Everyone’s A Critic: A round-up of comic book reviews and thinkpieces
• The great and all-powerful Ng Suat Tong provides one of the most comprehensive and detailed critiques of Asterios Polyp I’ve seen online yet. Seriously, Tong’s one of the finest critics comics have ever had. The fact that he’s writing again, even if it’s just a one-time thing, is cause for joy.
• Frank Santoro reviews issues #1-4 of Richard Sala’s Ignatz series, Delphine: “The story surrounded me and carried me away to a very real world. It’s a cartooned, exaggerated world, but a real world nonetheless.”
• Johanna Draper Carlson reads a whole lotta vampire manga.
• Similar to our Collect This Now feature is David Welsh’s License Request Day, where he picks manga that haven’t been translated yet, but should. This week he recommends something called Paros No Ken.
• It’s been up for a few days now, but I have to point an arrow towards Katherine Dac’s review of Children of the Sea, which is one of the best takes on the book yet.
• J. Caleb Mozzocco takes in the This Is A Comic Book exhibit in Columbus, Ohio.
• Derik Badman examines Alex Baladi’s Petit Trait, which is about “the voyage of a short line through a series of encounters with other lines of various size, shape, and density.” I’m sold.
• Marc Mason liked the Dan Dare Omnibus: “I felt like a kid again as I pored through the book, and that may be the best endorsement I can give it.”
• Karen Green reads Alice in Sunderland and declares “This book makes you work hard.”
• Noah Berlatsky can’t stop blogging about Wonder Woman. And he even throws in a Twilight reference, just for good measure.
• Finally, Rob Clough reviews a whole bunch o’ minicomics.