REVIEWS

The Great War: July 1, 1916

Sacco’s evenly weighted lines almost have the feel of a medieval etching or a topographical map. And these marks form a landscape that extends both through time and space, which is quite a feat. Continue reading

 

The Strange World of Your Dreams

The actual sensation of reading the book —frequently boring with sudden bursts of more interesting material — actually resembles the sensation of dreaming itself. Continue reading

 

Rage of Poseidon

To be curious about human life, but to abjure human actors: Nilsen revisits this technique in his latest book, Rage of Poseidon. Continue reading

 

The Fifth Beatle

A far from exhaustive look at the under-reported professional life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
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Look Straight Ahead

Psychedelic abstractions are as commonplace as straight, stylish storytelling in the debut graphic novel from Canadian comics creator Elaine M. Will. Continue reading

 

Sammy The Mouse, Book 2

Zak Sally’s personal, visceral, and bleakly hilarious Sammy the Mouse Book 2 sees its assortment of sad sacks and lunatics pulled along in what’s beginning to resemble a plot. Continue reading

 

The Sandman: Overture 1

Neil Gaiman returns to the character that made him famous. Continue reading

 

Fran

Quickly, you realize this is not actually the story of Fran, the character, but a story about her, inseparable from the perspective of Frank, whom we come to realize is a bit more invested in this relationship than is Fran herself. Continue reading