Tag: Ed Brubaker

Summer Fun Time Reading ’19

The beach-related holidays are here, my friends, and I am on the road for summer fun time. As you know, reading is a huge summer fun time thing. I hope you enjoy mysteries of all kinds as mystery abounds in these suggestions, including: Mysterious interdimensional travel through a […]

The Act of Killing in Comics

For a while now I’ve been thinking about comic artists and writers of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. They were people directly affected by the wars and violence of their time. Some went on to create truly amazing and grisly horror and crime comics, in part reflecting on […]

On the Trail of the Catwoman

“Everything changes and nothing remains stillĀ … andĀ … you cannot read twice the same book.” ~ Sorta Heraclitus. I think a lot about what it means for art to be good or bad. I think one of the signs of good art is that you always find something more […]

Summer Fun Time Reading ’16

It’s that time again. The UV, both A and B, is high. The pollen’s flying. The sun is shining. And everywhere the summer lists are in bloom. So I have a list of comics that might go well with that public radio-recommended salad or be just the thing […]

Anything Can Happen In Riverdale

I never expected to be reading Archie comics. Archie Andrews’ irresistible appeal to ladies mystified me and I came late to an appreciation for soap operas and straight melodrama. Then there was residual stuff around romance, a punk rock hostility towards the wholesome squares, a dash of internalized […]

10 Comics I Liked In 2014

I’m sure we’re all glad to see 2014 go. I know I am. But you know, comics are always here for you, and so is the Gutter. I thought I’d do something a little different with the list this year. Last year, I was invited to do a […]