Review: Saga #37 Offers a Startling New Glimpse Into a World at War

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on August 31, 2016. Saga is back and the newest issue falls into a familiar pattern. The series is composed with its serialized model in mind and after a few months of hiatus writer Brian K. Vaughan is sure to reintroduce the status quo. Only a few days […]

The 100 Best Comics of the First Half of the 2010s: Part Five, 20-1

This article was originally published at Loser City on December 11, 2015. People tend to reminisce about long gone eras, arguing that things were always better way back when. But when it comes to comics, there’s no denying that the 21st century has seen the medium explode in unprecedented and unpredictable ways. For many people, […]

REVIEW: Saga #25 Assesses the Big Picture in Five Stunning Pages

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on February 5, 2015. Saga returns this week with a broader scope than ever before. The cast of characters has continued to expand throughout the series, and after the events of Saga #24 there are three distinct plotlines running parallel to one another. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona […]

Saga #24 is Everything You Want It To Be in Three Pages (Review)

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on October 29, 2014. What more needs to be said about Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga? Besides The Walking Dead, it is consistently the best selling creator owned comic in the American marketplace. It has made regular appearances at the biggest award ceremonies in comics since […]

Fiona Staples: “The universe of Saga is very much an amplified cartoon version of our reality”

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on June 26, 2014. Fiona Staples is a rising star in comics. Her name became instantly recognizable after the debut ofSaga two years ago and neither her work nor Saga itself have lost any of their luster. While at Denver Comic Con, Fiona was able to spend a little time […]

Kirby Sketchbook: Denver Comic Con 2014 Edition

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin and DC Infinite on June 17, 2014. Earlier this year I began a project called the Kirby sketchbook. The concept was to travel to conventions throughout the country and obtain original drawings from some of the most talented artists working in comics today with a simple theme: To […]

Weekly Check Up – 04/10/2013

Age of Ultron #5 If you spent $20 to get to the beginning of a story, how would you feel? Pick up the first five issues of “Age of Ultron” to find out. Comics don’t necessarily need to be fast paced. Characterization, the creation of suspense, and establishment of themes can all fill the pages […]

Saga: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

David Steinberger released the following statement earlier today: To our customers – In the last 24 hours there has been a lot of chatter about Apple banning Saga #12 from our Comics App on the Apple App Store due to depictions of gay sex. This is simply not true, and we’d like to clarify. As […]

Saga Censorship

There are images in this column which are NSFW. You have been warned. UPDATE: This issue will now be offered on iOS devices. Please see “Saga: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” for more details. Tomorrow, Saga #12 will be released to the public, unless that public wants to read it from an Apple device. Apple has […]

Cleavage Comics

Today I’d like to discuss something very important: the Scarlet Witch’s boobs. With the Gender Through Comics class starting on Monday, I’ve been thinking a lot about sexuality and gender-related issues in the comics industry. If you lived through the 90’s, it’s no secret that the human form has often been exploited and reimagined to […]