If there’s a villain to be found in Leela Corman’s return to comics, Unterzakhn, it’s hypocrisy. Continue reading



Every story carries with it stories that aren’t told—versions of itself that might have unfolded had the author chosen slightly different paths for his or her characters. By making a decision to tell a tale in a particular way, all … Continue reading

The Furry Trap

The Furry Trap

If the stories in Simmons’ new collection The Furry Trap, were designed to simply freak readers out, they would end in a page or two. But Simmons sticks with his ugly ideas, until the fucked-up-ness is no longer scary or even funny, and just kind of sits there to turn over in your brain. Shock seems besides the point. Continue reading


Monsieur Jean: The Singles Theory

What distinguishes this book from the typical slice-of-life indy book is Dupuy & Berberian’s sharp sense of comic timing. Continue reading


Batman: Earth One

Why does this comic exist? Continue reading


Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoons

Mary Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, on March 25, 1925. She grew up there and in Milledgeville, a farming town of 6000, a shy, socially awkward, devout Catholic — of a self-described “thirteenth century” persuasion — in thick … Continue reading


Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth

In his first book, Chad takes the blank-faced titular hero and puts him through a series of clever formal traps. Continue reading


The Walking Dead #100

Despite its problems, The Walking Dead remains one of the most compelling monthly genre comics on the stands. Continue reading