Saga #18, or Hellfire (Spoilers)

I've spent a fair bit of time praising the talents of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, and with good reason. Their work's phenomenal. On top of the storytelling, the characterization, the structure, the pacing, the look of it all... Vaughan also knows how to write for the trade. To wit, the story's 3rd arc wraps up… » 8/31/14 1:56pm Sunday 1:56pm

Whenever I tackle a script, I first find a soundtrack (no lyrics). I wrote my last horror script to the Scream OST. I wrote my first graphic novel listening to The Incredibles OST. It's important to find something in the same genre, it does wonders to get the juices flowing! » 8/30/14 4:43pm Saturday 4:43pm

Saga #17, or Killing Your Darlings (Spoilers)

Well, damn. I want to go on record saying I'm reviewing this issue under duress. I'm not happy about it. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples have done their usual bang-up job of introducing characters we like, only to rip 'em out of our hands. The Vaughan giveth, the Vaughan taketh away. Damn. (Spoilers, explicit… » 8/30/14 11:56am Saturday 11:56am

Can Steven Moffat Write Women Who AREN'T Obsessed?

So, we've seen the season premiere of Doctor Who, and the stinger revealed our mysteries for the season: Just what is the Promised Land, and who is this Missy? It finally brought into focus a question that's been nagging at me for a while: Can Steven Moffat write a female character who ISN'T obsessed with the title… » 8/29/14 6:11pm Friday 6:11pm

Fantastic Four #9, or Orange (Rocky Skin) is the New Black

Fantastic Four has had, well, a fantastic run of late, storytelling-wise. They've fallen so far: Reed's lost his reputation, Johnny's lost his powers, Ben's lost his freedom, and Sue's lost her kids. (Being declared an unfit mother seemed to hit her the hardest.) Now the group's in free fall. Funny thing is, if you… » 8/28/14 12:05pm Thursday 12:05pm

It feels odd touting my own stuff directly on this site, but if you're looking for a different kind of superhero GN, email me at caseyjonescaseyjones at gmail and I'll give you the details. » 8/23/14 12:52am 8/23/14 12:52am