Magazine Archives for:

April 2007

9781582407234_p0_v1_s260x420Savage Dragon Archives Volume 1

Erik Larsen’s SAVAGE DRAGON ARCHIVES is like Jiffy Pop—Fun to consume, no real substantive value, and it looks really fun to make. It is, in essence, all that is good about superhero comics. It’s big,… [more]

Grifter_-_Midnighter_1Grifter & Midnighter #1 and 2

An Imaginary Conversation Between Chuck Dixon and Ryan Benjamin: Chuck Dixon: Hey, isn’t one of those Wildstorm characters gay? Ryan Benjamin: Yeah, I think you’re right, there is one! CD: Hey, I’ve got a ton… [more]

dc comicsTurning Points

These last couple of years we have seen a revolution of sorts in both mainstream companies. Bigger stories, with more continuity, are the order of the day, and long year-spanning stories, which involve every player… [more]

pushmantpbThe Pushman and Other Stories

Just as his friend Osamu Tezuka is the undisputed godfather of manga, Yoshihiro Tatsumi is the godfather of gekiga, it’s “alternative” cousin. Tatsumi coined the phrase gekiga, meaning “drama pictures,” to set it apart from… [more]

True_Story_Swear_to_God_1True Story Swear to God

I wonder if Tom Beland is sick of people calling his comic a chick flick? I won’t deny the fact that True Story Swear to God has quite a bit in common with a lot… [more]

00Testament_1-coverTestament: Akedah

“Akedah,” or in Hebrew, Akedat Yitchaz, is the story of the “binding of Issac.” This is the story that is told throughout the first volume of Testament. However, it is not told in a traditional… [more]

wolverine1982series1American Thesis #5: The Revisionary Superhero and a New Breed of Comics

After the industry’s expansion, through the use of direct distribution, comic books matured into a more intelligent and enjoyable entertainment. As readership of independent and underground comics increased, new characters emerged with dark and complicated… [more]

2818690-02The Valiant Tangent – Harbinger #1-4 (Children of the Eighth Day, Part 2)

Welcome back to The Valiant Tangent, the longest running column whose goal it is to chronicle the stories and characters of Valiant Comics and the things that made them not only cool, but some of… [more]

88169-18109-106096-1-x-factorX-Factor: Life and Death Matters

The second X-Factor collection, featuring issues 7-12, gives us more insight into Damian Tryp and his son, Damian Junior, of Singularity Industries. Through these six issues we learn what it is that Tryp is planning… [more]

Wonder_Woman_Vol_3_5Wonder Woman (third series) #5

Although it’s nice to get this comic a month from its last issue, I still don’t get something: is Heinberg’s story (AWFUL, by the way) ever going to finish? Or are we just going to… [more]