Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 04 December 2008 17:00
A look at two interesting new minicomics, both written and drawn at least in part by local talents.
Written by Jason Green Thursday, 27 November 2008 17:00
A ragtag band of soldiers fight to rebuild a nation shattered by war in this awkwardly titled new action series.
Written by Jaffa Aharonov Thursday, 27 November 2008 17:00
Los Bros Hernandez return with two new releases: one their first foray into the annual graphic novel format, the other a collection of odds and sods.
Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 20 November 2008 17:00
Underground-comics pioneer Kim Deitch is joined by his brothers and father for a Deitch-a-palooza that treads where memoir meets wild, wishful fantasy.
Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Thursday, 13 November 2008 17:00
This dark and fantastic manga explores the life of Robert Johnson, the Depression-era musician who (supposedly) sold his soul to the Devil to become the greatest Blues player who ever lived.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 13 November 2008 17:00
CAPCOM's famed video game attorney reaches the comic book page in this new anthology.
Written by Jason Green Thursday, 13 November 2008 17:00
Thor's got daddy issues, and he sets out to settle 'em Mjolnir-style in Thor: Man of War by Matt Fraction, Clay Mann, and Patrick Zircher, while Wolvie battles bikers in Wolverine: Flies to a Spider #1 by Gregg Hurwitz and Jerome Opena.
Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 06 November 2008 17:00
The disgruntled and disaffected offering long internal ruminations of the glass-is-half-empty variety in Tim Lane's new graphic novel.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 06 November 2008 17:00
Send yourself back to the days when men were men, women wore toreador pants, and faux-Polynesian culture was all the rage.
Written by Eddie Argos Saturday, 01 November 2008 03:23
Art Brut singer Eddie Argos turns the tables on a fellow rocker with a look at My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way's Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, plus a look at the DC Comics Encyclopedia.
Written by Gabe Bullard Thursday, 30 October 2008 17:00
IDW offers up an intro to the presidential candidates courtesy of this pair of just-the-facts-ma'am biographies (in comic book form) of Barack Obama and John McCain.
Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Thursday, 30 October 2008 17:00
Just in time for Halloween, Mushishi gives the thrills of spirits mingling with mortals, and the dark chill of what is left after such encounters.
Written by Jason Green Thursday, 30 October 2008 17:00
Marvel previews their upcoming take on the L. Frank Baum classic in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Sketchbook, Stephen King's The Stand turns 30 just in time for The Stand: Captain Trips #3, War Machine makes way for his own solo series in Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #35, and Madelyne Pryor returns in Uncanny X-Men #503.
Written by Jason Green Friday, 24 October 2008 08:41
Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Maus, collects his boldly experimental 1970s works.
Written by Jason Green Thursday, 23 October 2008 17:00
There's big doin's a'transpirin' at Marvel over the next three months! First in November, Danny Ketch returns to steal back the mantle of Spirit of Vengeance from Johnny Blze in Ghost Rider #29. In December, Marvel kicks off another adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi franchise in Ender's Shadow: Battle School #1. And in January, Marvel ties in with their hit action figure line in Super Hero Squad: Hero Up!
Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 23 October 2008 17:00
Boobs Pooter offers up "The World's Funniest Joke," a magnum opus of poop and vomit jokes, in this latest offering from gross-out king Johnny Ryan.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 16 October 2008 17:00
An "interesting" collection of short stories from Arina Tanemura (Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Full Moon wo Sagashite).
Written by Eddie Argos Thursday, 16 October 2008 17:00
Life as a rock star doesn't leave much time for readin', so this time out, Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos has time for just one comic book: Booster Gold #13. (Yeah, him again.)
Written by Jason Green Thursday, 16 October 2008 17:00
The House of Ideas celebrates the Big Seven-Oh in 2009, and they're kicking off the celebration this January! Plus more from the far-flung future: a six-page preview of the much-anticipated Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1 by Kurt Busiek and Jay Anacleto.
Written by Jason Green Thursday, 16 October 2008 17:00Sabretooth guest-stars as Wolverine's early days are revealed in Weapon X: First Class #1, plus it's Shell-Head vs. Web-Head in Invincible Iron Man #7, the Eternals battle the Young Gods in Eternals Annual #1, and Jim Valentino returns to Guardians of the Galaxy for a variant cover.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 09 October 2008 17:00
Does your entire knowledge of existentialism come from the Simpsons quote "Camus can do Sartre is smar-tre"? Then do yourself a favor and check out this handy guide to all things existential, courtesy of author David Cogswell.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 09 October 2008 17:00
The sushi-obsessed daughter of a pastry chef and the pastry-obsessed son of a sushi chef join forces in this culinary delight.
Written by Gabe Bullard Thursday, 09 October 2008 17:00
Not so much a book as a collection of stories and collages, What It Is cranks Lynda Barry's self-examination to the extreme, forcing the reader to focus on the bogglinglying brilliant combination of wide-ruled notebooks, cartoons, construction paper and words clipped from old paperbacks.
Written by Jason Green Thursday, 09 October 2008 17:00
A Sixties hero returns with Iron Man on his tale in Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #1 from Kevin Grevioux and Mat Broome.
Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 09 October 2008 17:00A collection of 14 wordless, black-and-white adventures starring Jim Woodring's Frank.
Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 08 October 2008 09:13
Two best-selling authors' best selling creations hit stands in comic book form today! Check out a 7-page preview of the Orson Scott Card sci-fi epic Ender's Game: Battle School #1 and 6 pages from the adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower: Treachery #2, both on sale now.
Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Friday, 03 October 2008 02:11
These two instructional collections promise both drawing tutorials and your own handy sketchbook, but on both fronts come up lacking.
Written by Steve Higgins Thursday, 02 October 2008 17:00
Eisner-nominated artist Danica Novgorodoff explores her surreal side in her full-length debut.
Written by Jason Green Thursday, 02 October 2008 17:00
Spinning webs any size and catching bears just like flies, look out, 'cuz Stephen Colbert teams up with ol' Web-Head in Amazing Spider-Man #573, plus Lady Bullseye contines to raise hell in Hell's Kitchen in Daredevil #112 and Scalped's Jason Aaron returns to the Canadian Canucklehead in Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1.
Written by Eddie Argos Sunday, 28 September 2008 11:11
Better late than never, Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos returns with another dispatch, this time tackling DC's new Mexican hero Blue Beetle and the "indescribably good" Y: The Last Man.
Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 25 September 2008 17:00
Nate "Please Release"Powell's latest is the tale of two young people on the twisted road through blossoming schizophrenia—or is it?
Written by Jason Green Thursday, 25 September 2008 17:00
Storm must choose between her mutant heritage and the Wakandan throne in X-Men: Worlds Apart #1, plus the secret of Subject X in Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #1 and the return of the former Spirit of Vengeance in Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch #1.
Written by Carlos Ruiz Thursday, 25 September 2008 17:00
You might expect a comic about battle between gruesome zombies, malevolent robots, and sexy Amazons to be pandering garbage, but this gorgeously illustrated tale with a Freudian twist is anything but.
Written by Steve Higgins Thursday, 25 September 2008 17:00Kazu Kibuishi's famed anthology series continues to earn its sterling reputation.
Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 24 September 2008 03:41
Marvel Comics offers a special preview of Samurai: Legend #1, the latest from their partnership with French publisher Soleil, on sale today.
Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Friday, 19 September 2008 09:14
The mushi live on the border between worlds, but that doesn't keep them from disrupting the lives of everyday people. Only the mushishi can see them, and only they can stop the creatures' deadly effects.
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