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Krazy! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art

These art forms are so commonplace in popular culture that it is easy for the general public to take advantage of what actually went into creating them.

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11 Aug 2008 // 11:00 PM

Good-Bye

Yoshihiro Tatsumi's work is aimed at an adult audience, and his stories present a perspective that can be challenging for a reader. It is dark and disturbing, but definitely worth the trip.

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28 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

Gentleman Jim

Briggs' succinctly and effectively depicts the crisis of confidence that comes when staring down a career.

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Bizarre New World: Population Explosion

Krutcher and the world where everyone can fly returns; more of the same, and that's both a good and a bad thing.

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Willie & Joe: The WWII Years

Mauldin was a chronicler of the everyday grime and misery that was the life of the average G.I., "These strange, mud-caked creatures who fight the war."

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7 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

Slowpoke

This has bite, but doesn’t draw blood -- there's too much intelligence and logic to be totally mean.

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John Constantine, Hellblazer

Taking John Constantine back to his roots.

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16 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

Atomic Robo #1-6

Robo goes to Mars. Robo fights Nazis. Robo beats up giant ants. Thing blow up.

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11 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

Hercules #1

Both Caliber and Hercules offer fresh takes on age-old concepts, but with mixed results.

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The Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics by Peter Normanton (Editor)

This will whet your appetite for more disturbing tales from the halcyon days before the Comics Code came along.

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4 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

Haunted

This is a disturbing work, deliberately loose in its artistic style, which explores the images that haunt dreams and wakefulness alike.

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2 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

Superheroes by Harold Koda, Andrew Bolton, Michael Chabon

What do Iceman and Armani have in common? A love of the tight, chic and fabulous.

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28 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

Scalped

Aaron and Guéra have created a modern masterpiece that keeps getting better.

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26 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

Echo #1

Echo shall rise and fall on its own merits and will not have to worry about unfair comparisons to previous accomplishments.

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21 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Boys

But, because I've already committed myself to the obligatory Moore comparison, think of it this way: The Boys is to Watchmen what the Incredible Hulk is to Bruce Banner.

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19 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

Palookaville #19

Independent comics can hold a wealth of talent and creativity – or indulge in artistic excess – here's one that does both.

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Mouse Guard by David Petersen

Like his characters, Petersen has fought and won against near-impossible odds, rising above a chorus of one-note storytellers to prove his voice must be heard.

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12 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

At a Crossroads by Kate T. Williamson

Williamson lasers-in with witty hindsight on the ways she occupied her time as a “boomerang” kid.

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5 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

M by Jon J. Muth

Combining broad strokes of dynamism with incredible tonal control and precious-few dabs of color, Muth not only captures the fog of noir which sets over Lang’s original, he actually improves upon it.

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30 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

Criminal Vol. 2

With its second story-arc it has cemented itself as one of the best modern books and, likely, as one that will long be regarded as an example of the medium's artistic potential.

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