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Moebius’s Last: Le Maître à La Fin

Great cartoonists get weirder as they get older; as a general rule they stop expanding the scope of their work and drill down into old obsessions, attempting to answer the few fundamental questions that hindsight makes obvious they’ve been asking all along. Like Herriman or Ditko or Alan Moore, Moebius became more idiosyncratic and introspective with age, often seemingly in search only of himself. Continue reading

 

Dermal Lift: Barry Windsor-Smith’s Weapon X

Weapon X isn’t the only superhero comic to tear down its protagonist’s heroic facade or even to indict its readers for believing in that image – though it is one whose force and quality surpasses all but the top rank of stories to do so. Continue reading

 

Six Books from One Failed Bookstore

What can you learn from the comics found at a going-out-of-business sale? If you’re Matt Seneca, the answer is a whole hell of a lot. Continue reading

 

Q1: A Good Comic is Hard To Find

Matt Seneca’s new column for the Journal documents what he’s read so far this year–the good, the great, the bad & The Authority. Continue reading