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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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 →

Streets of Glory

Streets of Glory Garth Ennis (Author), Mike Wolfer (Artist) ISBN: 1592910645 Streets of Glory is a perfectly serviceable “End of the Old West” story. Ennis gives us a grizzled but honorable old man, a fresh young kid, a savage Indian, an ill-fated love and the requisite railroad looming over a small town on the prairie.... Continue Reading →

Shameless Spousal Promotion

Picking up the Ghost is cool new novel set to publish later this year. It's written by Tone Milazzo, a man who, through a series of coincidences and misadventures, happens to be married to me. Of course, this in no way colors my glowing recommendation of his book. Really. Check it out. It's awesome. In... Continue Reading →

Dreadnought (Clockwork Century #3)

Title: Dreadnought Author: Cherie Priest ISBN: 9780765325785 Dreadnought is the third installment in Cherie Priest’s popular Clockwork Century series. The series is textbook steam punk, set in a world where the civil war raged on for another 20 years, where oil was discovered decades ahead of schedule and where zombifying poison gasses occasionally seep out... Continue Reading →

The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals

Title: The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals: The Evil Monkey Dialogues Author: Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer ISBN: 9781892391926 The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals is a charmingly illustrated, pocket-sized bestiary. The selection of animals presented is eclectic and includes everything from the Mongolian Death Worm to E.T. Each animal is first described, then discussed... Continue Reading →

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