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‘Poorcraft’ Is Everything Your Parents Never Taught You About Frugal Living

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As soon as I finished reading Poorcraft, Spike Trotman and Diana Nock's comic book guide to living well on a tight budget, I knew I would be getting a copy for my sister. And her boyfriend, who's planning a move to a more expensive city. And my partner's sister, a young actress who's about

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Cartoon Polymaths: An Exhibit of 8 Comic Creators That Shattered the Mold

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If you are in the New York City area and like comics that push the boundaries of the comic book medium, I cannot urge you strongly enough to check out the Cartoon Polymaths exhibit at The New School. But fo

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‘What I Did’: Guilt and the Anthropomorphic Simplicity of Jason [Review]

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It seems hard to overestimate the affection Norwegian cartoonist Jason (one name only) creates in comics fans of many stripes. When I worked in a comic book store full of Fantagraphobics, the one book from the House of Groth I can remember being recommended by a spandex-loving co-worker was Jason's Hey, Wait... I bought it then,

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‘Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods’: Sex, Drugs and Superhero Comics [Review]

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Today, Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods -- the feature-length documentary by Respect! Films, directed by Patrick Meaney -- was supposed to drop but seems to not be available until December 15, at least. It's a very well-crafted piece of

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Don’t They Know It’s ‘H DAY’? [Review]

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If the back cover copy hadn't told me, I probably never would have realized that Renee French's new Picturebox graphic novel, "H Day," was about her struggle with migraine headaches, although the adorable shelving classification "migraine / graphic novel" might have tipped me off. Not that it mat

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Bird on the Street: Five Scoops From Birds of Prey [Spoilers]

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The girls are back in town with yesterday's relaunch of "Birds of Prey" #1 by Gail Simone, and as usual they're making headlines. Sure, you can get the big stories anywhere, but God and gossip are in the details, and only we here at Bird on the Stree

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20 Things About ‘Iron Man 2′ [Review]

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The following are 20 observations, impressions, and thoughts inspired by the motion picture IRON MAN 2, labeled thematically and arranged to form like Voltron into a whole piece, what might be called a "review".

This review is dedicated to Steve Martin and Fred Schepsi.

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Roundtable Review: ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ #1

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ComicsAlliance writers Laura Hudson, Chris Sims, Caleb Goellner, Chris Murphy, and David Uzumeri sit down for a roundtable discussion about the newly released "S.H.I.E.L.D." #1. WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILERS FOLLOW.


The Twilight Graphic Novel Review

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This week saw the release of the first "Twilight" graphic novel, in which Korean artist Young Kim adapts Stephenie Meyer's novel for the benefit of the comics-reading public, and I've got to admit that I am all for this. If noth

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Review Roundup: “Blackest Night”

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The first issue of "Blackest Night," the biggest DC event of the summer, came out on Wednesday, raising numerous DC characters from the grave as evil zombies. The reviews are now in, and we've collected the best of the bunch for yo

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