Redrawing the New York-Comics Relationship

Subjective Ramblings and Peripheral Thoughts from the Edges of a Comics Studies Project

Book Review: Alex Shoumatoff’s “Westchester: Portrait of a County”

Journalist and writer Alex Shoumatoff published his Westchester: Portrait of a County in 1979, in which he chronicled, as he saw them, aspects of life in a place he had … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

My article, ‘X marks the spot,’ is now open access!

My recent article on Marvel’s District X, published in the latest issue of The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies (vol. 2, issue 1-2) is now available open access, which means … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Comics Review: “NYX”

This is the first of a series of posts dealing with Marvel’s New York mutant enclave, known variously as “Mutant Town” and “District X.” Throughout its lifetime of roughly six … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Raymond Chandler’s “The Simple Art of Murder”

Raymond Chandler was one of the most well-known authors of hard-boiled detective fiction and one of the primary links between that genre of pulp fiction and “classic” film noir, owing … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Comics Review: “X Men Noir: Mark of Cain”

X Men Noir: Mark of Cain is writer Fred van Lente and artist Dennis Calero’s sequel to their first Marvel Noir yarn. Among the last installments of the franchise, it … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Comics Review: “Luke Cage Noir”

Our ongoing series of Marvel Noir reviews has now come to Luke Cage Noir, the sixth installment in the franchise. Written by Adam Glass and Mike Benson, and with art … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Comics Review: “Punisher Noir”

Punisher Noir, with script by Frank Tieri and art by Paul Azaceta, is the fifth in Marvel’s series of Marvel Noir comics. The story begins with a series of cuts … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Comics Review: “Wolverine Noir”

Writer Stuart Moore and artist C. P. Smith’s Wolverine Noir was the fourth volume of the Marvel Noir imprint. It is probably among those that most clearly lives up to … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Comics Review: “Daredevil Noir”

Writer Alexander Irvine and artist Tomm Coker’s Daredevil Noir is the third series released as part of Marvel’s “Noir” imprint. It follows the titular character through a turf war between … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Comics Review: “Spider-Man Noir”

Spider-Man Noir was Marvel’s second offering under the Noir banner. Published between February and May 2009, it told a story by David Hine, previously known for such Marvel offerings as … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 3 Comments