Prince Valiant, Volume 4: 1943-1944

Prince Valiant has probably done more time than any other as the popular imagination’s pick for “greatest comic ever.” Continue reading



This updated version of the Fort Thunder alumnus’s zombie story is an immensely thoughtful, carefully constructed, and ultimately troubling comic. Continue reading


The Collected John G. Miller: 1990-1999

His work is in the tradition of Fletcher Hanks and Rory Hayes, but I’ve never encountered a personality quite like Miller’s in all my years of reading comics. Continue reading


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