Highlighting some great small press comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that have caught my eye over the past week. COMICS CRITICISM
* Alex Hoffman reviews BAT-MAN IS LOST IN THE WOODS by David Enos (one of my favorites from last year) -- AND he also reviews ESCAPE ROUTE by Daniel Zender -- one of those books that lingers in your brain long after you put it down. * Scott Cederlund calls Roger Langride's THE IRON DUTCHESS "a comedy about the purity and foolishness of love." * Rob Kirby reviews the new anthology from Fantagraphics called SPANISH FEVER which features the work some seemingly amazing cartoonists from Spain. * Ray Sonne casts a critical and disappointed eye on Vanessa Davis' SPANIEL RAGE. * Newly minted Editor in Chief of Broken Frontier Andy Oliver reviews Rebecca Sugar's issue of Youth in Decline's FRONTIER #14 and describes it as "a hazy, one-shot, visual monologue that layers autobio across discarded fictional work to provide a meditative piece on our interactions with art and popular culture, and the self-perpetuating nature of artistic practice." Whew. * Someday I'll figure out fucking Tumblr and then I won't have to embarrass myself like this, but here's this beautiful thing that Somebody (leonkpow??? -- please help me here, you guys) wrote about DAD'S WEEKEND by Pete Toms.