Review: Baltic comics anthology S! #25 works its artful magic on Manga


This collection of gaijin mangaka — that is, Manga style comics made by non-Japanese creators — who graduated to the style of Gekiga — that is, serious dramatic Manga, as opposed to, say, Sailor Moon. It’s a heavy and obtuse collection, with many of the creators taking stylistic cues from the form, but infusing it […]

Webcomics in Review: Monster Pulse – Saturday Morning Cronenberg Cartoons!


Bina’s life is changed forever when a mysterious spirit passes through her and possesses her heart, turning the organ into an external, sentient monster. The heart-monster, whom she names Ayo, is friendly, but the organization Shell who seeks to control this power isn’t. Bina meets up with other children who have body-monsters – energetic Julie […]

Review: Seitchik’s ‘Exits’ offers invisibility as the beginning of transformation


In Exits, Daryl Seitchik takes a fairly obvious, well-worn bit of symbolism and manages to make the readers’ familiarity with it into one of the work’s strengths. After a traumatic day Claire turns invisible, finding herself slipped into a phantom world, with her corporeal existence fading away, and what’s left of her consciousness, though unseen, […]

Review: Leela Corman connects the emotional and intellectual dots


  Leela Corman’s work is a lot of things in We All Wish For Deadly Force. Whether using vivid, thick colors or more simple black line work, or muddy comic chimeras made up of both and more, she’s able to create an emotional landscape that perfectly enhances the philosophical intellectualism and sincere autobiography of her […]

Webcomics in review: Kill 6 Billion Demons – Go Big


Allison is about to take the next step with her college boyfriend. It’s an already awkward situation, but it is made more so when a horde of demons teleports into her bedroom, kidnaps said boyfriend, and jams a key of immense power into her forehead teleporting her to a strange, terrifying new world. This world […]

Webcomic Review: Family Man: Adventures in 18th Century Academia! And Maybe Werewolves! But Mostly Academia!


In 1768 Germany, or what will one day become Germany, Luther Levy has been kicked out of school for his unpopular opinions on Spinoza (and reportedly flipping a table). Having returned home to find his way again, he is offered a position at a remote university on the edge of Bohemia. Accepting the position, he […]

Review: Paranoia and utopic dreams fuel the gripping mystery of HADRIAN’S WALL #1


Hadrian’s Wall #1 Writers: Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel Artist: Rod Reis In my more yeshivish days (there weren’t many, but I dabbled), I spent some time in the vicinity of scenic Lakewood, NJ. While it may not seem like the place to be, Lakewood is home to Beth Medrash Govoha, one of the largest yeshivas in the […]