Jenny Sparks: The Secret History of the Authority

Jenny Sparks is, according to those involved, a blond, female, and distinctly more super-powered version of her creator, the dynamic Warren Ellis (although there are those who would argue that he has plenty of superpowers of his own). When Ellis…

Subway Series

Tina has a slight problem. While she enjoys fooling around with her occasional boyfriend, James, whenever he arrives home from school, she discovers she is more drawn to her guitar teacher Evan. To complicate things, Evan seems to feel the…

Superman for All Seasons

For a girl who loves Smallville, I realize it’s really sad that this is the first Superman centric graphic novel that I’ve reviewed. I must admit, though, that I was never drawn to Superman all that much — too noble,…

King, vol. 1

In his introduction to this first volume, Ho Che Anderson emphasizes biography as an interpretation of the facts he had gathered, and as a kind of meditation of the man behind the legacy. He wonders about how to uncover the…

The First, vol. 1: Two Houses Divided

Somehow, a god in gleaming skintight gold pants and massive white go-go boots does not necessarily inspire fear or reverence in me. For a long while, I steered clear of The First, as a series, as it took me quite…

Lenore: Wedgies

Meet Lenore, the sweetest little dead girl you’ll ever meet. Well, perhaps not the sweetest — she’s certainly cute, in a decrepit sort of way, but she’s also a little girl, full of tantrums and odd practical jokes. From her…