REVIEWS

The Complete Zap Comix

This mammoth edition offers the ideal opportunity to examine the way the periodical evolved, not only in terms of the interaction among its artists but also in terms of subject and form. Continue reading

 

An Iranian Metamorphosis

Mana Neyestani draws a comics memoir about his metamorphosis from newspaper cartoonist to prisoner (and later, to refugee). Continue reading

 

Worst Behavior

How do you take something as complex and confounding as the most tumultuous time in a person’s adult life and make a concise and compelling short story out of it? Annie Mok’s solution: Echo the tumult. Continue reading

 

Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism

An engaging read from start to finish; Berlatsky’s love of Golden Age Wonder Woman comics comes through on every page. Continue reading

 

In Clothes Called Fat

In the world of In Clothes Called Fat, a beautiful appearance isn’t just something to strive for; it determines your lot in life. Continue reading

 

Frontier #6

Emily Carroll’s issue of the Youth in Decline artist showcase takes readers through the history of a violent urban legend. Continue reading

 

Wonder Woman: The Complete Newspaper Strip

It’s rare to get a second chance at a first impression, but William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter got just that when Wonder Woman launched her own newspaper strip in 1944. Continue reading

 

Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books

Michael Barrier has stood at the forefront of animation and comic-book historians for over four decades. His 1970s magazine Funnyworld paved the way for serious discussion about these art forms and the people who defined them. At last, animation and … Continue reading