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…

Scene of the Crime

Scene of the Crime follows private investigator Jack Herriman as he’s tasked with tracking down Maggie Jordan, a missing person in the California Bay Area.  Jack’s efforts lead him to a commune where it’s believed Maggie had last been seen.  From there, it isn’t long until a trail of clues takes him to a motel…

The Superior Spider-Man: No Escape

The Spider-Slayer is locked up in an island prison off the coast of New York City awaiting execution for a brutal murder.  Despite overwhelming danger, Mayor J. Jonah Jameson insists on being present.  I’d like to say everything goes smoothly, but there wouldn’t be much of a story then would there? Just before he’s set…