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19 Nov 2006 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 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 // 9:00 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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23 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Epileptic

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

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20 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Siberia

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

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19 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

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 // 1:00 AM

Lost Girls

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

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13 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Tag #1

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

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11 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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9 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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6 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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4 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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Fantastic Four: First Family

Sue sums up the thrust of the series, saying, "We're not born heroes, but we can learn."

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29 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Fell #1-6

Which is better: monthly comic books or trade paperback collections?

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28 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Batman: Secrets

What Kieth has done is take a typical story and made it anything but, creating a unique piece of work that is as interesting as it is fun to read.

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27 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

American Virgin #1-4

With a topic as heated as sex, if Seagle and Cloonan do their jobs right it's only a matter of time before people start making noise about this comic, and that's a very good thing.

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25 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ultimate Extinction

That's the advantage of the Ultimate books: bringing back the excitement to beloved but overly familiar universe.

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