Achewood returns neurotic as ever after all these years

Achewood was dead. With years between updates, prospective TV deals that came to naught, and the general air of exhaustion that hovered around the most recent installments of the once-venerable webcomic, it was natural—inevitable—to assume that one of the great comics achievements of the young century had breathed its…

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Amazing Fantastic Incredible highlights Stan Lee’s notoriously selective memory

No one is as beloved by the world at large, yet so polarizing within the field of comics, as Stan Lee. At once the avuncular face of the Marvel age of comics, recognizable across the world for his cameos in every Marvel movie ever made, and the Mephistophelian company man who has hogged a disproportionate share of…

Yumi Sakugawa’s sublime Ikebana takes full advantage of the comics medium

Your Illustrated Guide To Becoming One With The Universe cartoonist Yumi Sakugawa writes primarily with metaphors. There is an ambiguity and a complexity to everything she does. Ikebana (Retrofit)—a story about Cassie Hamasaki and her art school senior thesis, and the cartoonist’s most recent release—is no different.

New releases include Multiversity, The Fade Out, & Little Nemo

Grant Morrison’s latest event, The Multiversity (DC), has finally arrived after much anticipation. Enough time has passed since the initial announcement that readers could be forgiven for having given up on waiting. Readers could also be forgiven for detecting a slight musty odor to the proceedings. Multiversity is an…

New releases include Grayson, The Life After, and How To Be Happy

The buzz for Eleanor Davis’ How To Be Happy (Fantagraphics) has been building for some time now, and it’s easy to see why. This volume is a collection of short stories that dabble in a number of different genres, from so-called literary fiction to fantasy and sci-fi. It’s a beautiful collection that announces the…