Review for PopMatters: Redemption Song of 'DMZ' →
When a writer approaches the pre-determined end to a series, it’s important to put everything in perspective. It’s important to put a spotlight on the main theme. As he rounds the corner to the closing of DMZ, writer and co-creator Brian Wood’s back-to-basics characterization is sublimely assisted by returning artist and co-creator Riccardo Burchielli’s haunting landscapes. Read my...
Music and Comics
Comics should come with a music soundtrack. It’s surprising that they really haven’t yet aside from rare CD releases. Whether through streaming media online or QR codes for mobile devices, the potential is there for comics to usher in a new multimedia experience. Doesn’t take much to list a url or print a barcode in the pages of book. Publishers should partner with sites like...
New Review for PopMatters: ‘Li’l Depressed Boy’ #1 →
My latest review for PopMatters.com is live. This week I looked at the new Image book “Li’l Depressed Boy.” Based on a Webcomic of the same name, “Li’l Depressed Boy” sits somewhere between High Fidelity – both the book and movie – and Stranger Than Fiction– the movie that is a book. But it has unique elements that helps the narrative go beyond the offbeat and settle in a place that is relatable....
Review: The Circumstances of 'Scarlet' #4 →
Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev’s “Scarlet” is about revenge and revolution. It’s about a young woman having the world ripped open before her and seeing the dark underbelly. She doesn’t like it, no, not at all. And in a vain attempt at revenge, she seeks to kill and expose all that darkens her world’s streets…even if she has to kill a lot of people to do it. Read my full review.
My Latest Review for PopMatters.com: The New York... →
More than Local, Demo or even the phenomenal DMZ writer Brian Wood’s New York Five explores the psychosocial space of womaness in a post-postfeminist New York.
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Righting the Ship: The Dick Grayson-Batman Persona... →
Even after more than a year in the cowl, it feels strange to think of Dick Grayson as the Batman. What new series regular writer Scott Snyder offers with his first storyarc, ‘The Black Mirror’, is the final word on the former sidekick as a Batman in his own right. My latest review for PopMatters.com: Righting the Ship: The Dick Grayson-Batman Persona