REVIEWS

War Bears

Having established her comics bonafides with her graphic novel series Angel Catbird, a collaboration with artist Johnnie Christmas, legendary prose writer Margaret Atwood’s second major modern comics work didn’t come as quite as much a surprise, nor did it receive … Continue reading

 

Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny

Screwball follows an isolated strain of comics history as opposed to those other books that tell the whole lot decade by decade or by lining up a canon of masters. Which is not say it isn’t linear: from Fred Opper … Continue reading

 

Wonder Woman Vol. 1: The Just War

Plot amnesia is a popular trope because it’s such a useful way to advance a narrative. In the Bourne films, or Captain Marvel, or any number of pop culture stories, the hero doesn’t remember their backstory. They have to discover … Continue reading

 

This is What Democracy Looks Like

I’m a democratic socialist. The ‘democratic’ part is very important to me, and it’s important to a lot of other people too, because when you live in America and identify as a socialist, you have to spend a lot of … Continue reading

 

The 7 Deadly Sins

The 7 Deadly Sins is a two-fisted tale full of crosses, double-crosses and enough blood to surf from San Antonio to the Gulf. Set between Texas and Comanche land (Comancheria) in 1867, The 7 Deadly Sins sets a septet of … Continue reading

 

The Death of The Master

In, The Death of the Master, one of the characters, fairly early on, says, “If you have a belief in your heart and you keep it there[,] it will almost certainly be real before you know it.” And this, in … Continue reading

 

Creation

A soulful, personal meditation on the changes wrought by gentrification in a large city in the Canadian rustbelt. Continue reading

 

Americana

It is a common experience across the world that there are certain parts of your environment – your neighborhood, your city, your country – that you never really see until you take visitors to see them. You can live within … Continue reading