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


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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Graphic Novel Friday: Once Upon a Time

For any comic series to reach 150 issues is an achievement. For a series to consistently publish 150 great issues is something else. For more than 13 years, the Vertigo series Fables by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, and...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Fairy Tale's End

This is a fairy tale that is not bedtime reading; this is a fable without a cute moral tacked onto its ending; this is what happens when storybook characters escape from death only to find mortality is very real and...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Wild West Vacation

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N! That spells my annual trip into the Canadian wilderness, where regular GNF readers will know that I tend to over-pack comics in fear of running out of things to do while dodging ticks and mosquitoes. This year, I plan...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Beach-Ready Reads

Summertime and the reading is easy. And this summer it’s easy to find a great comic or four to read in the shade, from our selections in Best of the Month to Best of the Year So Far. What follows...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Interview with Daniel Clowes

Multi-award-winning and multi-talented comics creator Daniel Clowes chats with us in a rare interview about his new The Complete Eightball collection, what has and has not changed in his process since Eightball, superheroes, and the book that changed his life.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Welcome Back to Shazam!

There must be something in the lightning over at the new offices of DC Comics, because the past few months have seen: 1. An atypical number of comics featuring Captain Marvel, and 2. An atypical number of comics featuring Captain Marvel that also happen to be among the best comics produced in their respective months.

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Graphic Novel Friday: By the Power of Grayskull!

Nostalgia alert: One of my clearest memories as a child is running up the stairs to find a He-Man sword and armor set at the top—a birthday present that turned me into a life-sized action figure...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Avengers: Age of Ultron thunders into theaters today! Poised to be one of the biggest films of the year, Joss Whedon’s return to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will introduce the villain Ultron...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Daredevil

By night, Daredevil is a blind hero with super-senses as a result of a radioactive chemical spill. By day, his alter ego, Matt Murdock, runs his own law firm to defend the defenseless. A superhero law drama? Why, that sounds like a great idea for a…television show!

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