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14 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Ruffians #1-4

Ruffians is the kind of book that has the potential to appeal to everyone from superhero-obsessed fanfolk to jaded indie fans, from "cute critter" enthusiasts to teenagers who shop at Hot Topic.

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12 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Absolute Dark Knight

In a way, The Dark Knight Strikes Again is Miller turning his back on The Dark Knight Returns and trying to give readers a different take on superheroes.

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6 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

X Isle #1-3

Readers can also have fun with the characters by comparing them to the films they remind you of.

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New Avengers/X-Men: Time Trouble

Even at their best, superteam books have a hilarious tendency to expose every stumbling, stupid absurdity inherent to the superhero genre.

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28 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

The Fountain

The Fountain worries too much about crafting its symbols... to have time for Tom and Izzi's lives.

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19 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Hero Squared #3

So, why is there only one major female in this story, and why is she either at a disadvantage (e.g. a lousy, selfish boyfriend), or playing the role of the scheming, vengeance-minded super villian?

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14 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Love the Way You Love

The most sincere emotional connection a person can have with a story like this comes from the reader's genuine desire to see the two people get together.

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9 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

The Losers: Endgame

In the end, the remaining Losers give a big "Screw You!" to the United States Government.

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5 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Fables

Its respect for its characters and the intellectual nuance that Willingham provides makes it a must-read for anyone out there hungry for a story of real substance that's somehow still got all the primal resonance of a good fairy tale.

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31 Oct 2006 // 8:00 PM

Cosmic Wars #0

No hidden cultural metaphors or implied societal critiques: a comic that is on-face entertaining and fun to read.

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22 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Epileptic

A touching story that is far more genuine and enjoyable than most "flashy" comics or graphic novels out there.

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19 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Siberia

Siberia is filled with these images, snapshots of the monumental and the trivial.

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18 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Shuteye #1-2

It is rare that someone can tell a story that truly creates in the reader a need to keep thinking once the story has ended.

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17 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lost Girls

Of all the ingredients necessary for good erotica, Moore forgot about the most crucial one: passion.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Tag #1

Tag offers that most exquisite of rarities: an original horror premise.

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10 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Talent #1

Reading the first issue is like skimming through a hit parade of some of sci-fi and pop culture's greatest hits from the past 15 years.

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8 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Pride of Baghdad

There is no cheap, theatrical melodrama or long, pseudo-Shakespearian deathbed monologues here, leaving us with no easy comforts and little else but the quick, unforgiving finality.

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5 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Dragon Head Vol. 1-3

It's a strange sight, this poignant evidence of creative thought by the characters, as moving as it is confusing.

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3 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Twisted Toyfare Theater Volume 7

But while the characters are cleverly satirized, it's the actual humour that makes the book shine.

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2 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Hero Squared #1-2

It's not about being a hero; it's about questioning why heroes are heroes and why "normal" people are not.

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