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Nov 15, 2017 Comic Books Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Reading Batwoman is a bit of a frustrating experience, mostly because this mix of interesting ideas and gorgeous art leaves a lot of the potential on the cutting room floor.  More

Demon Volume 4

First Second

Nov 14, 2017 Comic Books Issue #62 - Julien Baker

If nothing else, the Demon seriescapped off in this fourth volumehas a protagonist responsible for one of the largest piles of dead bodies in comics history. But the book is a lot more than body count. In fact, the deaths come so rapidly and easily that they become more of a background noise, a dark comedy element than a tragedy. More

Nov 08, 2017 Comic Books Issue #62 - Julien Baker

One of Brian K. Vaughan's many (seriously, how does he do it?) ongoing projects, this series with illustrator Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman) and colorist Matt Wilson (The Wicked + the Divine) at first seems like an homage to '80s sci-fithink Stranger Things but with paper delivery girls and a lot more swearing. More

Baking with Kafka

Drawn & Quarterly

Oct 24, 2017 Comic Books Issue #62 - Julien Baker

A compilation of strips that appeared in the GuardianBaking with Kafka presents Scottish cartoonist Tom Gauld at his hilarious best. Many of the strips find their subjects in the areas of writing and literary pursuits, which Gauld reveals to be rich sources.  More

Sep 28, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Rock Candy Mountain is, simply put, goddamned delightful.  More

Poppies of Iraq

Drawn & Quarterly

Sep 01, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

From husband and wife collaborating team Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim, Poppies of Iraq is a deeply touching original graphic novel, simultaneously intimate and universal. More

The Customer is Always Wrong

Drawn & Quarterly

Aug 08, 2017 Comic Books Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

The Customer is Always Wrong, Mimi Pond's latest fictionalized memoir is, if anything, even better than Over Easy, the volume that preceded it. More

My Pretty Vampire


Aug 03, 2017 Comic Books Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Katie Skelly's My Pretty Vampire is a very fresh take on the iconic bloodsuckers-Clover is something of a kept object by a brother obsessed with her, and the actual violence and gore of the book is significantly less creepy than most of the subtext. More

Jul 10, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

While certainly targeting anyone nostalgic for 1980s toys and cartoons, does this crossover between the worlds of Eternia, home to He-Man, and Third Earth, home to the ThunderCats, succeed as a book for true fans? And does it succeed as a story irrespective of its IP mashup? More