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Xombi #1

Xombi #1 is an object lesson in how modern mainstream comics can be good in almost every way, and still come out unsatisfying. Continue reading


Empire State

When compared against the best moments in what’s considered his breakout work, Bookhunter, Meanwhile read like a victory-lap turned middle-fingers-extended snarl. Continue reading


Finder: Voice

Finder is solid sci-fi of the kind they were making in the 1970s. Continue reading


Love from the Shadows

Reading Love from the Shadows left me annoyed, cranky, baffled, disappointed, and breast-fixated, as has most of Beto’s work in recent years. Continue reading


R.I.P.: Best of 1985-2004

If only the horror stories contained in this best-of anthology by scratchboard-wielding German cartoonist Thomas Ott were half as well considered or painstakingly rendered as the luminous black and white art. Continue reading


A Single Match

Comics pundits will be scratching their heads over Oji Suzuki’s A Single Match, the latest entry in Drawn & Quarterly’s ongoing line of gekiga books. Continue reading



A long out of print political classic returns in Dutch. Continue reading


Night Animals

Brecht Evens’ gorgeous pamphlet Night Animals is one more entry in the Little Nemo column: a surface-level book that hints frustratingly at greater depths which prove difficult to actually access. Continue reading