COMIC BOOKS

Marvel Comics 06.17.09 | Captain America #600 Changes Everything!

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:00

captainamerica_600.jpgChanges everything? Bold words, but if anybody can do it, it's Ed Brubaker, who is joined in this special anniversary issue by Mark Waid, Roger Stern, Stan Lee, Butch Guice, Luke Ross, Dale Eaglesham, Al Avision, Howard Chaykin, David Aja, Rafael Albuquerque, Kalman Andrasofszky, Steve Epting, and Alex Ross. Whew!

 

 

Blue Monday: Thieves Like Us #1 (Oni Press)

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:00

Bleu Finnegan and her pals return after a nearly 5-year hiatus.

 

   

All-Ages Roundup 05.09

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 21 May 2009 17:00

superscary-header.jpgSarah Boslaugh reviews a trio recent all-ages releases: Ted Naifeh's Courtney Crumrin and the Prince of Nowhere, Landry Walker and Eric Jones' The Super Scary Monster Show Featuring Little Gloomy, and Kerry Callen's Halo and Sprocket: Natural Creatures.

 

 

 

Skelebunnies: Complete Collection (SLG Publishing)

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Written by Erin Jameson Thursday, 21 May 2009 17:00

skelebunnies-header.jpgTommy Kovac's twisted tale of skinless rabbits is not for the faint of heart.

 

   

Humbug (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 21 May 2009 17:00

Harvey Kurtzman's post-MAD satirical comic series returns in this deluxe reissue.

 

 

Marvel Comics 05.27.09 and Beyond | Wars of Kings, Rifts, and More

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 21 May 2009 17:00

warofkings_header.jpgSpidey's fighting Norman Osborne in the kick-off to "American Son" (a.k.a. Amazing Spider-Man #595), the war against Vulcan shatters the Inhumans in War of Kings #4, the Orson Scott Card adaptations continue with Ender's Game: Recruiting Valentine, Raymond E. Feist's fantasy epic continues in Riftwar #1, and a special sneak peek at the future of Incredible Hercules.

 

   

The Eternal Smile (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 15 May 2009 02:22

eternalsmileheader.jpgThree trips into the human imagination with Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and Derek Kirk Kim (Same Difference and Other Stories).

 

The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors without Borders (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 14 May 2009 17:00

photographerheader.jpgPhotographer Didier Lefèvre and artist Emmanuel Guibert document Lefèvre's 1986 trip to war-torn Afghanistan in this blending of photography and comic art.

 

   

Fishtown (IDW Publishing)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 07 May 2009 17:00

fishtown-header.jpgKevin Colden plumbs the mind of teenage killers in this true life tale of murder.

 

 

City of Dust: A Philip Khrome Story #3-5 (Radical Comics)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 07 May 2009 17:00

cityofdust-header.jpgSteve Niles' story of a dystopic future where creativity and imagination are outlawed concludes.

 

   

Marvel Comics 05.20.09 | Cap turns 50, Wolverine battles Strikeforce X, and more

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 01 May 2009 10:05

captainamerica_header.jpgBucky Barnes broods on his birthday in Captain America #50, Wolverine battles a bevy of claw-wielding villains in Wolverine: Weapon X #2, the Hulk takes on his son in the scariest episode of Maury Povich ever—er, I mean, in Planet Skaar Prologue, and Chris Claremont rewrites X-Men history in X-Men Forever Alpha #1.

 

 

Marvel Comics 05.13.07 | Spidey's not ready for prime time

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 01 May 2009 09:16

spider-man_shorthalloween_header.jpgSpidey stars in Spider-Man: The Short Halloween, an all-new tongue in cheek one-shot with art by Kevin Maguire and a script from Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader and Seth Myers, and we've got a short-but-sweet 2-page preview (and a link to a longer one, because we're nice like that).

   

Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe (Oni Press)

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Written by Gabe Bullard Thursday, 30 April 2009 17:00

scottpilgrim-header.jpgA look at the latest in Bryan Lee O'Malley's smash hit series, soon to be a movie from director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead).

 

 

The Ugly Guide to Being Alive and Staying That Way (Random House)

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Written by Erin Jameson Thursday, 30 April 2009 17:00

ugly-header.gifThis Ugly Guide is amusing mainly because it has a wide-eyed tone that is definitely at odds with what it's actually saying in the fine print.

 

   

The Color of Earth (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 30 April 2009 17:00

colorofearth-header.jpgThis first volume in a trilogy of graphic novels by the Korean writer/artist Kim Dong Hwa traces the maturation of a young girl growing up in a Korean village in the early 20th century.

 

 

Yokaiden Vol. 1 (Del Rey)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 23 April 2009 17:00

yokaiden-header.gifA young man seeks revenge in a world of monsters and demons in this manga from fan artist turned pro Nina Matsumoto.

 

   

Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 23 April 2009 17:00

monologues-header.jpgRandom cruelty, futility, ennui, and an implied assault on human complacency are the order of the day in Anders Nilsen's latest hefty tome.

 

 

Shakespeare for Beginners (For Beginners)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 23 April 2009 17:00

shakespeare-header.jpgAn introductory guide to the Bard that discards the stuffy academia and revels in the fun to be found in the works of history's best known playwright.

 

   

Dynamo 5 #21 (Image Comics)

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Written by Greg O'Driscoll Wednesday, 22 April 2009 09:35

dynamo5_21-header.jpgJay Faerber and Mahmud A. Asrar set two of heroes up on a date, but, like many things in this excellent superhero series, they refuse to stoop to the standard clichés.

 

 

Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead #1-2 (Radical Comics)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 16 April 2009 17:00

hotwire-header.jpgA kick-ass babe tracks down the truth in a technologically advanced futurescape crafted by 2000 AD artist Steve Pugh with a little help from Warren Ellis.

 

   

Marvel Comics 04.15.09 | A single shot of Stephen King - UPDATED!

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 14 April 2009 08:59

dt_sorcerer-header.jpgMarvel's adaptation of the much-loved King classic continues in the special one-shot Dark Tower: Sorceror #1, due in stores this week, and we've got your 6-page preview. Now updated with previews of two more tie-ins due this week: Stephen King's The Stand: American Nightmares #2 and the finale to the video game adaptation Halo Uprising.

 

 

Tales from Outer Suburbia (Arthur A. Levine Books)

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Written by Nick Main Thursday, 09 April 2009 17:00

tfos-header.jpgShaun Tan follows up his break-out hit The Arrival with this new collection of short stories.

 

   

Kaze Hikaru Vol. 8-9 (VIZ Media)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 09 April 2009 17:00

kazehikaru-header.jpgThe continuing tale of Sei, a young woman posing as a man to join the Shogun's fabled samurai guard, the Shinsengumi.

 

 

Comics Are For Idiots! (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 09 April 2009 17:00

idiots-header.jpgGross-out comics king Johnny Ryan returns with another collection of Blecky Yuckarella strips.

 

   

The Blood Rider #1 (Free Lunch Comics)

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Written by Ryan Parker Friday, 03 April 2009 06:19

bloodrider-header.jpgA straightforward Charles Bronson revenge story in a western setting with an undead twist.

 

 

 

Marvel Comics 04.22-29.09 | Meet Ms. Marvel

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 02 April 2009 17:00

msmarvel_header.jpgCarol Danvers is out and Moonstone is in with Ms. Marvel #39, and we've got a 4-page preview, plus a look at the debut of the new ongoing series spinning out of Millar & Hitch's Fantastic Four run in Fantastic Force #1, and the premiere of the all-new, all-deadly Dark X-Men!

 

   

Economic Meltdown Funnies (Jobs with Justice/The Institute for Policy Studies)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 02 April 2009 17:00

This educational webcomic is "a fair and cogent presentation of the historical events and political decisions which led to the current crisis."

 

 

Image Comics/Silverline 06.17.09 | T. Runt!

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Written by Jason Green Saturday, 28 March 2009 08:52

trunt_header.jpgDerek McCulloch (Stagger Lee) and Jimmie Robinson (Bomb Queen) take a break from their more adult-oriented work for this all-ages adventure starring the world's tiniest Tyrannosaurus Rex.

 

   

Nevermore: A Graphic Adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Stories (Sterling)

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

nevermore-header.jpgA collection of nine adaptations/reimaginings of the stories and poems of one of America's most beloved authors.

 

 

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1910 (Top Shelf)

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Written by Carlos Ruiz Thursday, 26 March 2009 17:00

league3-header.jpgAlan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's Victorian era Justice League enters the 20th century with a new format and a new publisher.

 

   

Prince of Persia: The Graphic Novel (First Second)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 26 March 2009 17:00

persia-header.jpgThe long-running video game franchise gets the graphic novel treatment as a precursor to the upcoming film version from Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
 

Hercules: The Thracian Wars #4-5 (Radical Comics)

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Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Thursday, 19 March 2009 17:00

hercules5_header.jpgHercules and his Grecian warriors face off against the very army they helped make, in a final battle to save everything they hold dear. But is it an unexpected ally who waits outside Thrace's gates, or another enemy?
   

The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls Vol. 4-5 (Del Rey)

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

yagyu5-header.gifSeven women seek revenge for the death of their clan with the help of the legendary one-eyed swordsman Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi.

 

 

Marvel Comics 04.08.09 | Wolverine's got you covered!

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 19 March 2009 17:00

wolvie.jpgIt's Wolverine Art Appreciation Month, which means the ol' Canucklehead is all over the place. We've got variant covers, plus a four-page preview of his new title, Wolverine: Weapon X from Jason Aaron and Ron Garney. All that, plus a sneak peek at Daredevil: Noir.

 

   

Foucault for Beginners (For Beginners)

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

foucault-header.jpgGiven the intellectual effort required to tackle Michael Foucault's works, it's not unreasonable to want to know a bit more about them before plunging. That's where this book comes in.

 

 

Hell Girl Vol. 3 (Del Rey)

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

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Miyuki Eto's revenge fantasy—based on the hit anime franchise of the same name—continues.

 

   

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