21 Jack Kirby: Behind the Lines

“Do I Have the Guts to Defy Odin Once Again?”

A new column focusing on the authorship of Jack Kirby. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (8/28/13 – Scenes from the Development of a Photorealist)

An evolution in comics, from cradle to grave. Continue reading

a Hare Tonic

The Locher Legend

Dick Locher Retires After Four Decades of Politics and Cops and Robbers Continue reading

Kull #9 Riff Raff

American Pickers

I “appraised” a Bronze Age comic book collection. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (8/21/13 – For Great Justice)

RESOLVED: Need humor be funny? Ha! Every week, this column argues the negative. [WEBCOMICS INSIDE] Continue reading

IMG_1195 Comics of the Weak

Pancakes Are Good For Me

Reviews of Lone Wolf and Cub, Paul Pope, Kick-Ass 3, Prophet, and Optic Nerve. Continue reading

Gary Panter Riff Raff

Ye Olde Art Comics Review

In which I “review” old art comics from my collection. Continue reading

a Common Currency

Institution and Individual

The winners in the main categories at this year’s Angoulême festival raise interesting questions about French cartooning and satire. Continue reading