Littlefoot

Littlefoot

Like Frankenstein, Tarzan is a persona that has ranged far from his creator’s conceptions. More people know the mass-media myth than the source material. We think of brutal, misunderstood manchildren in both cases, tragic in the case of Frankenstein’s creature and farcical for the monosyllabic wild-man. Writer Martin Powell takes Tarzan back to his forest [...]

Arrivederci, Aroma

Arrivederci, Aroma

The Roman Nose is the classically proportioned comic. Its narrative elements, while not set in stone, are so carefully pared down and lovingly laid together that there is a feeling of inevitability even to its unpredictable plotline. Swashbuckling subversive Michelangelo Tornatore was born with the gift of a hypersensitive nose that can detect everything from [...]

Shared Universe

Shared Universe

Heart-Shaped Hole by Dean Haspiel from Hang Dai Editions; debuting at MoCCA Fest 2015 (April 11-12) and available from Hang Dai Dean Haspiel’s Billy Dogma tends toward symphonies, long-form emo-stential epics that go the distance and let out cries of love at operatic pitch, but Heart-Shaped Hole is like a collection of the series’ hit [...]

The White Coats

The White Coats

Great thinkers are ahead of their time, which is why it’s always made sense for H.P. Lovecraft’s loosely adapted Dr. Herbert West to be transplanted to the present day. With every other TV show now about scientists on the spectrum or Sherlock Holmes, the doctor’s intellect overriding social and moral conventions is more relevant than [...]

This Time It’s Personal

This Time It’s Personal

EGOs from Image Comics Captain America and the Mighty Avengers from Marvel Comics EGOs is about people who save the universe and care mostly about themselves. Somehow, writer Stuart Moore makes us care deeply about them too. Set in the far future, EGOs is a space opera in its long epilogue; we’re in a noisy, [...]