A dense, vibrating, genre-destroying and rebuilding cross-hatching of passionate comics-making and calibrated risk-taking. Continue reading


Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend

Charles Rodrigues and “sick” humor. Continue reading


Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story

Can the creator of Goon on the Moon handle a biography of one of the most important women of the 20th century? Duh. Continue reading


Treasury of Mini Comics Volume 1

Michael Dowers has taken it upon himself to capture and archive some of these rarities for posterity, before they are forever lost to the ravages of time. Continue reading


The Original Daredevil Archives

Dark Horse continues its wonderfully-produced reprint series here, a series that is intermittently replete with historical significance for the field, innovative art for the time, and perfectly dreadful hackery in plot and artistic execution. Continue reading


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