Review | Fatale Book One: Death Chases Me

This is one of thew few comics I had trouble waiting on the collected edition: a new book from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is reason enough to pick it up, and having just consumed Fatale Book One: Death Chases Me I’m hungry for more. The first arc of Image’s surprise hit is...

Review | Doug Wildey’s Rio: The Complete Saga

Having thoroughly enjoyed Rio by Doug Wildey Graphitti Designs Edition I was anxious to get my hands on all of Doug Wildey’s Rio material through IDW’s Doug Wildey’s Rio: The Complete Saga hardcover. Doug Wildey was an acclaimed Comic book and comic strip artist, as well as...

Romita Spider-Man Artist’s Edition Limited Remarqued

If you guessed that this is in fact the longest title of a book I own then you are correct; post title shortened. John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition Limited Remarqued Version is the most limited edition of IDW’s already limited Artist’s Edition...

Review | Baltimore: The Curse Bells

Immediately following the story from Baltimore: The Plague Ships we find our relentless vampire hunter working his way into a new undead situation with Baltimore: The Curse Bells. This volume collects the five issues of the mini series. A horrific ritual will create havoc on a small European...

Review | Shockrockets

I enjoyed Superman: Secret Identity and heard great things about Shockrockets by the same creative team of Busiek and Immonen, but never had the chance to read the series until I came across the collected edition while scouring the bargain bins. Sixty years in the future, Earth is protected...

Review | The Loxleys And The War Of 1812

It doesn’t get more Canadian than the War of 1812, a conflict with our southern neighbours. Renegade announced last year they were working on a graphic novel about the conflict and The Loxleys And The War Of 1812 will be released this month. The story follows the Loxleys, a Canadian...

Review | CLiNT Magazine 2.1

Thanks to Titan Magazines I had the opportunity to read CLiNT Magazine 2.1, their relaunch issue. Three brand new comics begin in a special relaunch issue! Supercrooks – Part 1 of Mark Millar and Leinil Yu’s new comic The Secret Service – Mark Millar teams up with his...

Rio By Doug Wildey Graphitti Designs Edition

IDW solicited a complete Doug Wildey Rio collection recently and that shook a few cobwebs loose about a hardcover from years back. Hot on the trail I was browsing a comic shop for old hardcovers and came across Rio by Doug Wildey, a 1987 collection by Comico from material originally published...

Graphitti Watchmen HC

This is my first Bound Together column that’s based on a book I don’t own, but it’s a doozy. In 1988 Graphitti Designs produced for DC a collected edition of Watchmen: a black hardcover in a slipcase with a good amount of exclusive bonus material. Very similar to The Dark...

Lone Wolf & Cub Retailer Incentive

Lone Wolf and Cub is a wonderful manga series that has come to North America twice: prestige format comics from First Publishing in the 1980s and in twenty eight 4.25×6.5″ softcover volumes from Dark Horse. For anyone who hasn’t sampled this series go now and grab a paper or...

Empire

It was October 1978 that Empire, the first graphic novel, appeared on bookstore shelves.  That’s the same month Eisner’s A Contract With God made its début, and Empire is one illustrated story while Eisner’s work is a collection of short stories.  One can argue either way...

Review | Liar’s Kiss

This book came into my hands via a recommendation from my local comic book shop.  Liar’s Kiss is a quick black and white crime drama.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: THE WAY HE INVESTIGATES IS A CRIME IN ITSELF. Nick Archer isn’t much of a detective, but he’s managed to get...

Zorro: The Complete Classic Adventures By Alex Toth

While at the Boston Comicon this month I spotted Zorro: The Complete Classic Adventures By Alex Toth signed and numbered two-volume slipcased edition at two dealers.  One dealer had it for $175 and the other for $40; I tried to haggle the $40 vendor down to $35 but he wouldn’t budge so...

Review | Winterworld

Another book I had never heard of that was on my local comic shop’s shelf of new releases; the cover grabbed my attention and I gave Winterworld a quick thumbing.  I quickly added it to my buy pile and headed to the cash.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb:   Dixon &...

Review | iZombie: Dead To The World

I’m not a fan of horror books or themes but the story just grabbed me; never would have picked it up but I’m a fan of Allred’s art.  iZombie: Dead To The World is about a young girl and her group of friends trying to make it through the day, except she’s a zombie. ...

Review | Taskmaster: Unthinkable

This one came out of left field.  I was at my local comic book shop and spotted Taskmaster: Unthinkable on the rack.  I remember reading good things about the series but hadn’t given it any thought; being a light week I picked it up and am I glad I did.  Here’s the...

Review | Thor: For Asgard

Like most people who shop regularly at a comic store I have a pull list that I submit when a new Previews magazine comes out.  Items are picked two months in advance and occasionally you forget what’s coming.  Last week I found Thor: For Asgard waiting for me.  Here’s the...

Review | The Spirit: Angel Smerti

I wholeheartedly enjoy the Spirit: it’s a classic character in a crime-ridden city with a colourful supporting cast, mixing action, drama and comedy in equal measure.  DC Comics has recently launched their second iteration of a Spirit ongoing series and collected the first two story...

Bound Together | Elektra Lives Again

It’s Elektra and rebirth week at Comic Book Daily so I’m going to provide some insight on Elektra Lives Again from Epic Comics and Graphitti Designs. This was a huge book for 1990: Frank Miller had collaborated with Janson and Mazzuchelli to produce epic runs on Daredevil and...

Bound Together | Mechanics

This is the story of an accidental purchase of a signed and numbered book from the 1980s.  I was rummaging among the discount trade paperback section of my local comic shop when I came across Mechanics: A Love & Rockets Graphic Novel by Jaime Hernandez.  I had seen his art around for...