Thursday, January 22 2015
Marvel Comics takes its first step into a galaxy far, far away and offers plenty of reasons for more hope.
Wednesday, January 21 2015
Ant-Man learns that living small (in his case, really small) can sometimes be better than living large if it means that you get to be with your kids, watch them grow, dry their tears, all that stuff.
Tuesday, January 13 2015
The death of Wolverine is not quite the same as the death of Kurt Cobain or Brett Favre’s retirement, but he’s a character that casts the biggest shadow in all of X-men.
Monday, January 12 2015
An event comes to a solid end, but is too lacking to be anything more.
Monday, January 5 2015
The O5 X-men think their future is bad, but a trip to the decaying world of Ultimate adds some needed perspective.
Friday, December 19 2014
Bitch Planet gives us naked bodies and bloody violence. (Naked bodies and bloody violence in space, no less!) It's called Bitch Planet for God's sake. And it gives us something more.
Tuesday, December 16 2014
Spider-Man's first teaching experience with mutants has some new twists, but misses out on important lessons.
Monday, December 15 2014
Fraction’s writing, which dips in and out of epic verse with a casual mastery, demands a close attention to rhythm and meter, but retains his unique voice.
Wednesday, December 10 2014
Reading this book is like entering the offices of Simon and Kirby and rifling through their files, scouring the slush pile, even breathing in the smoke from one of Kirby’s cigars.
Tuesday, December 9 2014
Don't let God read God Hates Astronauts. He would hate it even more than he hates astronauts.
While children may laugh at the simplicity of the non-sequiturs in the Moomin stories, adults will be drawn to the droll humor -- and something much darker.
Monday, December 8 2014
Angela is now a part of the Marvel Universe. This is a story of how she stakes her claim in it.
Tuesday, December 2 2014
Superman faces a daunting challenge to his principles and ideals, but he ends up not having to confront it.
Monday, December 1 2014
H.G. Wells' invading menace is back, this time to be met by a different sort of Invaders.
Tuesday, November 25 2014
This is a complex and, perhaps, technically perfect comicbook. So why is it, I wonder, that I am unmoved?
Monday, November 24 2014
Magneto's transformation gives form and substance to the concept of inversion.
Tuesday, November 18 2014
Iron Man finds a way to be arrogant, shallow, and superior in all the right (and a few wrong) ways.
Monday, November 17 2014
The Spider-Verse has no one author, no omnipotent guiding hand. It is organic, connecting and reconnecting like the strands of a web, like the strands of life.
Wednesday, November 12 2014
Superman demonstrates his power to inspire in an appropriately effective ending to the series.
Wednesday, November 5 2014
Batman #35 shows how current writer Scott Snyder manages to subtly subvert the New 52's narrative vector.