Astro City: Private Lives Perfectly Encapsulates What Makes Astro City Great

There are two types of Astro City stories: multi-issue story-arcs and single issue stand-alones. And while the story-arcs are often great, the stand-alones are where Astro City really shines. Astro City: Private Lives collects four of these stand-alone stories, each of which is excellent on their own. »Today 2:50am12/01/15 2:50am

You like the scope of G.R.R. Martin? Dilletante. Or William T. Vollmann? Pshaw. Mark Z. Danielewski throws down a gauntlet (well, 27 of them).

So, I managed to finish Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Familiar: One Rainy Day in May - Vol. 1 (TF:V1) during an intensely busy couple months of work. MZD is most famous for House of Leaves º. Since then, he has written Only Revolutions and The Fifty Year Sword (of which I’ve only read the latter; it’s deceptively simple… »Yesterday 3:36pm11/30/15 3:36pm