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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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19 Jul 2006 // 3:00 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 // 3:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 3:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 3:00 AM

Infinite Crisis #1-7

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

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