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Mar 20, 2018 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Clue, indeed based on the classic board game, fleshes out the enduring murder mystery from that game with more modern sensibilities. And, gosh, there’s a lot to like about Clue—the design is wonderful, the art (Nelson Daniel) equally so.


Red Winter

Drawn and Quarterly

Feb 26, 2018 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Red Winter is a surprising bit of warmth on a cold night, a touching tale and one of the most compelling books of the year so far.


Compulsive Comics


Feb 20, 2018 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Compulsive Comics, a collection comprising reprinted stories by Eric Haven, is a wonderful bit of weird. His draftsmanship evokes some sort of sweet spot between ‘70s underground comix, ‘90s alt-comics, and classic serialized strips featuring strange creatures and square-jawed, Flash Gordon types.


Nov 22, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Part one of acclaimed European writer-artist Enrico Marini’s American debut is an instant Batman classic.


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.


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.


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.


Baking with Kafka

Drawn & Quarterly

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

A compilation of strips that appeared in the Guardian, Baking 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.


Sep 28, 2017 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Rock Candy Mountain is, simply put, goddamned delightful.