Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips Volume One: 1967-1969

Has time passed Tarzan by? Continue reading


Jupiter’s Legacy

I’ve been made to understand over the past year that it’s considered extremely gauche to bring your own personality or experience to the table when writing comic book criticism, so I’ll try and get that part out of the way … Continue reading


Marble Season

Gilbert Hernandez’s quasi-autobiographical Marble Season is a remarkable work of verisimilitude as well as a gift to his long-time fans. Continue reading


Society Is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy at the Dawn of the American Comic Strip 1895-1915

An enormous revelation of a book. Continue reading


New School

or: FUCKING GUERNICA IN THE ASS Continue reading



On the first page of her Journal, French-Canadian artist Julie Delporte writes, “Here we go. We’ve decided not to live together any more. I’m experimenting with colours as we’re experimenting with new lives… improvising a lot.” That encapsulates perfectly this … Continue reading


Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life

I became interested in this book when I saw it in passing in Angouleme last year. It had won the ‘revelation’ award the previous year, which sounds self-explanatory. But its look drew me to it. There are now enough divisions … Continue reading


The End Of The Fucking World

TEOTFW feels like Forsman’s comics PhD project. Continue reading