• Sisco #1: You’re in the Danger Zone

    Sisco #1: You’re in the Danger Zone0

    Sisco #1 Thomas Legrain (artist), Benec (writer), Peng Weng and Studio 9 (colorist) Europe Comics June 2017 In an era when comics are becoming more diverse and the stories told more creative, I find it fascinating how some cling ever tighter to the same stories of the past. With Sisco, I hoped for something new. Instead, I

  • The Kitchen is a Delicious Recipe for Misandry

    The Kitchen is a Delicious Recipe for Misandry0

    The Kitchen Ollie Masters (writer), Ming Doyle (artist), Jordie Bellaire (colorist), Clem Robins (letterer), Becky Cloonan (covers) Vertigo Comics November 2014 As superhero properties continue to be optioned for film and television by the dozen, there are fewer choices for those of us who aren’t super into all things, well, super. My level of excitement

  • Down and Dirty with Dex: Stumptown, Vol. 1

    Down and Dirty with Dex: Stumptown, Vol. 10

    Stumptown, Vol. 1 Greg Rucka (Writer), Matthew Southworth (Artist), Lee Loughridge (Colorist) Oni Press 2010 A no-nonsense female private investigator, who also happens to be bisexual, Dex Parios could have been a one-dimensional fantasy figure aimed at a male audience, but Greg Rucka has created a nuanced portrait of a really interesting character situated firmly

  • Heartthrob: Theft in the Fast Lane

    Heartthrob: Theft in the Fast Lane0

    Heartthrob: Season Two #4 Christopher Sebella (writer), Richard Wilson IV (artist), Nick Filardi (colorist) Oni Press October 2017 If you’ve ever wondered what the couple in the Eagles’ song “Life in the Fast Lane” looked like, pick up an issue of Heartthrob. Everything seems simple enough at first glance, just a loving couple going about their

  • Review: Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman”

    Review: Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman”0

    The Salesman Asghar Farhadi (director and writer) Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi (cast) August 31, 2016 (Iran), November 2, 2016 (France) Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has been making headlines for years in the film world, creating award-winning film after award-winning film and even winning both the Golden Globe and the Oscar for his 2011 film,

  • Can a Bad Anime Be Art? Heat Guy J

    Can a Bad Anime Be Art? Heat Guy J0

    Heat Guy J was a twenty-six episode animated series that aired in Japan in 2002 and wasn’t particularly well-received. For whatever reason, possibly in recognition of the positive reception director Kazuki Akane had previously enjoyed in the West through Escaflowne, it was exported anyway. Box sets with dub and sub experiences available were later sold