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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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21 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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16 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Model Operandi #1

Voluptuous female protagonists and other stereotypes abound in this comic.

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14 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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11 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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2 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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31 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

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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27 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

A Scanner Darkly

Hallucination is not a private matter; it is a a subjective reality, backed with the force of unyielding belief, and it can become consensus reality.

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26 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cthulhu Tales #1

Cthulhu: H.P. Lovecraft's ideas -- and his fears -- captured.

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25 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Vampire Loves

It is as noteworthy for its good-natured enjoyment as it is for its ability to take ideas and plot elements which have been fodder for graphic novels for years and construct them into a wholly original tale.

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X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1-6

I really am not interested in characters I grew up with being sullied.

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I really am not interested in characters I grew up with being sullied.

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