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28 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Superman: Emperor Joker

Sadly, this is one of those stories that was better in my memory.

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22 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out Vol. 1-2

This is a man making complex choices and compromises; no longer the devil-may-care swashbuckler with the simple liberty of always doing what’s right.

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Bizarre New World #1-3

No bad guys wanting to take over the world, no alien invasions to fight off, just an ordinary man struggling to deal with an amazing life change.

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9 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Captain America #25

What do we dream of, who are our heroes, and what does it mean when we lose them?

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8 May 2007 // 3:00 AM

Loveless Vol. 2

The illustrations look like wood cutouts, carved from timber. The pages seem to drip red with setting suns and spliced veins.

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3 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Justice Society of America #1-4

Geoff John's new Justice Society series foregrounds new heroes taking up the historic lineage of the JSA, emphasizing the familial bounds, both figurative and literal, of the team.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Hero Squared #4

Writers Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis promised that issue 4 of their superhero comedy would have "Less Dialogue... More Hitting", and they delivered on that promise big time.

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26 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

What Were They Thinking?! Monster Mash-Up

Yes, there are a few missteps, but I feel that the creators will only get a better feel for how to approach the material over time.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM


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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