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, the sadness, and the enlightenment: all of these elements are brought back by those two […]

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 decimation historically refers to the destruction of 10% of something). After the events of Axisonly […]

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, or even listening to an installment of a dramatic podcast is a drastically different experience […]

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 awakens in uncharted territory afflicted by amnesia. All he has is a wrecked time machine, […]

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 Woody was just another example as to why any fans of the superhero genre not […]

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 killer has been targeting Superman’s closest friends in an attempt to break the Man of […]

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 find themselves stranded on an icy planet with few prospects for survival at the beginning […]

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 it affects us as readers and people. Comics are capable of providing us with experiences […]

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 is a comic that chews on pop culture, color, and feeling, then blows out a […]

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 order to protect a young person who does not yet realize their significance to the […]