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

Decelerate Blue

First Second

Mar 13, 2017 Comic Books Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Decelerate Blue is the new graphic novel from playwright/novelist Adam Rapp and animator Mike Cavallaro. The comic imagines a future sped up, where efficiency has replaced decency as society's crowning virtue.  More

Mar 09, 2017 Comic Books Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

There is a lot to like in Greg Rucka's return to pop culture's most famous Amazon. Liam Sharp's pencils are beautiful. Appropriately epic, even.  More

Mar 07, 2017 Comic Books Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

From Thomas Bulfinch to Edith Hamilton to the d'Aulaires, there have been many successful endeavors over the last century or so to bring ancient Greek mythology out from the stuffy realm of academia and into the layperson's hands. More

Feb 27, 2017 Comic Books Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Drew Friedman brings us another nearly four-score illustrations of comic creators from the past, with bios to accompany them.  More

Feb 24, 2017 Comic Books Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

The Caped Crusader teams up with an almost record-breaking number of Gotham vigilantes (as well as a former foe) in this DC Rebirth graphic novel.  More

Jan 11, 2017 Comic Books Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Picking up the reins on a comic title is never easy. But doing so after a groundbreaking run on a legendary icon of comics? That's a near-impossible task. More

The Realist Cartoons

Fantagraphics

Dec 23, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Throughout the latter part of the twentieth century's, Paul Krassner's satirical magazine The Realist published some of the most lauded and controversial cartoons, lampooning every aspect of American culture.  More

Dec 19, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Writer and artist Box Brown's treatise on Tetris is a real treat. According to Tetris: The Games People Play, Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris' creator, "believed that games were the perfect confluence of humanity and technology. Games model the human experience. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally." More