Category Comics

TCAF 2010: Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Today and tomorrow at the Toronto Reference Library branch is the annual Toronto Comics Arts Festival, or TCAF.  It’s been running for several years but this was my first time attending the show.  It’s a small press independent kind of…

Heavy Liquid

I plan to attend TCAF this weekend and see Paul Pope is a guest.  Pope is a creator I see popping up here and there but in the past haven’t been willing to give his material a try; it’s too…

Starman Omnibus Volume 1

I’ve wanted to pick up Starman Omnibus Volume 1 for quite some time but there always seemed to be something else more deserving of my available funds.  I finally had a chance when an Amazon gift card fell in my…

Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson Volume 1

I read the entire Walter Simonson run on Thor as they were published during the 80s: it was my favorite book and I was completely captivated by the story.  I even hung on when Simonson stopped doing the art and…

Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Volume 1

Growing up I was a dedicated Marvel comics fan and didn’t stray much into DC territory.  Sure I caught the big books, Dark Knight, Watchmen, V For Vendetta, but it had to be making a lot of noise for me…

Hulk Volume 2: Red & Green

Hulk, formerly incredible, has gone through his share of changes, restarts and the like.  Now in a new series with a green and a red hulk stomping around I spotted this hardcover and wanted it desperately for two reasons: Art…

The Scorpion

Some online perusing of Cinebook offerings convinced me to pick up a copy of The Scorpion Volume 1; this includes The Devil’s Mark and The Pope’s Secret, two previously published French works by Enrico Marini and Stephen Desberg.  Cinebook publishes…

Machine Man

While perusing the used trade paperback section of my local comic shop Big B Comics I snatched up Machine Man by Tom DeFalco, Herb Trimpe and Barry Windsor-Smith.  This gem from 1988 collects the 1984 four issue mini series. I…