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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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26 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

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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25 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

Cthulhu Tales #1

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

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24 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

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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19 Jul 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Lost Colony

Like the island and the people at the center of this tale, The Lost Colony, while off the beaten path, is worth exploring.

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Like the island and the people at the center of this tale, The Lost Colony, while off the beaten path, is worth exploring.

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17 Jul 2006 // 2:00 AM

Eternals #1

Jack Kirby had a knack for creating heady, mind-bending concepts dressed in superhero clothing, and Neil Gaiman simply refines this already brilliant material with sharp dialogue and characterization, while weaving it into a modern context.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jack Kirby had a knack for creating heady, mind-bending concepts dressed in superhero clothing, and Neil Gaiman simply refines this already brilliant material with sharp dialogue and characterization, while weaving it into a modern context.

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13 Jul 2006 // 2:00 AM

Outsiders #34-37

Winick writes an original and multi-dimensioned comic that contributes to the richness of the superhero genre and adds fuel to the debate over its direction.

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13 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Winick writes an original and multi-dimensioned comic that contributes to the richness of the superhero genre and adds fuel to the debate over its direction.

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12 Jul 2006 // 2:00 AM

Infinite Crisis #1-7

Greg Oleksiuk discusses the issue of continuity in DC's massive Infinite Crisis.

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12 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Greg Oleksiuk discusses the issue of continuity in DC's massive Infinite Crisis.

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10 Jul 2006 // 2:00 AM

X-Factor #1-4

It is not your typical superhero book, owing more to the works of Raymond Chandler and film noir than Lee and Kirby.

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10 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

It is not your typical superhero book, owing more to the works of Raymond Chandler and film noir than Lee and Kirby.

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7 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

If any current comic series is to become a film, Ex Machina should be it.

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Yan's protagonist, Eugene, is a wonderful cipher for the aloof, oft-misguided paranoia that characterizes so many twentysomethings carving out a life for themselves in the 21st century.

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Six stories that are almost completely different from each other. Some good, some bad, but each illustrates the potential for diversity within the genre.

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