Review posts

Minis Monday: Werewolf!!

Posted by on September 20th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
The single most invigorating aspect of Team Werewolf's regard for the titular subject in this anthology is their multiplicity of approaches.

The Success of Failure

Posted by on September 20th, 2010 at 9:55 AM
In the best of these one-panel one-shots, Wheeler gives us something more than a gag. He gives us a quick look into an entire life -- or even, an entire way of life. The one image and the one line of text implies, or sometimes contains, a complete story, or perhaps an essay.

Fear Of The Unknown: Indestructible Universe Quarterly

Posted by on September 20th, 2010 at 5:02 AM

Rob reviews the fourth and fifth issues of Indestructible Universe Quarterly, by Morgan Pielli.

Morgan Pielli’s Indestructible Universe Quarterly (henceforth IUQ) minicomics series is a one-man anthology featuring new stories, reprints and a print serialization of a webcomic.  Pielli’s

Journalista for Sept. 20, 2010: A better tomorrow

Posted by on September 20th, 2010 at 2:48 AM
Ramon Marcelino dies ♦ suspect in attempted Killer Danish Muhammed Cartoons letter bomb arrested ♦ more

American Nightmare: Smuttynose

Posted by on September 18th, 2010 at 5:35 AM

Rob reviews the first three issues of Bob Oxman’s Smuttynose, an account of a grisly murder spree in 1870s America.

Rick Geary hasn’t entirely cornered the market on depictions of famous murders in comics form.  The three issues to

Wheelhouse: Walt & Skeezix Book Four: 1927-1928

Posted by on September 17th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Clough reviews the long-awaited fourth volume of Drawn & Quarterly's reprint of Frank King's classic Gasoline Alley, Walt & Skeezix.

New Books From Scholastic

Posted by on September 15th, 2010 at 5:51 AM

Rob reviews two new books from children’s publisher Scholastic: Amulet Volume 3: The Cloud Searchers, by Kazu Kibuishi; and Bone: Tall Tales, by Jeff Smith & Tom Sniegoski.

Scholastic is best known as the publisher that distributes the

Never Forget, Never Forgive

Posted by on September 15th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The Israeli cartoonist Rami Efal was recently nominated for the Ignatz Award for "Promising New Talent" for his self-published graphic novel, Never Forget, Never Forgive, which was originally serialized as a webcomic on The book is a historical fiction set in feudal Japan and chronicles the "Great Onin War for the throne of Kyoto," a struggle between the Okumura and Miyamoto tribes, two embittered clans locked in combat for decades. Within this context, Efal explores the impact of war and its lingering after-effects on one family.

FDR and the New Deal For Beginners, by Paul Buhle, Sabrina Jones and Harvey Pekar

Posted by on September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 PM

FDR and the New Deal for Beginners. Written by Paul Buhle; comics by Sabrina Jones; afterword by Harvey Pekar. Danbury, CT: For Beginners, 2010. 160 pp; $14.99 pb; numerous black-and-white illustrations and short stories. ISBN: 978-1-934389-50-8.

The epic story

Minis Monday: Big Sexy

Posted by on September 13th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
While some of the offerings do their level best at more straightforward pornography (without it necessarily being, you know, straight) most are better served with sex and prominent sex integrated into the rest of human experience.

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