closure," or even comprehension.
Thursday, September 7 2006
It seems like over time, writers and artists tried to see who could create the darker Batman. DC finally realized that this had been played out, and with "Face the Face", they decided to lighten things up.
Monday, September 4 2006
Sometimes when adapting another's work, particularly one so well known and loved as Poe, one tends to err on the side of caution and reverence.
Thursday, August 31 2006
"Because God said so" is no longer an acceptable answer.
Tuesday, August 29 2006
The slide from titillating to ridiculous happens very quickly.
Sunday, August 20 2006
Well crafted, gruesomely violent, and genuinely fun tales about some of the darker sides of our society.
Tuesday, August 15 2006
Voluptuous female protagonists and other stereotypes abound in this comic.
Sunday, August 13 2006
Like these two Supermen, hasn’t everyone in their life come to a crossroads where they must choose whether to be unflinching and steadfast in their beliefs, or compromise in the face of an impossible dilemma?