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...

Review | Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde, Vol 5: The Happy Prince

My all time favourite fairy tale has been adapted to comics by master P. Craig Russell. The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde is the story of a statue and a bird that care for the city below them; it’s a moving and provoking tale of love and sacrifice. The Happy Prince is arguably the most...

Review | Marathon

I’m quickly becoming a fan of First Second Publishing and their wonderful graphic novels. After thoroughly enjoying Friends With Boys I spotted Marathon on their publishing schedule but it looked a little too manga-like for my interests so I skipped it. Then I thumbed a copy at my local...

Review | Fatale Book One: Death Chases Me

This is one of the 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...