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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

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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.

 

   

The First Transmission of the Minimalist Comics Collective (DIY JET)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 10 September 2009 17:00

minimalist-header.jpgThis exercise in comics minimalism proves to be minimally exceptional.

 

 

The Dresden Files: Storm Front Vol. 1: The Gathering Storm (Del Rey)

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

gatheringstorm-header.jpgThe first volume in a straightforward adaptation of Jim Butcher's supernatural detective series.

 

   

Incarnate #1 (Radical Comics)

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Written by Jim Ousley Thursday, 03 September 2009 17:00

incarante-header.jpgNick Simmons makes a bloody splash with his debut, a manga-styled vampire miniseries.

 

Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead #4(Radical Comics)/Mercy Thompson: Homecoming (Del Rey/Dabel Brothers)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 03 September 2009 17:00

hotwire4-header.jpgHotwire offers electronic zombies and Mercy Thompson offers a midriff-baring coyote shapeshifter, but it's the fully-painted art that is both series' biggest draw.

 

   

Chicago Comic Con 09 | Cullen Bunn

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Written by Steve Higgins Saturday, 29 August 2009 17:00

cullenbunn-header.jpgThe writer behind The Damned sits down for a brief interview, conducted at this year's Chicago Comic Con.

 

 

Chicago Comic Con 09 | Jacque Nodell and Justin Bleep

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Written by Erin Jameson Friday, 28 August 2009 17:00

jacque-justin-header.jpgA brief video interview with romance comics blogger Jacque Nodell and Superhuman Resources artist Justin Bleep, conducted on the floor of this year's Chicago Comic Con.

 

   

Chicago Comic Con 09 | Superman and Supergirl

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Written by Erin Jameson Thursday, 27 August 2009 17:00

superman-supergirl-header.jpgWhat does it take to hit a comics convention in costume? Find out in this brief interview with two dedicated cosplayers, conducted on the floor of Chicago Comic Con.

 

 

NBM Publishing 10.09 | The Year of Loving Dangerously

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 27 August 2009 17:00

yold-header.jpgControversial artist Ted Rall reveals his days as a college student, broke and on the verge of suicide until he finds an all-new way to get by in this graphic memoir. We have your 10-page preview.

 

   

Image Comics 09.23.09 | Beast

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 27 August 2009 17:00

beast_header.jpgStunning Paul Pope-esque art is the highlight of this new original graphic novel from Marian Churchland.

 

 

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 27 August 2009 17:00

ad-header.jpgJosh Neufeld gets to the heart of what happened in New Orleans post-Katrina by making things personal.

 

   

The Deformitory (Heart Monster Press)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 27 August 2009 17:00

deformitory-header.jpgThis Xeric Grant-winning title from Sophia Wiedeman is one strange, haunting little comic.

 

 

Chicago Comic Con 09 | Brian Crowley

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Written by Erin Jameson Wednesday, 26 August 2009 17:00

crowley-header.jpgThe artist discusses his webcomic Hamster Rage in this brief video interview, conducted on the floor of this year's Chicago Comic Con.

 

   

Chicago Comic Con 09 | Sean McKeever

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Written by Steve Higgins Tuesday, 25 August 2009 17:00

mckeever-header.jpgThe Teen Titans writer catches us up on his upcoming projects, including a reissue of his creator-owned series The Waiting Place, in this video interview conducted on the floor of Chicago Comic Con.

 

 

Marvel Comics 09.23.09 | Kiss of the Spider-Woman

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 21 August 2009 08:52

spiderwoman_header.jpgJessica Drew's on a mission in Spider-Woman #1 (brought to you by the famed Daredevil team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev) and we have your 7-page preview.

 

   

Marvel Comics 09.02-16.09 | Let me stand next to your fire!

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 20 August 2009 18:00

torch-header.jpgMarvel's original hero, the Human Torch, ignites the MU with his return in the pages of The Torch #1 and we have a 6-page preview, plus Norman Osborn has the Avengers in his sights in Dark Reign: The List—Avengers, and a smattering of second printing variant covers for your perusal.

 

 

Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays (Villard)

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Written by Gabe Bullard Thursday, 20 August 2009 17:00

syncopated-header.jpgJoe Sacco-style comics-as-news-reports attempt to rescue traditional journalism in this collection of true life stories.

   

Self Published 09.09 | Faction #0

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 20 August 2009 17:00

faction_header.jpgThe schemes of gods, the desires of demons, the powers of nature, myth, and the supernatural all collide in this new fantasy adventure series.

 

 

Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)

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Written by Byron Kerman Friday, 14 August 2009 02:31

asterios-header.jpgThis sure-to-be-award-winning new work from David Mazzucchelli (Batman: Year One, City of Glass) puts the "novel" back in "graphic novel."

 

   

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