The Walking Dead: Compendium Three, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn — a comic book review

In July 2019, Robert Kirkman ended The Walking Dead comic book at issue #193. The long-running comic ended with neither warning nor fanfare. The story just ended. I don’t know how yet, so don’t spoil it for me. The fact that the comic ended is good news, for a couple of reasons. First, by having […]

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Y: The Last Man: Book Four, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, José Marzan Jr. & Goran Sudžuka — a comic book review

Concerning Brian K. Vaughan’s graphic novel Y: The Last Man, Stephen King said: “The best graphic novel I’ve ever read.” No small praise, that. Book Four collects issues #37 through 48 of the original comic book run, published way back in 2005 and 2006. Fourteen years ago. That’s a nice long stretch, even though in […]

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Y: The Last Man, Book Two, by Brian K. Vaughn, Pia Guerra, Paul Chadwick & Goran Parlov (Vertigo) — a comic book review

  When I was a child, I would bristle when my dad would call my G.I. Joe (the 10-or-12-inch figure with the flocked hair and beard) or Steve Austin the Six-Million-Dollar-Man toys “dolls.” I don’t think the term “action figure” had been coined yet, but I knew that the word “doll” was meant derogatorily. There’s […]

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