Shockrockets: We Have Ignition!

A refreshingly classic science fiction comic, Shock Rockets fits the bill for a plethora of requests from comics fans requesting more diversity from U.S. comics – a multi-racial cast with an Hispanic hero, strong female characters minus the skimpy outfits,…

Green Arrow, vol. 5: City Walls

My reaction to this volume was generally, enh. It certainly wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t exciting either. In the aftermath of the last volume, Oliver is more than a little wary and protective of his various children and pseudo-children. He’s…

Ex Machina, vol. 1: The First 100 Days

At first, being able to talk to machines may not seem like the most impressive superpower. I mean, so you can tell your washing machine to start. Big whoop. Then think about the fact that you can tell a gun…

Age of Bronze, vol. 2: Sacrifice

Paris returns to Troy from his visit to Sparta in triumph, beautiful Helen at his side, expecting accolades from King Priam and his princely brothers. Instead, Paris’ theft of Menelaus’ bride shocks the Trojan royal house who see his exploit…

Yotsuba&!, vol. 1

If you’ve been wondering where to find a manga title that really is for all ages, then look no further. This hilarious and madcap series from Kyohiko Azuma, creator of Azumanga Daioh, is exactly what you want. Yotsuba&! (the title…

A Tale of Two Robins

I like Bill Willigham as an author. I love the work he’s done on Fables. I was excited when I heard he was going to be writing Batman. I was even more excited when I heard that he was going to be writing a female Robin to replace Tim. Yes, there are plenty of female superheroes in the Batman universe – Batgirl, Oracle, Black Canary, Huntress, Catwoman . . . but Robin is iconic. Robin was part of the original Bat legend before DC’s stable of heroes multiplied, so I was fascinated when I heard rumors that Willingham was going to make the next Robin female, because really, way to go with girl power and equal opportunity for women in the US comic market.