REVIEWS

Street Angel Vs Ninjatech

Since reviving Street Angel in 2017, Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca have used the series of one-offs to mess around with storytelling on every level, frequently switching styles and genres, chasing ideas down alleys and into gutters, and packing a … Continue reading

 

Marilyn’s Monsters

Myths are a great temptation for any storyteller. Who wouldn’t want to play around with cultural icons and archetypes, with names and images that resonate before you’ve even finished saying “Once upon a time…”? But myths pose a great danger … Continue reading

 

Vanishing Act

“A Vanishing Act is impotent and aimless. It revels in its own futility. Until the subject matter fades from view, takes with it all measure of reality and leaves you with a thinning thread.” -M. Fallotin, Vanishing Act Roman Muradov’s … Continue reading

 

The Labyrinth

First published in 1960 and back in print again from the New York Review of Books, Saul Steinberg’s The Labyrinth condenses the modern and the mythic into 250 pages of strange and wonderful cartoons. The fourth of Steinberg’s seven major compilations, The Labyrinth covers his … Continue reading

 

Piero

This book is brisk and elliptical, so I too will attempt to be brief. Edmond Baudoin’s memoir of a cloistered childhood in Nice and the brother he shared it with is a truly beautiful sliver of comics. More than this, … Continue reading

 

LAAB #0

In the canon of the Western cultural consciousness, the black body and its attendant meanings have historically been portrayed as an afterthought, if at all. The salient fact of their humanity often begrudged, people of color had been, and in … Continue reading

 

Wonder Woman Earth One Vol. 2

In Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 2 Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette come as close as anyone ever has to turning feminist psychologist and jovial crank William Marston’s original feminist fantasy for kids into a modern adventure story for adults. … Continue reading

 

Vagabond Valise

But even though the contents sufficiently sad, I’m not sure that’s enough to make Valise good. Continue reading