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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

Jun 09, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea has a lot going for it. Per usual with a Mike Mignola-verse project, the art-in this case by Gary Gianni, who also co-wrote the book with Mignola-is simply gorgeous.  More

Jun 08, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

On one level, Phonogram is a comic for the fussiest of music fans, layered with opinions about what this kind of music means, how much that band sucks or is amazing, etc. The kinds of arguments you might hear in record shops in days gone by, back when those were a thing.  More


Drawn & Quarterly

Jun 05, 2017 Comic Books Issue #60 - Father John Misty

A sitcom-porno that lasted half a season in the mid-'90s. A movie whose cast-members seem cursed to die deaths strikingly similar to those of their characters, and the woman who uses their demises to chronicle her relationships.  More

Jun 02, 2017 Comic Books Issue #60 - Father John Misty

A tight little tale of ghosts that's less superheroics than horror mixed with plain ol' heroics.  More

One More Year


Jun 01, 2017 Comic Books Issue #60 - Father John Misty

We've sung the praises of Simon Hanselmann and his cringe-worthy creations, Meg and Mogg, before.  More

May 31, 2017 Comic Books Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Erik Kriek's adaptation of five murder ballads, In the Pines is the rare graphic novel that comes with its own implied soundtrack.  More

May 23, 2017 Comic Books Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's long, wonderful run on the main Batman title came to an end last year, but fans of the Dark Knight were thrilled when Snyder announced he'd be moving on to write a new, in-continuity title, All-Star Batman More