Review: Batman #5 →
To say the issue is ambitious feels almost insulting, yet that is the best way to describe Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #5. Batman #5 works against reader expectations in its execution of the story. The narrative developed thus far by Snyder, particularly for this comic, demands it. Everything he has built with Capullo is on display. Layers of character flaws, existential duality...
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Review: Amazing Spider-Man #677 →
“It’s only an interregnum”, you’ll say to yourself. You can always pick up the book when Dan Slott returns next month. But then you’ll read Mark Waid’s beautiful, pensive pacing, and you’ll be drawn in… Read my full review on PopMatters.com.
Review: The Li'l Depressed Boy #8 →
Understatement is an art, and no comicbook on the market currently does that better than The Li’l Depressed Boy. The Web comic, turned ongoing Image series, plays with the fine mechanics of subtlety, creating an inspiringly authentic look at modern love and popular culture, and the recognition of this achievement deserves a more critical examination. While the comic could be easily dismissed as...
Review: Batman #4 →
To say the new volume of Batman is engaging is at best an understatement. The title in this New 52 period has been at times thrilling, at times thought-provoking and at times scary. But after three issues, the pacing must slow to allow readers to catch their breaths and also allow for the plot to set it hooks in the depths of the reader’s imagination. With issue four, Batman stops only briefly to...
The Frightening & The Frightened: My Interview... →
As the writer at the helm of signature DC titles like Batman and Swamp Thing, Scott Snyder flawlessly bleeds horror into the body of his stories. But where does that inner, darkening fear come from? In an exclusive interview with me for PopMatters, Snyder opens up.