Drawn and Quarterly
Children of Mu-Town
Glacier Bay Books
Ditko’s Code: “A World of His Own”
Helen takes a fresh look at Steve Ditko’s creativity under the content restrictions of the 1950s: a force that burned brighter than the comics code, by embodying the code’s ideology with a perfection the censors couldn’t match.
True Belief in Stan Lee
The latest Stan Lee book is bad, that’s no surprise. But how bad is it? Helen Chazan is here to make the case that it might be the worst one yet.
Trapped in Hell with the New Mutants
Before they appeared in cinema to the acclaim of none and an audience in love with risk, The New Mutants appeared in a series of relatively well loved Marvel Comics in the 1980s: but you already knew that, didn’t you? Or maybe, you just thought you did…
BD Is My Beat: A Long Hard Squint at Manchette and Tardi
Helen’s gone on holiday in the Frenchest of France: noir, bande dessinée and Tardi, Tardi, Tardi!
“Tragedy” and Trauma: The Gekiga of Kuniko Tsurita
Kuniko Tsurita’s manga has finally come to English for the first time, making it possible for this chapter of gekiga to be explored more widely. It’s a major event, and Helen’s here to explain why.
The Best Comics of 2019
Comics Journal contributors chime in with their favorite comics, artists and reads from the year that was: 2019.
“Zanardi Looks Hot as Hell in a Skirt”: An Interview with Sarah Horrocks
Sarah Horrocks uncovers the what drove her most recent work, an adaptation of Euripedes. Also? Gundam!
Contributors and friends share their favorite comics of the year. The best top ten lists on the internet.