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Prison Pit: Book Three

Does Ryan attempt to top a protracted sequence graphically detailing the rape of a semi-anthropomorphized female pterodactyl? Continue reading


Touch Sensitive

Chris Ware goes digital? Continue reading


Any Empire

Nate Powell’s second graphic novel is about youth and war and violence, played out in a small town somewhere in the American South. Continue reading


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 1969

This is one of two comics to come out this year whose climactic oomph relies on an image of (let’s be up front about this) John Constantine. Continue reading


Little Nothings, Vol. 4: My Shadow In The Distance

Originally drawn in 2009, the fourth translated volume of Lewis Trondheim’s Little Nothings diary strip now pushes the series up near the 500-page mark. It’s simultaneously Trondheim’s most disposable work and some of his best. Entirely free of genre and … Continue reading


Liar’s Kiss

The story of Liar’s Kiss is formulaic and ultimately forgettable, but it shows the strengths as well as the weaknesses of its genre. Continue reading



MK Reed’s forte has always been her dialogue, and this is a crucial part of the success of her mainstream-publisher debut Americus. It helps that in Jonathan Hill, she has an artistic collaborator whose sensibilities—in terms of body language, nuance, and … Continue reading

LOEG 1969 cover

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 1969

Is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen past its sell-by date? Is the latest chapter as oppressive as the last? Where have all the flowers gone? Continue reading