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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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20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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8 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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1 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lucifer

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

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Battle Royale—Volume #1-15

The slide from titillating to ridiculous happens very quickly.

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