S.H.I.E.L.D. by Steranko: The Complete Collection

March 17, 2016 Artvoice 0






Jim Steranko, superstar guest at the 2015 Buffalo Comicon, told the story of being offered a job by four different comic book companies in a single day. He took Marvel’s offer when Stan Lee gave him his choice of any Marvel character. “I told him I’ll take the guy with the eye patch,” he said.

Deadpool & Cable: Ultimate Collection, Book 1

March 17, 2016 Artvoice 0






It comes along every so often, that perfect buddy-action book that fits together like peanut butter and jelly. Deadpool & Cable is not that book. But it’s still a fun romp through the minds and motivations of Wade Wilson (Deadpool, the Merc with the Mouth) and Nathan  Summers (Cable, the Merc with the … umm, Metal Parts).






A Poetry Reading Featuring Lauren Shufran

March 10, 2016 Artvoice 0






On Friday (3/11), Rust Belt Books (415 Grant Street) will host Lauren Shufran to present a thought-provoking and apt reading, at 8pm.  There will be a conversation to follow on: the animal-human, poetics of the body, translation, queering homophobia, and historicizing islamophobia.






Wonder Woman at Super Hero High

March 10, 2016 Artvoice 0






I usually make it a rule to stay as far away from comic-based novels as possible; they’re one of the few types of books I never touch. To me, they’ve never given comic books justice, as they tend to butcher the characters.






Harley Quinn and Power Girl

March 10, 2016 Artvoice 0






Two fan-favorite D.C. characters, Harley Quinn and Power Girl, team up in what has to be the most underrated adventures ever written. I mean, how can you go without reading about what really happened “in the panel gutter between panels three and four of page twenty of Harley Quinn #12?”






Deadshot: Bulletproof

March 7, 2016 Artvoice 0






It’s a thin line between villainy and heroism, andDeadshot: Bulletproof walks that razor’s edge with a blend of sharp art, an edgy plot and dark wit. When is a villain actually a hero?






Invincible, Vol. 1: Family Matters

March 7, 2016 Artvoice 0






Chances are, you’ve experienced Robert Kirkman’s work (The Walking Dead, Ultimate X-Men, Marvel Zombies). But when Kirkman wasn’t making one of the most badass zombie apocalypses so far, he was writing about a quirky superhero teenager.