Advance Review of Afar

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on March 21, 2017. Written by Leila Del Duca Art by Kit Seaton Edited by Taneka Stotts Published by Image Comics While many comics fans, myself included, are not fans of the term “graphic novel”, the format does lead to some valuable comparisons. When a comic is published […]

Review of Royal City #1

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on March 3, 2017. Jeff Lemire broke into comics by offering himself as a complete package, a cartoonist with style unlike anything currently around also capable of breaking into the mainstream. From his first critical success in Lost Dogs to the refinement of his artwork in even bigger […]

The 6 Best War Comics From Image Comics

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on February 24, 2017. This week writer Greg Rucka and artist Leandro Fernandez launch their new Image Comics series The Old Guard. It’s the story of seemingly immortal soldiers who walk the Earth searching for new conflicts and accumulating new skills. It’s both a fascinating character study and […]

Advance Review: Curse Words #1

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 17, 2016. If you’ve read a comic created by Ryan Browne before, then you know to expect a lot of laughs when you see his name on any book. His quick-plotting experiments on books like God Hates Astronauts! and Blast Furnace deliver comedy, action, and pacing […]

Can The European Model of Comics Help the US?

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 12, 2016. One of the biggest struggles in American comics is establishing a model that helps expand audience and improve creator’s working conditions. Currently much of what is referred to as “mainstream comics” in America is distributed through a system called the Direct Market. It is […]

The Few #1 Establishes a Brittle, Haunting Mood

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 11, 2016. American comics, not to mention film and literature, do not lack for stories set in a post-apocalyptic landscape. In some ways it seems the burned-out husk of America is the new Western in pop culture. Then along comes a comic that shows you the […]

Advance Review: Motor Crush #1 Doesn’t Try To Be Cool, It Just Is

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on December 6, 2016. Everybody knows the difference between the person at the party who wants to be cool and the one that simply is. It’s confidence. It’s style. It’s the hidden layers of history that make them who they are. Then beyond all of that there’s something […]

5 Favorite Image Crime Comics

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on November 7, 2016. Image Comics is launching their newest crime comic this week: Violent Love, created by writer Frank J. Barbiere and artist Victor Santos. It’s a period piece about a Bonnie and Clyde style team of bank robbers who fall deeply in love. The comic is […]

Demonic #1 Offers a Gory Good Time with Potential for Much More

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on August 15, 2016. Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Niko Walter Colorist: Dan Brown Letterer: Sal Cipriano Demonic is the newest comic from Skybound dealing with possession and fear of the unseen (hot on the footsteps of Demonic co-creator Robert Kirkman’s series Outcast). It follows Detective Scott Fischer, who […]

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 […]