Elements: Fire

It’s difficult to keep up quality and continuity in an anthology that has an open call for submissions. It’s doubly hard to do so when you have something of a gimmick as a theme. It takes an editor with a … Continue reading


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount

The strange power held by the extended TMNT universe must, I’m afraid, remain a mystery. Continue reading


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount

This oddity of our current golden age of trade paperback collections, wherein every comic book once published with staples must be republished with a spine for the bookshelf, is part of IDW Publishing’s fruitful relationship with Kevin Eastman, one half … Continue reading


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 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



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