Tom Strong, Book One

Sometime in the early years of the 20th century inventor Sinclair Strong and his wife Susan land on the island of Attabar Teru. The Strongs have come to the island to bring up their son Tomas as the perfect human…

How Loathsome

“We were beautiful monsters, the kind this city thrives on, allows to flourish, and greedily destroys. Alone we felt like outcast aliens. Together we were perfect: too unusual and awful for anyone else.” So begins Ted Naifeh’s strange and haunting…

Birds of Prey: Of Like Minds

Sigh. I like Birds of Prey. I like the female-centric story lines and the DC Universe’s women coming together to make a formidable crime solving/fighting team. It’s just that I find it hard to believe that women who are as…

Once in a Blue Moon, vol. 1

While I find the trend of American publishers attempting to capitalize on the booming manga market by trimming books down to “manga” size and artists mimicking the manga style frequently offputting, a few people get it right. Artist Jennifer Quick…

Runaways, vol. 1: Pride and Joy

Every teenager knows that their parents are evil. After all, it’s your parents who prevent you from joining that socialist collective, and force you to play with their friends’ kids, and just do not understand the importance of black nail…