Kingdom Come

J.G. Ballard’s posthumous novel Kingdom Come traces a frighteningly plausible descent from consumerism to fascism to primitivism.
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African-American Classics

This volume, which adapts classics from African-American writers and poets, is the latest entry in an increasingly ambitious line of comics adaptations of public-domain prose. Continue reading

The Bulletproof Coffin #1

The Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred #1

The first volume of David Hine and Shaky Kane’s The Bulletproof Coffin told a story–about an everyman subsumed by funny books, about pre-code comics, about “big two” quasi-monopolization, about creators’ rights–but the six-issue series’ appeal was primarily, aesthetic. Hine’s writing, … Continue reading


The Complete Alan Moore Future Shocks

It’s easy to forget how funny Alan Moore is. Continue reading



A Seth and Chester Brown-approved comic about three guys for whom the mid-70s trend of getting naked and disrupting some sort of public event, thereby freaking out the squares, is a life-consuming hobby. Continue reading


Batman Vs. Robin

Batman vs. Robin is the kind of comic book that makes me wish I’d never heard of superheroes. Continue reading


Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics

Stories about love and human relations. Continue reading


Pornhounds 2

It’s rare that comics created via collaboration between writers and artists attain the level of quality of Sharon Lintz’s Pornhounds series. Continue reading