Here’s another basic comics shelf no brainer: Astro City, the fictional superhero universe created by writer Kurt Busiek, artist Brent Anderson and cover artist/designer Alex Ross. Something of a conceptual spin-off of Marvels by Busiek and Ross, Astro City takes place in the titular city, in a world where superheroes are commonplace, and follows […]
Anyone who played a Super Mario game as a kid knows the bloodboiling feeling of seeing the phrase “Your princess is in another castle” appear on a screen. However, Princess Misty, the heroine of Andrew Wheeler’s and Paulina Ganucheau’s Another Castle: Grimoire, is no Princess Peach. After she gets kidnapped by the evil Lord Badlug, she […]
The DC Super Hero Girls franchise has been a smash for DC – the graphic novels and novels have been best sellers, and the digital shorts are in their second season, and the toys are doing well. For years, observers said that little girls would like superheroes if they were presented in the right way […]
Maré Odomo’s Letters to an Absent Father sounds like an emotionally wrenching autobiographical comic. And it is emotionally wrenching…but it’s about…well…it’s about someone named Ash and his many many companions. Odomo is a Seattle based cartoonist whose Late Bloomer is available from Retrofit. She’s very talented, as this reimagining mash-up proves.
Robert Boyd has begun an interetsing reprint project on his blog: In June 1996, Scott Gilbert started running a serialized comics story in the Public News called Mysterioso. The original art for this story is currently on display at the Galveston Artist Residency until February 4. The original art doesn’t have the lettering and titles, […]
Star Wars is quite a popular franchise, I’ve heard, and people love it so much they will make Star Wars comics…and give them them. Star Wars: Tales from The Far, Far Away Vol. 2 is a fan anthology that Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel put together last month, which you can download for free right here. 116 […]
Eugenie Shark is a comic book biography of scientist Eugenie Clark, a Japanese-American ichthyologist Eugenie Clark and a pioneer in marine life research. It’s a passion project of Nicole Marie Burton, cartoonist and publisher at Ad Astra Comix. I like these kinds of biographies. Those that integrate the biographer’s life to the story. It’s not […]