COMIC BOOKS

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.

 

   

The Color of Heaven (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 08 October 2009 17:00

colorofheaven-header.jpgThe final volume in Kim Dong Hwa's "Color" trilogy completes Ehwa's transformation from young girl to woman and wife.

 

 

Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit Vol. 1 (VIZ Media)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 08 October 2009 17:00

ikigami-header.jpgWhat would you do if you knew you only had 24 hours left to live?

 

 

   

Ooku: The Inner Chambers Vol. 1 (VIZ Signature)

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Written by Erin Jameson Thursday, 08 October 2009 17:00

ooku-header.jpgThis historical drama may not live up to the promise of it's "Mature Audiences" warning, but with its pretty art and Jane Austen-y snarkiness, it has its own unique charms.

 

 

Haunt #1 (Image Comics)

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 02 October 2009 11:09

haunt1-header.jpg

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and Invincible/Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman team up to create Image's latest horror-tinged hero.

 

   

Beast (Image Comics)

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Written by Ryan Parker Thursday, 01 October 2009 17:00

beast_header.jpgElephantmen artist Marian Churchland's first solo effort offers eye-pleasing art and a solid story that doesn't quite connect. 

 

The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks (Three Rivers Press)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 01 October 2009 17:00

zombies-header.jpgMax Brooks brings his "Zombie Survival Guide" series to comics with this bit of historical fiction that follows the walking undead from throughout the ages.

 

   

Marvel Comics 10.21.09 | Hulk and Skaar just made the List

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 01 October 2009 17:00

drhulk_header.jpgIt may be way early for Christmas, but Norman Osborn has already made a list, checked it twice, and decided Skaar and Hulk must pay the price in Dark Reign: The List—Hulk, and Jessica Drew metes out more vengeance in Spider-Woman #2.

 

 

Marvel Comics 090.30.09 | The Fall of Gilead

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Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 30 September 2009 08:52

darktower_thefallofgilead.jpgCheck out this 7-page preview of the penultimate chapter from Marvel's latest Stephen King adaptation, Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead #5, in stores today.

 

   

Manga Roundup 09.09

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 24 September 2009 17:00

gakuen-header.jpgA quick look at the first volumes of three new manga series for the 16-and-up crowd: Gakuen Prince, Yokai Doctor, and Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei.

 

 

Art Theory for Beginners (For Beginners Books)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 24 September 2009 17:00

arttheory-header.jpgThis latest primer in the For Beginners series offers a flyover view of art theory with a heaping helping of historical context.

 

   

Detroit Metal City Vol. 1 (VIZ Media)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 24 September 2009 17:00

dmc-header.jpgSoichi is a mild-mannered singer-songwriter by day and a death metal god by night in this manga-fied cousin of Metalocalypse.

 

 

Marvel Comics 10.07-14.09 | Strange Tales and Strange Numbering

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 24 September 2009 17:00

strangetales_02_header.jpgIndie cartoonists continue their reinvention of the Marvel U. in Strange Tales #2, and we have an 8-page preview with art by Tony Millionaire, Matt Kindt, and R. Kikuo Johnson. Plus, the Merc With a Mouth gets inventive with his numbering in the artificial anniversary Deadpool #900, Wolverine battles Thor online, and a sneak peek at Realm of Kings, the Dark Avengers battle Dr. Doom, and the beginnings of Cable: The Long Way Home.

 

   

Marvel Comics 10.09 | A smattering of second printings

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 24 September 2009 17:00

secondprintingheader.jpgCheck out some upcoming second printing variant covers for Hulk #14, Daredevil #500, Deadpool #14-15Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #2, The Torch #1Invincible Iron Man #17, The List - Avengers, Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1, and Ultimate Comics Avengers #2.

 

 

Pow! To The People 09.18.09

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Written by Eddie Argos Friday, 18 September 2009 01:14

darkentries-header.jpgEddie Argos discusses his love of Chicago and John Constantine, and takes a look at the Hellblazer star's contribution to the new Vertigo Crime line, Dark Entries, from crime novelist Ian Rankin.

 

   

American Widow (Villard)

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Written by Steve Higgins Friday, 11 September 2009 01:38

americanwidow-header.jpgReviewer Steve Higgins returns after almost a year with an extensive critique of the book that nearly broke him, a graphic memoir by Alissa Torres on life after the loss of her husband on 9/11.

 

 

The Passion of the Hausfrau: Motherhood, Illuminated (Villard)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 10 September 2009 17:00

hausfrau-header.jpgThe life of a mother of two becomes a hero(ine)'s journey in this unusual mix of Mommy memoir and graphic novel.

 

   

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