Brussels-based and Montreal-born cartoonist R. Rosen makes her graphic novel debut with Flem, a tale of psychological distress, self-destruction, and political activism that casts a sympathetic view towards all three, but not without a dose of reality. Julia Maarten is an art student and she’s falling apart. She can’t quite rise to the occasion in […]
Celebrating a big Marvel wedding and an up-and-coming Spider-Hero this week on The Marvel Rundown!
I feel like over the last decade, the travel graphic novel has become crowded with pedestrian work. The form has taken on the role of rite of passage for young cartoonists who are interested in non-fiction work and decide to plan travels around a creative cartooning purpose. It’s not that I think they shouldn’t pursue […]
If you had asked me a week ago what I thought of the idea of a comic about the ghost of Sid Vicious palling around with a modern-day kid, I’m not sure what my answer would have been. It might have been an eye-roll. The idea in itself seems rich for lame punk nostalgia and […]
Paradiso is hungry, but so are her people.
Is Marvel’s newest Defenders relaunch worthy of your hard-earned dollars?
In the first issue of Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans’ ‘Die,’ Jumanji combines with Dungeons and Dragons to birth a creepy, fantastical story about trauma, death, rebirth, and friendship.
More of a direct continuation than a sequel, it’s a follow-up every bit as timely and relevant to the world we live in as the story that rocked comics in the 1980’s.
Mort Cinder — the character, not the book — offers more questions than answers, but that’s how it should be. Mort Cinder, the book, written by Argentinean journalist Hector Oesterheld and drawn by Uruguay-born and Argentine-raised cartoonist Alberto Breccia is probably just as mysterious as the man it is named for. This new Fantagraphics collection […]
The Witcher: Of Flesh And Flame #1 Writer: Aleksandra Motyka Artist: Marianna Strychowska Colorist: Lauren Affe Letterer: Steve Dutro The Witcher franchise is no stranger to comics. Dark Horse has managed to keep Geralt of Rivia’s story, the titular Witcher, expanding at a steady but measured pace. One tends to wonder why the series hasn’t […]