REVIEWS

Maple Key Comics #1-3

Maple Key Comics is a Mome/Shonen Jump style anthology, with each issue containing a single chapter of a longer serial (usually three to six chapters). Each issue also contains shorter, self-contained stories as well, from a mix of CCS grads, … Continue reading

 

Jupiter’s Legacy #5

Matt returns from retirement for a Listicle. Continue reading

 

Treasury of Mini Comics Volume Two

The third and final volume in Michael Dowers’ selective history of the North American Mini Comics scene, spanning from the late 60’s to recent years Continue reading

 

Wendy

When the idealism of college short circuits after graduation, the question of how to use one’s potential becomes an existential crisis. It’s a crisis both self-important and preposterous enough to provide fertile ground for character development and disillusionment, as well … Continue reading

 

Arsene Schrauwen

This is not real life: It’s a comic book that explicitly calls attention to its own symbolic language. Continue reading

 

Saint Cole

Noah van Sciver is a cartographer of his generation, and the biographical fact that he pays rent by driving to comic shows with his own books makes him an updated Harvey Pekar of sorts. Continue reading

 

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