“Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen is a well-drawn graphic novel, but its story is rushed and chock full of clichés.”
“The Man Without Talent deserves its standing as a manga classic.
“Rusty Brown is a masterful study of ordinary American humanity.
Patrick Kyle’s graphic novels are enigmatic. His artwork is abstract and deeply resistant to simple representation, and his stories are surreal.
“This graphic novel spreads madness for it gives readers a glimpse at the divine.”
“Our Encounters with Evil is ageless fun. It is a graphic novel that is serious about horror but does not take itself seriously. . . .
“Although the painterly art style and attention to environmental detail provide much to admire visually, narratively this is yet another joyless and bloody tale of a man sent on a rampage o
“The Illuminati Ball has a magnificent concept . . .”
“for anyone who loves pop culture references and quick, easy fun, this book will help them while away those hours stuck in mass transit.”
In journalism, “bury the lede” is a term of craft: placing the most important point of the story too far down in the text, too distant from the all-important lead paragraph.
“Gorgeous graphics and a neat idea cannot save what eventually becomes a tragically flawed effort.”
To appreciate this surrealistic story, you should know something about the realities of urban renewal worldwide, the city planner Le Corbusier devoted to the use of cement in his “Brutalist” struct
“In the end the mind-blowing art can’t save a book that fails to deliver on the promise of its premise.”
“Brief and beautiful, Druillet’s genius shines through in this madcap adventure across post-apocalyptic wastes.”
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
“In many ways, Gehrmann achieves what Upton Sinclair never quite did: She makes the characters real and complex, and she makes the political story a movingly human one.”
“Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers by Mike Mignola turns these pulpy misadventures into immaculate art.”
“Bad Weekend is crime comics at their finest, so why not waste a boozy weekend with this graphic novel.”
“A riveting story of a horrible injustice enacted with careful, logical cruelty in the name of national security.
Death Orb is a visually ambitious graphic novel. It depicts a ruined Earth, years past a nuclear holocaust. Buildings are crumbled, with vines of hanging wires choking them.
“When I Arrived at the Castle is the perfect horror story for a rainy day or some night shrouded in fog.”
“O Josephine! is the perfect Jason graphic novel: short, stoic, and surreal.”
“Rust Belt is an undeniably sobering graphic novel that is as much journalism and sociology as it is fiction.”
“An intriguing story asking the eternal question, What is Art? . . .
It seems too bizarre to be true, even in the dreamworld of surrealism.