COMIC BOOKS

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great (Penguin Random House)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 17 July 2015 00:00

Jessie Hartland offers up a breezy primer on the man behind the Apple.

 

 

Lovefool 06.01.15 | Vogue

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Written by Erin Jameson Tuesday, 02 June 2015 20:40

A young reporter gets swept up in the world of high-fashion against the backdrop of post-war austerity in Annie Goetzinger's lush new graphic novel Girl in Dior.

 

   

Exquisite Corpse (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 29 May 2015 00:00

 Zoe is a cute, directionless indie girl whose story seems destined for clichés, but French cartoonist Pénélope Bagieu has far more interesting destinations in mind in this new graphic novel.

 

 

Lovefool 04.27.15 | Let’s Talk About Talking

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 27 April 2015 20:37

Lovefool rekindles her love of reading comics just for the sake of reading them.

 

   

above the dreamless dead: world war I in poetry and comics (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 24 April 2015 13:45

The stark imagery of the trench poets of World War I is reimagined in comics form in this thought-provoking new anthology.

 

 

The Fade Out Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips continue their noir comics winning streak with this tale of murder in Old Hollywood.

 

   

Archie vs. Predator #1 (Dark Horse)

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Written by Jim Ousley Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00

Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! Comics' eternal teenager and his gang of goofy friends face off against the galaxy's greatest hunter in this surreal crossover. 

 

 

Lovefool 02.09.15 | True Love Lives

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Written by Erin Jameson Tuesday, 10 February 2015 20:59

The always amazing Andi Watson returns with a new graphic novel, Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula.

 

   

Lincoln for Beginners (For Beginners Books)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 06 February 2015 21:57

President's Day is just around the corner, which makes it the perfect time for a well-rounded primer on that greatest of presidents, Abraham Lincoln.

 

 

The Sculptor (First Second)

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Written by Brent Mueller Friday, 06 February 2015 12:39

The creator of Understanding Comics returns to fiction with an exploration of just how far an artist will go for his art.

 

   

Lovefool 02.02.15 | Awakening

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Written by Erin Jameson Thursday, 05 February 2015 21:52

Luke, Leia, and Han return as Marvel takes over telling the tales of a galaxy far, far away in the new Star Wars series from Jason Aaron and John Cassaday.

 

 

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Macbeth (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00

When the zookeeper's away, the animals will put on a play in this funny, kid-friendly (but not dumbed down) take on the Bard's classic tragedy.

 

 

   

In Real Life (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 26 January 2015 13:39

Cory Doctorow enlists artist Jen Wang to adapt his short story about a girl gamer's experience when the outside world intrudes on her online life.

 

 

Lovefool 01.19.15 | End of an Era

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Written by Erin Jameson Thursday, 22 January 2015 13:52

Lovefool laments the loss of the Lou's leading comic shop.

 

   

Lovefool 01.12.15 | Back and Forth

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Written by Erin Jameson Thursday, 15 January 2015 21:32

Reincarnation meets romance in Chika Shiomi's new manga Yukarism.

 

 

Lovefool 01.05.15 | Call It Whatever

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 05 January 2015 21:22

Don't call it a comeback! Lovefool returns from hiatus, ready to take on the world of comics again...sort of.

 

   

Lovefool 10.13.14 | Gazing Into the Abyss

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 13 October 2014 00:00

Lovefool's got a wonderfully nerdy idea that might just lift her out of the comics doldrums.

 

 

Lovefool 09.29.14 | Rediscovering Jean Grey

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Written by Catherine Tuesday, 30 September 2014 21:22

Lovefool lets her sister join in on the fun with a special guest column covering the ups and downs of her relationship with the X-Men's resident redhead.

 

   

Lovefool 09.22.14 | The Stars We Were Meant To Be

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 22 September 2014 21:19

Lovefool shows some love for the Carol Corps.

 

 

A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel Vol. 2 and 3 (Random House)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 08 August 2014 00:00

Continuing the illustrated primer to George R.R. Martin's fantasy epic.

 

 

   

Lovefool 08.05.14 | (Still) Hooked on a Feelin'

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Written by Erin Jameson Tuesday, 05 August 2014 20:07

Lovefool checks in with her conflicted feelings on Guardians of the Galaxy.

 

 

Lovefool 07.28.14 | Statement of Fact

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 28 July 2014 19:37

Fresh from a signing, Lovefool offers up some advice on how to make the most of a chance to shill your comics in person.

 

   

Lovefool 07.21.14 | 4th Grade Valentines: So Much to Say

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

Lady Thor! Black Captain America! The death of Archie! Lovefool covers all the internet outrage from the past week.

 

 

 

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00

The Goddess of Love ain't no angel in this latest volume in George O'Connor's Olympians series.

 

   

Dogs of War (Scholastic)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00

Dogs are not only man's best friend, they're also a soldier's best brother-in-arms in this trio of man-and-his-dog war stories from Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox.

 

 

Convention Report | Wizard World St. Louis 2014 (04.04-06.14)

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Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Sunday, 13 July 2014 21:00

It's the Revenge of the Geeks as the Wizard World comic convention tour comes back to St. Louis for a second time.

 

 

   

Lovefool 06.30.14 | Ensign Sue Must Kawaii

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 30 June 2014 20:23

 Nothing like a little wish fulfillment to pull you out of the doldrums, as Lovefool discovers when she digs into the story of the Mary Sue-iest Mary Sue of them all in Ensign Sue Must Die.

 

 

Lovefool 06.09.14 | Just Dishy

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 09 June 2014 00:00

 The world of dating sims can get crazy, but how could it possibly get crazier than choosing the sushi ingredient of your dreams? Lovefool finds out by diving deep into Love! Sushi Rangers – Choose Your Target (sushi?)!.

 

   

Lovefool 05.19.14 | Fighting Evil on Mondays

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Written by Erin Jameson Tuesday, 20 May 2014 09:27

HUGE news out Anime Central as VIZ Media announces the return of the original Sailor Moon anime in uncut, newly dubbed form, with new episodes airing on Hulu Plus every Monday. Lovefool reports, in full-on squee mode.

 

 

Lovefool 05.12.14 | Team BFFL Wages: Battle Custard!

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 12 May 2014 19:50

As the weather heats up, Lovefool is concentrating on the important things: where do you find St. Louis' BEST frozen custard? Find out in her new comic with artist Celina Hernandez, reprinted here from the pages of the St. Louis-themed Ink and Drink Comics anthology Home Brew.

 

   

Lovefool 05.05.14 | May the Fourth Be With All

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 05 May 2014 20:00

Lovefool offers up a way to up your midichlorian count in celebration of this year's Star Wars Day: by sharing your nerdly pleasures with your friends who haven't discovered them yet.

 

 

Lovefool 04.28.14 | Don’t Forget About Me

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 28 April 2014 22:18

When life's getting crazy, it can be helpful to read about someone else's craziness, like the party night that awaits hitlady stars of Nick Spencer's Forgetless.

 

   

Lovefool 04.14.14 | Coming Out of the Cold

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

Lovefool makes it personal this week, checking in with her thoughts on Captain America: The Winter Soldier and how the film's theme coming to terms with the world around you really hit close to home.

 

 

Lovefool 03.24.14 | Say Your Right Words

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Written by Erin Jameson Tuesday, 25 March 2014 20:26

A little insensitivity distracted Lovefool from a night that should have been all about the love, and she's got a simple request to help elevate the discourse.

 

   

Image Comics 03.05.14 | Dark Times

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Tuesday, 04 March 2014 14:19

DarknessVT01-HeaderFirst, the Roman Empire is on the edge of collapse, and the barbarian leader wakes up in a mass grave in The Darkness: Vicious Traditions. Afterwards, space captain Honor Harrington relays her epic adventures on the eve of her execution in the kick-off of the epic series, Tales of Honor #1.


 

Lovefool 03.03.14 | Homonyms in the Snow

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Written by Erin Jameson Sunday, 02 March 2014 20:34

Lovefool declares Danica Novgorodoff's new graphic novel The Undertaking of Lily Chen "a book to be experienced, not simply enjoyed."

 

   

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