Damaged #1 (Radical Comics)

August 26, 2011 0

This comic-as-movie-pitch from Avatar star Sam Worthington succeeds thanks to noir style and solid art from Leonardo Manco.

Bad Island (Scholastic)

August 26, 2011 0

Doug TenNapel’s impeccable art can’t quite overcome a conventional story in his new graphic novel for kids.

Rude Chapbooks 08.26.11 | EXTRA: DC ’n’ Ewes

August 26, 2011 0

Next week, quoth the company’s co-publishers in a July statement, “DC Comics explodes with 52 new #1 issues! The entire line of comic books is being renumbered”—and in celebrating that explosion, our crusty columnist feels […]

Magic Trip (Magnolia Pictures, NR)

August 26, 2011 0

If you have any interest in the period you’ll want to see it, but you’ll need a high tolerance for below-amateur-level footage that often displays bad behavior by people inflated with a sense of their […]

Black Lips | Arabia Mountain (Vice)

August 24, 2011 0

Mark Ronson’s influence has pushed the band even further into the realm of retro for this album; most of the best tracks sound like something straight out of the 1960s.

Gillian Welch | 09.03.11

August 24, 2011 0

Welch and Rawlings seem like one unified, artistic amalgam as their voices and playing styles blend seamlessly and beautifully.

Jim Knipfel | The Blow-Off (Simon & Schuster)

August 23, 2011 0

The populace of the Big Apple, famous for being fearless and intolerant, would certainly never put up with the government moving in and curtailing freedoms for the sake of security. These days, of course, we […]

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