Sandman: Overture 4

This installment of Sandman: Overture continues the lush art and expansive story of the previous chapters. The art by J.H. Williams III is, if anything, getting better with each issue. As Dream, his feline echo, and a human girl continue on their quest, we get more glimpses of what lies behind the curtain of the … Continue reading Sandman: Overture 4

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Drop by Drop

I’m a big fan of Japanese comics, known more widely as “manga”. I’ve been a fan since high school, when one of my friends introduced me to a series called Naruto. I’m sure many of you have heard of it. I’m also sure I just heard many of you groan. But it’s the series that … Continue reading Drop by Drop

Sandman: Overture 3

I read the original Sandman graphic novels as fast as I could afford to buy the trade paperbacks. (I've since re-read them often enough that I wish I'd spent the extra money on hardcovers.) When this prequel series started coming out, I decided to see what it's like to read a Neil Gaiman story one … Continue reading Sandman: Overture 3

Sandman: Overture 2

Anything written by Neil Gaiman is always worth waiting for. It's been almost four months since the first issue of Sandman: Overture came out, and I have the second issue next to me on the couch as I type this; I bought it late last week, and have since read it twice. Overture will clearly … Continue reading Sandman: Overture 2

Sandman: Overture 1

I walked into my comics shop last week, and was greeted by a sign with a digital countdown. There was less than a week until the first issue of Sandman: Overture would appear. I'd previously read the books in collected form, and I decided to try reading this one month-by-month, the way people read the … Continue reading Sandman: Overture 1

Deconstructed – Voices of a Distant Star

There are so many things that conjure up emotion...The softness of dirt in Spring...Clouds in the Summer sky...The smell of the Autumn wind...The sound of raindrops on a silk umbrella...The chill in the air on the way home from school...The scent of the chalkboard eraser...The sound of a distant truck driving away in the night...Or … Continue reading Deconstructed – Voices of a Distant Star

The Misunderstood Comic Book

I have spent the last year or so reading pretty much nothing but comic books. In the past I've read a few graphic novels--Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Sin City, The Dark Knight Returns, among others. I've not spent a lot of serious time catching up on the antics of superheroes. But I've got to say, and … Continue reading The Misunderstood Comic Book

Fun and The Avengers

The Avengers is a movie about a group of powerful, brightly-colored superheroes doing their best to stop magical creatures from turning Manhattan into rubble. It's not art or cinema or particularly culturally memorable, but to hell with that; the film is goddamn fun. The four of us walked out of the theater smiling and laughing … Continue reading Fun and The Avengers