Art Ops Vol. 1

Vertigo/DC

May 04, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Art is quite literally alive in this story. The Art Ops version of protecting the Mona Lisa from a potential art theft was to free her from the canvas and place her into something like witness protection, a life of bagging groceries.  More

Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam

Fantagraphics

Apr 20, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

I'm not sure if there's ever been such a contrast between the beauty of a work's cartooning and the cringe-inducing depravity of its characters as in Simon Hanselmann's Megg & Mogg comics.  More

Apr 13, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Batman and The Joker take a Euro-trip in Batman Europa, the four-part miniseries collected in hardcover from DC Comics. While fighting crime one night, The Caped Crusader feels his reflexes and strength fading.  More

Mar 02, 2016 Comic Books Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

For over 80 years, Superman has been one of the most powerful beings in American comics. Nigh invulnerable, endowed with super-speed, flight, laser eye beams, and a host of other abilities, there's little he can't do.  More

Feb 26, 2016 Comic Books Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

As one of the best comics out there torpedoes even further into the depths of mystery and intrigue, it is fitting that the art reflects the feelings of the reader. In this case, with Jamie McKelvie busy on Phonogram, our shifting sensations are mirrored by the change of artist in each issue.  More

Renée

Top Shelf

Feb 24, 2016 Comic Books Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

Renée is a prime example of how powerful a graphic novel can be. When it barely registers with a reader that they left words behind pages ago and a paragraph may not adequately describe what they have just absorbed, they're holding something special. More

Nod Away

Fantagraphics

Feb 22, 2016 Comic Books Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

Nod Away is a near-future sci-fi epic entirely unto itself. Written and illustrated by Joshua W. Cotter, the new Fantagraphics release chronicles Dr. Melody McCabe as she begins her off-Earth term at a company that pioneers an evolution of the Internet called the "innernet," a technological innovation that allows people to stream knowledge directly from other users' brains.  More

Sweaterweather

First Second

Feb 19, 2016 Comic Books Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

Sara Varon's Sweaterweather is an endearing collection of 18 of the cartoonist's short stories, some dating back to 2003. Her characters inhabit a magical world where animals grow and shrink at will, a cat can fly just by planting pigeon wings, and rabbits are landlords.  More

Feb 16, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Author/illustrator George O'Connor's ongoing series of Greek mythology graphic novels continues with Apollo: The Brilliant One. Since the first volume of the collection hit shelves in 2010, Olympians has proven a consistent and admirable retelling of some of the most recognizable lore in human history.  More