REVIEWS

Plaza

This might not be the best Yuichi Yokoyama comic, but it’s definitely the most Yuichi Yokoyama comic. For my money, the enigmatic mangaka is the contemporary cartoonist whose work carries the highest sum total of uniqueness and quality – the guy out there right … Continue reading

 

Sea of Stars #1

For the most part, Jason Aaron’s creative approach has been to take whatever subject matter that’s presented to him either by a genre or assignment and take it squarely into his aesthetic. His Ghost Rider run was posited as a … Continue reading

 

Red Ultramarine

For a few brief moments, it hits dazzling heights, but it cannot sustain itself and crashes into the sea. Continue reading

 

Walt & Skeezix: 1933-1934

publishing venture as venerable as what D& Q is doing with King’s work inevitably doesn’t invite the same level of excitement as brand new books by rising talents, which might be why new volumes have become less heralded over the past decade. But this is still one of comics’ all-time publishing endeavors, one that fully earns its stewardship of one of our all-time greatest works. Continue reading

 

At the End of Your Tether #1

Ugly and boring and terrible. An early scene in Adam Smith and VV Glass’s At the End of Your Tether features a bully dressed as if the Karate Kid was fully relevant to our culture in 2019 buying a motorcycle … Continue reading

 

Slightly Plural

Marnie Galloway began her career with In the Sounds and Seas, a silent comic about the creative, gestational spirit of women. Her comic Slightly Plural is a more literal representation of motherhood—both giving birth and the quotidian experience of being … Continue reading

 

Motel Universe

Drescher’s debut graphic novel is a wild and surreal science-fiction fantasy, infused with plenty of sociopolitical satire. Continue reading

 

Dry County

Rich Tommaso’s Dry County has a regular-guy protagonist, Lou Rossi, who plays at being a detective. It’s hard to blame him for this bit of make-believe after he stumbles into what anybody would recognize as the start of a mystery. … Continue reading