Author Archive for Brazos Price

Message to Adolf Part 2

Message to Adolf Part 2 Cover

Where the first part of Message to Adolf sets the stage for the story, in this second part, the stage is mostly ruined. Criticisms that were expressed in the review of the first part of the story (that the story…

Message to Adolf, Part 1

Message to Adolf part 1.

There is a thing that happens when you read enough Osamu Tezuka: you keep comparing each work that you read to his greater body of work. That’s not necessarily fair, but it happens, and in this case Message to Adolf,…

We3

At the surface level, We3 documents the escape of three animals who have been abducted and repurposed as war machines.  In Hollywood pitch terms, it is The Incredible Journey meets Short Circuit, with a little Robocop thrown in for good…

Marksmen, volume 1

Marksmen, written by Dave Elliott and David Baxter, is a rather unimpressive comic. The general post-apocalyptic setting is somewhat interesting, but if you think about it for even a second it immediately defies belief. While it is nice they have…

The Last Call, vol. 2

Vasilis Lolos returns with a followup to the excellent Last Call, vol. 1. (This review is from an advanced reader copy, and which did contain spelling errors, so please note that the content of this comic could change before final…

The Last Call, vol. 1

The Last Call by Vasilis Lolos is about the wild midnight ride that two young friends, Sam and Alec, take. It starts out slowly, when Alec steals his mom’s car and rides out to Sam’s house. The two boys smoke…

Shinjuku

Shinjuku, with words by Mink, also known as Christopher Morrison, and pictures by Yoshitaka Amano, is a gorgeous hybrid graphic novel set in the future. The at times surreal and always beautiful art is paired with an incoherent, unfocused story…

YEAH!

YEAH! by Peter Bagge and Gilbert Hernandez is the story of Krazy, Honey, and Woo-Woo, the trio in an all-girl pop band. A band that is “…without a doubt the most popular band in the history of the universe,” but…

The Hidden

The Hidden by Richard Sala

The Hidden, by Richard Sala, takes place in a world where one man’s folly has been replicated until it threatens the very world of humans. As a dystopian, end-of-the-world novel, it does a good job of showcasing desolation and general…

Bleedout

Bleedout is set in a world where the petroleum has basically run out. Predictably this has caused no end of chaos and danger. As a result of this situation, Sunset City (the main setting of this comic) is controlled by…

Habibi

habibi

Habibi is the Craig Thompson’s long awaited follow-up to Blankets and Carnet de Voyage. In it, Thompson crafts the sprawling tale of a girl (Dodola) who is sold into sexual slavery at a young age. While she is still a…

Aya, vol. 2: Aya of Yop City

Aya of Yop City

Aya of Yop City by Marguerite Abouet is best described as a more realistic soap opera. Set in the Ivory Coast of the late 1970’s it deals with the families, loves, foibles, schemes, and eccentricities of a group of young…

Prince of Persia

The Prince of Persia made his first appearance in a video game. This, a comic book foray for the character, adds to the mythology. Using the mythic form of story telling is where this text is at is strongest. It…