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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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28 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Fell #1-6

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

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 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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26 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

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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24 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ultimate Extinction

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

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19 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Supermarket

The ending provides very little closure and the strong anti-consumerism sentiment of the beginning feels like a distant, unrelated musing.

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The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Will Eisner's story shows the negative influence that this document has had in countries all over the world.

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12 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

A.L.I.E.E.E.N.

Taken out of a timeline each tragedy seems epic, because without a wider context they are the entirety of the context.

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The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

There is no grand, national narrative that can offer "closure," or even comprehension.

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7 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Batman: Face the Face

It seems like over time, writers and artists tried to see who could create the darker Batman. DC finally realized that this had been played out, and with "Face the Face", they decided to lighten things up.

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Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe

Sometimes when adapting another's work, particularly one so well known and loved as Poe, one tends to err on the side of caution and reverence.

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31 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lucifer

"Because God said so" is no longer an acceptable answer.

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29 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Battle Royale—Volume #1-15

The slide from titillating to ridiculous happens very quickly.

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20 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Punisher: The Slavers

Well crafted, gruesomely violent, and genuinely fun tales about some of the darker sides of our society.

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15 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Model Operandi #1

Voluptuous female protagonists and other stereotypes abound in this comic.

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13 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Superman: Infinite Crisis

Like these two Supermen, hasn’t everyone in their life come to a crossroads where they must choose whether to be unflinching and steadfast in their beliefs, or compromise in the face of an impossible dilemma?

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10 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Alison Bechdel's Fun Home feels like an anomaly, a graphic novel with no idea that graphic novels are seldom written this well.

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6 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sojourn: The Legend of Drizzt Book 3

Much of Sojourn is spent impressing upon the reader the goodness of Drizzt and the evilness of his adversaries.

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1 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Scott Pilgrim, Vols. 1-3

Scott Pilgrim is one of the most enjoyable comics out there today, blending western and eastern artistic influences, as well as infusing its plot with various video game, comic book, movie and other pop culture influences.

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30 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

Blackgas #1-3

A dirty secret of the privileged is locked away, here, like a skeleton in the closet with flesh still hanging from its bones.

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