The Mormon ascent into wider cultural awareness has not been under the best circumstances. It’s involved revelations about the fringe of it with the abduction of Elizabeth Smart and reality television shows that mostly focused on polygamy. In 2012 former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney ran for president as a Republican, but what might have been […]
We’ve got thoughts on the first issues of Marvel’s latest female-led solo titles.
DC Comics is trying something new. In the wake of their Rebirth initiative, the publisher has rapidly expanded its content to include diverse new imprints such as Young Animal, Wildstorm, Wonder Comics, Black Label, Ink, and Zoom. As their lineup expands, it can be hard to figure out what to pick up each week. That’s […]
I’m going to admit to being embarrassingly ignorant on the subject of Algeria before reading Algeria Is Beautiful Like America, at best understanding the basic colonial relationship it had with France, and the continued tension because of that. While the book doesn’t offer a detailed history of the situation, it does hold the reader’s hand […]
To say Action Lab Entertainment publishes off-the-wall books is an understatement. From everything between the action-packed sacrilege of Holy F**K to the superhero dreams of a young girl in Jupiter Jet, this publisher’s variety can be almost too much at times. Yet this week, they’ve brought something sorely lacking from the medium in recent memory, fun. Albert Einstein: […]
In Bastard, Belgian cartoonist Max de Radigues presents one of the oddest crime partners you can imagine — mother and son. Well, not just mother and son, that’s not in itself odd, I guess, but SWEET mother and son. Devoted mother and son. Mother and son with a great, loving relationship. Oh, also, very young […]
Should Marvel have gone back to the Spider-Verse?
The noir genre has one dynamic at its center that repeats so often it’s hard to tell if it’s a cliche or an archetype — a man searching for something more in life encounters a woman who brings danger and mystery. And at heart, that is all Tumult is about. But though it draws thematically […]
British cartoonist Kristyna Baczynski makes her graphic novel debut with Retrograde Orbit, a sweet little meditation on upending roots and reclaiming them. Flint’s family comes from the planet Doma, but they fled to Tisa following a disaster there. Living in exile for safety reasons, they survived, largely through Flint’s mom’s work in the mines, which […]
Plus, the Superior Octopus is back in action and Shatterstar is a landlord!