Happy holidays, everyone! I’ve been asked several times by friends with kids what comics I recommend for them, and I thought I would make a list of some of my favorites to recommend! A few disclaimers: I don’t have kids. That seems like an important disclaimer. I haven’t read everything on this list. However, I…… Continue reading “What comics can I get my kid?”
It occurs to me that I haven’t talked much lately here about what I’m personally reading. (I do often tweet about it if you follow me on twitter!) Some things on my radar (and my current pull list) right now: Snotgirl, by Bryan Lee O’Malley (of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Leslie Hung. It’s…… Continue reading What’s on your pull list?
A quick disclaimer: I did not have high hopes for this movie when I walked into the theater. Can you blame me? Critics have not been kind with their reviews and director Zack Snyder (Suckerpunch, Watchmen) had been hinting that the characters in the movie would not be like we were used to. I’m very pleased…… Continue reading Review: Batman v. Superman (mostly spoiler-free)
Review: Rat Queens Vol. 1, Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch, 128 pages, Image Comics, 2014. Buy it on Amazon. Have you ever read a comic book so great that you had to stop a few pages in just to tell people about how good it was? Would you like to? Rat Queens is exactly that and so, so much…… Continue reading Review: Rat Queens, Vol. 1
Review: Saga Vol. 1, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, 160 pages, Image Comics, 2012. (Buy it on Amazon.) I’m a bit late on this review–Saga has been winning awards consistently since 2012 and to say anything other than a glowing review almost feels sacrilegious. Luckily, this review is going to be pretty glowing. Saga is best…… Continue reading Review: Saga, Vol. 1
[Deadpool spoilers probably follow. It won’t be anything too dramatic or earth-shattering but if you want nothing at all to be spoiled about the movie, go see it and then come back.] Deadpool was a damn good movie. I’ve been interested in the merc with a mouth (as most people know him to be called) since…… Continue reading Deadpool: a review and gentle nudge to Hollywood
Review: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol, 221 pages, First Second Books, 2011. (Buy it on Amazon.) The front cover of Anya’s Ghost has Neil Gaiman hailing it as a masterpiece. The back cover continues with praise, calling the book “really sweet, really funny, and really scary.” One might be skeptical that a book could simultaneously be sweet and scary but Brosgol…… Continue reading Review: Anya’s Ghost