Review posts

Strange Quality: Strange Tales II #1-3

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
Nick Gurewitch returns with an untitled two-page strip that shall henceforth be named “Magneto: Refrigerator Magnet of Galactus,” and Kate Beaton’s “A Distraction” has Kraven the Hunter saying, “You may not go home until tonight has been magical.”

Schulzian Mysticism: Eden

Posted by on January 10th, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Rob reviews the English debut of Argentinian cartoonist Pablo Holmberg, Eden (Drawn & Quarterly).

Pablo Holmberg, better known in Argentina under his pen name of Kioskerman, makes comics that elude easy description.  They’re about gaps, in-between places and events going

More Mini-Comics: Smith, Baddeley, Mardou

Posted by on January 8th, 2011 at 6:30 AM

Rob reviews another batch of minicomics, including Anais In Paris, by Sacha Mardou; Silent V #3 by Kyle Baddeley; and Two Eyes Of The Beautiful #2, by Ryan Cecil Smith.

Anais In Paris, by Sacha Mardou.  Mardou has

Klas Katt in the Wild West

Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 4:05 AM

Title: Klas Katt i vilda västern

Translation: Klas Katt in the Wild West

By: Gunnar Lundkvist

Language: Swedish

94 pages, b&w and colour, hardcover

Publisher: Kartago Förlag

ISBN: 978-91-86003-45-6

Gunnar Lundkvist is an institution in the Swedish comics culture. He

Mini-Comics Round-Up: Vigneault, Baylis, Fletschinger

Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 3:47 AM

Rob reviews a variety of mini-comics.  Included are So Buttons Holiday Special #1, by Jonathan Baylis, et al; Beloved by E.J. Fletschinger; and Bird Brain #2-4, by Francois Vigneault.

So Buttons Holiday Special #1, by Jonathan Baylis, Thomas Boatwright,

Spider-Man Saga

Posted by on January 4th, 2011 at 1:00 PM
Individual paragraphs in this Saga remind one of the desperate bedtime ploy where, turning the tables on an adult narrator, a child makes up his or her own story to ward off lights out: “… an’ then the dragon comes back but he can’t beat up Frankenstein, who’s a giant now, `cause he’s got a ray gun from these space aliens who came from inside the earth, but they were invisible …”

Tightening The Web: 1-800-MICE #5

Posted by on January 1st, 2011 at 6:18 AM

Rob reviews the fifth issue of Matthew Thurber’s series 1-800-MICE.

If you haven’t read any issues of Matthew Thurber’s brilliant series 1-800-MICE, you’re missing the best that comics has to offer.  It’s part satire,  part farce, part epic.

The best norwegian comics of 2010!

Posted by on December 30th, 2010 at 11:35 AM

2010 was a pretty average year for norwegian comics/graphic novels, well to be honest, a bit below average.

Luckily, it wasn’t the quality that was the problem, but the amount of new books being released.

Since there’s only 4 million

Naoki Urasawa’s “Billy Bat”

Posted by on December 29th, 2010 at 12:13 PM

I chanced being in Japan to pick  up volume 4 of Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki’s “Billy Bat” this month. The premise and conceit of the series are so fascinating I was surprised not to see more written about it.

Lo-Fi Brits: Gin Palace #2 and B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S #2

Posted by on December 29th, 2010 at 6:35 AM

Rob reviews the British anthologies Gin Palace #2, edited by Rob Jackson; and B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S. #2, edited by Francesca Cassavetti.

Great Britain’s small press scene is still a relatively small one, but one can see how certain groups have certain

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