• That Goddamn Flash Trailer

    That Goddamn Flash Trailer0

    As David Uzumeri said to me on Twitter, “not just me!” We are apparently alone in our disdain for the CW’s upcoming Flash television series. Team Superhero, you have lost me with this one — a bloodless, note-perfect execution of one superhero trope after another. But little more than that. We open with a slow pan

  • Review: X-Men: No More Humans0

    X-Men: No More Humans Mike Carey, Salvador Larroca Marvel Comics 2014 “No more mutants” was the cry heard ‘round the Marvel Universe, when the conclusion to the “House of M” event in 2005 decimated the mutant population and made the X-Men bigger outcasts than they had ever been before. X-Men: No More Humans obviously wants

  • Buffalo Minotaurs! Or Buffalotaurs? Minoffalo?

    Buffalo Minotaurs! Or Buffalotaurs? Minoffalo?0

    Manifest Destiny Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni, and Pat Brousseau Image Comics Until reading this, I never gave Lewis and Clark much thought. There was that IMAX movie about their expedition a few years ago but it seemed like the whole thing was pretty dry. Just two guys walking slowly across the country with a

  • The New Wonder Woman and Greek Mythology

    The New Wonder Woman and Greek Mythology6

    Wonder Woman’s current run is rich with greek mythology. Before, Diana was born from clay and her mother Hippolyta’s desire to have a daughter. In 2011, though, DC Comics revamped its entire universe, that now is called the New 52. In this new take on the character by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang,

  • TOONBooks: Interview with Francoise Mouly

    TOONBooks: Interview with Francoise Mouly0

    For an excellent introduction to graphic novels, or heck, reading at all, TOON Books has you covered. TOON Books was founded by Françoise Mouly as an alternative to Easy Readers. For the uninitiated, Easy Readers are beginner level books that break dialogue and storyline down to the equivalent of caveman grunts. Think “see Spot run.

  • FCBD Review: DC Comics

    FCBD Review: DC Comics2

    Future’s End #0, by Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen, Ethan Van Sciver, Patrick Zircher, Aaron Lopresti & Art Thibert, Dan Jurgens & Mark Irwin, and Jesus Merino & Dan Green “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” And then imagine someone