Invincible, vol. 1: Family Matters

In this era of violent superhero tales, in which we’re led to question the nature and heroics of superheroes themselves, I every once in a while long for a story where the good guys are good (though still human) and…

The Victorian, Acts 1-2

The Victorian is a story told backwards, which is appropriate for a saga about time travel, voodoo, occult science, and a mystery that none of the principal characters fully comprehend. Winston Fitzrandolph, a professor of Victorian history with a past…

The Sandman

Introduction Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series is one of the classics of the comics world. Much like an English major confessing that they’ve never read Shakespeare, when you tell people you haven’t read Sandman they give you horrified looks and instantly…

The Sandman, vol. 2: The Doll’s House

The Doll’s House contains two separate short stories within a larger narrative. The two stories, “Tales of the Sand,” and “Men of Good Fortune” introduce people from Dream’s past. The stories may initially seem disconnected from the meta-narrative of The…

The Sandman, vol. 3: Dream Country

Dream Country contains four short stories which explore the nature of the dream, and begin to give some insight into who Dream used to be and how his imprisonment has changed him. “Calliope” is about the muse Calliope, Dream’s former…