Tag Archives: Frank Miller

The Dark Knight Returns: Art Makes Sense If You Force It To

A new comics reader decides to cram the titles that comics call their canon. In the first installment, it’s Frank Miller’s take on an aging Batman that gets the spotlight. Continue reading

 

Kazuo Koike, 1936-2019

Remembering the writer of Lone Wolf and Cub, Crying Freeman, Lady Snowblood, and many more things than were deemed fit for our local eyes. Continue reading

 

ED-CMYK: A Survey of RoboCop in Comics (Part Two)

Looking at the best and the worst RoboCop comics, which show that even when a story’s social commentary loses out to the chance to sell a dozen diminished returns, the message can still carry a charge. Continue reading

 

ED-CMYK: A Survey of RoboCop in Comics (Part One)

RoboCop moved from film to comics with an almost pre-programmed inevitability, which doesn’t make the resulting comics any less remarkable—or ironic. Continue reading

 

Give Me Liberty

Marc Sobel takes a long look back at Give Me Liberty, Frank Miler and Dave Gibbons exploration of fascism and heroics, to see if the book got anything accurate with its prediction of the future. Continue reading

 

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (8/2/17 – Appetite)

Dining out with Geof Darrow’s hungry ghosts. Continue reading

 

The Truth about America’s Superheroes; Or, Real-Life Revisionism. 

In one image, Daniel Clowes defeats the superhero. Also: Eugenics, Fetishes, Word Games, Race, Feminism, Fredric Wertham, Corporate Branding, Libertarians, Pajamas, Stan Lee, Graffiti, The Austrian School of Economics, and much more! Continue reading

 

Dustin Harbin on Batman Year One

Dustin Harbin joins me for a conversation about Batman Year One, by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli. Full disclosure, I went into this pick totally wanting to hate on it and hate on Frank Miller, but I have to stay … Continue reading