Everyone's a Critic | A round-up of comic book reviews and thinkpieces

Reminiscence: Mike Sterling looks back at The Comic Reader #212 and the impact it had on him.

Analysis: Kristy Valenti compares Raina Telgemeier's Babysitter's Club graphic novels to their prose counterparts.

Review: Christopher Allen reads James Sturm's Market Day and enjoys it very much: "There is a meditative, calming quality to a period story like this, spare in text and paced with Old World tempo of footsteps and the creak of the donkey cart."

Reconsideration: Kate Dacey hated Choco Mimi, but she gives it another chance after reading a positive review by an actual kid.

Comparison: Ben Towle compares Casterman's French edition of Jacques Tardi's It Was the War of the Trenches with Fantagraphics' American edition.


Review: Gavin Lees reviews two of First Second's spring YA graphic novels, both about teenagers in World War II: City of Spies and vol. 1 of Resistance.

Design: Seth Kushner reviews Dash Shaw's The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century from a graphic design nerd's point of view.

Review: Two out of three ain't bad: Noel Bartocci reviews the Irredeemable Special #1 and enjoys the first two stories; the third, not so much.

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