Zap #16 is a eulogy for one of history’s most important comic books

Collecting five mini-comics that were originally published between 2010 and 2015, Gulag Casual (2D Cloud) serves as a representative glimpse at the oeuvre of author Austin English. All five stories here are what may be called slice-of-life dramas, though only in the most nominal sense. Each work brims with an…

The extra-sized Fables finale marks the end of an era at Vertigo

As the longest-running Vertigo book, Fables is the last reminder of the imprint’s glory days as a major force in the industry during the early ’00s. It was a time when creators like Brian K. Vaughan, Jason Aaron, and Brian Wood rose to popularity, but as the editorial climate of DC Comics changed, Vertigo became less…