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That any of this reads at all is impressive; that it reads fluidly and effortlessly as exactly what it is supposed to is clear evidence of a superior talent at work. Continue reading



The standard progression of horror stories, in which events become worse and worse, is often described as “a descent into hell.” Such a descent is the literal plot of Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët’s Satania. Kerascoët, a pseudonym for a married … Continue reading


Twilight of the Bat

This is the second unauthorized Batman comic to be written by Josh Simmons, that unsparing specialist in physical, emotional and moral breakdown. The first one was a self-published minicomic printed in 2007 under the simple title of Batman and subsequently … Continue reading


Voices in the Dark

Ulli Lust’s North American debut, Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, was a harrowing, heartbreaking and incredibly powerful work. Her 2013 graphic novel, Voices in the Dark, released recently in the U.S. by New York … Continue reading


Mini Kuš! Comics #55–58

The tenth anniversary of the Latvian micro-publisher Kuš! brings with it these four mini-comics by four different artists. Continue reading


Tittychop Boobslash

As a trans woman, I’m always on the lookout for good trans comics. The field is smaller than you might think, so I’m excited to pick up new work that approaches gender and bodies from a radical perspective. I’m happy … Continue reading


Punisher: The Platoon #1

When you have characters bludgeoning you with the thematic context of the story every five pages, at a certain point you have to take them at their word. Continue reading


Diaspora Boy: Comics on Crisis in America and Israel

Eli Valley has been torturing tribalist, Occupied Territory-seeking Jewish neoconservative and neoliberal hawks for about a decade now. His art style is utterly unique, a combination of cartoon and comic art all mooshed together, with odd items galore. If many … Continue reading