Category: Reviews

Review: Fun

By Pedro Moura Fun — Paolo Bacilieri (SelfMadeHero) While Fun is not Paolo Bacilieri‘s first book, it is undoubtedly his most accomplished one so far in terms of complexity and even size, as well as the first being translated into English

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Review: It’s no longer I that liveth

By Pedro Moura It’s no longer I that liveth— Francisco Sousa Lobo (Chili Com Carne & Mundo Fantasma) Within the global economy of comics, there are many unavoidable blind spots. A significant part of this is the lack of wider

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Review: Stardust Nation

By Pedro Moura Stardust Nation–Deborah Levy and Andrzej Klimowski (Self Made Hero) With the overwhelming supply of comics production of our time, it is as easy to overlook certain titles as to overreact about the need to “correct” the course

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Review: Descender Vol. 1 – 3

By Johnny Hall and Paul Lai Descender Vol 1-3 In the spirit of the “Two PhDs Talking about Comics,” the Comics Alternative Blog is trying a new format: reviews that are dialogues between two comics critics, assessing a work from

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Review: The Return of the Honey Buzzard

By Pedro Moura The Return of the Honey Buzzard– Aimée de Jongh (SelfMadeHero) We have come a long way since the emergence of book-long & -bound comics. For a reader of my age (40ish), exposed to different international models, from

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Review: Amadeo & Maladeo

By Pedro Moura  Amadeo & Maladeo: A Musical Duet— R. O. Blechman (Fantagraphics) In the 1950s, the Emmy-winning animator and New Yorker cartoonist R.O. Blechman created a proto graphic novel that was based on a medieval legend: The Juggler of Our Lady.

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Review: The Beauty

Reviewed by John Royal The Beauty, Vol. 1 – Jason A. Hurley and Jeremy Haun (Image Comics) The Beauty begins with a strong premise: Two years ago saw eponymous STD “The Beauty,” an STD which gives the infected a constant slight

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Review: The Abaddon

The Abaddon, by Koren Shadmi (Z2 Comics)

By Pedro Moura The Abaddon by Koren Shadmi (Z2 Comics) What would be a person’s worst fate? To live without even a hint of hope, not even its notion, or carrying onwards, forever, with just enough hope to see it

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Review: Violenzia and Other Deadly Amusements by Richard Sala

By Paul F. Lai Violenzia and Other Deadly Amusements – Richard Sala (Fantagraphics Books) Richard Sala’s long-standing achievement in cartooning still manages to go under the radar somehow. I have always found his work scintillating; he is one of those

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Review: Hero Book 1 and Hero Book 2 by David Rubín

By Paul F. Lai The Hero: Book 1 – David Rubín (Dark Horse Books) The Hero: Book 2 – David Rubín (Dark Horse Books) The Hero Book Two, recently released from Dark Horse Books, is the second part of David Rubín’s epic

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Review: The New Deadwardians and Wild’s End, Vol. 1

by Nick Bridwell The New Deadwardians – Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard (DC Comics/Vertigo) Wild’s End, Vol. 1 – Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard (BOOM! Studios) I am going to compare these two books as if they are the only two works I’ve read

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Review: The Classic Comic Colouring Book

by Beth C. The Classic Comic Colouring Book – Various Artists (Michael O’Mara Books, Ltd) The Classic Comic Colouring Book is filled with over 100 vintage comic book covers that span the genres of romance, mystery, action, adventure, sci-fi, horror, and more! Since the comic covers

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