REVIEWS

The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler

The book’s strongest quality may be that despite its many binary oppositions – good versus evil, Bonhoeffer versus Hitler, and even a two-toned color scheme of green versus red – it presents a fascinating life of moral questions not so easily answered. Continue reading

 

Berlin

The inside cover of Jason Lutes’ compiled Berlin depicts a sprawling map of the city. The map underlies not only the crossroads Berlin and her peoples are certain to face over the course of this text, but also the entangled … Continue reading

 

Kafkaesque

You can tell that this was a rewarding experience for Kuper to create these comics but sometimes exercises like this are more fun for the artist to create than for the reader to enjoy on their own merit. Continue reading

 

A Strange and Beautiful Sound

If a cartoonist strives to tell a mediocre story and is very successful in doing so, is the result of their labor a mediocre comic? Continue reading

 

Beowulf

Santiago García and David Rubin’s graphic novel is not the first comic adaptation of the Old English poem Beowulf, nor will it likely be the last. This latest iteration is, however, the most adventurous. Previous adaptations—i.e. those by Gareth Hinds, … Continue reading

 

Tongues

Nilsen’s inventive register in Tongues though shows an artist surpassing any anxiety of influence. We have here the promise of something original, strange, and engaging. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Continue reading

 

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes #1

My Hero Academia is beloved in Japan, but the series is also popular in the United States.  The original series already has 14 volumes in print from Viz Media. It comes to readers here as part of a new generation … Continue reading

 

Flocks

Flocks is a work of love—a work about love, a work made with love, a work made to express and communicate a love. For all its idiosyncrasies and imperfections, it is a work to be held close to your heart, a work to be cherished. Continue reading