Exclusive DC preview: Poison Ivy gets caught in a plant-based murder mystery

Dr. Pamela “Poison Ivy” Isley typically finds herself on the wrong side of the law. But she’s taking on a more heroic role in her new miniseries, Poison Ivy: Cycle Of Life And Death, which has her investigating the murder of her employer at the Gotham Botanical Gardens. Writer Amy Chu did strong work on the first…

Frank In The 3rd Dimension is a stunning achievement in 3-D comics

The back cover of Jim Woodring and Charles Barnard’s Frank In The 3rd Dimension (Fantagraphics) taunts that it has “the most startling volumetric 3-D ever printed,” and while that may sound like hyperbole, it really is a major accomplishment in anaglyphic 3-D illustration. Woodring brings a lot of dimension to his 2-D…

Descender soars, Last Man and Ninjak deliver action-packed intrigue

After much anticipation, the first volume of hit French fighting series Last Man (First Second) comes to English this month in an effusively fun and entertaining introduction. Inspired by their love for shounen manga and American pop culture, award-winning cartoonist Bastien Vivès, along with co-authors Michael…