Monthly Archives: January 2015

Advance Review: The Sculptor is Scott McCloud’s Magnum Opus

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 29, 2015. When I look at the first and final panels of The Sculptor a few weeks after first reading it, the entire experience comes rushing back. The joy, the discovery, … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Critical Analysis, Friday Follow Up | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Uncanny Avengers #1: An Exciting New Start for a Long Suffering Team

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 29, 2015. Early in Uncanny Avengers #1 Rogue narrates that “the Avengers Unity Squad has been decimated.” In fact, it’s almost the inverse of that (fellow English nerds will recognize that … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Wednesday Checkup | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sex Criminals #10: An Incredible Examination of Human Communication

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 28, 2015. Serialized storytelling can be difficult to comprehend and analyze without seeing the entire thing. Watching an individual episode of a television series, reading an issue of a comic book, … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Friday Follow Up | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Ei8ht is a Trippy, Colorful Sci-Fi Journey

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 28, 2015. Ei8ht is a new five-issue mini-series from Dark Horse Comics created by artist Rafael Albuquerque and co-writer Mike Johnson. It features Joshua, an explorer of time and space who … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Friday Follow Up | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Quantum and Woody Must Die #1: Why Is This Series Only Four Issues?

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 28, 2015. The Valiant Entertainment duo of Quantum and Woody returned to comics stands almost two years ago in their own series helmed by James Asmus and Tom Fowler. Quantum and … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Wednesday Checkup | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Batman/Superman #18 is an Interesting Entry with Plenty of Flaws

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 26, 2015. *Some Spoilers Ahead* Batman/Superman #18 is the third chapter in a new story by Greg Pak and Adrian Syaf focusing on a mysterious killer described as “Superman’s Joker”. The … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Wednesday Checkup | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rocket Raccoon #7 Includes a Chilling Tonal Shift

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 22, 2015. Rocket Raccoon #7 is the start of “The Cold”, the newest story arc in Skottie Young’s series about the irascible varmint and his arboresque best friend, Groot. The pair … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Wednesday Checkup | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

March: Book Two is a Profoundly Important Comic

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 22, 2015. I read a lot of great comics each year and discuss many of them right here at ComicBook.Com. I look at the fusion of art and words, and how … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Friday Follow Up | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Advance Review: Casanova: Acedia #1 is Perfect 21st Century Comics

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 20, 2015. Casanova: Luxuria Casanova: Gula Casanova: Avaritia Together Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon have produced three of the most perfect volumes of comics in the 21st Century. Casanova … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Friday Follow Up | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ivar, Timewalker #1 is a Fun Romp Through Time (Review)

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 20, 2015. Reading the opening sequence of Ivar, Timewalker #1, you’re bound to be reminded of Terminator 2: Judgement Day. There’s a super powerful man who emerges from the time stream in … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Wednesday Checkup | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment