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15 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Ultimate Spider-Man

There are hints at some promising stories in the future, but I want great stories now!

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11 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Joony Tuff #1

While not exactly original or brilliant, Joony Tuff's story has enough funny moments that a generous reader can get past the sloppiness in presentation to at least chuckle a few times.

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9 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Ouija Interview #1-4

The gimmicky premise, the humble packaging, the minimalist illustrations and the overall cuteness serve to let the reader's defenses down so that its moments of power are all the more surprising and upsetting.

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7 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Runaways

Vaughan manages to build on his little corner of the Marvel universe, making it a lot fresher than many Marvel books that tend to retread beloved and overly familiar stories.

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4 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Absolute Sandman

Without it, there would be no Vertigo today, and perhaps none of the titles that have risen to prominence out of that publishing line.

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Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall

Comic books are ultimately a fusion of literary and visual mediums; what makes them wonderful is the way they can combine the playfulness and elasticity of language with the stark simplicity of imagery to create something that's more than the sum of those parts.

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Grave Danger: A Zombie Noir Tale

Grave Danger is a long short story interspersed with pedestrian black and white artwork by Fox featuring Graves toting guns and babes through a series of bars and graveyards.

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14 Dec 2006 // 9:00 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 // 9:00 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 // 9:00 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 // 9:00 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 // 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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