Nick Gurewitch returns with an untitled two-page strip that shall henceforth be named âMagneto: Refrigerator Magnet of Galactus,â and Kate Beatonâs âA Distractionâ has Kraven the Hunter saying, âYou may not go home until tonight has been magical.â
Posts Tagged ‘Gilbert Hernandez’
Eric Reynolds and Chris Mautner conclude their conversation about the 20th issue of the indy anthology Mome.
In #19, Reynolds shifted gears and used fewer but longer entries to put together perhaps the single best issue of the entire series (only #12 surpasses it in my estimation). Beyond its quality, Mome 19 also seems to be the issue that best reflects Reynolds’ taste as an editor. Reynolds has always been more on the underground side of the fence than in the literary fiction camp when it comes to comics. This issue’s mix of the transgressively funny, pulpish noir, surrealism, scatology and innovation was sequenced in such a way that every transition from story to story was nearly seamless. More importantly, the stories frequently complemented each other in a way that acted as a form of editorial storytelling on its own.
Fantagraphics;Â 596 pp.,Â $39.99; B&W, Hardcover; ISBN: 97815609796
In ambition, breadth and heft, this far-ranging compilation is the worthy companion to Gilbertâs formidable Palomar volume. While capable of standing on its own, Luba is very much the continuing story of …
Clough reviews Gilbert Hernandez’ pulpy graphic novel, THE TROUBLEMAKERS (Fantagraphics).
Previously:Â Part Four
After deciphering the various code words, the final section of Birdland appears to be a puzzling dismissal of the major social philosophies of life.Â But if science, religion and mythology are not âthe answers,â …
Previously: Part Three.
Birdland Second Two
Following Fritzâs revelation is a confusing but brilliant section in which the reader is meant to experience a series of visions under hypnosis.Â To enhance this trance-like effect, the storytelling is …
It wasnât until A Book of Dreams was released that people realized the extent of Wilhelm Reichâs paranoid delusions in his later years.Â Among his many outrageous theories, Reich believed that aliens were depleting the orgone …
Previously: Part One.
Birdland was originally published as a three-issue miniseries in 1990, with an additional fourth issue released as Vol. 2 a year later. This final issue functions as something of an epilogue to the first …
âBirdland Reconsideredâ: The roots of Gilbert Hernandezâ sex comic in Reichâs orgone energy.Posted by Marc Sobel on November 30th, 2009 at 5:45 PM
Published by Eros Comix
Original series was four comic books (Birdland vol. 1 #1-3, vol. 2 #1), 1990-1991
Expanded version (Eros, 1992) contains 15 pages of new material, including the one-page strip, âTierra de Pajaroâ from True North #2, …