Category Archives: Comics

On The Manhattan Projects 1-10

Jonathan Hickman decided to create a comic book that told the secret history of science in the United States. The Manhattan Projects tells this story, but with an injection of fiction. I don’t mean “it is fictionalized,” because obviously it is, but … Continue reading

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Post-American Elf American Elf

James Kochalka posted a new American Elf strip the other day. As you may know, American Elf was Kochalka’s more-than-decade long daily comic book diary. He ended it when 2012 went out the door, and has now been working on other things (a graphic … Continue reading

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Some Preliminary Thoughts on Spawn

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to read the first fifty issues of Todd McFarlane’s Image series Spawn. You might be familiar with the material through its strange saturation into American culture via action figures, anime, … Continue reading

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On The 3 Snake Leaves

Emily Carroll is probably my favorite working comics author right now (only surpassing James Kochalka because American Elf is over and I have no interest in J.K.’s other work). His Face All Red is the pinnacle of horror comics, and Margot’s Room absolutely destroys me in … Continue reading

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An Update on the Blog and a Great Comic Book Moment

As you may know if you follow me on Twitter, I finished a journal submission today and so I am pretty beat (this has been the reason there is less ‘original writing’ going on here at the blog over the … Continue reading

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Slipping Moorings

Some panel from Heavy Metal that I didn’t track very well.

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Heavy Metal Editor’s Note December 1978

This is the Xmas issue of HM. This is for all the people who saw one once and no one believed them. This if for all the people who have a fierce hairy animal living inside. Who believe it’ll all … Continue reading

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Colonization by Mezieres

I am super busy getting ready for a conference so I don’t have time for proper bloggings. Here is a one-page comic called “Colonization” by Jean-Claude Mezieres. I think it is pretty cool.   From Heavy Metal vol.2 #1

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A Charles Vess Art

An untitled Charles Vess drawing/painting/art from Heavy Metal #12

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On 1996

1996 is a serialized comic by Chantal Montellier published in early issues of Heavy Metal magazine (also in this really expensive volume by Vertigo). It functions in much the same way that 1984 does, although there isn’t a narrative that stretches through all of the comics. … Continue reading

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