REVIEWS

Niki De Saint Phalle: The Garden Of Secrets

Writing a biography in comics is tricky. How does one cram the essence of a life into under two hundred pages? Is it possible to get across just why a person is important? Furthermore, how is the task complicated with … Continue reading

 

A House In The Jungle

Ingredients this tepid cannot sustain continued interest. Continue reading

 

Petey & Pussy: Puppy Love

The surface simplicity of John Kerschbaum’s work has always belied the complexity of its underlying structure. To be sure, the humorist is first and foremost a gag man, dating back to his Xeric grant-winning series The Wiggly Reader back in … Continue reading

 

Frankenstein

In this adaptation we get another side of Ito’s post-Lovecraftian thinking, the willingness of people to contort themselves along a grotesque arithmetic that we can comprehend but defies understanding. Continue reading

 

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

Affected hopelessness for shits and giggles just ain’t doing it for me in 2018, but then, it rarely has. Continue reading

 

Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics

“In 1996, several new Latinos were born—and reborn,” Frederick Luis Aldama writes in the first chapter of Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics. “DC’s Chuck Dixon (writer) and Robert Campanella (artist) give the Green Lantern a Latino makeover with Kyle Rayner’s … Continue reading

 

Roly Poly

Ours is a culture that is both deeply sexist and increasingly shallow, where a widely-held prejudice assumes any woman of a certain level of attractiveness to be the most shallow of all. Impressively stylish yet bereft of meaning, Daniel Semana’s … Continue reading

 

Garlandia

While I wouldn’t call Garlandia a masterful piece of storytelling, Mattotti has total control over his medium, and it’s his careful attention to visual world-building that makes it an artistic triumph worthy of experiencing. Continue reading