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Batman: Damned

Batman: Damned #1 is a Moody and Macabre Take on the Dark Knight [Comic Review]

Batman: Damned is out now from DC Comics and if this first issue is anything to go by, this is a dark, psychological and often horrific look at the dark knight and the world around him. This is the bo...

War Bears Comic Panel Frame

Ken Steacy’s Art Shines in Margaret Atwood’s War Bears #1 [Review]

In 2012 I flew from Hartford to Chicago for the Association of Writers and Writing Program’s annual conference. I was a senior in college and I’d never flown alone before. The trip would’ve been worth...


How Creepshow Perfectly Recaptures the EC Comics

The EC comics of the 1950’s were revolutionary. In some ways, they were the decade’s only source of horror. On screen, nearly all horror was science fiction, to at least some degree. There was no sepa...

Beasts of Burden

Comic Review: Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1 is a Good Entry in a Great Series

It’s been two years since Evan Dorkin published the last Beasts Burden, What the Cat Dragged In. Two years is a long time to wait between installments in the episodic series. The premise shouldn’t wor...

She Could Fly

Comic Review: She Could Fly #2 is Even Better than #1

Back in June, I wrote about how good the first issue of She Could Fly by Christopher Cantwell and Martín Morazzo was. If you slept on it, you missed out. With the second issue finally here, I’m ...

Creepy Archives

Graphic Novel Review: Creepy Archives Vol. 26 Brings Black-and-White Scares

The Comics Code Authority was established in 1954 to stop comic books from melting children’s brains into juvenile delinquency. With its myriad and unclear rules, the CCA did away with the EC Horror c...

Minky Woodcock

Graphic Novel Review: Minky Woodcock Beautifully Renders a New Theory About Houdini’s Death

Harry Houdini escaped death, slipping into the collective imagination of popular culture. Like Robert Johnson, Annie Oakley and Agatha Christie (who also appears in Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Kidnap...


Graphic Novel Review: The Most Disturbing Part of Alisik is Its Sexualization of Teenage Girls

The first volume of Alisik opens with the lead character, a teenage girl, asking the reader, “Do you believe in love at first sight?” She says, but, “There’s one problem. I’m dead” (8). A pretty big p...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Comic Review: Buffy Season 12: The Reckoning #1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is back for its final comic book season. The end is bittersweet. While everything is clearly planned, it feels more like a cancellation, given that this new “season” will cons...