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Tuesday, June 19 2007

G.I. JOE: Americas Elite#19

A great mixture of the quiet moments in a high stakes, action-filled military-fiction in a manner that exceeded all possible expectations.


Sunday, June 17 2007

The Professors Daughter

Sfar is an author of subtle, swirling surrealism -- touching anecdotes that form narratives like brush strokes form Marc Chagall's dream worlds. Like Chagall, Sfar is Jewish, and frequently the loose steps of Kaballah, or Chassidis, tip-toe into the works.


Tuesday, June 12 2007

Graphic Classics: H.P. Lovecraft

This collection allows readers to "see" Lovecraft's works, but with the less likelihood that you will wonder why you just spend five bucks to rent a crappy movie.


Thursday, June 7 2007

Moon Knight #7-12

This story is heavy on the soul-searching. Luckily for action fans, Moon Knight does his best soul-searching while cracking the teeth of those who prey on innocents.


Tuesday, June 5 2007

Famous Fighters #1

Famous Fighters is a wickedly absurd and delightfully entertaining romp which more than proved worthy of my initial affection. But, I have no idea why Smith and Pappalardo bothered to print it.


Friday, June 1 2007

Criminal #1-5

Brubaker gives enough surprises to keep you interested, but not only that, you also care for the characters and what happens to them no matter how dark and seedy they may be.


Monday, May 28 2007

Superman: Emperor Joker

Sadly, this is one of those stories that was better in my memory.


Tuesday, May 22 2007

Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out Vol. 1-2

This is a man making complex choices and compromises; no longer the devil-may-care swashbuckler with the simple liberty of always doing what’s right.


Tuesday, May 15 2007

Bizarre New World #1-3

No bad guys wanting to take over the world, no alien invasions to fight off, just an ordinary man struggling to deal with an amazing life change.


Wednesday, May 9 2007

Captain America #25

What do we dream of, who are our heroes, and what does it mean when we lose them?


Tuesday, May 8 2007

Loveless Vol. 2

The illustrations look like wood cutouts, carved from timber. The pages seem to drip red with setting suns and spliced veins.


Thursday, May 3 2007

Justice Society of America #1-4

Geoff John's new Justice Society series foregrounds new heroes taking up the historic lineage of the JSA, emphasizing the familial bounds, both figurative and literal, of the team.


Tuesday, May 1 2007

Hero Squared #4

Writers Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis promised that issue 4 of their superhero comedy would have "Less Dialogue... More Hitting", and they delivered on that promise big time.


Thursday, April 26 2007

What Were They Thinking?! Monster Mash-Up

Yes, there are a few missteps, but I feel that the creators will only get a better feel for how to approach the material over time.


Tuesday, April 24 2007

Robotika

This is the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups of comics: "You've got your Samurai Story in my Steampunk Science-Fiction!" "You've got your Steampunk Science Fiction in my Samurai Story!"


Monday, April 23 2007

Roadkill Zoo

There are certain expectations a reader brings to a comic book with a title like Roadkill Zoo.


Thursday, April 19 2007

The Exterminators

The book's complexity, combined with its over-the-top moments, make this a very enjoyable read.


Tuesday, April 17 2007

Truth, Justin and the American Way #1-5

'70s and '80s nostalgia trend in comics? This series is soaking in it!


Sunday, April 15 2007

X-Factor #17

X Factor is a superhero comic that draws influence from 1930s detective noir and postmodern metaphysics.


Tuesday, April 10 2007

Casanova #1-7

This comic will break your brain.


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