Tag Archive: Eric Shanower

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland 2 (October 2014)

Shanower is really dedicated to giving Little Nemo a narrative and it doesn’t help the comic at all. Jimmy (or Nemo) is an annoying kid who Shanower has throughout the entire issue–he’s not… Continue reading

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland 1 (August 2014)

In Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, writer Eric Shanower includes something very strange, something Winsor McCay never bothered with. A narrative. This series's Nemo isn't just a kid who has amazing dreams and… Continue reading

Age of Bronze 9 (December 2000)

The issue ends with the good guys (at least, it seems like they’re the good guys) setting sail for Troy. I can’t say “finally,” because Shanower never really gave a timeline for when… Continue reading

Age of Bronze 8 (August 2000)

Shanower needs to include two things. First are maps. He moves all over the place; each issue should end with a map. Second is a cast list. He’s got this one character returning… Continue reading

Age of Bronze 7 (March 2000)

Shanower fast forwards approximately nine months and opens with the birth of Achilles’s son. No one knows about Achilles and the girl, everyone still thinking he’s a girl too. It’s somewhat extraordinary and… Continue reading

Age of Bronze 6 (January 2000)

Well, certainly by Republican standards, Achilles is not a rapist. The issue ends with him, dressed as a female, forcing himself on a girl. They’re presumably about thirteen. Between him and Paris, Shanower… Continue reading

Age of Bronze 5 (October 1999)

The combination of everyone looking alike and Shanower being deceptive for emphasis really plays in this issue. He opens with Helen’s two brothers coming home to find her missing. They look like Paris,… Continue reading

Age of Bronze 4 (May 1999)

Shanower constructs the plot of this issue well. It keeps the reader engaged–the focus moves from the unidentified Helen to Paris to other people around them, only becoming linear at the end. Shanower… Continue reading

Age of Bronze 3 (March 1999)

Shanower seems to have worked past his problems now. The protagonist is no longer Paris, who is developing more into a villain (due to lack of intelligence) and the issue is better for… Continue reading

Age of Bronze 1 (November 1998)

Shanower sets up Age of Bronze somewhat traditionally in the heroic sense. The protagonist, Paris, is secretly—or so it’s implied—of higher birth than his farmer parents. He’s bored of life as a cattle… Continue reading

Dark Horse Presents 67 (November 1992)

The issue opens with an idiotic story about an annoying character called Zoo-Lou. Hedden and McWeeney usually do great work. The art here’s excellent, but the writing is an absolute nightmare. Dark Horse… Continue reading

Dark Horse Presents 66 (September 1992)

Obviously, the major attraction is the second chapter of An Accidental Death. The pace changes throughout; it opens with the body being hidden, then Brubaker moves to summary, then to scene again. The… Continue reading

Dark Horse Presents 65 (August 1992)

An Accidental Death opens this issue. It’s been a while since I’ve read it. The most immediate thing is Shanower’s art. It’s finished and precise; I’m sure Dark Horse Presents has had artwork… Continue reading