The Rockwellian Hell of the Coen Brothers’ Fargo

When Joel and Ethan Cohen’s 1996 film Fargo was first released on VHS, PolyGram Video produced two little promotional items that perfectly encapsulated the film’s bloody, sour take on Midwestern domesticity. These items were a pair of snowglobes recreating two of the film’s most memorable Read More …

Deadshirt is Reading: New Avengers, All-Star Section Eight, and more!

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more. For more of our thoughts on this week’s new comics, take a look at Wednesday’s Deadshirt Comics Shopping List. Joe Read More …

Ink Ladies: The Immortal Horror of Mermaid Saga

Comic books have long been considered a male-dominated industry, though they in fact have a rich and diverse history of female writers and artists. Our own Kayleigh Hearn will examine the works of female comic creators in superhero comics, indie favorites, manga, and any undiscovered gems or Read More …

Crimson Peak is an Atmospheric Gem with Feet of Clay [Review]

“It’s not a ghost story,” says writer Edith Cushing of her manuscript, early in Crimson Peak. “More a story with ghosts in it.” Through Edith, we can hear director Guillermo del Toro cautioning his audience. Crimson Peak is populated with writhing specters and the occasional Read More …

Your Deadshirt New Comics Shopping List: Dead Vengeance and Saints!

It’s Wednesday, and that means new comics. Let Deadshirt steer your wallet in the right direction with reviews (and preview pages) of titles out today from Image, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Archie, MonkeyBrain, Oni, Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Action Lab, and more! Dead Vengeance #1 Written by Bill Morrison Read More …

Ink Ladies: Female Creators are the Stars of Girl Comics

Comic books have long been considered a male-dominated industry, though they in fact have a rich and diverse history of female writers and artists. Our own Kayleigh Hearn will examine the works of female comic creators in superhero comics, indie favorites, manga, and any undiscovered gems or Read More …

Ink Ladies: Cathedral Child and Clockwork Angels

Pop Culture Confession Time: I don’t like steampunk. At least, I don’t like what most people think of when they think of steampunk: airships, gratuitous corsets, cogs and gears hot-glued to top hats, the romantic nostalgia for a Victorian England that never existed…it’s not my Read More …

Ink Ladies: Revisiting the Kawaii Mutants of X-Men: Misfits

Comic books have long been considered a male-dominated industry, though they in fact have a rich and diverse history of female writers and artists. Our own Kayleigh Hearn will examine the works of female comic creators in superhero comics, indie favorites, manga, and any undiscovered gems or Read More …

Ink Ladies: Shapeshifting Identities in Nimona

Comic books have long been considered a male-dominated industry, though they in fact have a rich and diverse history of female writers and artists. Our own Kayleigh Hearn will examine the works of female comic creators in superhero comics, indie favorites, manga, and any undiscovered gems or Read More …