Clean Room

Vertigo/DC

Jun 15, 2016 Comic Books Issue # 57 - M83

The ever-versatile Gail Simone uses an analog for Scientology, the "Honest World Foundation," as a jumping-off point for examining a world where demons are possibly realand influential.  More

The Flash: Rebirth #1

DC

Writer: Joshua Williamson; Artist: Carmine di Giandomenico

Jun 08, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

For a book concerning probably the most kinetic hero with the most action-oriented superpowers, The Flash: Rebirth sure is a talky, dialog-filled pamphlet. But we think that's okay in this case—the DC Rebirth titles seem to be oriented to reintroducing a hero and helping to set up the status quo going forward in what is the latest continuity reboot-ish turn of events. More

Jun 03, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

It's been awhile since I've read a Green Arrow comic book, probably since issue #1 of the New 52 relaunch in 2011. I meant to read Jeff Lemire's run, as he's one of the best comics writers of the last decade, but never got around to it.  More

Jun 01, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Writing a comic book tied into an ongoing TV show must have its challenges. Things may change on the show, such as a character dying or otherwise leaving the show, that will impact the comic book story.  More

May 26, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Darwyn Cooke's death on May 14 shocked and saddened comic book fans the world over. Since 2000, the prolific artist-and infrequent writer-lent his unique and unmistakable aesthetic primarily to the DC/Vertigo Universe. It is therefore fitting that one of his final works was The Twilight Children, a wholly original, absolutely mysterious collaboration with legendary writer Gilbert Hernandez. More

Art Ops Vol. 1

Vertigo/DC

May 04, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Art is quite literally alive in this story. The Art Ops version of protecting the Mona Lisa from a potential art theft was to free her from the canvas and place her into something like witness protection, a life of bagging groceries.  More

Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam

Fantagraphics

Apr 20, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

I'm not sure if there's ever been such a contrast between the beauty of a work's cartooning and the cringe-inducing depravity of its characters as in Simon Hanselmann's Megg & Mogg comics.  More

Apr 13, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Batman and The Joker take a Euro-trip in Batman Europa, the four-part miniseries collected in hardcover from DC Comics. While fighting crime one night, The Caped Crusader feels his reflexes and strength fading.  More

Mar 02, 2016 Comic Books Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

For over 80 years, Superman has been one of the most powerful beings in American comics. Nigh invulnerable, endowed with super-speed, flight, laser eye beams, and a host of other abilities, there's little he can't do.  More