at BoingBoing, on Giant Robot Warriors:
"There's obviously a lot of manga influence here, but the story is pure American, a masterful take on the funnybook hero stories about America's destiny to police and govern the world. The writer, Stuart Moore, describes the book as having been written during the brief flare of post-9/11 optimism that ended when the US squandered its international goodwill on pointless oil wars and security theater. Five years later, circumstances are still similar enough that Giant Robot Warriors still has political weight (unfortunately)."
...and this one got by me in the San Diego dash, but Whitney Matheson
at USA Today
gives Kirsten Baldock and Fabio Moon a shout-out for Smoke and Guns.
has a Ringo anecdote that says it better than I could.