Category: Reviews

  • Review: Copperhead

    Review: Copperhead

    Copperhead from Image Comics written by Jay Faerber and penciled by relative newcomer Scott Godlewski is the heir apparent to the frontier sci-fi western crown. The best western space adventure since Firefly is a great crime drama / adventure focused on a strong female lead and the best fuzzy alien sidekick since Chewbacca. With short,…

  • Review and Giveaway: Bone: Out From Boneville – Tribute Edition

    Review and Giveaway: Bone: Out From Boneville – Tribute Edition

    Comics for kids have come along way in the last ten years, thanks in large part to Scholastic’s Graphix imprint that has created some of the best youth targeted comics in the industry. This year is the tenth anniversary of the Graphix imprint that launched with a full colour edition of Jeff Smith’s Bone: Out…

  • Review: Alex

    Review: Alex

    Alex Kalienka wakes up on a bench in a drunken stooper. Two men walk by as one regales the other with a story about eating his wife out. This more or less sets the stage for the tone and content of this book. That’s fair enough that the content is adult because the story speaks…

  • Review: Blue is the Warmest Color

    Review: Blue is the Warmest Color

    Blue is the Warmest Color has been making the rounds, getting high praise, in the independent film festival circuit (winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes). Since as it is an adaptation of a graphic novel it piqued my interest, but I wanted to read the book before seeing the film. So here is my review…

  • Review: The Bungle Family

    Review: The Bungle Family

      The Bungle Family, by Harry J. Tuthill, is one of those comics strips that has nearly been forgotten with time. But thanks to the Library of American Comics, fans of classic comic strips can experience this important strip, probably for the first time. This volume collects all of the strips from December 20, 1929…

  • Review: March, Book One

    Review: March, Book One

    Congressman John Lewis is an American icon who, probably because I’m Canadian, I’ve never heard of before. He was instrumental in leading the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee that staged nonviolent sit ins at restaurants and other places that refused service to coloured people in the ’60s when segregation and racism were an unfortunately common part…

  • Review: Sisters

    Review: Sisters

    Those of us fortunate enough to be blessed with siblings know that it isn’t always fun and games. It would be pretty difficult to find someone who says they have never had a fight with their brother or┬ásister. But the real story is how you deal with your siblings, and that is exactly the story…