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Dec 11, 2020 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Does recasting the story of Mr. Freeze, the Batman nemesis, and his cryopreserved wife as a tragic teen romance give it more “oomph” than a similar story minus the Gotham mythos? Or does our preexisting knowledge of Victor Fries offer shortcuts into his character, perhaps allowing author Lauren Myracle to largely concentrate on the life of Nora instead? More

Bad Gateway

Fantagraphics

Jan 17, 2020 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The latest in the rather depressing misadventures of Megg and Mogg, who at least outwardly present as a witch and cat, respectively, sees the protagonists' lives continue to flush down the toilet.  More

Jan 03, 2020 Comic Books Web Exclusive

So much of the superhero genre is "been there, done that"it's hard to find something that's at the same time original, compelling, and yet fits into the relatively narrow sweet spot beloved by fans of mainstream capes and tights comics.  More

Dec 19, 2019 Comic Books Web Exclusive

A return to DC's classic property, the heroes of the future, this time headed by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists Ryan Sook (pencils, inks), Wade Von Grawbadger (also inks), and Jodie Bellaire (colors).  More

Apr 05, 2019 Comic Books Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Collecting the first six issues of the series by writer Jody LeHeup, artist Nathan Fox, and colorist Dave Stewart, The Weatherman scratched our sci-fi/action/adventure itch better than anything has since Schwarzenegger's big-screen heyday.  More

Shanghai Red

Image

Apr 01, 2019 Comic Books Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Shanghai Red, written by Christopher Sebela, with art by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and Joshua Hixson, is a bloody revenge story set in 19th century Portland.  More

Ye

Top Shelf

Mar 15, 2019 Comic Books Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Ye, by Guilherme Petreca, is a really gorgeous book; the art is idiosyncraticboth cartoony and lushand lends itself very well to the fable/fairy tale-esque storytelling regarding a mostly mute man who is grappling with the influence of The Colorless Kingwhich is revealed, at least for Ye, to be something close to PTSD. More

Sep 13, 2018 Comic Books Web Exclusive

MacLean's already strong plotting only gets better in this issue. More

Sabrina

Drawn & Quarterly

May 17, 2018 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Drnaso beautifully weaves an intricate story-simultaneously a riveting character study and a parable about the dangerous spread of misinformation and doubt-that blooms wider with every subsequent panel. More