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Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick

One weird trick: Matt Fraction made a case for himself as a comedy writer before ever writing an outright comedy. Continue reading


Petty Theft

Petty Theft begins with “Pascal,” the author’s autobiographical stand-in, in dire straits: he’s just broken up with his live-in girlfriend of nine years, he’s temporarily crashing with friends, and he’s injured himself while out for a run. Continue reading


Genius, Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth

For a series that claims to be the definitive statement on Toth, this falls short, because the text does not do justice to its subject. Continue reading


It Never Happened Again: Two Stories

Sam Alden is among the most gifted of the young cartoonists I’ve come across in recent years. He has already established a sizable, rabid fan base through his Tumblr and deservedly won the Promising New Talent nod at last year’s … Continue reading


Bad for You: Exposing the War on Fun!

This one is chock-full of information, but presented so well that the details are destined to move easily, and usefully, into young minds. Continue reading


Popeye, The Classic Newspaper Comics — Volume One: 1986-1989

About halfway through Popeye, The Classic Newspaper Comics — Volume One: 1986-1989, underground comix boundary pusher turned syndicated strip jobber Bobby London’s aggressively contemporary take on our beloved sailorman, we find the Sea Hag (frequent nemesis to Popeye since 1929) … Continue reading


Andre the Giant: Life and Legend

Box Brown’s Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, a cradle-to-grave comics biography, is the latest work to explore the tension between, well, Andre Roussimoff’s life and his legend. Continue reading



A collection of the long-running cult minicomic out of Toronto. Continue reading