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Dino Buzzati’s ‘Poem Strip’ Lets Its Freak Flag Fly

A trippy descent into the underworld with a rock star, nudity and a jacket-demon.

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11 May 2010 // 2:55 AM

Codebreakers #1 (of 4)

Veteran FBI code-analyst and former hacker Don Foster goes rogue when bureaucracy fails to pursue a junior analyst Foster believes is still alive.

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Captain America: Who Won’t Wield the Shield?

A parody of the evolving creative-process-based culture, Captain America: Who Won't Wield the Shield? must get full marks.

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Ant #1

Another steady dread begins to build; if the limb is missing where is there no pain? PKD's classic story becomes classic art in the recent Marvel adapation.

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29 Apr 2010 // 2:40 AM

Victorian Undead #1

Sherlock Holmes versus zombies? I wasn't sure about this one, however...

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27 Apr 2010 // 2:50 AM

S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

Hickman weaves a story of inter-generational evolution and the social complexity of ancient cultures as he reimagines S.H.I.E.L.D. as a millenia-old conspiracy of human progress.

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21 Apr 2010 // 10:00 PM

Sparta U.S.A #1

This is an innovative new series that places a critique of the idealized culture of the American heartland within the context of a folksy small town isolated by yeti-filled mountains and under the control of a strange blue man.

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Justice League: Rise and Fall Saga

"One will Rise, and one, Fall", J. T. Krul pens a story the equal Jim Thompson's noir classic, "The Killer Inside Me".

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The Flash: Secret Files and Origins

Exceeding the sales-gimmick nature of standalone issues, writer Geoff Johns pens a work of superlative meaning and character development.

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Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way #1 & 2

Even if you never break into comics, at least you will have read Marvel's best anthology in some time.

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8 Apr 2010 // 1:29 AM

Ultimate X #1

Jeph Loeb delivers a tale of fatherhood and the growing into adolescence of a young mutant with an unremitting kindness.

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6 Apr 2010 // 1:09 AM

American Vampire #1

Crime and horror combine in a highly innovative work of speculative fiction.

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1 Apr 2010 // 1:46 AM

Fantastic Four #574

Would you give recent Marvel books to your 10-year old self? Hickman taps that magic that originally made us want to read comics.

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30 Mar 2010 // 2:33 AM

The Light #1-2

Let there be no light... Edmondson and Weldele have created a fascinating meditation on the warp speed with which we now exchange and ingest information.

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25 Mar 2010 // 1:20 AM

A-Team War Stories: Hannibal

A reintroduction, rather than a reboot, writers Chuck Dixon and Erik Burnham prepare audiences for the upcoming summer blockbuster.

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Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1

Greg Rucka refuses to lose character in the shuffle of a major crossover event.

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18 Mar 2010 // 3:25 AM

Nemesis: The Imposters #1

Remember Charles Bronson? Nemesis: The Imposters is all-out action from page one. But that is just the beginning.

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16 Mar 2010 // 3:20 AM

JSA All-Stars #1

JSA All-Stars has as much going for it as it does going against it.

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11 Mar 2010 // 4:07 AM

The Question #37

'One More Question' sees the passing of the torch between predecessor and successor characters, and writers of the character. But does this legacy statement come at too high a price?

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8 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

Sweet Tooth #1-5

In his latest opus, Jeff Lemire cries out for help. If only he were crying wolf.

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