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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 8: Triple Uru Hammer Attack!


Savage Critic and "Reading Comics" author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

* Speaking in code
^ Young soul rebels
% The hammer of the gods

^ % FABLES #100
Vertigo does throw a lot of ideas at the wall, but sometimes they stick, as with this durable take on fairy tales and mythology...

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Unearthing the Past: ‘Absolute Planetary’ [Review]


I never fully got into Warren Ellis. "Transmetropolitan" seemed uneven to me, and especially when given mature-readers latitude he tends to include tons of... well, for lack of a better term, Ellisisms (Godzilla bukkake, "chair leg of truth", etc...

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Top 10 Single Issues of 2009 — Hot Ink Reviews


With 2009 about to draw to a close, now seems like a good time to look back on a year of Wednesdays and remind myself of the reason I buy new comics every week. To remember that it's worth sifting through the piles of never-ending zombie comics, celebrity biography cash-ins and Barack Obama team-ups because every once in a while you find a great story with beautiful artwork...

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Hot Ink Reviews: Planetary #27, X-Babies, Doctor Voodoo


ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- books coming out this week.


I believe I may be required by law in this review to address the following topic first: This week Wildstorm is releasing the 27th and final issue of Warren Ellis and John Cassaday's Planetary...

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‘Planetary': Digging up the Bones of the Genre Comic


"There are mad and beautiful things beneath the skin of the world we know, that you only see when you look at things on a planetary scale..."

-- Warren Ellis, from the original "Planetary" proposal

With this week's publication of "Planetary" 27, one of the most articulate and influential superhero comics of the last decade finally spirals to its strange end...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – October 7: Bloom County, Masterpiece Comics, Gotham City, the Modern World and the End of Planetary


Savage Critic and Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.


One Ellis-door closes, another opens
£ Penguins
% Swords, S.W.O.R.D., gu...

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‘Planetary’ #27 Previewed


Fans have been waiting a long time for the conclusion to "Planetary," and now after nearly three years, they can feast their eyes on the end of an era with pages to the final 27th issue online.

The final issue of Warren Ellis and John Cassaday's "Planetary" are up and ready to be previewed over at Wildstorm's The Bleed blog...

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‘Planetary’ #27 Cover Hits The Web


"Planetary" writer Warren Ellis has posted John Cassaday's full wraparound cover art from the series' long-awaited final issue on his blog. Fans will recognize visual elements from preceding installments, including my personal favorites - the bugs from Island Zero...

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