Tag Archive for DC Comics

Preacher, vol. 1: Gone to Texas

Ah, Preacher. It’s a comic to make the censors’ heads explode: profanity (heaps), violence (extra-gory), sex (various flavors), blasphemy (but of course!), and other sins too numerous to mention. As its many fans will attest, Preacher also features intelligent writing,…

Batman: Child of Dreams

This title, in many ways, is a clever mix of ideas. Famed Japanese manga and anime creator Kia Asamiya tackles one of our most distinctly American heroes, Batman. DC Comics handed the keys to Gotham over and brought in Max…

Green Arrow, vol. 1: Quiver

The number of times I laughed out loud at this title (and they were too numerous to count) should not in any way detract from the seriousness of its issues or the craft of its creators. If anything, readers should…

Orbiter

I grew up with two physicists for parents. We often had great dinner conversations about subatomic particles and cosmology. When I was ten, I was allowed to stay up late to watch the first episode of Star Trek: The Next…

Top 10, book 1

It’s early morning in my favorite alternate reality, and Officer Robyn “Toy Box” Slinger has just boarded a train for her first day on the job as a member of the Neopolis City Police Force (aka Top 10). Neopolis was…

Top 10, book 2

Step outside. Cars are flying through the air, and all around you people, robots, and aliens are levitating, inflating like balloons, blowing up buildings, and becoming invisible. Yes, we’re back in Neopolis with the Top 10 police force, just in…

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,…

Gen 13: Superhuman Like You

Last update, I was introduced to The Authority, hardened, fierce peacekeepers. Gen13 is like a superhero team made up of the Authority’s bratty younger siblings. The members of Gen13 are young, hot, powerful, and in the prime of their teenage…

The Authority, vol. 1: Relentless

I had heard a great deal about The Authority, in general comments about the series’ excellence and in specific about its groundbreaking characters (see my post on this distinction). As you may have noticed by now, I love superhero comics…

Batman: Dark Knight Destiny

You’re probably looking at this cover and wondering: who is that woman? Does Batgirl have a new costume? All right, so maybe you’re better informed than I am and you know exactly what’s going on. I thought that when I…

Watchmen

If you’re like me, reading superhero tales, there is also that nagging, logical question in the back of your mind — just why are these particular men and women driven to put on costumes and become, for all intents and…