COMIC BOOKS

Luna Park (DC/Vertigo)

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Written by Jesse Gernigin Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

lunapark-header.jpgNew York Times best-selling author Kevin Baker (of "New York, City of Fire" trilogy fame) tells the story of a Russian soldier that spans decades and continents, with help from the enchanting art of Danijel Zezelj (Loveless).

 

Art Instruction Roundup 12.09

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

workbook-header.jpgA look at three new instructional how-to-draw books aiming to teach you how to handle adorable animals, wide-eyed manga kids, and burly superheroes.

   

Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen (Oni Press)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

tekjansen-header.jpgThe Colbert Report host's swashbuckling sci-fi alter ego takes centerstage in this silly space adventure.

 

 

X-Men: Misfits Vol. 1 (Del Rey)

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Written by Byron Kerman Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

xmenmisfits-header.jpgOMG! It's the X-Men via shojo manga, with all kindsa crushes and embarrassments and gooey teen stuff.

 

   

Yokaiden Vol. 2 (Del Rey)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

yokaiden-header.jpgEisner Award-winner Nina Matsumoto continues her manga-styled story of a 9 year-old venturing into the realm of spirits.

 

 

Dr. Grordbort Presents: Victory (Dark Horse)

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Written by Ryan Parker Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

grordbort-header.jpgWeta Workshop artist Greg Broadmore crafts a vibrant send-up of old pulps and sci-fi in "vol. 127" of this series promising "scientific adventure violence for young men & literate women."

 

   

Marvel Comics 01.06.10 | Siege

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

siege_header.jpgA special six-page preview of the crossover set to rock the Marvel Universe in 2010, courtesy of Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel.

 

Butterflies, Flowers Vol. 1 (VIZ Media)

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Written by Erin Jameson Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

butterflies-header.jpgThis more mature manga romance packs on the preposterous plot devices, but it's the perfect choice for readers looking for something a little gentler and a little less kooky.

 

   

Licensed Comics Roundup 12.09

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

gi_joe_snakeeyes-header.jpgA look at a batch of recent offerings from IDW: the introduction of Drusilla in Angel #24 (co-written by actress Juliet Landau), the self-explanatory Angel vs. Frankenstein, the movie spinoff G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes #1 (co-written by actor Ray Park), and the Jennifer Love Hewitt-inspired Music Box #1.

 

Ball Peen Hammer (First Second)

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Written by Byron Kerman Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

ballpeen-header.jpgThis graphic novel from playwright/film director Adam Rapp (Winter Passing) and artist George O'Connor is grim, grim stuff.

   

Marvel Comics 12.03.09 | The Battle of Jericho Hill

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Thursday, 03 December 2009 10:02

dt_battleofjerichohill-header.jpgThe next chapter in Stephen King's Dark Tower saga arrives today with Dark Tower: The Battle of Jericho Hill #1, and we have your 6-page preview.

 

 

Image United #1 (Image Comics)

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 01 December 2009 00:00

imageunited-header.jpgSix of the seven Image founders—Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino—team up with writer Robert Kirkman for the mother of all mega-crossovers.

   

Marvel Comics 12.16.09 | Ho Ho Hulk!

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 27 November 2009 00:00

hulk_santa_header.jpgThis makes six of the last 11 Marvel previews on this site have featured the Jolly Green Giant or his evil red doppelganger, but hey, when it gives us a chance to feature Whilce Portacio's art on Hulk #18, who are we to complain? That, plus a few second printing variants and a teaser about the future of Agents of Atlas.

 

Famous Players: The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor (NBM/ComicsLit)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 26 November 2009 17:00

famous-header.jpgThe 1922 death of a Hollywood heavy forms the basis for this real-life murder mystery, the latest in Rick Geary's series "A Treasury of XXth Century Murder."

 

   

Stitch (SLG Publishing)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 26 November 2009 17:00

stitch-header.jpgA 10th anniversary edition of Tommy Kovac's hilarious, insightful, and sometimes scary tale of a ragdoll and his fellow misfit toys.

 

Things Undone (NBM Publishing)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 19 November 2009 17:00

thingsundone-header.jpgRick's becoming a literal (or is that metaphorical?) zombie in this new graphic novel from Shane White (North Country, The Overman).

 

   

All and Sundry: Uncollected Work 2004-2009 (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 19 November 2009 17:00

sundry-header.jpgThis collection of works by Paul Hornschemeier is half-short stories, half-sketchbook, and all worth reading.

 

 

Marvel Comics 12.23.09 | Fall of the Hulks: Gamma

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 17 November 2009 06:35

fallofthehulksgamma-header.jpgAn art-packed set of previews this week, including 6 pages of savage John Romita, Jr., art from Fall of the Hulks: Gamma, a ton of teasers for this winter's Siege crossover, and a heaping helping of 2nd printing variant covers.

 

   

Amefurashi: The Rain Goddess (Del Rey)

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Written by Erin Jameson Thursday, 12 November 2009 17:00

amefurashi-header.gifThis new manga from the creator of Venus Versus Virus starts out cleanly enough, but those looking at subtext will get more than a few pings from their Squick Radar.

 

 

Festering Romance (Oni Press)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 12 November 2009 17:00

festering-header.jpgTwo young singles on the road to romance deal with both literal and metaphorical ghosts in this mostly tedious romantic comedy.

 

   

Refresh, Refresh (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 05 November 2009 17:00

refresh-header.jpgThree high school friends with fathers in Iraq struggle to win the war at home.

 

 

FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1 (Radical Comics)

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Written by Ryan Parker Thursday, 05 November 2009 17:00

fvza_header.jpgFormer Spawn writer David Hine brings you pretty much exactly what the title of his new series suggests.

 

   

Marvel Comics 12.02.09 | Fall of the Hulks: Alpha

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 05 November 2009 17:00

fallofthehulks-header.jpgMarvel enters the era of the mini-crossover this December with the launch of a new Hulk-centric storyline in Fall of the Hulks: Alpha and next year's big new series "Siege" in Siege: The Cabal, plus Jessica Jones returns to superheroing in New Avengers Annual #3.

 

 

The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 05 November 2009 17:00

redmonkey-header.jpgI really love comics. Reading a collection like Joe Daly's Red Monkey Double Happiness Book, I'm reminded of just why.

 

   

Clive Barker’s Seduth (IDW Publishing)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:00

seduth-header.jpgHorror master Clive Barker (Hellraiser) returns to comics with a one-shot in eye-popping 3D.

 

 

Malice (Scholastic)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:00

malice-header.jpgBritish YA writer Chris Wooding uses a blend of prose and comics to bring the creepy world-within-a-comic of Malice to life.

   

NBM Publishing 10.09 | Vatican Hustle

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:00

vaticanhustle-header.jpgNBM launches a stunning new talent whose art is a hilariously grotesque cross between Ralph Steadman, Basil Wolverton and Chester Gould's bad guys in a resolutely lowbrow sendup of blaxpoitation films.

 

 

Marvel Comics 11.18-25.09 | Mighty, Dark, and Disassembled!

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:00

mightyavengers_header.jpgHank Pym's band of heroes go toe-to-toe with The Unspoken in Mighty Avengers #31, Norman Osborn starts losing his mind (okay, maybe not "starts"...) in Dark Avengers #11, the darkest chapter in Tony's life kicks off "Stark: Disassembled" in Invincible Iron Man #20, and Daken gets his revenge in Dark Wolverine #80.

 

   

NBM Publishing 12.09 | Famous Players

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 23 October 2009 08:15

famous-header.jpgRick Geary crafts an early Hollywood murder mystery in Famous Players: The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor, a Treasury of XXth Century Murder, now available in paperback. We have your five-page preview.

 

 

Giraffes in My Hair: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Life (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:00

giraffes-header.jpgBruce Paley teams up with his artist wife Carol Swain for a memoir documenting his years of hippie/punk excess and his friendship with New York Doll Johnny Thunders.

   

The Lost Colony Book 3: Last Rights (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:00

lostcolony3-header.jpgA quirky fantasy setting and distinctive art highlight this latest volume in Grady Klein's ongoing tale of an unnamed and uncharted island in pre-Civil War America.

 

 

Marvel Comics 11.18.09 | Hulk & Hulk Jr. vs. Harpy

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:00

incrediblehulk_604_header.jpgA depowered Bruce Banner and his mean, green offspring Skaar are on the run from the winged villainess Harpy in Incredible Hulk #604, plus S.W.O.R.D. #1 gives the intergalactic organization of the same name its own ongoing.

 

   

Marvel Comics 10.21.09 | The Stand: Soul Survivors

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 22 October 2009 07:01

thestand_soulsurvivors_header.jpgThe next chapter in the adaptation of Stephen King's epic kicks off with The Stand: Soul Survivors #1 (on sale now!), and we have your 6-page preview.

 

 

Bourbon Island 1730 (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 15 October 2009 17:00

bourbonisland-header.jpgRéunion Island is a place where the naïve get wised up in this new historical graphic novel from Lewis Trondheim (Little Nothings) and Appollo.

 

   

All Ages Roundup 10.09

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 15 October 2009 17:00

knights-header.jpgSarah Boslaugh checks out the Cartoon Network adaptation The Secret Saturdays: The Kur Stone Part 1 and Frank Cammuso's kid-friendly King Arthur update Knights of the Lunch Table Vol. 2: The Dragon Players.

 

 

Marvel Comics 11.09 | Powers Returns!

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 15 October 2009 17:00

powers-header.jpgBrian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming revive their award-winning superhero crime comic with an all-new Powers #1 while Duane Swierczynski and Steve Dillon unveil the future of mutantkind in X-Men: A Girl Named Hope.

 

   

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