Review 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.

Review 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.

Review 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.

©Lilli Carre

Review Casanova Vol. 1: Luxuria, Casanova Gula #1-2

Posted by on February 24th, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Review Ayako by Osamu Tezuka

Posted by on February 24th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Of the darker, more adult-oriented manga of Osamu Tezuka that Vertical Inc. have recently translated and lavishly reprinted for the English-speaking armchair reader, Ayako stands out as the most consistently enigmatic and sophisticated. Originally published in three volumes from 1972-1973, Ayako is Tezuka’s attempt at creating a realist epic by way of a spy drama.

Interviews The Black Panel SDCC ’08, feat. Dwayne McDuffie, Method Man, Faith Cheltenham, Rusty Cundieff, John Dokes, Reginald Hudlin & Denys Cowan

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011 at 6:01 PM

In the event of comics creator Dwayne McDuffie's passing, tcj.com is posting the Black Panel from the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con from its audio archives. Fellow panel participants were rapper Method Man, poet Faith Cheltenham, director Rusty Cundieff, John Dokes (Marvel) and BET's Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan.

Blog Only in the Comics

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011 at 2:29 PM

What Cartooning Can Do That No Other Medium Can

Review SHAZAM: The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Like most of Kidd’s work, the design draws attention to itself rather than providing an unobtrusive platform for displaying the content, a spectacular miscarriage of a book designer’s function.

Interviews David Robertson: An Interview with John Ridgway (Part Two of Two)

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Summer Magic’ in 2000 AD #576, May 28, 1988, written by Alan McKenzie. ©Fleetway Publications. Click to view larger image

In the conclusion of this interview, John Ridgeway talks about craft and computers, his preferred modes of horror, monopoly and distribution, creator's rights and venturing into creator-owned work.

Blog Ignatz Update 3: Grotesque #4

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011 at 5:17 AM

Rob reviews the fourth and final issue of Sergio Ponchionne’s Grotesque, a joint Fantagraphics-Coconino Press production.

Sergio Ponchionne’s conclusion to Grotesque returned to the mind-bending storytelling of the first issue, tying together loose story threads in a manner that

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