COMIC BOOKS

Grimjack: The Manx Cat #1 (IDW)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 12 February 2010 13:59

gjmanxcat_header.jpgJohn Ostrander and Tim Truman's swashbuckling hero ("the guy you hire when you need an asshole on your side") returns in an all-new miniseries.

 

 

Path (Com.x)

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 05 February 2010 11:34

path-header.jpgA bunny and an elephant team up against every conceivable manner of beastie in this pleasant surprise of a graphic novel.

   

Joe and Azat (NBM/Comics Lit)

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Friday, 05 February 2010 10:57

joeandazat-header.jpgA pragmatic American and an optimistic Turkmen become fast friends in this travelogue based on writer/artist Jesse Lonergan's own time as a member of the Peace Corps in Turkmenistan.

 

Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow, or Bad reviews help you grow, but they sure can get you down

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Written by Byron Kerman Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00

badreviews-header.jpgIn this new mini comic from the Minimalist Comics Collective, Carlos Che Salazar faces up to some of his harshest critiques, including one you read right here on PLAYBACK:stl.

   

Flight Vol. 6 (Villard)

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Written by Erin Jameson Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00

flightvol06-header.jpgAnother "transcendent" volume of Kazu Kibuishi's annual flight-themed anthology.

 

Marvel Comics 04.10 | Electric Ant

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 22 January 2010 00:00

electricant_header.jpgHugo Award-winning sci-fi legend Phillip K Dick's seminal short story arrives in comics form with Phillip K Dick's Electric Ant #1, courtesy of David Mack and Pascal Alixe. Plus, the announcement of Marvel's updated all-ages line and teasing previews of Ultimate X, X-Men: Second Coming, and what awaits the Fantastic Four in 2010.

 

   

What A Wonderful World! Vol. 1 (VIZ media)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 22 January 2010 00:00

wonderfulworld-header.jpgSlackerdom comes face-to-face with the real world in this collection of interconnected short stories from Inio Asano.

 

Incarnate #2-3 (Radical Comics)

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Written by Jim Ousley Friday, 22 January 2010 00:00

incarnate2-header.jpgNick Simmons (son of KISS bassist Gene) wraps up the first story arc of his moody, manga-fied take on vampires.

   

The Big Kahn (NBM/ComicsLit)

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Written by Byron Kerman Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00

bigkahn-header.jpgA dead rabbi's family must deal with the revelation that his entire life was a lie in this highly recommended new graphic novel from Xeric Award winner Neil Kleid and artist Nicolas Cinquegrani.

 

Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer (SLG Publishing)

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Written by Gabe Bullard Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00

pvs-header.jpgVan Jensen and Dustin Higgins use Carlo Collodi's original story (and not the later Disney-fied version) as a springboard to a fun, silly, yet wonderful new graphic novel.

   

The Talisman: The Road of Trials #1-2 (Del Rey Comics)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00

talisman-header.jpgThe kickoff to the 24-issue adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub's 1984 team-up novel.

 

Pow! To the People 01.08.10

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Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00

letsbefriends-header.jpgEddie Argos' brain has finally recovered from the latest Art Brut tour, so he's back and ready to start digging through his stack of comics. Up first, a look at Under Pressure, the first collection of the nerd humor/superhero parody webcomic Let's Be Friends Again.

   

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Marvel)

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Written by Jesse Gernigin Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00

wizardofoz-header.jpgEric Shanower and Skottie Young bring L. Frank Baum's vision to life in this comic book adaptation of Dorothy's trip down the Yellow Brick Road.

 

Nemi Vol. 3 (Titan Books)

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Written by Erin Jameson Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00

nemi3-header.jpgAnother collection of the misadventures of the care-free, ultra-cynical, occasionally hard-drinking heroine Nemi, courtesy of Norwegian cartoonist Lise Myhre. 

   

Stuffed! (First Second)

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Written by Byron Kerman Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00

stuffed-header.jpg The unlikely scenario in this one is that a pair of step-brothers discovers an actual stuffed-and-mounted African person in their late father's estate.

 

Only One Wish (Del Rey)

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00

onlyonewish-header.jpgText the angel your wish and she'll make it come true in this teen-aimed manga that pales in comparison to another well known, very similar series.

   

Marvel Comics 2010 | The Year of Spider-Man

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00

asm_2010_header.jpgMarvel offers a hint at what awaits your friendly neighborhood webslinger in 2010. Updated 01.04.10.

 

Transformers #1/Transformers: Continuum (IDW Publishing)

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Written by Jason Green Saturday, 26 December 2009 00:00

tf_header.jpgFive years in, IDW finally kicks off an ongoing Transformers series, along with a special catch-up issue for those who haven't been along for the ride.

   

Marvel Comics 12.25.09 - 01.20.10 | A Merry Marvel Christmas, and Avengers Vs. Atlas

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00

mdcuholidayspecial_header.jpgCelebrate the holidays in style with a special Christmas story penned by Stan "The Man" himself  in the 2009 Marvel Digital Holiday Special, then kick off the new year in style with Avengers Vs. Atlas #1.

 

Noir: A Collection of Crime Stories (Dark Horse)

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Written by Ryan Parker Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00

noir-header.jpgDark Horse offers up a collection of crime stories from the likes of Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets), Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Criminal), Dean Motter (Mister X), Jeff Lemire (Essex County), David Lapham (Stray Bullets), and others.

   

Image Comics 05.01.10 | Fractured Fables...For Free!

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

A preview of  Image's Free Comic Book Day offering for 2010, Fractured Fables, an anthology featuring work by Bryan Talbot, Doug TenNapel, Ted McKeever, Camilla d'Errico, Christian Ward, Alexander Grecian, Derek McCulloch and Anthony Peruzzo.

 

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.

   

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