comic books


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: 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: 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: 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 […]


Graphic Review: Alias & The Pulse

When it comes to superheroes, I have to admit that I’ve always been more of a DC girl. I grew up watching the Batman Animated Series with my brother and Batman has always been my favorite hero. But the longer I read graphic novels and the longer the movie and […]


Graphic Reviews: Mass Effect

For as much as I love to talk about video games, I haven’t been playing them all that long. I wasn’t one of those kids that grew up with a Dreamcast or a Playstation. My parents were convinced that video games rotted your brain and so it took years of […]


Graphic Reviews: Rat Queens

I lay claim to the geek label on a fairly regular basis so it’s probably not much of a surprise that some of my fondest memories of being a teenager are of the tabletop role playing games we used to play. I remember having marathon sessions of Dungeons and Dragons where […]