Category Archives: Graphic Literature

Joe Hill and Martin Simmonds’ Dying is Easy

Joe Hill and Martin Simmonds’ Dying is Easy is a strange bit of comic noir. A wonderfully Illustrated piece of graphic fiction, the story follows cop turned down and out comedian Syd Homes. It is an interesting setup, and one … Continue reading

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Gould’s The Complete Dick Tracy Voume 28: 1974 to 1976

Chester Gould’s The Complete Dick Tracy Voume 28: 1974 to 1976 represents the second to last collection by the original creator of the comic strip. This volume is well into the era when Gould was known for injecting his politics … Continue reading

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Jodi Houser’s Doctor Who: A Tale of Two Time Lords, Vol. 1: A Little Help From My Friends

This graphic novel from Titans Comics involves my two favorite Doctors from the modern era, the Tenth and Thirteenth ones. Written by Jodi Houser, who’s written Faith for Valiant Comics, Max Ride: Ultimate Flight and Agent May for Marvel Comics, … Continue reading

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Allan Heinberg’s Young Avengers

After reading Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways, I decided that Young Avengers was one series I definitely wanted to follow up on. It was worth it. The story starts with the “Sidekicks” story line, and a full-page frame of … Continue reading

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Zeb Wells’ Civil Wars: Young Avengers & Runaways

Marvel’s crossover series, Civil Wars, has offered up at least one gem: the Young Avengers & Ruanways volume. The U.S. has passed the Superhuman Registration Act, the end result of the high-profile conflicts between various superheroes and supervillains. Superhumans, no … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman

This review was written by Rebecca Scott. I admit to some trepidation about writing this review. So many authors, editors, musicians, and reviewers have said so much about these books. This series altered the face of the comics industry. It’s … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman: Season of Mists

Rebecca Scott penned this review. “To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devils his due.” –Hob Gadling’s toast When his sister Death shames him with … Continue reading

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Charles Vess’ The Book of Ballads

What we have here is a substantially revised edition from the one Vess himself released nearly seven years ago as Ballads. That in turn was based on four issues called The Book Of Ballads And Sagas which were released between … Continue reading

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Justice Large Dark, issues one and two

First, a disclaimer: I almost never read single-issue comics, for reasons that will become clear. Secondly, I haven’t been following DC’s Justice League Dark, a series first introduced in 2011. In fact, I have to confess to not being a … Continue reading

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Jason Latour’s Spider-Gwen, Volume 0: Most Wanted

Both DC and Marvel some decades ago decided that they’d expand their universes from just this one to a multiverse in which almost anything could happen. And that’s how we came to have the quite excellent animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse … Continue reading

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