REVIEWS

Infidel

Infidel will disturb you, but it’s may also send you out with a newfound sense of faith in humanity. Continue reading

 

Passing For Human

Passing for Human does not stoop to simplify for the sake of anyone unwilling to accept Finck’s ruthlessly narrative on its own terms. Continue reading

 

Grip Vol. 1

Pure comics power in the palm of your hand. Continue reading

 

The Whistling Factory

I can’t quite claim to have figured these comics out—at least, not in the sense where I would be expected to account for all the details of the comic. I’m not convinced such an account is possible. The book is defined by its pockmarked discontinuities and disturbances, its absences, avoidances, and alienations. It is a book where something isn’t quite right, where things cannot be made whole. Continue reading

 

Mini kuš! #’s 67-70

The latest quartet of mini-comics from the celebrated Latvian publisher. Continue reading

 

The Prince

It’s a tricky thing, modernizing or adapting a time-honored fable : everybody (presumably, at any rate) already knows the outcome, to be certain, as well as most of the steps it will take to arrive there, so any value you … Continue reading

 

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