The Night Eaters Vol. 1: She Eats the NightMarjorie Liu, writer; Sana Takeda, illustratorAbrams ComicArts, 2022The first of a trilogy of graphic novels by the creative team behind the Monstress series, The Night Eaters is about Chinese American twins, Milly and Billy, who are struggling to keep their restaurant afloat. They have the help of their parents, Ipo and Keon,…See More
Joe Hill's RainJoe Hill, story; David M. Booher, adaptation; Zoe Thorogood, art; Chris O'Halloran, colorsImage Comics, 2022This five-issue miniseries was adapted from a novella of the same name in the prose collection Strange Weather (2017). Hill describes the concept as climate change with teeth: a rain in the form of sharp crystal splinters that shreds everything it…See More
TwigSkottie Young, writer; Kyle Strahm, art & designsImage Comics, 2022Twig is a fantasy miniseries that combines a mission to save the world with super-cute graphics. The titular character is an adorable little blue-haired critter who became a "placeling" (a journeyman who takes mysterious magical objects to the Pathsayer, who will send him on a quest to place the…See More
Lazarus Vol. 7: Fracture IIGreg Rucka, writer; Michael Lark, art; Santi Arcas, colors; Simon Bowland, lettersImage Comics, 2022The previous volume was published in 2020, so apparently, fans will have to be prepared for long gaps between installments. But the good news is that it is easy to reconnect with the story: there is a reasonably detailed "Previously" summary at…See More
ChivalryNeil Gaiman, story and words; Colleen Doran, adaptation, art, and illuminated manuscript letteringDark Horse Books, 2022Dark Horse has been publishing beautiful interpretations of Neil Gaiman short stories for many years now, adapted by a number of artists. This is the third by Colleen Doran, an artist who has been associated with Gaiman since The Sandman. The…See More
"I was just remembering this conversation, and had completely forgotten that I dropped the ball! This week I finally started reading this, and I have gotten through the first third. It's really remarkable. If anyone else wants to read and…"
The Closet Vol. 1James Tynion IV, writer; Gavin Fullerton, art; Chris O'Halloran, colors; Tom Napolitano, lettersImage Comics, 2022This is the story of a troubled marriage and a cross-country move to what is supposed to be a fresh start. Thom has decided to take a road trip to the new house with his son Jamie so they can bond. Jamie had been terrified of a monster in his…See More
"Craig's book is available as a Kindle download, so at least it hasn't completely disappeared. But I get your point: if you write a light commercial book it's likely to disappear without a trace pretty quickly. Sounds like you should…"
The AutumnalDaniel Krause, writer; Chris Shehan, artist; Jason Wordie, colorist; Jim Campbell, lettererVault Comics, 2021As the story begins, Kat Somerville and her daughter Sybil are having a hard time in Chicago. But Kat's estranged mother has recently died and left Kat her house in Comfort Notch, New Hampshire. Kat barely remembers growing up in the place--her mother…See More
Deadly Class Vol. 12: A Fond Farewell, Part TwoRick Remender, writer; Wes Craig, artist; Lee Loughridge, coloristImage Comics, 2022Deadly Class finally concludes here. SPOILER ALERT: I have avoided some plot details, but had to reveal several important points. The starting year is 2008 (21 years since the series' 1987 beginning), and the central actors are Shabnam and…See More
"Great re-read choice, Rob. I read these a few years after publication (I think I got the entire run from bargain bins at cons, because there were no TPB collections). I don't think I'm sufficiently motivated to follow along, but who knows.…"