Author Archive for Matt Moffett

Nuns Without Guns

I can’t say I’ve thought much about the Vatican keeping a secret team of highly trained enforcers to take down mystically charged villains, but it’s a concept that certainly makes sense. After all, what other large organization would have the…

Everlast

This is one graphic novel that’s, unfortunately, all too easy to dismiss. Its author, Chad Michael Murray, is better known as a male model and star of the CW Network’s night-time drama One Tree Hill. Not exactly someone you’d automatically…

Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics

De Heer begins her book Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics by asking questions. Specifically, questions she asked herself throughout her childhood and early adult life, such as “What is thinking?” and “What is consciousness?”. While this is done in part…

Blue Estate, vol. 1-2

Billed as a gritty, fast-paced crime-thriller, Blue Estate is a story that’s brave enough to not take itself too seriously. The plot mainly centers around aging B-movie action star Bruce Maddox and his starlet-turned-alcoholic wife Rachel. Whether it’s that Bruce…

Good-bye, Marianne: The Graphic Novel

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It’s a normal day in Berlin in 1938; 11 year old Marianne Kohn walks to school and finds the front door locked tight. After knocking for several minutes her teacher, donning a Nazi Party arm band, steps out and hands…

Kurozakuro, vol. 1-7

Despite being the target of every bully in his high school Sakurai Mikito refuses to stand up for himself. Not because he’s a wimp, but because he’s a pacifist through-and-through and holds a passionate, almost extreme aversion to hurting anyone…

Echoes

Most comics that delve into the worlds of horror and thriller fill their pages with graphic images of violence and gore. But after a time readers can become numb to it all because it’s simply shock for shock’s shake and…

Welcome to…Oddville!

Melanie is far from your ordinary eight-year-old. Sure, she does ordinary things like going to school and riding her scooter. But she’s also secretly Jetcat, the costumed super-powered protector of the city of Oddville. And boy, does Oddville need protecting.…

Infinite Kung Fu

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Immortal Kung Fu masters? Check. Crazy bad guy threatening to take over the world? You bet. Scary zombies that refuse to die? Sure, why not. Unstoppably wild Kung Fu action? Of course! McLeod’s debut graphic novel mixes it together and…

Biomega, vol. 1-3

It’s the year 3005 and the N5S Virus—-a horrible disease that transforms people into walking zombies—–pushes humanity towards the brink of extinction. A synthetic human named Zoichi Kanoe searches the sprawling cityscapes for Eon Green, a teen girl who is…

BodyWorld

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Leaving the family drama and introspection of his highly acclaimed Bottomless Belly Button behind, BodyWorld takes indie darling Dash Shaw into a wild, dystopian, psychedelic sci-fi romp. Set in year 2060, we see the aftermath of a second United States…

The Surrogates, vol. 1-2

The year is 2054. Georgia has transformed into a sprawling metropolis and nearly everyone lives their life through a Surrogate: a fully-functional android that the user controls via virtual linkup from the safety and comfort of their own home. More…