Review posts

Simpsons World: The Ultimate Episode Guide

Posted by on February 18th, 2011 at 1:00 AM
“Guide” is a fit if pale description for the tome, one that at least holds a suggestion of the range and breadth of functions here provided to escort and enhance.

A Single Match by Oji Suzuki

Posted by on February 17th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Drawn & Quarterly's series of newly-translated gekiga offers some elegaic comics by Oji Suzuki.

...also: What on earth is happening in this panel?!

Documents of a Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 at 2:00 PM
Zombies' contribution to the literature lies, not in its plot or its premise, but in its form.

Twilight: The Broadcast

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 at 5:45 AM

Rob reviews The Broadcast, by Eric Hobbs & Noel Tuazon (NBM).

The Broadcast reminds me a bit of the old Rod Serling-penned Twilight Zone episode, “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street”.  Writer Eric Hobbs creates dramatic tension by

Recent Examples of Comics-As-Poetry, Part 2: L.Nichols, Malcy Duff

Posted by on February 14th, 2011 at 5:50 AM

Rob concludes his look at recent minis in the category of Comics-As-Poetry with Unrequited Monsters, by L.Nichols, and Two Stories, by Malcy Duff.

Two Stories, by Malcy Duff. This Scottish artist takes an almost entirely visual tack

Moebius Above and Below

Posted by on February 14th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
It says something about the still fledgling status of comics as an institutionally accepted art form that the large Moebius retrospective currently on show at the Fondation Cartier in Paris (until March 15th) is the first of its kind in France. Entitled "Moebius transe-forme," it catches up with a metamorphosis that has been ongoing since the seventies, marking his retardaire arrival as a fine artist in the public consciousness with all the requisite bells and whistles.

Recent Examples of Comics-As-Poetry, Part 1: Jason T. Miles and Aaron Cockle

Posted by on February 12th, 2011 at 5:37 AM

Rob reviews several different comics that tackle the notion of Comics-As-Poetry in their own way.  Included are reviews of Annotated #5, by Aaron Cockle and Pines No. 1, by Jason T. Miles.

I’ve long been interested in two related sorts

The Wolverton Bible: The Old Testament and Book of Revelation through the Pen of Basil Wolverton

Posted by on February 10th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
For some of us, not all of the Wolverton oeuvre can be described as “goofy pictures” decorated with unrelenting visual puns.

THE PANELISTS: Playing at Other-Worlds

Posted by on February 9th, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Today at The Panelists, Charles Hatfield breaks down the bone-crunching, head-raking, death-digging fantascape of James Stokoe's Orc Stain.

Past and Future: Mineshaft #26

Posted by on February 9th, 2011 at 5:07 AM
Rob Clough reviews the 26th issue of the comics zine Mineshaft, edited by Everett Rand and Gioia Palmieri.

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