Category Comics

Grandville by Bryan Talbot

Heard some rumblings on the internet about a new animal graphic novel; lots of interest but most wanted to flip through the book before committing.  At my local comic shop they had one copy of Grandville: after a quick perusal…

Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury and Hamilton

I should start off by saying I’ve never read Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451.  I was reading a magazine recently and saw it was being adapted into a graphic novel by Tim Hamilton, who I had no previous experience with. …

The Hunter by Stark and Cooke

The adaptation of Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter by Darwyn Cooke has received a lot of press, both from inside and outside the comics community.  It’s a grim tale of an anti-hero set in the 1950’s about a thief who…

Free Vertigo comics

Received an email from DC Comics today letting me know issue one of Madame Xanadu was available in PDF format as a free download.  I checked it out and it pointed me to a list of free issue one Vertigo…

Batman: Nine Lives by Motter and Lark

Picked up a bunch of DC trades and graphics novels off a Diamond sale last month: items I’d wanted to read but never got around to picking up.  One of those is Batman: Nine Lives by Dean Motter and Michael…

Switching to trades

It was a tough decision but I’m making the switch from individual issues (weeklys)  to trade paperbacks.  The idea was percolating in my head for about a year and the rationale is twofold: new comics aren’t worth anything and there’s a lot…

The Silver Age Of Comic Book Art

Picked this up at a discount book store in Toronto.  The format and flashy cover caught my eye: thumbing it showed a nice selection of art from the top silver age artists so I bought it. The Silver Age Of…

DC’s Wednesday Comics anthology

DC is launching a twelve issue weekly series in July called Wednesday Comics.  It’s being published broadsheet size 28×20″ and will be shipped folded twice to 7×10″.  The series is the brainchild of DC’s art director Mark Chiarello who besides…

Variant Covers

DC just posted their June 2009 solicitations: the above image is my pick for best cover.  While I admire and enjoy an amazing piece of art as much as the next fan I detest having a cover done by someone…