Everyone’s A Critic: A round-up of comic book reviews and thinkpieces
* Writing for the New York Times, Chris Hedges is effusive about The Photographer:
The power of “The Photographer” is that it bridges this silence. There is no fighting in this book. No great warriors are exalted. The story is about those who live on the fringes of war and care for its human detritus. By the end of the book the image or picture of a weapon is distasteful. And if you can achieve this, you have gone a long way to imparting the truth about warfare.
* The Forbidden Planet Blog calls the latest comics adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray “an excellent read.”
* Every Monday, David Ferraro reads manga so you don’t have to. This week it’s Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit: At the end of the day, the premise is just too silly and over-the-top for me to continue with the book, although I’m certain many will really enjoy some of the questions it raises in face of our own mortality.
* I Love Rob Liefeld reviews the new Blazing Combat collection.
* Rob Clough examines Lucy Kinsley’s travelogue comic French Milk.
* Johanna Draper Carlson recommends Lurene Haines’ series of “how to break into the industry” books.
* Tucker Stone on Battle for the Cowl: “The only thing that’s awesome about this latest chapter of bullshit? It’s over.”
* J. Caleb Mozzocco runs through a number of Toon Books.