REVIEWS

The New Mutants: Demon Bear

The ‘80s were a strange time over at the House of Ideas. At the time the first stories excerpted in this thin volume were originally released, Marvel’s mutant mania stage was just starting to settle in; the X-Men were so … Continue reading

 

Young Terrorists Vol. 1

The problem with Young Terrorists isn’t that it isn’t about anything, but that it’s about too much. There’s a lot of plot, a lot of exposition, a lot of characters. Charts and graphs are employed. Every character has backstory and … Continue reading

 

Macanudo Vol. 1-3 and Macanudo: Olga Rules!

By all rights, Macanudo should have charmed the pants off of me. Its creator, the Argentinian artist known as Liniers, has an appealing, confident, warm, and rubbery art style that’s perfect for the sort of daily humor strip he’s creating. … Continue reading

 

Die Laughing

A haggard, silhouetted man stumbles across a snowy landscape. The terrain is vastly black, a blank white curve of snow accentuated by black night sky only a solid layer of ink can provide. The stumbling man casts a more energetic … Continue reading

 

Rock Steady

In Ellen Forney’s Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life, you’ll learn how to make a game of taking your meds by swallowing them all at once; how to reframe yourself as mysterious when you’re not feeling socially capable; … Continue reading

 

Death or Glory #1

The latest Rick Remender comic-book series, Death or Glory, makes me want to throw in the towel before I’m done reading page one. Full disclosure: I translated the first two volumes of Deadly Class, a previous Rick Remender comic-book series, … Continue reading

 

Mudbite

In Mudbite, Dave Cooper conjures a perverse and lurid dreamworld that seethes and wriggles with its own nightmare logic. The erstwhile hero of this world is Eddy Table, an apparent alter-ego for Cooper himself. Mudbite collects two new Eddy Table adventures, “Mud … Continue reading

 

Everywhere Disappeared

Everywhere Disappeared is a collection of Patrick Kyle’s short comics from 2013 to 2016. When I reach for Patrick Kyle, I’m looking to really gnaw on the choices he makes for using space. Kyle uses each page as a whole … Continue reading