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Monsieur Jean: The Singles Theory

What distinguishes this book from the typical slice-of-life indy book is Dupuy & Berberian’s sharp sense of comic timing. Continue reading


Batman: Earth One

Why does this comic exist? Continue reading


Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoons

Mary Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, on March 25, 1925. She grew up there and in Milledgeville, a farming town of 6000, a shy, socially awkward, devout Catholic — of a self-described “thirteenth century” persuasion — in thick … Continue reading


Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth

In his first book, Chad takes the blank-faced titular hero and puts him through a series of clever formal traps. Continue reading


The Walking Dead #100

Despite its problems, The Walking Dead remains one of the most compelling monthly genre comics on the stands. Continue reading


Fatima: The Blood Spinners #1

Some comics are created to tell a story, others to solve a problem, others to scratch an itch. Continue reading


The House That Groaned

This comic is as much a story of body horror as it is a slice-of-life comedy; it’s an uneasy mix that Fransman springs on an unsuspecting reader with great glee and skill. Continue reading


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 2009

The promise inherent in all Moore’s work is also its peril. The meticulous, ostentatious authored-ness of his writing invites you do dig in and decipher, since there’s so obviously something to be dug into and deciphered. But only up to a point. Continue reading