REVIEWS

Bakuman, Vols. 1-3

At first glance, Bakuman doesn’t seem to have much in common with Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s other manga series, the astoundingly popular and highly influential Death Note. Continue reading

 

Johnny Red: Falcons’ First Flight

Falcons’ First Flight isn’t concerned with class warfare or war-is-hell parables. Pure excitement is the primary concern. Continue reading

 

New Character Parade

Discerning a connection between Johnny Ryan’s work and stupid garbage is almost too easy—his relentless attraction to kitsch and excreta as ideal subjects creates a kind of smokescreen of doyyyy that makes it difficult to recognize his remarkable creativity. Continue reading

 

The Cardboard Valise

The Cardboard Valise, Ben Katchor’s latest collection of loosely intertwined comic strips, feels like something you can open up, fall into, and stroll around in. Continue reading

 

Daytripper

The creators of Daytripper want nothing less than to convince you that the world is a wonderful place. To which I want to add, “Yes, but only sometimes.” Continue reading