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Review time! with POP #1

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  • Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 4:58 PM EST
“You want to be the song, the song that you hear in your head” I’ve been keen to read POP for a while now, because Jason Copland is a cool dude and I’ve been reading his comics for eight years and I’m glad he’s finally getting a higher profile.  …

Review time! with Displaced Persons

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  • Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 4:03 PM EST
“In the wind we hear their laughter, in the rain we see their tears” Derek McCulloch is one of those writers who ought to be more widely known, but he isn’t. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t write comics too often, but he’s written some really goo …

Review time! with Shattered with Curve of Horn

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  • Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 4:54 PM EST
“I travel the world and the seven seas – everybody’s looking for something” Max Miller Dowdle was nice enough to send me a copy of his debut graphic novel, Shattered with Curve of Horn, which he published through his Artagem Graphic Library. It …

Review time! with Under the Flesh #1

“She’s a lady, she is mine – brush back your hair, and let me get to know your flesh.” A while back, Gilbert Deltres contacted me about reviewing his web comic, Under the Flesh. I always like reading seriously independent comics, so of course I …

Review time! with Funrama #1-3

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  • Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 4:40 PM EST
“Strange voices are saying – what did they say? – things I can’t understand; it’s too close for comfort, this heat has got right out of hand” Ryan Kelly was nice enough to send me the three issues of his self-published comic, Funrama, which I’ …

Review time! with San Hannibal #2

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  • Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 3:29 PM EST
I never get tired of receiving comics in the mail! Pj Perez, the mastermind behind Pop! Goes the Icon, is a swell dude, and he likes sending me his comics even though I’d be perfectly happy spending money on them. Last year he sent me the first …

Review time! with weird Westerns and zombie comics!

I was sent a couple of DIY comics in the mail (both snail and digital) recently, and I’m going to review them both! Buckle up! Tall Tales from the Badlands #3 is first up. Sean Fahey, the editor and founder of Black Jack Press, has assembled a …

Review time! with Zero #7

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  • Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 10:29 PM EST
“Emptiness is loneliness, and loneliness is cleanliness, and cleanliness is godliness, and god is empty just like me” The use of dialogue in a work of fiction is a minefield, from writers over-explaining things through their characters’ dialogue …

Review time! with some self-published comics!

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  • Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 5:10 PM EST

…  (artist), and Warren Wucinich (colorist); “Hard Time” by Russell Lissau (writer), Justin Castaneda</A. (artist), and Warren …  short back-up story and a one-page gag strip, too. “Hard Time” is quite funny – a supervillain named the Devastator goes to jail and …

Review time! with The Rattler

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  • Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at 7:16 PM EST
“Dunk you under deep salt water / In my dreaming you’ll be drowning / Raise me up Lord call me Lazarus / Hey Lord help me make me marvel” Jason McNamara and Greg Hinkle are Kickstarting their new graphic novel, The Rattler, and McNamara was nice …

Review time! with Cape Horn

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  • Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at 11:16 AM EST
“Dark angels follow me / Over a godless sea / Mountains of endless falling / For all my days remaining” Cape Horn, which is written by Christian Perrissin, drawn by Enea Riboldi, colored by – take a deep breath! – Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Simone  …

Review time! with The Absence

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  • Sunday, March 9th, 2014 at 12:41 PM EST
“Passing by the padlocked swings / The roundabout still turning / Ahead they see a small girl / On her way home with a pram” The Absence is a collection of a six-issue series by Martin Stiff, but I get the impression those issues are really hard …

Review time! with Crystallized

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  • Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 12:05 PM EST
I received a nice .pdf of this comic from its creator, and now he’s posting a page a day to his Tumblr, so I feel bad I didn’t get to it sooner. But at least I can write some nice things about it before the entire comic goes up! Crystallized is …

Review time! with The Joyners in 3D

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  • Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 4:15 PM EST
“Freedom belongs only to those / Without video screens for eyes and mouth” The fine folk at Boom!/Archaia were nice enough to send me The Joyners in 3D, which comes out tomorrow. It was written by R. J. Ryan and drawn by David Marquez, and it c …

Review time! with some small-press comics!

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  • Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST
Yeah, I get comics sent to me occasionally. We all do, and it’s always fun. I review everything that is sent to me as a physical copy, but occasionally I forget to review stuff that is sent to me electronically. If it’s not right in front of me, my  …

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