Author Archive for Petra Beunderman

Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia

I suppose that it is possible that someday Greg Rucka will write something that I don’t like, but it hasn’t happened yet. Hiketeia is a beautifully written and beautifully illustrated book which is both a gripping story and a thoughtful…

Robin: Year One

Chuck Dixon is one with his inner Dick Grayson. This is a good thing, because the original Boy Wonder leaps off the page at you. He is a real, engaging and endearing character. He takes the bad guys down with…

Batman: Bruce Wayne, Murderer?

Bruce Wayne– handsome, rich, and Gotham City’s favorite playboy. Batman– dark, brooding, and Gotham City’s guardian angel. It’s hard to say which is the ego and which is the alterego, and when Bruce Wayne is accused of murdering Vesper Fairchild,…

Artesia, vol. 1

Artesia’s world lies somewhere between ancient Rome, ancient Greece and medieval Byzantium. Artesia was born and raised to be a courtesan in the royal household, but when war came she became a battle commander. Artesia is classic fantasy material done…

Johnny Jihad

Johnny Jihad is a provocative and thoughtful look at the al Qaeda terrorist movement and role of American foreign policy in Middle Eastern politics. With crisp black and white illustrations Ryan Inzama tells the story of how a boy from…