The Sandman: Overture #3 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on July 31, 2014. The Sandman: Overture #3 is really good. Of course it is. Neil Gaiman will be receiving a lot of well deserved acclaim for this issue, and the series as a whole. He expands upon an already extensive mythology, weaving together a wide variety […]

Daytripper, A Life Examined: Postmortem

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on July 30 as part 12 of a 12 part series. Welcome to Comics Bulletin’s team review of Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá’s Daytripper. This is the twelfth and final part of an ambitious twelve-part series of articles on this powerful and much-loved series. Read the introduction here. Read […]

Advance Review: “Low” Is A Comic With High Expectations

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on July 29, 2014. Low is a comic filled with ambition. Its art, scope, and prose all cry out that it is something unique in today’s comics scene and worthy of attention. The first thing that will stand out to readers is Greg Tocchini’s art. The cover […]

World’s Finest: Planetary #5: The Death of a Medium

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on July 30, 2014. Chase Magnett: This may be the most difficult issue of Planetary to discuss so far. That’s not because it is poorly written. It is that the focus of previous issues on a singular topic is missing. Rather than exploring a specific element of […]

Shinji Aramaki: The Art of the Mechs

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on July 29, 2014. Shinji Aramaki has been working in animation for more than 30 years. In that time he has directed 10 films and worked on countless others. He brings a stunning visual sensibility to the field of 3-D CGI animation, pulling from his background as […]

Daytripper, A Life Examined Chapter Seven: “Walking Into the Desert”

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on July 24, 2014 as part 8 of a 12 part series. “If it weren’t for people, life would be a desert.” Those words spoken by a young Jorge meeting Brás for the very first time present an excellent starting point for an analysis of Daytripper #7. […]

Batman #33 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on July 23, 2014. Endings are a difficult thing. No matter what comes before them in a story, the ending is ultimately the conceit. It is the final chapter that must capture the key thematic elements while still remaining true to the characters and plot structured over […]

Review: ‘Seconds’ is a Comic About Creating a Home

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on July 21, 2014. I am writing this from my home. Seconds has placed me in a state of mind where I am very aware of that location and what it means to me. It is a comic about youth, work, romance, friendship, dreams, finding meaning, and much […]

Daytripper, A Life Examined Chapter Three: “Finding The Oasis”

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on July 17, 2014 as part 4 of a 12 part series. Welcome to Comics Bulletin’s team review of Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá’s <em”>Daytripper. This is the first part of an ambitious twelve-part series of articles on this powerful and much-loved series. Read the introduction here. Read Jason […]

Fables #142 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on July 17, 2014. Fables #142 features a lot of staples commonly seen in the superhero genre, specifically those labelled “events.” Great power is mustered, legendary beings are called forth, and characters die. The events of this issue could reasonably be compared to an issue of DC’s Crisis on […]