A Home for Mr. Easter (TPB) by Brooke A. Allen NBM Publishing Some heroes we love because they are idealized versions of ourselves – stronger, faster, smarter, better looking. And some we love because they are dark and brooding and filled with beautiful torment and we want to hug them and hold them and help [...]
Story and Art by Cari Corene Who was it that ultimately decided genies should live in lamps? Perhaps they would be happy to find accommodations elsewhere, like a nice teapot or perhaps a liquor decanter. And who made it a rule that they should live in liquid dispensers in the first place? Perhaps they would [...]
By Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty, and Scott Allie Dark Horse Comics It’s coming down to the wire in “Buffy, Season 8.” The Big Bad has been revealed, Buffy has new super powers, the gang has all been assembled, and there are only three more issues (after this one) until the grand finale. I haven’t been [...]
The mind of Jhonen Vasquez must be a strange and surreal place, filled with jagged and slimy representations of everyday objects, twisted until you have to either laugh or cringe or just refuse to accept them . Filled with the splashy colors of “Invader Zim” and the disjointed dialogue of “Johnny the Homicidal Maniac,” this [...]
In this issue, we get to meet Scarlet, who is not really a super-heroine, but is the hero of our story. She claims to be a broken girl living in a broken world, and she’s out to change that. She’s poor, rough, and has been through more than enough stuff to make her realize that the world sucks. Bendis stayed away from cliche reasons, like abuse as a child or anything like that (actually, he does have a clever line here, about how the only thing her parents did wrong was not to tell her at age seven that the world sucked.) But whatever her reason is, Scarlet knows that the world needs changing, and she’s going to do it.
One of the signs of an excellent work of fiction is how enduring the characters remain. If, after all the stories have been told, and all the arcs complete, there is still a large base of readers who want to know more — want to fill in the cracks, and want to know what happens [...]
Wow this new Wilson Fisk is F@cked up seems to be the point of the newest issue of Punisher Max #2. Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon seem to be taking the max title and pushing it past the levels of decency. This issue for as disturbing as it is, is an enjoyable read, that is [...]