When circumventing the conventions of genre, it’s important to either tread carefully, or avoid it altogether. Tropes and standards keep us safe: they provide a sense of unified human experience. A story may hold different perspectives from different authors, but thanks to genre conventions these stories also maintain a kind of universal cohesion. Then, an ..
Admittedly, I’m not a Naruto fan. It started back when I had just entered the comics world, though it was completely off my radar at the time. I was already a fan of shonen action titles like Dragon Ball, but my comic preferences were very different at the time. Caught up in the continuity-driven rhetoric of Marvel ..
Back in my comic-reading infancy, I was caught up in the world of hyper-violent titles with big dudes, bigger guns, and pouches, oh so many pouches. The early days of Image filled out the modest collection of my younger self, what few comics I could sneak past my parents. My view of the medium was ..
That’s right folks, it’s time for yet another “Best of…” list for 2014. Over at All-Comic.com, there were a lot of choices and names that brought us to the people you see below. There are a ton of fantastic creators and publishers that you don’t see on this list that we all love and respect. ..
This Manga Moment is brought to you by our new Manga-based column, by a returning Nick Rowe, called Manga Madness which you can, and should, look out for the first edition next week. Until then, I’ve decide to steal some of the spotlight away from Nick and take a look at a few volumes that ..
We’re back with another special edition of Picks of the Trade and our first continuation of a series. Now, Picks of the Trade, at its core, is about trades and collections that stand out. If you look at some of the ones that have been covered, it’s a hell of a good bunch of books ..
By Jeff Parker, Joe Quinones, & Sandy Jarrell History has a strange tendency to repeat itself; events we are taught in history classes suddenly have a new resonance when compared to modern trends. Comics are not exempt from this universal constant, and to be in the middle of a reborn Silver Age could be considered ..