"You oughta tread lightly, Cal."

The National Post on new graphic novels Beautiful Darkness and Nijigahara Holograph.

Broken Frontier on Katie Green’s new graphic memoir, “a journal of not just struggle but of recovery.”


At Comics Alliance: “When you get right down to it, Batman began as a synthesis.” The Dark Knight is 75 years old. One time, DC Comics even let a woman take the artist credit on the main book.

Artist and writer Jess Ruliffson is using the comics medium to tell war veterans’ stories. She interviewed troops who’ve returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan for an award-winning comic she calls Invisible Woundsmy short post on her reporting and PTSD

Image © 2013 Jess Ruliffson

"Each story is a dire warning of science gone too far."

Under the Radar magazine on a couple of new EC Comics collections from Fantagraphics. 

He doesn’t always try to persuade you with reason,” Kean said. “He makes you feel that your life’s going to be very unhappy if you don’t do what he says.” He added that one of Christie’s flaws “is that he makes enemies and keeps them. As long as you’re riding high, they’ll stay in the weeds, because they don’t want to get in your way. But you get in trouble, they’ll all come out of the weeds, and come at you.
"Crossing Christie." Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker

Paul Di Filippo looks at Darwyn Cooke’s Parker: Slayground, the newest adaptation of the Richard Stark stories Cooke is doing. I wrote a little bit about this one when IDW put it out last year.

Image: Darwyn Cooke, 2013