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Marvel Comics’ untold story: Interview with Sean Howe

In Sean Howe’s masterful new book, hundreds of interviews with Marvel insiders yield an intriguing tale as gripping as any X-Men story arc.

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 07, 2012

We need to talk about Hans Rickheit

I want to have sex with Hans Rickheit.
Peverse delight
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  June 15, 2012

Meditations on 'My Friend Dahmer'

It's possible that you already know how the cartoonist, Derf Backderf's, latest graphic novel ends.
Comics Dept.
By PHILIP EIL  |  March 23, 2012
list dangerous

Brilliant images can't lift Mr. Dangerous's gloom

You've got to wonder why graphic novels are always so depressing.  
Graphic grief
By STUART ALLEN  |  June 10, 2011
Boston Phoenix artist Karl Stevens has been named a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist

Boston Phoenix artist Karl Stevens has been named a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist

We're popping bottles up in here for KARL STEVENS, who has been named a finalist for the prestigious Los Angles Times Book Prize, in the...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 23, 2011

Gift Guide 2010: Graphic novels and comic anthologies

There's something about getting a book as a gift that makes you not want to read it.
Freebasing narrative
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  December 10, 2010


Sam Costello is Rhode Island's king of dark comics

The farmer desperate to save his dying wife. The aging photographer trying to resurrect his career. The funeral director who goes to extreme measures to cut costs.
The horror!
By CHUCK O'DONNELL  |  October 29, 2010

Photos: Rock & Shock 2010 Horror Convention

Attendees, vendors, and horror-themed merch on the convention show floor of the seventh annual Rock & Shock.
Rock & Shock Horror Convention | DCU Center | October 15-17, 2010
By ANDY WARE  |  October 22, 2010

Is it Calvin and Hobbes or an issue of Joe Hill's Locke and Key comic? Even better: It's both.

In Joe Hill's Keys to the Kingdom , a bloodthirsty wolf pack's feeding frenzy filtered through the youthful lens of Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes comic strip can only be described as disturbing. But it's these details that make the comic, which w
Fearful symmetry
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  August 20, 2010

Photo: Boston Comic Con 2010

Ghouls, Ghostbusters, and murderous clowns: Bullpen bulletins from Comic Con 2010
Boston Comic Con 2010, at the Westin Boston Waterfront, April 10, 2010

Slideshow: Inside today's graphic novels

Images from graphic novels like World War 3 , Drunk , Asterios Polyp , and more.
An exclusive look into a collection of graphic novels
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 16, 2009


Hans Rickheit versus the novel

In high-school English class, we're taught that literature features three basic types of conflict: man versus man, man versus environment, and man versus himself.
Exploding Cow Dept.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 02, 2009
Friday Literary Links

Friday Literary Links

Jack Romanos, president of Simon and Schuster is retiring, and Carolyn Reidy is in. Looks like ...
By Sharon Steel  |  September 07, 2007
MAUS revisted

MAUS revisted

Art Spiegelman's graphic novel Maus won the Pulitzer Prize back in 1992. I finished the first book i...
By Sharon Steel  |  July 26, 2007