Tag: Comic Book Articles

by Joane - 2 months ago

Why SGT. ROCK’s War Stories Need to Be Heard

When it comes to war stories, action sells. It becomes easy, then, to sweep under the rug of DC Entertainment’s action-packed war comics of old. It’s easy to see them as nationalistic, militaristic pulp — relics of a less enlightened era with as muc...

by Joane - 2 months ago

Journeys with Craig Thompson: Looking Back at CARNET DE VOYAGE

Craig Thompson’s 2004 graphic journal CARNET DE VOYAGE is back in a special expanded re-release from Drawn and Quarterly. The Midwestern creator’s work has earned him several Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Awards, and for good reason. This latest re-rel...

by Joane - 2 months ago

EXILES #1 Brings The Band Together to Save the Multiverse

EXILES #1 by Saladin Ahmed, Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez, and Jordie Bellaire is the return of the dimension-hopping heroes. The series begins with a team featuring old and new faces. Fans of the original series will be happy as it captures the ma...

by Joane - 2 months ago

This Week in Unsung Marvel Moments – April 11th, 2018

Welcome to Unsung Marvel Moments, where we bring you the Marvel moments worth talking about! Each week we’ll be highlighting some of the most exciting, emotional, and action-packed scenes in Marvel’s comics that we think deserve your attention. We g...

by Joane - 2 months ago

Joining the Force in TINSEL TOWN #1

TINSEL TOWN #1 by David Lucarelli, Henry Ponciano, and HDE Characterization Plot Art Summary The dialogue in TINSEL TOWN #1 does a lot of work both for plot and characterization. The illustrations and coloring go to add on t...

by Joane - 2 months ago

Discover Cold War Secrets in THE DEAD HAND #1

THE DEAD HAND #1 by Kyle Higgins, Stephen Mooney, and Jordie Bellaire Art Characterization Plot Summary While some of the plot is a bit confusing, the overall experience of THE DEAD HAND #1 is very satisfying. With spectacul...

by Joane - 2 months ago

ONE DAY A DOT Review: Scientifically Adorable

ONE DAY A DOT: Written by Ian Lendler, Illustrated by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb Art Characterization Plot Summary ONE DAY A DOT gives readers a beautiful and succinct introduction to some of science's heftier concepts....

by Joane - 2 months ago

MAUS, DEOGRATIAS, and Dehumanization in Genocide

What does a Rwandan boy who transforms into a dog have in common with Jewish mice and Nazi cats? Both Jean-Phillipe Stassen’s DEOGRATIAS and Art Spiegelman’s MAUS use animals as a tool to frame past genocides. As a result, both graphic novels highli...

by Joane - 2 months ago

The Plot Thickens in OBLIVION SONG #2

OBLIVION SONG #2 by Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici Art Characterization Plot Summary OBLIVION SONG #2 builds upon everything introduced in OBLIVION SONG #1. The plot moves along in a smooth, character-driven way. I'm e...

by Joane - 2 months ago

THE OMEGA MEN and the Futility of War

THE OMEGA MEN is not, by any means, a light-hearted comic. It begins with silence. Beyond the screeching of a chair against the floor, the entire first page is wordless. It’s not long after this that the circumstances start to reveal themselves. A...

by Joane - 2 months ago

Video Games and Friendship in PIZZA BOYZ: SEASON ONE

PIZZA BOYZ: SEASON ONE BY SPENCER SCOTT HOLMES Plot 80% Characterization 85% Art 80% Summary PIZZA BOYZ: SEASON ONE casts a very familiar eye over friendships we've all had in the past. While it feels nostalgic, its real str...