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The Identity and Community of Steve Orlando’s Midnighter

The Steve Orlando-written Midnighter and its follow-up miniseries Midnighter and Apollo were mainstays in comics discussion while they were running. While the superhero flavoring is laid on thick — Midnighter has a well-earned reputation … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Backstagers, Volume 1

The Backstagers, in a word, sparkles. First off, accolades. This inclusive comic, featuring an ensemble cast across the racial and LGBTQ spectrums, was honored last month at the inaugural Prism … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Daytripper, by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá

Daytripper is an Eisner Award-winning graphic novel written and drawn by Brazilian twin brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, and published by Vertigo. With a shell of magical realism, Daytripper pulls … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Comics 2-in-1, Round 2

Continuing my dive into comics, I took some recommendations from a couple trusted sources and picked up the first volumes of Copperhead and The Autumnlands. In the process of widening the scope … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Comics 2-in-1 Review Post

I recently went on a couple comics shopping sprees (shout out to Barnes & Noble for having a Buy 2 Get 1 free deal on Image comics a while back), … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Fucking Tara”: How The Wicked+The Divine Made Us All Murderers

The Wicked+The Divine, about gods reincarnated as pop stars, collectively called the Pantheon, to inspire humanity, is one of a growing handful of comics that has earned enough of my … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Chew, A.K.A Psychic Ninja Cannibal Secret Agents

Chew is a bizarre mash-up of an idea that seems like it probably shouldn’t work, but pulls off every bizarre twist with aplomb and a bit of dark humor. In this … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Sandman: Overture, A.K.A How to Destroy the Universe Without Even Trying

As I’ve mentioned before, Sandman is the series that roped me into comics. I bought Volume 1, Preludes and Nocturnes, specifically because of my love for Gaiman’s writing and the fact that I’d … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chrononauts, A.K.A Never Time Travel Without a Friend

We’ve hit the first weekend of the first full week of the new year, and I’ve managed to get a new computer charger! The graphic novel Chrononauts, from co-creators Mark … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Happy New Year!

Merry Belated Christmas and a Happy New Year! And a happy holiday season to everyone, no matter your beliefs or celebrations! Between family coming down for the holiday, returning to … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · Leave a comment