Adam Klin Oron is an avid fan of graphic novels and trade paperbacks (collections of previously published comics magazines), but finds much of the material published in mainstream comics trite and oversimplified. His blog, Comics' By Products, is dedicated to reviewing the stuff he likes, and his spare time to writing a doctorate in anthropology.
Veitch's work is not so impressive as a war satire, but excellent as a character study.
YAM is a delightful, lighthearted comic for kids - but it could have been much more.
Kingdom Come is a heady mix of action, mythology and multiple super-heroes.
Creature Tech has humor, monsters, bargains with demons, space eels and theological debates. It seems to be too good to be true. Sadly, it is.
Usagi Yojimbo is a ronin, a masterless samurai, a bodyguard for hire. He's also a rabbit. The first book in Stan Sakai's classic series.
Michael T. Gilbert breaths life into an unlikely mixture of horror, humor and superheroes and gives us the wonderful Mister Monster.
White Shaka Boy attempts to tell us about an American white rapper reclaiming his ancestor's Zulu kingdom, but falls short of the mark.
Supernatural creatures infest the pages of Richard Moore's Boneyard, and, yet, it's a funny, fun read.
Bryan Talbot tells the story of a sexual abuse victim's struggle for recovery.
Greg Rucka writes and Steve Lieber illustrates the story of a murder at the bottom of the world, in frozen Antarctica.