Variant Edition is something else. The new Edmonton-based comic book recommendation engine is led by Wizard’s Comics whiz and Comics! The Blog co-founder, Brandon Schatz. Comic enthusiasts can check the site for daily recommendations, using tags to hop between other related content on the site. Rather than the tired critique or the negative review, which we see all too often on comic review sites, Variant Edition opts for the challenge of putting forward different comics for public approval. It’s a risk, but the people behind it know what they’re doing—they live in the industry of comic books and they have … Continue reading Looking for comics? Ask Variant Edition.
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith God is Dead is a new comic book series headed by writer Jonathan Hickman and run through Avatar Press. The main premise revolves around an all-out war between the gods of antiquity: Norse, Egyptian, Hindu, Greek, … Continue reading Costa adds depth to Hickman’s vision in ‘God is Dead’ (Review) [SPOILERS]
In the wake of DC Comics’ seven-part Forever Evil crossover event, there’s a new Justice League team to save the world from cosmic threats, and they’re singing “O Canada” instead of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Justice League United #1 hit comic … Continue reading Canadians flock to buy Justice League United #1
I had never read a comic like Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. It was the first to justify the term “graphic novel” for me, because the scope of the narrative, visual expression, and deft understanding … Continue reading What to Read: the work of Naoki Urasawa
YogurtMedia is a new manga-inspired graphic project founded and developed by local Edmontonian, Lee Cheong Loong, also known as “YogurtM.” A 22-year-old chemical engineering student by day, Lee moonlights as a comic book artist, nurturing his Yogurt Project from its foundation in 2009 until today. Lee is the sole member of YogurtMedia. The first print volume of the Yogurt Short Comics launched on October 1, 2013. If you were hoping to get your hands on it, you’re out of luck – the volume sold out two months after the launch. However, Lee’s illustrations, gifs, and ideas can still be found … Continue reading A spoonful of Yogurt