REVIEWS

Upgrade Soul

What if you could be your best self?  This is a question that’s familiar to the point of banality in a lot of genre fiction, from the heroic ideals of superhero comics to the transhumanist shadings of a lot of … Continue reading

 

Sheets

Sheets is a fairly standard YA coming of age story, which combines realism and fantasy deftly, if somewhat predictably. Continue reading

 

Love Letters to Jane’s World

The theme of the book is celebratory and warm, showcasing the strip’s breadth across multiple decades and formats while also congratulating Braddock for her run. Continue reading

 

Poochytown

For a book with the decadence, the visual languor that Poochytown boasts, the momentum that Woodring musters by casually unrolling wonders and oddities is perhaps the oddest thing on display. Like all the best comics, it’s easier to read than it is not to. Continue reading

 

Coyote Doggirl

Meet Coyote Doggirl (CD). Half dog, half coyote, all attitude, CD not only marches to the beat of her own drum, but she probably made the drum herself from an animal she personally hunted and skinned. Continue reading

 

Spain, Volume 1: Street Fighting Men

Spain Rodriguez was a living legend in multiple ways that may very well grow more difficult to understand with the passing years since his death in 2012. For one thing, now little recalled outside of his adopted zone of activity, … Continue reading

 

The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories

Marguerite Dabaie’s The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories unfolds the serious and often stigmatic experience of being an Arab-American. This collection of short comics has been ten years in the making. Dabaie first self-published several of these stories because … Continue reading

 

NOW #3

The one thing Now is best at is showing exactly how much the comics canon has been blown open in the last ten years. Continue reading