REVIEWS

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

 

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

Sheets is a fairly standard YA coming of age story, which combines realism and fantasy deftly, if somewhat predictably. Continue reading