Comic Review: Love in Vain, Robert Johnson, 1911-1938 (2016)

Love in Vain tackles one of American pop-culture’s most enduring, mysterious, and interesting figures, bluesman Robert Johnson, and retells his life-story in a widescreen graphic novel format. Some might say that there is a certain redundancy in telling the life story of a musician, particularly one who’s sound was as unique and prophetic as Johnson’s, […]

Comic Review: Wonder Woman: Earth One (2016)

It’s very convenient that Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette’s long gestating Wonder Woman: Earth One should be released so soon after the character’s debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) (read my review here). Many viewers of that film will want to jump into a Wonder Woman comic and test out the source-material. Earth One in […]

Comic Review: B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs Vol. 1 TPB

After having read all six oversized volumes of the Hellboy Library Editions, I couldn’t imagine that any spin-off series of one of the greatest American comics could be any good, especially with Mike Mignola’s limited involvement. I am glad to say that this first of four volumes collecting the first cycle of the B.P.R.D. series, […]

Comic Review: X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1 (2013)

This graphic novel collects X-O Manowar issues 1-14. In many ways, X-O Manowar cannot be considered an original comic, either in concept or execution. The main character, Aric of Dacia, a 5th Century Visigoth, is a strange mix of Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man. His enemies, the Vine, are an alien species intent on killing […]

Top 10 Hellboy Stories

After a month full of articles focusing on cinema, I thought it about time to switch gears and write about my favourite horror comic. Hellboy, created by Mike Mignola in 1994, is without a doubt one of the best modern American comics. Full of pulpy action, complex characters, classic gothic horror and a dose of […]

Comic Review: Strange Fruit #001 (2015)

Storytellers: J. G. Jones & Mark Waid, Art: J. G. Jones, Lettering: Deron Bennett After the massive controversy surrounding the first issue of Strange Fruit, I thought it time to read the issue myself and write something about it. I’ve been looking forward to the series since it was announced. Mark Waid is one of […]

Comic Review: Aliens: Salvation (1993) Premiere-Edition Hardcover (2015) Review

Script: Dave Gibbons, Pencils: Mike Mignola, Inks: Kevin Nowlan, Colours: Matt Hollingsworth, Lettering: Clem Robins I was fairly excited for the release of this graphic novel. I had previously read the first volume of Dark Horse Comics’ Aliens omnibus, which I thought was compelling material. It was easily better than Alien3 (1992) and Alien: Resurrection (1997), and […]