Author Archives: Véronique Emma Houxbois

Interview: Tony Isabella Strikes Back with BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS

Interview: Tony Isabella Strikes Back with BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS

It’s just short of a year since Deathstroke #11 and just over two since Batman #44, and the emergent strain of a new kind of racial justice focused social realism at DC Comics is only getting brighter and bolder. This is the space we find Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands, the third series penned by

Transmyscira: Sweet 2017… with Claws

Choosing precedence, legacy, and continuity as the guiding principles behind my best ofs this year left me with very little in the way of options for best series. They all point directly to All New Wolverine, which has been one of the only current monthly series over a year old that you can set your

Transmyscira: Wrapping 2017 with Snyders and Signals

At this point, it should be pretty clear that I’ve been messing around a lot with my criteria for my best of the year picks this time around. Especially in picking Mark Doyle for what he’s done up until now and Trungles for a year where he barely had a presence in the direct market.

Transmyscira: Mark Doyle and Putting the Family in the Bat-Family

It’s a hard year to be choosing a single outstanding person in the editor category since it’s been such an incredible breakout year for staking out the editor as an influencer, curator, and incubator of talent. I think I really wanted to give this one to Gerard Way for his work on Young Animal because

Transmyscira: It’s 2017 and Gender Trungles

Picking a best artist at the end of a given year is probably the most irksome category, because the wild diversity of styles and methods of cartooning — honed for specific, wildly varying purposes — is the lifeblood of the medium. Even if you want to laser in on who draws the best fight scenes,

Transmycira: 2017, Trump’s America, and DEATHSTROKE #11

I was recently listening to Pod Save America, a pretty indispensable political podcast run by former Obama staffers, mark the occasion of the five year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting by talking to New Jersey Junior Senator Cory Booker. Booker is probably the Democratic frontrunner for the 2020 nomination, and for good reason. Booker

Transmyscira: For the Love of God

When my mother yells like this it’s because she loves me -Tyra Banks   If I can live through this I can do anything. -Fallout Boy, “Champion”   Last year, I wrote a fairly sprawling meditation on the state of comics criticism around Damien Hirst’s The Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living,


ASSASSINISTAS #1 Written by Tini Howard Art by Gilbert Hernandez, Rob Davis, and Aditya Bidikar Edited by Shelly Bond and Chase Marotz Published by IDW Publishing/Black Crown Release Date: December 20, 2017 When news first broke that Quentin Tarantino was in talks to develop a Star Trek movie, millions were understandably upset and inconsolable because


THERE’S NOTHING THERE Volume 1 Written by Patrick Kindlon Art by Maria Llovet and Jim Campbell Published by Black Mask Studio Release Date: December 13, 2017 While politically muted relative to the first wave of Black Mask’s output, There’s Nothing There finds its own way to insurgency, bypassing the orthodoxy of horror comics to deliver