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 […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim’s life is totally sweet. He’s 23 years old, he’s in a rock band, he’s “between jobs,” and he’s dating a cute high school girl. Nothing could possibly go wrong, unless a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Tank Girl

Jam-packed with quirkiness, cyberpunk roots and general anarchy, Tank Girl is a beer-obsessed tank driver travelling through post-apocalyptic Australian landscapes with companions Sub Girl and Jet Girl, not to mention the mutant kangaroo boyfriend, Booga. Mad Max designed by Vivienne Westwood Tank Girl is disorganized, anarchic, absurdist, and […]