The Golem’s Mighty Swing

Drawn & Quarterly

James Sturm

May 21, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

From James Sturm, founder of The Center for Cartoon Studies, The Golem’s Mighty Swing is a beautifully written and illustrated account of Americana.  More

May 18, 2017 Comic Books Issue #60 - Father John Misty

This is a slightly disjointed book art-wise, with the first chapter's more realistic style contrasting mightily with the bulk of the book's kinetic, cartoony style by Brian Ching.  More

May 16, 2017 Comic Books Issue #60 - Father John Misty

If you've wondered whether Jeff Lemire will ever create anything less than amazing, the answer is a resounding "no." Five former superheroes and their loyal (female) robot stranded on a farm doesn't sound like engrossing reading, but Lemire's uncanny talent instantly makes Black Hammer a must-read.  More

Hostage

Drawn & Quarterly

May 12, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

In the dead of night on July 2, 1997, a group of men kicked in the door to Christophe André's room, dragged him out of bed, shoved him into a car, and drove off.  More

May 04, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

In relaunching Birds of Prey, writers Julie Benson and Shawna Benson and artists Claire Roe and Roge Antonio have accomplished something rather elusive: honoring the characters' past incarnations while moving them forward, all against the backdrop of whatever line-wide continuity changes have been enacted from on high.  More

The Excavation

Fantagraphics

Apr 03, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Max Andersson's The Excavation is a warped, dark, pseudo-nightmare unlike anything in recent memory. A man brings his girlfriend home to meet his family, only to find that his home is not where he remembers it.  More

Mar 24, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The daughter of poor Southern sharecroppers, Zora Neale Hurston emerged as one of the preeminent African American writers and anthropologists of the early 20th Century.  More

Mar 21, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Fans of fantasy adventure comics should rejoice as Andrew MacLean's Head Lopper has returned. The story follows Norgal, the titular 'lopper and his mouthy trophy-head, Agatha Blue Witch. More

Mar 15, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Any book with such a niche subject must be a true labor of love for its author. And while much of the graphic novel California Dreamin' focuses on the pre-fame life of singer Cass Elliot, better known as Mama Cass of '60s pop hitmakers The Mamas & the Papas, the narrative's breadth encompasses more than Elliott's formative days may suggest. More