Batman: War Games, Act 2–Tides

The all out gang warfare that Spoiler unwittingly instigated continues unabated. A kidnapping attempt by one of Gotham’s many rival gangs ends up with Darla Aquista, daughter of a mob boss and Tim’s girlfriend, dead and Batman on the local…

Batman: War Games, Act 3–Endgame

Gotham is in chaos and Batman’s involvement is making it that much worse. Spoiler’s ill conceived plan to get back into Batman’s good graces has resulted in all out gang warfare on the streets of Gotham. Batman finally recognizes the…

Batman: War Drums

One of the enduring truths of the Batverse is that Batman needs a Robin. Now that Tim is out of the game, who is going to fill the pixie pants? Batman, as ever, insists that he doesn’t need a Robin…

Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror, vol. 1

Kurozu-cho may once have been just a normal, rural, Japanese town but when Junji Ito’s horror story begins the evil influence that poisons the lives of townspeople is part of daily life, subtly casting its gloomy shadow over the town.…

Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror, vol. 2

Everything and everyone in the remote Japanese town of Kurozu-cho has been touched by the evil of the Uzumaki (spiral), until every spot and step seems cloaked in a miasma of foreboding. Under a curious spiral-shaped cloud from the smokestacks…

Mother, Come Home

Mother, Come Home is one of the most disturbing and emotionally devastating graphic novels I’ve read in a long while. In fact, ever. This novel revolves around a father and son, the narrator Thomas, struggling to regain their footing after…

Love as a Foreign Language, vol. 1

Fish out of water stories always make one sympathize with the hero, recognizing how frustrating, irritating, and occasionally exhilarating the risk of living in a new place can be. In this case, our hero is Joel, a Canadian in Korea…