Review | Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition

After much delay, and that’s being kind, I was blown away by Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition. Those reading this who wonder if this book is worth the money should run to their nearest comic shop and buy it while they can. IDW is exceedingly proud to offer an...

Review | Muse

A beautiful oversized volume showcasing Terry Dodson’s ability to draw sensual and captivating comics, Muse is a must have for fans of good girl art.

Review | Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland

A fantastic look at a period in a creator’s career, Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland is a must-have for fans of this artist. This luscious, oversized hardcover volume collects as many Brian Bolland-illustrated Judge Dredd stories as THE LAW* will allow! (*Seriously, there’s...

Moebius 80s English Volumes Still Only Cover Price

There’s been a lot of talk and buzz online recently about Moebius and the dearth of English translated material, even a Facebook petition. Anything he collaborated on with Jodorowsky makes its way through Humanoids but the rest is languishing. Most conversations mention Moebius’...

Review | Namor Visionaries: John Byrne Vol 1

Collecting the first nine issues of the 1990 series, Namor Visionaries: John Byrne Volume 1 is an interesting look back at a minor character’s chance to star again. Namor, the Sub-Mariner! The world’s first mutant! King of Atlantis! See one of Marvel’s most iconic characters...

Review | The Chimpanzee Complex Vol 1: Paradox

An interesting spin on what we know of space exploration, The Chimpanzee Complex Volume 1: Paradox is an engaging look at humanity and the desire to achieve. In 2035, the US Navy discovers a strange space capsule that has crashed in the Indian Ocean. Helen Friedman is in charge of...

Review | Grandville Bete Noire

The latest in Bryan Talbot’s anthropomorphic steam punk epic, Grandville Bete Noire takes the familiar mystery framework and turns it on its ear, in a good way. The baffling murder of a famed Parisian artist in his locked and guarded studio takes the tenacious Detective Inspector...

Review | Sharaz-De: Tales From The Arabian Nights

A stunning blend of word and illustration, Sergio Toppi elevates the comic art form in Sharaz-De: Tales From The Arabian Nights. A set of tales inspired by the Arabian Nights by the late European comics master Sergio Toppi, exploring a barbaric society where the supernatural is the only...

Review | The Alliance Of The Curious

A unique tale of action, black comedy and mystery, Humanoids brings English speaking audiences Philippe Riche’s The Alliance Of The Curious. Three antique dealers team up to work on the most bizarre and obscure of cases. Their current investigation begins when they find a reliquary in...

Best Reprints Of 2012

The year is now over and I can confidently publish my list of favourite reprints of 2012. To make sure I remembered what I read I kept a running list of books on my phone for the year, which makes this kind of list fairly easy. Click the title for a full review if available. Sharaz-de: 1001...

Review | Scene Of The Crime

A new edition from Image provides an opportunity to enjoy an early work from Brubaker, Lark and Phillips. From the co-creators of Gotham Central and FATALE comes a lost crime noir masterpiece. Long out of print, and presented here for the first time in an oversized hardback edition, SCENE OF...

Review | Marked Man

Chaykin’s latest crime drama takes us along a familiar route with some odd turns and unnecessary choices. To the casual observer, Mark LaFarge has it going on. He’s got a beautiful wife, cute kids, a McMansion in the South Bay . . . the guy is the living embodiment of the American...

Review | Orion: The Gates Of Apokolips

Walt Simonson brings his skills, well honed in the pages of Thor, to Jack Kirby’s Fourth World with tremendous effect. ORION THE GATES OF APOKOLIPS: is a fast-paced tale about a never-ending battle between a father and son with the fate of the universe in the balance. Raised from birth...

Flash Gordon: IDW’s LOAC vs Titan

Astute readers will have noticed I’ve reviewed two Alex Raymond Flash Gordon collections on CBD this year: IDW’s Library Of American Comics (LOAC) The Definitive Flash Gordon And Jungle Jim: 1934-1936 and Titan’s Flash Gordon: On The Planet Mongo, Sundays 1934-1937. Two very...

Review | Prince Valiant Vol 2: 1939-1940

Continuing the epic journey of Hal Foster’s most famous creation, Prince Valiant Volume 2: 1939-1940 brings Val into conflict with the Huns and Rome itself. In this second volume, Prince Valiant helps his father reclaim his throne in the kingdom of Thule, fights alongside King Arthur,...

Review | Flash Gordon: On The Planet Mongo

Titan’s first volume of Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon presents the classic material in a comprehensive and affordable package. Beginning the complete library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time. Volume One will spotlight the work of Alex Raymond, legendary for some of...

Collected Editions Back Issue Market

Every comic convention I attend and comic shop I visit gives me an opportunity to scour shelves and stacks for dusty hardcovers from the 1980s. Why? I can’t really say: I love rare comic hardcovers from smaller publishers like Graphitti, Fireside and Comico/Eclipse. The scouring and...

Review | Saga Volume 1

A compelling and empathetic tale of two people from different cultures trying to make it work, Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples render a “human” tale. From New York Times bestselling writer BRIAN K.VAUGHAN (Y: THE LAST MAN, EX MACHINA) and critically acclaimed...

Review | Thief Of Thieves Vol 1: I Quit

In the tradition of Ocean’s Eleven and The Thomas Crown Affair, Robert Kirkman and crew’s Thief Of Thieves Vol 1: I Quit provides a heist caper full of twists and surprises.

Review | The Complete Steve Canyon Vol 1: 1947-1948

Being very new to newspaper comic strips the launch of The Complete Steve Canyon Volume 1: 1947-1948 seemed to be a big deal and enough to warrant some attention. Choosing not to preorder from my local comic shop this book nonetheless came home with me after a quick thumbing. Steve Canyon...