Cult Comic Essentials: Blankets

Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Black Hole

Suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. We learn from the outset that a strange plague has descended upon the area’s teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested any number of ways – from the hideously grotesque to the subtle (and concealable) – but once you’ve got it, that’s […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Epileptic

The most acclaimed European graphic novel of the last ten years, “Epileptic” is David B.’s story of his brother’s battle with epilepsy – but it turns into a penetrating and sometimes lacerating self-examination on the author’s part, as he delves into his own complex emotions and his family’s […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Astro City

Astro City explores all the niggling questions we have about superheroes: how do they really live? Are they really good guys? When shouldn’t we trust them? These highly acclaimed novels by Kurt Busiek investigate how people – both ordinary people and the heroes and villains themselves – react […]