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Wednesday, December 3 2003

Blankets

Thompson's work is fluid, with broad sweeping lines that capture the childhood and dreamlike elements of the book magnificently.


Monday, September 15 2003

Batman: Nevermore

Removes Batman from his modern context and sizeable mythology, and drops him into Edgar Allen Poe's oeuvre.


A Sort of Homecoming #1

After tackling family, Hurd's latest project moves on to the next logical subject: friends.


Nufonia Must Fall

It is probably the world's first comic by someone with a cartoon-character side persona. In this case, that would be Montreal DJ Kid Koala, probably best known for being part of the animated pop super-group Gorillaz.


Supreme Power #1 (Special Edition)

J. Michael Straczynski's Supreme Power #1 could be the perfect comic book. That's not to say that it is the best comic ever, or even the best comic released this week. But, it is near perfect, for a plethora of reasons.


Tuesday, August 5 2003

H-E-R-O #1-4

With the ratings that reality TV shows generate, it was only a matter of time before other media started trying to get a little piece of the pie. That's where DC Comics' new series 'H-E-R-O' by writer Will Pfiefer and artist Kano comes in.


Wolverine/Doop

Milligan has explored and dredged popular culture with the regular title -- 'X-Statix' is about as meta-fictional as a comic gets -- 'Wolverine/Doop' is the comics equivalent of a buddy movie. The snarling clawed one is apparently best pals with Doop, the flying, green, bulbous, gibberish-speaking videographer of 'X-Statix'.


Nepotism

Geoffrey Hawley is banking that readers don't need flashy costumes, out-of-this-world adventures, and recurring villains.


Wednesday, July 9 2003

PopMatters Comic Book Feature

PopMatters Comic Book Feature by Ryan Paul - At the very least, it'll get you in the door, which was the purpose of the whole thing to begin with.


The Ultimates #1-8

Millar is very conscious to play up both the U.S. army angle and the sense that they are working to save the world for a change.


Runaways

', Alex is introduced while fighting with his dad. The fight goes predictably. He yells at his father for being limiting and his father warns him that he is spoiled, and that he should stop treating his father like a monster.


Wednesday, May 21 2003

Superman: Red Son #1

While an interesting diversion and exercise in possibilities and imagination, Millar's book doesn't really tell us anything we didn't already know about these characters.


PopMatters Comic Book Feature

PopMatters Comic Book Feature by Michael David Sims - At the very least, it'll get you in the door, which was the purpose of the whole thing to begin with.


Wednesday, April 16 2003

JSA: The Unholy 3

With the great power at their disposal, they choose not to take over the world but help to destroy the greater evils around them and are prepared to sacrifice their own lives without a second thought.


Fables: Legends in Exile

He is essentially doing what Alan Moore has done so well in the past: reinterpreting timeless stories and mining them for new and interesting insight.


Cheat

Norrie has struck out on her own as a writer, telling an true-to-life story about relationships and how they fall apart.


Monday, March 31 2003

Strange Kiss

An exercise in splatterpunk.


Spider-Man: Blue

Loeb and Sale deal with a period of Spider-Man's history that most current readers aren't even aware existed.


Parliament of Justice

It is a story filled with lust, hypocrisy, violence, misguided intentions, questionable justice, and questionable motives. In short, it is a very human story.


Vertigo Pop! London #1-4 – My Generation

Vertigo Pop! London is more about growth than aging, and accepting changes for what they are: life experiences.


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