Day: May 26, 2021

White and Gündüz Turkish Kaleidoscope Cover cropped

REVIEW: Turkish Kaleidoscope: Fractured Lives in a Time of Violence

Social anthropologist and novelist Jenny White (Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks, The Winter Thief) and artist Ergün Gündüz’s Turkish Kaleidoscope is dizzying. The graphic novel follows four characters, who are fictionalized composites of oral history interviewees, over four years in Turkey as political power shifted between different leftist and rightist groups. The comic, which…

Feature image from Paco Medina and Federico Blee’s cover for Reptil #1 by writer Terry Blas, penciler Enid Balám, inker Victor Olazaba, colorist Carlos Lopez, and letterer Joe Sabino

REVIEW: Reptil #1 Is a Roaring Reintroduction

Reptil’s real name is Humberto Lopez. He was a superhero. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, don’t worry. Reptil #1 — the first issue of a four-part, post-Outlawed, post-King in Black miniseries — effectively (re)introduces the character, who first appeared in writer Christos Gage and artist Steve Uy’s Avengers: The Initiative Featuring Reptil #1.