Author Archives: Edward Haynes

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“Blossoms in Autumn”

By | Jul 15, 2019 | Reviews

Bodies fail us before our souls do, explains Mediterranea’s narration in “Blossoms in Autumn.” She is a former model, now in her early 60’s, she runs her family’s cheese shop. Examining herself in the mirror in a double page spread, the art flows between wrinkled and sagging parts of her naked body, she has lost […]

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Mutiver-City One: 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 2019

By , , and | Jun 19, 2019 | Columns

Welcome, Earthlets, to Multiver-City One, returning today for a special edition focused on the “Sci-Fi Special 2018.” THIS YEAR IN THE SCI-FI SPECIAL Judge Dredd: Night at the Museum Alan Grant (Script), Robin Smith (Art), Matt Soffe (Colors), Annie Parkhouse (Letters) Chris Egan: In this very special 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special, each of the short […]

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“Gender Queer”

By | Jun 10, 2019 | Reviews

One of the first class of Maia Kobabe’s MFA in comics is about writing autobiographically, leading em to object, ‘nope! No one gets my secrets. They are mine!’ Eir sketches from this class, about eir ‘demons,’ were so embarrassing and awkward that in eir sketchbook e taped paper over them. The prologue ends with those […]

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“24 Panels”

By | Dec 10, 2018 | Reviews

I was on a minibus going to a hostel in central London about a month ago. On the right, as we drove I saw the shell of Grenfell Tower, wrapped up in white sheets with a green heart and an epitaph, ‘forever in our hearts’ across its top. This is the only time I’ve seen […]

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“I Am Young”

By | Nov 12, 2018 | Reviews

“I Am Young” claims the title of M. Dean’s new collection of stories. “I Am Young” is a statement of fact; I am not old. It’s an insistence; I still have youth. It’s present; ‘am,’ not ‘was.’ It’s hypocritical; I am the oldest now that I have ever been. You’re only as old as you […]

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“Bastard”

By | Oct 8, 2018 | Reviews

Originally published in French as a series of zines, Max de Radiguès’ “Bastard” takes us on the run with May and her son, Eugene, from both police and criminals in a heart-warming tale of heists, murder, and family. Radiguès’ efficient line cuts to the heart of the familial relationships at the centre of “Bastard,” as […]

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“Coyote Doggirl”

By | Sep 10, 2018 | Reviews

Lisa Hanawalt is best known to me as the production designer for the beautiful and emotive Netflix original series Bojack Horseman, but outside of that she has made some award-winning comics. In 2016, Hanawalt’s “Hot Dog Taste Test” won the Ignatz for outstanding graphic novel. Now, just before Bojack’s fifth season, Hanawalt returns to comics […]

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“Bad Girls”

By | Aug 13, 2018 | Reviews

It’s 8pm on New Year’s Eve 1958 at mob-run Cuban casino, El Eden, and singer Taffy is on stage, while single mother and dancer Ana cares for her daughter backstage, and Gangster girlfriend Carole is getting ready for the night’s celebrations by sleeping with her mobster boyfriend’s driver. It’s almost midnight, the verge of 1959, […]

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“Tumult”

By | Jul 9, 2018 | Reviews

“Tumult” is a London-set psychological thriller, a story of an artistic man, in an alcoholic and depressive descent, who meets, obsesses over, and rediscovers purpose through, a mysterious woman with a dark past. This is a story we’ve seen before, which doesn’t have to be a bad thing, a familiar shape to a story can […]

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“X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills”

By | Jun 26, 2018 | Reviews

The first original graphic novel to bear the “X-Men” name, and Marvel’s fifth OGN, is uncomfortably prescient in today’s political and social climate. The X-Men, and mutants, have always been used as a somewhat crude metaphor for really existing marginalised groups, and in “God Loves, Man Kills,” Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson place mutant discrimination […]

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