Graphic Novel Review

The Dresden Files - Storm Front | Comic Book Reviews

From the Top
By
Michael C. Riedlinger
Editor-In-Chief

            I am something of a snob when it comes to Harry Dresden.  That isn’t to say that I hated the television series, I just wish they would have called something else.  Anything else, in fact, other than The Dresden Files.  It was with some trepidation, then, that I approached the latest adaptation of the first novel, Storm Front, into a graphic novel from Dabel Brothers.  I was prepared for large chunks of story to be missing, but I was also excited to see one of my favorite novels rendered visually.  Where I ended up was somewhere squarely between misery and satisfaction.

The Warriors | Comic Book Review

Can You Dig It?

By

Michael C. Riedlinger

Editor-In-Chief

 

            Film adaptations usually go one of two ways.  Either they stick solely to the source material, recreating it frame by frame, or they veer off in their own direction so horribly, they may as well change the title.  So then, what happens when you take a classic Greek story, turn it into a novel, which then gets turned into a beloved cult classic that has almost as many versions as main characters, and then try to turn that into a comic book?  You get the skillfully represented The Warriors from Dabel Brothers Publishing.

Take a Chance | Graphic Novel Reviews (ongoing series)

People Power
By
Michael C. Riedlinger
Editor-In-Chief

            Typically, I steer clear of super-hero comics. I don’t trust them because Deus Ex Machina comes into play way too often. Avoiding that is what made Rising Stars great a few years ago, and it’s one of the reasons I still re-read Watchmen at least once a year. Then along comes Take a Chance from Dabel Brother’s Publishing.

DMZ Vol. 6: Blood in the Game | Graphic Novel Review

Vote and Die
By
Michael C. Riedlinger
Editor-In-Chief

            Brian Wood’s DMZ has been running for three years now, and is still one of the most interesting critiques of American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan to date. The latest installment, DMZ Vol. 6: Blood in the Game, examines provincial elections held overseas through a lens of hip-hop panache and old-fashioned American dystopianism.

Batman R.I.P. | Graphic Novel Review

Damaged Goods
By
Michael C. Riedlinger
Editor-In-Chief

            Grant Morrison is perhaps one of the most interesting writers to take on the Batman mythos in the modern era since Frank Miller used the Caped Crusader to prove graphic novels were more than just a child’s medium in The Dark Knight Returns. This latest effort, Batman: R.I.P., delves into the realm of psychology to explore what makes a person who they are. More importantly, Morrison tells an intriguing story while doing it, and we reap the benefits.

52 Vol. 2

52 Vol. 2 By Michael C. Riedlinger
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