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The Winner

“It’s funny how people ask me if the stories in my comics ‘really happened’” writes Karl Stevens in his latest graphic narrative, The Winner. The back of Steven’s book jacket will tell you “Karl Stevens uses the graphic novel to … Continue reading

 

Sabrina

No matter what book I flip in front of my face these days, it’s ultimately veiled by each outrageous, sometimes hourly update. I can’t help it. For a while now, I’ve only been able to read books in the shadow … Continue reading

 

XTC69

Jessica Campbell returns with this wry feminist sci-fi spoof involving a trio of women from another planet searching for men with whom to mate in order to propagate their species. Continue reading

 

The New Mutants: Demon Bear

The ‘80s were a strange time over at the House of Ideas. At the time the first stories excerpted in this thin volume were originally released, Marvel’s mutant mania stage was just starting to settle in; the X-Men were so … Continue reading

 

Young Terrorists Vol. 1

The problem with Young Terrorists isn’t that it isn’t about anything, but that it’s about too much. There’s a lot of plot, a lot of exposition, a lot of characters. Charts and graphs are employed. Every character has backstory and … Continue reading

 

Macanudo Vol. 1-3 and Macanudo: Olga Rules!

By all rights, Macanudo should have charmed the pants off of me. Its creator, the Argentinian artist known as Liniers, has an appealing, confident, warm, and rubbery art style that’s perfect for the sort of daily humor strip he’s creating. … Continue reading

 

Die Laughing

A haggard, silhouetted man stumbles across a snowy landscape. The terrain is vastly black, a blank white curve of snow accentuated by black night sky only a solid layer of ink can provide. The stumbling man casts a more energetic … Continue reading

 

Rock Steady

In Ellen Forney’s Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life, you’ll learn how to make a game of taking your meds by swallowing them all at once; how to reframe yourself as mysterious when you’re not feeling socially capable; … Continue reading