Review posts

Grim and Gritty: Freewheel, Volume 2

Posted by on March 5th, 2011 at 6:01 AM

Rob reviews the second collection of Liz Baillie’s webcomic, Freewheel.

Liz Baillie’s ongoing webcomic Freewheel can best be described as a slice-of-life fantasy.  Volume 1 of the series (collecting the first five chapters) introduces us to Jamie, the young

Seeds by Ross Mackintosh

Posted by on March 4th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Seeds reflects the rougher edges of storytelling and pacing to be expected from a beginning writer.

Rough & Tumble: Lewis and Clark

Posted by on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:05 AM

Rob reviews Nick Bertozzi’s historical fiction comic, Lewis and Clark (First Second).

Nick Bertozzi is an alt-cartoonist who’s never been easy to categorize. He comes from a mainstream tradition in some ways but has always had an interest in formalism,

Lenny Zero and the Perps of Mega-City One

Posted by on March 2nd, 2011 at 12:01 AM
For fans of Diggle and Jock’s collaborations on Green Arrow or The Losers, the publication of Lenny Zero should find an already well-established audience and, potentially, the collected softcover could increase interest here in the U.S. for the world of Mega-City One.

Every Bullet Fired: Twilight Of the Assholes

Posted by on February 28th, 2011 at 5:37 AM

Rob reviews Tim Krieder’s collection of political cartoons from 2005-2008, Twilight Of The Assholes (Fantagraphics).

Among the many alternate-world scenarios to consider if Al Gore had won the 2000 Presidential election (or rather, had won the Supreme Court decision) is

Ignatz Update 4: Interiorae #4

Posted by on February 26th, 2011 at 5:43 AM

Rob reviews the fourth and final issue of Gabriella Giandelli’s Interiorae, a title in the joint Fantagraphics/Coconino Press Ignatz series.

Gabriella Giandelli’s Interiorae wound up as one of the most conventional of the Ignatz line of comics.  Of course,

Mickey Mouse #304 by Various

Posted by on February 25th, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison, et al.

Posted by on February 25th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

The often-cited dilemma of following a monthly series versus waiting to read the collection, though, still persists. Morrison, unlike many of today’s other mainstream writers, exists quite well within both camps.

Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein by Dick Briefer with an Introduction by Craig Yoe

Posted by on February 24th, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Altogether, a nifty package and a delightful read.

The Best American Comics 2010 Neil Gaiman, guest editor; Jessica Abel and Matt Madden series editors

Posted by on February 24th, 2011 at 2:00 PM
Toward the end of that facile Introduction, one that dabbles in a faux-pamphlet comic-scripting format for the rubes, Gaiman suggests a “real title” for the volume as “A Sampler: Some Really Good Comics, Including Extracts from Longer Stories We Thought Could Stand on Their Own” and, as such, finds “It’s not half bad.” The Best American Comics this year, every year, any year, needs to be better than that.

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