A Deadshirt Webcomics Field Guide to Emily Horne and Joey Comeau’s A Softer World

A Softer World is a completely different webcomics animal than the kind we’ve previously offered up for examination in this monthly column. There is no ongoing narrative here, no clear cut protagonists and antagonists, no word balloons, no worldbuilding. There are only the words, and Read More …

Noirvember Volume 4: It Makes Sense in Context

There’s never been a better excuse to watch as many noir films as humanly possible than the cinephile community’s current favorite portmanteau. Deadshirt has decided to throw in with a month of essays highlighting some of our favorite works in the pantheon for Noirvember… We’ve been Read More …

The Rundown: Brian K. Vaughan’s Runaways is a Marvel Book with an Indie Heart

In The Rundown, Deadshirt dives into our cardboard long boxes to shine a light on important, unusual or otherwise remarkable comic runs (mainstream or otherwise) from a specific creative team. The Series Runaways #1-18 (2003-2004), Runaways #1-24 (2005-2007) Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Adrian Read More …

Magic and Backstabbing: An Intro to John Constantine Comics

On Friday, October 24th, John Constantine–part magician, part detective, and total conman–will make his way to television with the premiere of the aptly named NBC show, Constantine. As a longtime fan, I was skeptical about the show when it was first announced. A previous screen Read More …

NYCC’s Harassment Policy is a Step in the Right Direction

This year at the New York Comic Con when I walked into the atrium-like Javits Center where the con was held, a lot of things immediately vied for my attention–con-goers by the droves, staff members directing people with bullhorns, long lines, and giant, brightly colored Read More …

Fairy Tale Americana: An Interview with Sleepy Hollow Comic Book Writer Marguerite Bennett

In the wake of New York Comic Con, Deadshirt staff writer Christina Harrington sat down with comic book writer Marguerite Bennett, known for her work at DC, Marvel, and BOOM! Studios, to discuss her work on the new Sleepy Hollow book based on the hit FOX horror series. Read More …

A Deadshirt Webcomics Field Guide to: Tom Siddell’s Gunnerkrigg Court

From long-running soap operas to comedy-drama slices of life to daily gag strips, the digital comics scene has exploded over the last decade and readers have never had more options. Feeling overwhelmed? Christina Harrington and Joe Stando are here to take you on an expedition Read More …

Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters is a Road Trip for Young Adults [Review]

Sisters is the autobiographical recounting of author Raina Telgemeier’s three week cross-country road trip with her mother, brother, and sister in the summer before Raina enters high school. During this trip tempers flare, break-downs occur, and we’re afforded a close look at the relationship between Read More …

Your Fave is Problematic: Shark Week [Review]

I find sharks fascinating for the same reason a lot of other people do: I think they’re terrifying. I turn to Shark Week in order to better educate myself about that fear, and also because sharks are as amazing as they are scary. I unironically Read More …

Tears and Raindrops: Memory in The Wake

  Written by Scott Snyder, with art by Sean Murphy and vibrant colors courtesy of Matt Hollingsworth, The Wake starts out as an action/horror adventure before quickly shifting into a high-concept sci-fi epic, two different stories playing with memory and myth, that eventually coalesce into Read More …