Astronaut Academy, vol. 1: Zero Gravity

    Astronaut Academy offers a school experience like no other. With classes like Dinosaur Racing, Anti-Gravity Gymnastics, and Spanish, there is something for everyone in this school. The new kid that Astronaut Academy follows is one Hakata Soy. Hakata…

American Born Chinese

Everyone has bad days—and when you’re growing up and discovering yourself, those bad days are magnified times a thousand. Gene Luen Yang, author and illustrator of American Born Chinese (color by Lark Pien), turns that teenage angst into a wonderful,…

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All the 52 comics have now been published, From Animal to Voodoo. There was some really great books, Batwoman, Batman and Wonder Woman stand out for me, some books that hold promise and some real crap. Same as it ever was, I guess. Over on Comics Should Be Good, Greg Burgas has reviewed all…

Two Generals: Design of the week!

My favorite use of color and design in a comic, of late. Check out the Two Generals Research Blog, too, for all of the details!

And…we’re BACK!

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At long last, No Flying No Tights is officially back! Those keen for the news have presumably already been kicking around, but I am incredibly pleased to announce the relaunch of the site and a whole host of news. First off,…

Classic Fantastic

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We here at No Flying No Tights know that comics and graphic novels have a long and rich history.  This column will be devoted to highlighting the older titles that we dub classics of the format.  There are so many…

Holy Terror

Holy Terror, the self-proclaimed “piece of propaganda” from comic-book-legend-turned-punchline Frank Miller, is a difficult work: difficult to like, difficult to look away from, difficult to assess. The story is laughably slight, the characters cardboard cut-outs of standard Miller tropes, and…