Saturday, June 09, 2007


Hola, and welcome to another Weekend Blog Extra! For your reviewing pleasure: two new books from the fine folks at Archaia Studios Press:

THE KILLER #3 is written by Matz and drawn by Luc Jacamon (who also translates). This ten issue mini presents the five volumes originally published in Europe, meaning that every two issues represent one album-length story. The first issue of the series was good, but slow, having to work the reader up to speed. That problem is absent here, as the book really kicks into high gear with part one of volume two. The Killer has gone home to Venezuela, but what he doesn’t know is that the cop who spotted him on his last kill has followed. Unfortunate… for the cop… and anyone else that the Killer thinks may have betrayed him. Gorgeously drawn and lushly colored, this book has improved with each issue, which is a good sign for the rest of the way, I’d say. Recommended.

Hub writes and draws OKKO: THE CYCLE OF WATER #2 (translated by Edward Gauvin) picks up with Okko, Noburo, Noshin and Tikku following the glowing fish they acquired in issue one, in the hopes of tracking down Tikku’s kidnapped sister, Little Carp. The trail leads them to an town of ill-repute and a casino full of thugs and cheaters, so just getting there isn’t going to be enough- they’re going to have to kill a lot of people along the way. Hub is an amazing artist- these pages are incredible to look at, a feast for the eyes. However, his story falters a bit for the first half of this issue; the casino thing feels like a bit of water treading, if you will. However, once they begin to get some information about what they’re truly facing, the pace picks up again. Halfway home, this is one to finish, no question.

That’s it for this weekend. Join me throughout the week for main site updates, and then back here next weekend for an all-new Blog Extra!


Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday ends the week with the lovely ANCIENT BOOK OF MYTH AND WAR AdHouse.

Coffee table goodness, it is.


Thursday, June 07, 2007

The week picks up a bit, as we take alook at the fine debut graphic novel from Jesse Lonergan, FLOWER AND FADE.

Click, por favor.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Wednesday brings the pretty, but not the good. Grady Klein's THE LOST COLONY VOL.2 is a beauty, but turns out to be only skin deep.

Weep with me...


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Two more for Tuesday! It's a seven review week, and nos. 3 and 4 are live now. First up, the collected edition of Kim Deitch's ALIAS THE CAT, followed by an excellent prose work, THE BEST OLD MOVIES FOR FAMILIES by former Entertainment Weekly writer Ty Burr.

What are you waiting for?


Monday, June 04, 2007

It's Manga Monday! But wait, there's more! Two reviews today, as we celebrate "Prick Protagonist Day" at the Waiting Room. On the manga side, there's JUNK: RECORD OF THE LAST HERO, featuring the most spoiled asshole kid to ever get a battle suit, and we throw in a a review of the gleefully sick THE BOYS as it makes its way to Dynamite Entertainment.

Feeling evil?