Fables #145 Review

This article was originally published at Infinite Comix on October 16, 2014. It’s beginning to feel like Fables is spinning its wheels. The first few issues of “Happily Ever After” laid compelling groundwork for a series of conflicts and confrontations that would make for a fittingly legendary end to this series. Now it seems like […]

Fables #144 Review

This article was originally published at Infinite Comix on September 19, 2014. This isn’t a fairytale. It’s a horror story. Fables #144 moves away from the scattered composition of earlier chapters in “Happily Ever After” and focuses almost entirely on a single story. It’s an important focus because the events of that one story are […]

World’s Finest: Planetary #9: Planet Fiction

This article was originally published at Infinite Comix on September 17, 2014. Chase Magnett: Every conversation we’ve had up until this point has centered around a period in history, genre, or some combination of the two which Planetary is addressing. Re-reading Planetary #9, it becomes clear that it is the first issue to break from […]

World’s Finest: Planetary #8: Half A Life

  This article was originally published at Infinite Comix on September 9, 2014. Ray Sonne: In Planetary #8: The Day the Earth Turned Slower, we return to both the 50s and the monster movie genres. Instead of an island full of dead Japanese monsters, however, this issue takes place on a long-abandoned government compound. Our […]

World’s Finest: Planetary #7: Time To Be Someone Else

  Chase Magnett: The British Invasion of the 1980’s is one of the most important events in modern comics history. Creators like Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and many others first rose to prominence in the late 80’s. Their diverse body of work changed not only the superhero comics which they were brought across the […]

Fables #143 Review

This article was originally published at Infinite Comix on August 22, 2014. Fables is ending. That’s not a surprise. Bill Willingham announced its conclusion almost a year ago. The current issue is the third chapter of the final storyline, yet for the first time it feels as though Fables is really ending. When it does, it’s going to […]

Astro City #14 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on August 13, 2014. There has been no shortage of stories about the 2008 financial crisis since it first occurred. It’s a subject that has been covered in every form of media because it continues to affect hundreds of millions of people across the globe both directly […]

Batman #34 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on August 13, 2014. Batman #34 is a palate cleanser after the three part, twelve issue event “Zero Year.” Not only is it a single issue that stands by itself, but it features the guest creative team of Gerry Duggan (words), Matteo Scalera (pictures), and Lee Loughridge (colors). […]

World’s Finest: Planetary #6: Where There’s Blood Instead of Snow

This article was originally published at Infinite Comix on August 13, 2014. Ray Sonne: Planetary #6 introduces the series’ main plotline and antagonists, The Four. The Four are, of course, pastiches of The Fantastic Four wrapped up in sci-fi plot and criticism of Cold War values. In real life, The Fantastic Four brought a new […]

Vertigo Quarterly: CMYK: Magenta Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on August 3, 2014. Anthologies live and die on the overall quality of the creators involved. In a 72 page, $7.99 volume like this, one or two great creators are not enough to carry the collection. For that amount of time and money, there must be something […]