Kickliy’s drawing is the other real mark of difference here. Continue reading


The Strange

Opening up The Strange, I wished there was more context given to the reader, but perhaps that is part of the point: you are thrust into a world that may be confusing and difficult to navigate, just as the protagonist … Continue reading


The King Of Birds

In retrospect, one may remember that fairytales are most often told to children. But while kids will certainly enjoy The King Of Birds, Alexander Utkin imbues this book with an energy that is enchanting to all. Continue reading


I, René Tardi, Prisoner of War in Stalag IIB

Life in the stalag cannot be transcended; enough, for us, that Tardi can haul it out of the morass of history, wipe some of the muck from its features, and make it concrete. Continue reading


Home After Dark

One hopes that Small’s next project will permit a tighter focus. Continue reading


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