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.
This graphic novel initially finds the caped crusader confronting the worst super villain ever: his own mid-life crisis.
“Tyler Cross: Angola is the perfect graphic novel for those sick of superheroes. . . .
It’s déjà vu all over again! Remember Rover? The eerie, icky white latex ball/balloon that bursts from the sea to envelop escapees from the Village?
“Berserk contains all of the primary ingredients: sex, violence, horror, sadism, and adventure. What is not to love about this manga?
One might think that by now Saint Salander had driven all of the fascists, sexual predators, and other snakes out of Sweden. After all, Sweden is not a very large country. But, alas, no.
“Wrath of Fantomas is the type of cutting-edge, yet charming crime story that today’s adult comics readers desire.
Salammbo is a woman of fiction who sprang to life from the pen of French writer Gustave Flaubert in 1862. She was a central figure in the book of the same name.
“a quick, mesmerizing read.”
“EC produced the best comics of the era and The Vault of Horror Volume 5 is evidence enough that EC produced an idiosyncratic brand of horror that is undeniably American.”