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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Robotika

This is the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups of comics: "You've got your Samurai Story in my Steampunk Science-Fiction!" "You've got your Steampunk Science Fiction in my Samurai Story!"

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Roadkill Zoo

There are certain expectations a reader brings to a comic book with a title like Roadkill Zoo.

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19 Apr 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Exterminators

The book's complexity, combined with its over-the-top moments, make this a very enjoyable read.

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Truth, Justin and the American Way #1-5

'70s and '80s nostalgia trend in comics? This series is soaking in it!

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15 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

X-Factor #17

X Factor is a superhero comic that draws influence from 1930s detective noir and postmodern metaphysics.

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10 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Casanova #1-7

This comic will break your brain.

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3 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Myriad #1-4

Here are stories concerning gritty urban superheroes, sci-fi elves and the superheroic militant warriors in homoerotic bodysuits with whom they do effeminate battle, and, yes, pirates.

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Breakfast of the Gods Book One

Who doesn't remember watching Saturday Morning Cartoons and seeing commercials for how Cap'n Crunch was abducted by the Soggies and you -- yes, you! -- were the only one who could save him?

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13 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Doctor Strange: The Oath

This Doctor Strange is Gandalf, Sherlock Holmes, and Indiana Jones all rolled into one cool New York package.

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Stephen Kings The Dark Tower #1

The Gunslinger has established himself as one of the most fascinating and compelling characters in modern fiction, yet much of his past is still a mystery.

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27 Feb 2007 // 11:40 PM

The Escapists #1-6

This is a story about the ultimate dream of most comics fans: writing the comic book of their favorite character.

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18 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Weird Sister and Red

All witches must have been, at some point, as cool as these girls are.

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15 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Mouse Guard #1-6

Happily for more sophisticated readers, much can be read into the political turmoil these characters are forced to navigate, but on the other hand none of the sociopolitical commentary is so heavy-handed as to diminish Mouse Guard's pleasures as a rousing action-adventure.

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13 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Dreamland Chronicles

Reading The Dreamland Chronicles is like watching someone else play a video game, and its cliffhanger ending is about as satisfying as, "Thank you, Mario, but our princess is in another castle."

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Catching Lucifers Lunch

The Mays Brothers never root the reader in any sort of identification, rendering the aesthetic pleasure a mere superficiality.

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5 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Manifest Eternity #1-6

Lobdell and Nguyen undertake the monumental task of successfully merging two completely different genres and are able to craft a story that is entertaining and interesting.

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Children of the Grave

The audience can choose to read the book straight, in which case there is a cracking yarn to be found and enjoyed, or they can read between the lines, where a less-than-stellar moral battle is being waged.

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The Best American Comics 2006

By virtue of Pekar's immersion in the comix underground, he's uniquely equipped to lead newcomers on a tour of the best graphic work of the past year that reveals its depth and breadth.

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Graphic Classics, Vol. 5: Jack London

It is ironic that despite the constant threat of censorship of sexual and violent material -- particularly in products meant for kids -- that lurks today, London's work shows that things have not changed as much as some may think and society's values haven't taken such a steep downturn.

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17 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Warhammer 40,000: Damnation Crusade #1

The galaxy of the far future depicted in Warhammer 40,000 has room for an uber-gothic Imperium of Mankind ruled by a dying Emperor kept on life support for centuries, and also a horde of green-skinned alien Orks straight out of Tolkien, only with big guns and the attitudes of soccer hooligans.

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