comics


Graphic Reviews: Huck

Huck One of my favorite things about being a lover and devoted reader of any genre is getting to know the styles of the various writers and learning which ones appeal to me and which ones don’t. Since I’ve only been reading graphic novels for the past decade or so, […]


Graphic Reviews: The Killing Joke

The Killing Joke An astute (i.e. has read more than one of my reviews and isn’t brain dead) may have noticed that my favorite superhero is Batman. I have mentioned this a few times in previous reviews. I grew up watching Batman: The Animated Series and first fell in love […]


Graphic Reviews: Civil War

Civil War So often when you think of superhero battles, you think of good versus evil, hero versus villain. However, when superhero stories really start getting interesting is when the definition of good and evil become more blurred. Both Marvel and DC have played with this to an extent but […]


Graphic Reviews: Black Orchid

Black Orchid One of the most essential elements of graphic novels is the collaboration between writing and art, whether one person fills those roles or several. You can have great writing or great artwork and still have it result in an entertaining story. But stories that are woven so that […]


Graphic Reviews: Boxers and Saints

Boxers and Saints Comic books have faced a long struggle to acceptance. From the early hysteria that comic books would cause any reader to suddenly become a nefarious criminal a la Reefer Madness to the incredible rising popularity of the superhero movies, it’s a medium that has moved from reviled […]


Graphic Reviews: The Runaways

The Runaways Parents play a huge role in shaping who we are. Their choices about how to guide us (or be completely absent) in our formative years can sometimes shape us into happy adults in the best of cases or neurotic creatures in desperate need of therapy in the worst […]


Graphic Reviews: Incognito

Incognito   Antihero In Disguise As a reader who didn’t grow up with the strict morality of the superhero stories from childhood, it’s interesting to see how the portrayal of superheroes has varied over time period and genre. When I think of the 1940’s superheroes, I tend to think of […]


Graphic Reviews: Ronin

When I was younger, I loved watching cartoons with my brother. We watched superheroes, Dragonball Z and even the Powerpuff Girls. Never too old for Mojo Jojo! But the one that truly stole my heart was Samurai Jack. I don’t think I watched that one until I was a teenager […]


Graphic Reviews: Sex Criminals

With the popularity of erotic fiction, especially the runaway success of Fifty Shades of Grey, it’s strange to think that sex can still be a taboo topic. Comics have dealt with all kinds of mature themes but it’s telling that a comic like Sex Criminals gets banned from iTunes for […]


Digital Beard Stroking: Media Avatar, Expressor of Efficacy 5

Digital Beard Stroking Philosophy of Technology I’d like to provide another perspective on the importance of technology, gaming and nerd culture through a lens of philosophical constructs and psychological concepts, thus providing a juxtaposition of historical/academic context of the above mentioned topics against a humorous, accessible vernacular. Media Avatar, Expressor […]