Review: Batman 713 →
“Storybook Endings” is the title to the final issue of Batman volume one. Those two words have nothing to do with anything that happens in this issue, nor does it have anything to do with the future of the title. In a word, Batman 713 is pointless…but it is significant nonetheless. The significance is inherent in the issue’s place in publication history. After 71 years of continuous...
Review: Detective Comics 881 →
Behind You: After a 74-year run, Detective Comics, vol. 1 comes to an end. By all accounts Detective Comics #881 is a fitting end to volume one, as the issue captures the roots, spirit and lineage of the title. It would work as the absolute end of the book, but Detective Comics will continue as part of DC’s New 52. Read my full review posted to PopMatters.com: “Detective Comics...
Review: Blue Estate #5 →
Five issues down and it simply should not be this easy to produce work verging on outright genius. And yet… This issue Kalvachev & co. present the tawdry machinations of “The Money Shot”. Read my review of Blue Estate #5 posted to PopMatters.com.
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Review: Spontaneous #1 and #2 →
Spontaneous is a character-driven mystery, really an enigma wrapped in a conundrum. It’s the type of book that calls to mind TV shows like The X-Files, Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Scooby-Doo, with the sensibilities of an indie movie. It’s a shock to the system both figuratively and literally. The eeriness, weirdness and somberness of its tone work as a reflection of the characters, art...