Tag: Comics

by Joane - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 months ago

The Man Behind Homestuck: An Interview with Andrew Hussie

Share this: With the release of his massive hit webcomic hitting the bookshelves, I had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Hussie, the elusive and hilarious creator of Homestuck, one of the most ambitious and interactive independent comics ev...

by Joane - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 months ago

NOVAE: Love Amongst the Stars

Set during the scientific revolution of 17th century France, NOVAE is a historical romance webcomic that explores love, science, and the supernatural. Helmed by creative team Kate Rhodes and Jennifer Xu (collectively known as KaiJu), the “two-head...

by Joane - 5 months ago

The Star-Spangled Avenger Shines in CAPTAIN AMERICA #700

CAPTAIN AMERICA #700 marks an outstanding milestone in the annals of the Star-Spangled Avenger. Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, and Matthew Wilson conclude the “Out of Time” arc with this issue. It acts as both a great conclusion to the arc, and a fantasti...

by Joane - 5 months ago

The Rise of Governor Pryce Begins in STAR WARS: THRAWN #3

Unexpected allies emerge in STAR WARS: THRAWN #3. The latest in writer Jody Houser’s series takes on a fresh approach as the focus shifts from our titular character. Rather, the narrative of this series’ third installment centralizes on Arihnda Pryc...