Spider-Gwen: Greater Power

Welcome to Earth 65.  Things are a little different here. Bitten by a radioactive spider, Gwen Stacy becomes Spider-Woman.  The story picks up following the fallout of the death of Gwen’s best friend Peter Parker, who had become the monstrous Lizard – a result of a science experiment gone wrong.  Convinced that the threat of…

Tetris: The Games People Play

Box Brown came onto my radar when he released his graphic novel treatment about the life of Andre The Giant.  While I’ve yet to read it, the critical acclaim he received for his work at the time made me want to seek out his other writings.  Unfortunately, Box Brown, along with several other things, seemed…

Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography

Although I’m certain I would have been exposed to Louis Riel during my time in school, I have no recollection of learning about the man until I read Bastards & Boneheads earlier this year and his story blew my mind.  While author Will Ferguson wrote a compelling summary of his life in Bastards & Boneheads,…

Batman: Gates of Gotham

A new adversary, The Architect, is targeting historical properties in Gotham City and it’s up to Batman, Red Robin, Robin and Black Bat to bring him to justice. That one sentence summary would seemingly apply to 99% of Batman stories but hey, that’s OK, it’s Batman after all.  With Gates of Gotham, writer Scott Snyder,…

We Stand On Guard

Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man) tells the story of a future conflict between the United States of America and Canada. Following a terrorist raid on the White House in 2112, Canadians find themselves on the receiving end of the United States Military’s mighty muscle as Ottawa is torn to shreds by a…

She-Hulk: Law & Disorder

After discovering her employer only hired her as a publicity stunt, Jennifer Walters (a.k.a. She-Hulk) leaves to open her own practice.  Unfortunately, her green skin kind of makes it impossible to hide that she’s a superhero and because of this, she begins racking up enemies quicker than a hiccup. As with most collections, this volume…

Ringside Vol. 1 – Kayfabe

Retired wrestler Dan “The Minotaur” Knossos receives a call from an ex-boyfriend in trouble.  Flying back to the US from Japan, Dan soon learns that Teddy is in deeper than expected and Knossos may have to sacrifice everything just to pull him out. Ringside combines two of my favorite things: professional wrestling and crime fiction/noir.…

Velvet: The Secret Lives of Dead Men

Velvet Templeton has been accused of setting up the murder of a field agent within her super-spy organization, ARC-7.  While many simply viewed her as the complacent secretary, it comes to light that Velvet used to be a field agent herself – and a kick-ass one at that! On the run and desperate to clear…