Theresa Perkins

There is one thing that struck me immediately about the new musical Fun Home: the audience, which was unique. The lesbian couple to my left had never been to a Broadway show before (a point that they stressed repeatedly while we chatted before curtain), and the older gentleman to my right was a seasoned theatre […]

  Kelly Bedard

I was skeptical, at first, about this dystopian Noah’s Ark adapted from a French graphic novel and starring Captain America (forgive the unfairly depreciative evocation; I’ve always liked Chris Evans and know full well that most of the major superheroes right now are actually pretty good actors, but you know what I mean). The first […]

You may well have guessed that I like graphic novels/graphic story-telling in general (there may have been a few hints: comic con, for example). You’re right! A+ for you! I could give you a whole little essay about why—it would be kind of long though, and have lots to do with visual literacy, language as […]

  Borah Coburn

Leaves fall, people stare moodily into middle distance, and my heart’s as filled as a baked potato. New York Comic Con has come and gone. I love a good Con, and this one was wonderful (stressful, crazy crowded, and sometimes overwhelming, but wonderful). And I know you’ve heard me talk about my Robin/Nightwing issues before—you […]

  Borah Coburn

Ask yourself: Do you like action-packed, quick-moving stories? Do you like stories with multiple dimensions/universes and/or the occult? Do you like detectives? Do you like ghosts? Do you like comic books? Do you like portraits of fascinating, fragmented people? Do you like awesomeness? If the answer to most/all of these questions is “yes,” then this […]

  Borah Coburn

I picked up Joe Bruchac and Will Davis’s graphic novel Dawn Land because (I’m about to get real with you) the cover is frickin’ gorgeous. It’s sunset/sunrise hued watercolors (plus, it’s a graphic novel, so the cover can actually give you some hints about what’s inside/ don’tcallmeshallow/ I’mnotpremptivelydefensiveatall). I figure, it’s a library book—if the […]

  Borah Coburn

Americus is a YA graphic novel by MK Reed and Jonathan Hill, and IT’S FRIGGIN’ WONDERFUL. It has book wars, humorous depictions of various authority figures, unpretentious but nuanced characters, simple but expressive artwork, and a heck of a lot of heart. I love the crap out of this book. I just used all caps—you […]

  Borah Coburn

….Aaaaaand we’re back. Remember, Kill Shakespeare is a comic book series about two factions of Shakespeare characters trying to save or kill the god/wizard Will Shakespeare. In this corner, we have The Heroes (trying to save Will): Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Falstaff, and co. In this corner, we have The Villains (trying to kill Bill and […]

  Borah Coburn

Kill Shakespeare is a graphic novel created and written by Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col, with art by Andy Belanger, about a wizard/god (it depends on who you ask) named William Shakespeare and the characters that are out to kill/save him. Our heroes and villains are Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Iago, Falstaff, Richard III, The Macbeths, […]