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Are Comics Like Reading with Training Wheels?

Reading a comic requires multiple forms of literacy and levels of interpretation. Every movement from word to image and back again so as to create a coherent, narrative whole engages the reader’s brain in distinct ways.

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29 Sep 2009 // 2:30 AM

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152

Tough medicine -- and great satire -- goes down easier in a funny-animal pill, when animals serve as icons for human concerns.

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17 Sep 2009 // 10:00 PM

Comic Re-Imagining

Not all comic book adaptations are created equal, especially not when comparing our own imaginings with what actually happens when books are moved from print to screen.

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Abstract Comics

If nothing else, it seems that Abstract Comics makes explicit that the line between comics and high art is beginning to disappear.

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A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

Moore’s reputation is for mastery of the short story. This book, almost 10 years in the making, should establish her as a master of the novel, as well.

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Disney’s purchase of Marvel Enterprises puts the house of Mickey Mouse in the superhero biz

Make way for the amazing Spider-Mouse. In an entertainment-industry stunner, the Walt Disney Co. announced Monday that it was buying comic-book giant Marvel Enterprises for $4

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The Best of Simon and Kirby by Jack Kirby

For Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, as with most creators during the boom years of the early '40s, comics were as much about earning a paycheck as they were about creative expression.

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Moomin Book Four by Tove Jansson

All in all, if you have a high tolerance for whimsy you could do worse than to spend a few hours in Moominvalley.

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6 Jul 2009 // 6:00 AM

Redemption of a Jerk

A crook-eyed and foppish jerks of jerks, Asterios Polyp is the guy at the university parties whom everybody hates but still self-consciously sidles near to

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31 Mar 2009 // 12:00 PM

Over the past few years, it has been my sad duty to help “roast” dozens of friends and colleagues who have retired - or, because

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17 Feb 2009 // 9:00 PM

Novel: 808s & Mixtapes

A mixtape that's quick and to the point? Yes, and it's dope, too.

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Colin Munroe: Is The Unsung Hero

Too much genre-bouncing leaves this mixtape unbalanced, even if it shows shades of true talent.

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And so, on to looking at what's worth reading, graphic novel-speaking, before fall comes calling.

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27 Jun 2008 // 5:07 AM

Comics are leaping from page to screen

In this weekend’s potential blockbuster “Wanted,” Morgan Freeman hands a gun to the film’s reluctant antihero and orders him to shoot the wings

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26 Feb 2008 // 6:30 AM

Zuda Comics takes comic books online and invites reader

Read. Vote. Create. That’s the Zeitgeist of Zuda Comics, a new online DC Comics site that’s putting adventurous comic creators on the same

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2 Jan 2008 // 3:08 AM

If you wanted to be cool in 2007, you wrote a graphic novel. If you wanted to make a hit film, you bought the rights to

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9 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

Postcards by Jason Rodriguez [Editor]

Of significant note to comic fans may be the inclusion of a story by the prolific Harvey Pekar.

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23 Aug 2007 // 1:20 AM

It’s a big month for Jason Aaron. The start of August saw the release of a trade paperback collecting the first five issues of

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21 Aug 2007 // 3:09 AM

‘Peanuts’ museum marks its fifth anniversary

SANTA ROSA, Calif.—Sparky said he would end “Peanuts” when he finally wore a hole in the drawing board he used for 50 years. Sadly, that

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Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk

Wolk discusses each selection with a fan's enthusiasm and a critic's eye for detail.

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