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Gavin Lees reviews Red Snow

Posted by on December 30th, 2009 at 9:00 AM
After three volumes of Yoshihiro Tatsumi's work, Drawn & Quarterly continue their gekiga renaissance with the publication of Susuma Katsumata's Red Snow. Like the previous releases, this is a collection of short stories from various points in the author's career with various back-matter to put the work in context.

Daytripper #1 reviewed by Gavin Lees

Posted by on December 15th, 2009 at 9:15 AM

Daytripper # 1; Fabio Moon and Gabriel Bá; DC/Vertigo; 22 pp., $2.99

Moon and Bá have finally returned home.  After illustrating the wigged-out superheroics of Casanova and The Umbrella Academy, the Eiser award-winning twins have launched a new series

Crossing the Empty Quarter

Posted by on December 8th, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Crossing the Empty Quarter; Carol Swain; Dark Horse Books; 200 pp., $24.95, Color, Hardcover; ISBN: 978-159582388

In Carol Swain’s short stories, things are never what they seem to be.  That’s not to say that she belabors a tired thread of

Burke & Hare

Posted by on December 2nd, 2009 at 3:37 AM

Burke and Hare by Martin Conaghan; Insomnia Publications; 110 pp., ?12.99; B&W, Softcover; ISBN: 9781905808120

Phantom pipers, white ladies, poltergeists, cóiste bodhar; Edinburgh is a city full of ghosts that have been the basis for much of the city’s

Ball Peen Hammer

Posted by on November 30th, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Ball Peen Hammer: Adam Rapp, writer & George O’Connor, artist; First Second; 142 pp., $17.99; Color, Softcover; ISBN: 9781596433007



“At first I thought he was writing scary stories, but Curl looked in the book and she said it was just

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