Alex Carr
Omnivoracious Editor
In third grade, Alex Carr’s homeroom teacher wrote “See me, please” in red ink on his fiction writing assignment and held him after class to discuss his story involving an evil ice cream flavor with its own appetite—for flesh! On that day, Alex joined the not-so-secret society of readers, writers, and artists who are unafraid of what their third grade teachers think. (No offense intended, Mrs. Thornton. )

Recent posts by Alex

Hot Dog Taste Test

Graphic Novel Friday: Hot Dog Taste Test

Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt is a book to take home, understanding that everyone will read it before you and laugh at all the funny parts, teasing, “O.K., but you have to look at this page for one...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Darwyn Cooke (1962-2016)

This month, the comics industry and fans grapple with the loss of writer, artist, and animator Darwyn Cooke, a singular talent who passed away at the age of 53. Mr. Cooke’s works, the bulk of which were produced for DC...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Star Wars...While We Wait

Alex Carr reviews a few recent and cinematic Star Wars comics to ease the wait between whatever Star Wars release is next on your calendar.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Welcome to 2016, True Believers

Just when you thought it was safe to tackle that stack of reading material by your bedside table, along comes another year promising great books ahead. To help mark your calendar and budget your paycheck, here are a few must-read...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Gail Simone and the New Horror

In Clean Room, a new psychological horror series from comics imprint Vertigo, writer Gail Simone and artist Jon Davis-Hunt explore the depths of the human psyche—and what happens when such depths are ruled by a master manipulator.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Nerd-ing Out with the Survivors' Club Writers

This fall, DC Comics' Vertigo imprint launched 12 new comics series, and one such title is Survivors' Club [available digitally via comiXology and Kindle] by writers Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen and artist Ryan Kelly. At first glance, it's a horror...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Winter Spooktacular

Here are a few upcoming highlights for graphic novel readers who prefer a little something not-so-sweet in their eggnog.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Q&A with Neil Gaiman (with an Exclusive Overture Page!)

A great story takes time, and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman fans have been waiting a long time to find out the answer to one of the biggest questions in this universe: what led to the imprisonment of Dream? Now, almost 27...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Star Wars: The Nostalgia Awakens

We will no doubt be inundated with everything Star Wars in the next few months, but there are a few gems to be found in the merchandise madness—namely, two great, new canonical series from Marvel Comics.

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Graphic Novel Friday: If You Steal by Jason

The flight from Seattle to London is almost 10 hours long, and I packed a variety of comics to keep me awake, entertained, and removed from potential seatmates. Sorry, 24-D! I caught up with quite a few comics that had...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Happy Batman Day!

Look, up in the sky: it’s not a bird nor a plane—it’s the Bat-signal! All hail Batman Day this Saturday, celebrating seven decades of Bat-mania. This year, DC Comics has something drastic planned for The Caped Crusader in Endgame, the...

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