When you open the book you begin to hear it. Familiar electric chords. The opening notes to a familiar melody of Saturday morning. It is the sound of your childhood returning. I had not realized the full scope of the Secret Wars event until reading X-Men ‘92. Marvel has taken the old comic trope of […]
The plot thickens this week in Arcadia #2 and things have gotten slightly muddled. There’s just so much going on. With the world overrun by a papilloma virus and billions of people’s minds have been uploaded into a virtual world: Arcadia. In the Meat – which is the name used for the “real” world – […]
Once again Disney has taken to its theme parks for inspiration and brought us Tomorrowland. Unlike Pirates of the Caribbean, Tomorrowland is more than just a ride – it’s an entire section of a theme park. One would think that much material to go off of would lead to a rich format for storytelling, but they […]
As we examine the fallout surrounding Jill Lepore’s ‘New Yorker’ article criticizing Marvel Comics’ ‘A-Force’, a pertinent question begs to be asked. How harmful can a review be?
Edgy. Black and White. Vignettes. The parallels between Twisted Dark Volumes 1 and 2 and Becky Cloonan and Brian Wood’s DEMO are hard to miss. Yet, while DEMO is at the hands of two comic book veterans, Twisted Dark comes from a comic book newcomer: Neil Gibson. Having self-published the first volume of Twisted Dark, […]
I began reading Godkiller in a coffee shop that has a reputation for conservative clientele. By the third bare breasted woman I had shut my computer down and decided to continue reading in private. Suffice it to say, this book is not necessarily safe for public reading nor is it a comic book for all […]
Toe Tag Riot is the story of a punk rock band cursed into being zombified every time they play. They travel across the country on tour but also in an effort to find the woman who cursed them and get it reversed. Along the way they take down any bigotry they encounter – and they […]
If you’ve ever read any science fiction story, then you’ve already read RunLoveKill #1. This comic is not unique. Many times throughout the issue it becomes painfully obvious what is coming next. Many tropes are present, including the opening panels of a classical instrument being played cut with fight scenes. While this is beautifully rendered […]