Category Archives: Comics

Series Review: Blacksad, by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guardino

A review of: Blacksad is a series of noir hardboiled detective stories, very much in the style of Raymond Chandler and Dashiel Hammett, and stars a cynical private investigator named John Blacksad. The comic drawings dive with relish into all … Continue reading

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Review: Little Bird (2019) by Darcy van Poelgeest & Ian Bertram

Little Bird is a beautifully drawn limited comic series set in a dystopian future of the North American continent, and has a rather standard rebels versus evil empire storyline, complete with young saviour figures that makes the story very reminiscent … Continue reading

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Jim Woodring – One Beautiful Spring Day (2022) Review

Comprising:  A few weeks ago I reviewed the first set of Jim Woodring’s disturbing Frank comics: The Frank Book (2003). While the stories in that collection were unique and the story of the author himself even more interesting, I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Kingdom Come (1996) by Mark Waid & Alex Ross

This is my very first American superhero comic. An odd choice? I have no idea. But I know the names of most of these characters through cultural osmosis, so let’s give it a go. Man, Alex Ross can paint. If … Continue reading

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Shaun Tan – The Arrival (2006) Review

10/10 It has been little over a year since I have seriously started reading comics and graphic novels. In that time I have read some that are considered classics, the best the medium has to offer – Maus, The Incal, … Continue reading

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The Sandman, Vol. 9 & 10 (“The Kindly Ones” & “The Wake”) by Neil Gaiman

The Kindly Ones (1993) The longest Sandman volume and an important one, where all the various plot-threads, side-tracks and set-ups of the previous 8 volumes merge towards a conclusion. Well, most, in any case. Characters from earlier stories show up … Continue reading

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The Frank Book (2003) by Jim Woodring

The Frank Book is the essential collection of the first phase of Jim Woodring’s Frank comics, collecting 37 short stories. This will be one of the strangest and most disturbing comics that you will ever read, even though Frank himself … Continue reading

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The Great Power of the Chninkel (1986) by Van Hamme & Rosinski

Rosinski and Van Hamme’s The Great Power of the Chninkel is an epic graphic novel that offers an odd mix between The Dark Crystal, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the New Testament. Originally published in French in 1986-87 as Le … Continue reading

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The Sandman, Vol. 7 & 8 (“Brief Lives” & “World’s End”) by Neil Gaiman

Brief Lives (1994) “What could possibly go wrong?” Is what Dream asks his butler Lucien when he is about to embark on a journey with his crazy sister Delirium to find their long lost brother Destruction. That has trouble written … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Orbital (2006-’19) by Runberg & Pelle

Orbital is a European science fiction comic, which can be a recipe for greatness. This is a full-blown space opera and requires some setup and exposition. The comic starts with Earth joining a Galactic Confederacy that has more than 800 … Continue reading

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