• Beauties #1 Review

    It’s not hard to build consensus around the fact that Angela Carter is the strongest and most influential voice in how we examine western fairytales, but while she is most warmly remembered for slicing them open and holding up their darkest and most patriarchal impulses up to the harsh...
  • Black Magick #3 Review

    The slow burn of Black Magick continues in its third issue although luckily no one dies or does any self-immolating like in issue one. Writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott continue to zero in on Rowan Black and her feelings as she struggles to balance her life as...
  • Jem and the Holograms #10 Review

    As the focus moves to the aftermath of Pizzazz’s accident at the climax of last issue, Rio takes center stage, giving us a wealth of insight into his identity as a journalist and the inner workings of the Misfits. This issue is an immediate jump up from the previous...
  • Saga #32 Review

    It’s easy to forget between bounty hunters, Lying Cats, and endless cycles of death, destruction and devastation, Saga is essentially a story about one family trying to keep it together against all odds. In Saga #32, the story gets back to that core as the focus shifts back to...
  • Pretty Deadly #7 Review

    In my review of the last issue of Pretty Deadly, I mentioned that the story immediately showed itself as a race against time once Fox made the deal to Verine that Cyrus had until the moon was full again to make it home before he took Sarah. Well, the...
  • Fight Club 2 #8 Review

    For well over a decade a major question hovering over a certain segment of the comics readership has been who would step up to capture the legacy of The Invisibles as Morrison had originally intended. As discussed in my exploration of Black Mask’s Young Terrorists, he wanted the general...
  • Phonogram The Immaterial Girl #5 Review

    Phonogram has consisted of three miniseries. Rue Britannia, The Singles Club, and this, The Immaterial Girl. This is the penultimate issue of The Immaterial Girl. This is therefore also the penultimate issue of Phonogram. That’s important. David Kohl was the indisputable protagonist of Rue Britannia. This means there was...
  • WicDiv #17 Review

    Up to this point, Sakhmet, the Egyptian lion goddess of war, is the Pantheon member, who has been fleshed out the least in WicDiv. This changes in WicDiv #17 when writer Kieron Gillen and guest artist and letterer Brandon Graham (Multiple Warheads) show what makes the sexiest and most...
  • Power Up #6 Review

    The conclusion of Power Up #6 lacks  tension and is similar to the third act of a Marvel Cinematic Universe film (or scarily 2015’s Fantastic Four) with the heroes teaming up together to take down one big bad guy and then go home. And this isn’t even the Big...