Weapons of the Metabaron

If bad publicity is better than no publicity, then Weapons of the Metabaron is comfortably ahead of nearly every other Franco-Belgian genre comic currently in English release. Continue reading


The Complete Peanuts: 1979-1980

These strips mostly date from my early childhood years, which is to say, the late seventies to mid-eighties – not generally considered Peanuts’ best era. Continue reading


City-Hunter Magazine #1

An odd little magazine that walks on the outer fringes of what most would consider “comics,” while showcasing a barrage of imagery from one of the medium’s most exciting visual stylists. Continue reading


The Art of Jim Starlin: A Life in Words and Pictures

A Life In Words and Pictures will please those who know the difference between Infinity Crusade and Infinity Wars and Infinity Abyss, but may not be so appealing to the uninitiated. Continue reading


Bakuman, Vols. 1-3

At first glance, Bakuman doesn’t seem to have much in common with Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s other manga series, the astoundingly popular and highly influential Death Note. Continue reading


Johnny Red: Falcons’ First Flight

Falcons’ First Flight isn’t concerned with class warfare or war-is-hell parables. Pure excitement is the primary concern. Continue reading


New Character Parade

Discerning a connection between Johnny Ryan’s work and stupid garbage is almost too easy—his relentless attraction to kitsch and excreta as ideal subjects creates a kind of smokescreen of doyyyy that makes it difficult to recognize his remarkable creativity. Continue reading


The Cardboard Valise

The Cardboard Valise, Ben Katchor’s latest collection of loosely intertwined comic strips, feels like something you can open up, fall into, and stroll around in. Continue reading