Revival Does Diversity Right

Revival, Vol. 1: You're Among Friends These days there's a lot of discussion around diversity in comics, both on the page and in the creative teams. There's also a lot of noise about the "right" and "wrong" ways to add diversity to stories, most of which have more to do with personal taste than any... Continue Reading →

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True Detective Part 3: There’s a Monster at the End of It

If you want to start from the beginning, part one of the True Detective Essay can be found HEREIT WAS ALL THE SAME DREAM, A DREAM THAT YOU HAD INSIDE A LOCKED ROOM…AND LIKE A LOT OF DREAMS, THERE’S A MONSTER AT THE END OF IT.- Rust CohleIn the detective genre the term “monster” is... Continue Reading →

Daybreak

Title: Daybreak Author/ Artist: Brian Ralph ISBN: 9781770460553 Billed as an art house take on the classic zombie story, Daybreak delivers on that promise. Author/ artist Brian Ralph tells a careful, understated story about surviving the zombie apocalypse. Blood and guts are scarce, but hunger fear and fateful decisions are plentiful in these black and... Continue Reading →

Armageddon in Retrospect

Title: Armageddon in Retrospect Author: Kurt Vonnegut ISBN: 978-0-425-22689-6      I’m always wary of any posthumously published works by my favorite authors. That’s why I approached Armageddon in Retrospect, a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s essays and short stories, with caution. Being a great writer isn’t just knowing what words to leave in a story, it’s... Continue Reading →

Meanwhile by Jason Shiga

Title: Meanwhile Author: Jason Shiga ISBN: 978-0-8109-8423-3 Chocolate or Vanilla? This one mundane choice is what launches you into a world of time travel, mind reading and mad science in Jason Shiga’s book Meanwhile. Shiga, the winner of the 2003 Eisner “Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition” award, lives up to his reputation as one of... Continue Reading →

The Engineer: Konstrukt

Title: The Engineer: Konstrukt By: Brian Churilla (author/artist) and Jeremy Shepherd (author/colorist) ISBN: 9781932386547 The Engineer: Konstrukt starts fast, laying out the central conflict on page one of the book. An immense, ancient entity of the Lovecraftian variety is devouring the universe. One thing can stop it: the Konstrukt, an equally ancient device of mysterious... Continue Reading →

The Unwritten Vol. 3: Dead Man’s Knock

Title: The Unwritten Vol. 3: Dead Man's Knock Author: Mike Carey (Author), Peter Gross (Artist) ISBN: 9781401230463 If you haven’t started reading Unwritten yet, please do so at your soonest convenience. You are missing out on a New York Times best selling, Eisner-nominated bit of brilliance.  Unwritten is a meta-fantasy in the mold of Fables,... Continue Reading →

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