Review: Batgirl 35

Comic: Batgirl (New 52), by DC Comics (Tarr, Steward, and Fletcher) Status: Ongoing The moment I heard cool-lady drawer Babs Tarr (http://babsbabsbabs.com/) was going to be doing the art for the new Batgirl comics, I knew that we were going to be in for something special. Tarr, Stewart, and Fletcher give us a first taste with a costume […]

Review: NBC’s Hellblazer is not on fire…

…so go read the comics instead. Someone leaked the pilot episode a few weeks back. I was unimpressed, but decided to reserve judgment. However, last week we received the news that John Constantine’s status as a queer man is “irrelevant” to his character and he is, as such, now straight. I have since lost much faith […]

Review: Pretty Deadly

Pretty Deadly has attracted a lot of attention since its launch last week, from being torn up in front of customers at LA shop Comics Ink[i] to being called both “the worst comic ever”[ii] and “effortlessly elegant”[iii] it seems that no one knows what to do with the violent, genre-bending, pseudo-western. I personally though the […]

Review: Squee’s Wonderful Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors

If you are a child of the Nicktoons era, chances are you’ll recognize the art style of Squee, as writer and artist Jhonen Vasquez is none other than the creator of the cult show Invader Zim. In fact, it was this particular comic that spurred Nickelodeon to ask Vasquez to do a show for them […]

Review: Reborn!

Review: Reborn! by Akira Amano (Status: 409 Chapters, Completed) If you’re looking for a good manga to read, I definitely recommend picking up a volume of Reborn! A zany medley of Mafioso infants, gag jokes, and flaming objects, Reborn! captures the essence of the shōnen genre while incorporating its own unique flair. The story centers […]

Review: Heartbreak Soup

REVIEW: Heartbreak Soup, by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez   Heartbreak Soup is the first in a two-volume collection of stories from creator Gilbert (and brother Jaime) Hernandez’s Love and Rockets series, all of which take place in a sleepy Central American town called Palomar. The collection almost reads like an epic; the stories span nearly […]

Review: Romantically Apocalyptic

REVIEW: Romantically Apocalyptic, by alexiuss on deviantART I stumbled across Romantically Apocalyptic on deviantArt a year ago. It’s a relatively popular comic on the site, and is frequently featured on the front page. I resisted reading it for a while—I’d grown a little tired of post-apocalyptic stories at the time—but after a while my curiosity […]

Review: The Amazing Screw-On Head

REVIEW: The Amazing Screw on Head and Other Curious Objects, by Mike Mignola  When searching for way to describe Mike Mignola’s The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects, I came to the conclusion that this short graphic novel is, at the barest reduction, one of the world’s great unapologetic shrines to weirdness. It is […]