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18 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

JLA/Hitman #1-2

Garth Ennis once said in an interview that he could have written Hitman forever. I know I speak on behalf of fans everywhere when I say we would have read it forever.

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The Complete Dream of the Rarebit Fiend by Winsor McCay by Ulrich Merkl

The Dream of the Rarebit Fiend is a masterpiece of thorough scholarship and loving restoration. Unfortunately, this gets in the way of enjoying a great comic strip.

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12 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Coward

Let’s face it folks, civilization is addicted to crime.

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30 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Friday the 13th

Wildly energetic and devilishly enjoyable, Friday the 13th is bloody good fun.

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25 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

After the Cape, Volume 1

It seems that there is a strange but powerful tendency in the human species to want to see our heroes brought low.

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21 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Best American Comics 2007

More than any other comics anthology compiled thus far, The Best American Comics 2007 feels like a genuine effort to craft a truly comprehensive picture of comics as they are today, with a gentle nudging towards the various directions they could possibly go.

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16 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Ballyhoo Stories No. 4

The two forms of media, comics and prose, play against one another well. Proponents of each should find much to enjoy in the other as well.

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Warhammer: Forge of War #1

Your typical licensed comic book: weak writing and average artwork.

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4 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Aliens Omnibus: Volume 1

While this tome might be a bit much for the casual fan, Alien devotees will find much to like about the Aliens Omnibus, and the series' anti-corporate brio still resonates.

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The Black Diamond Detective Agency

The two-lane highway between comics and Hollywood takes a divergent turn as an unproduced screenplay is adapted for comics by a master.

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30 Sep 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Complete Bite Club

Bite Club plays out like a vampiric cross between The Sopranos and Cruel Intentions, with more trashy decadence and profanity than Al Pacino's entire screen career.

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27 Sep 2007 // 11:00 PM

Flight

The much-celebrated, illustrated short story collection returns with a typically gorgeous and captivating collection of art and narrative artistry.

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23 Sep 2007 // 11:00 PM

I Killed Adolf Hitler

In I Killed Adolf Hitler, Jason attempts to suggest that major world events don't affect our lives so much as our day-to-day interactions and seemingly mundane decisions.

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20 Sep 2007 // 11:00 PM

Union Jack: London Falling

National-themed superheroes have it tough, but a working class hero is something to be.

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18 Sep 2007 // 11:00 PM

Hero Squared #6

Through his own misadventure, the hero ends up creating an adversary who can challenge him, and who perhaps knows him better than almost anybody else.

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18 Sep 2007 // 10:59 PM

Hero Squared #5

The romantic and sympathetic criss-cross pairing up of characters is a great method through which we can peer a little deeper into the relationships.

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14 Sep 2007 // 1:00 AM

Strangers in Paradise #81-90

Now that it is over I hope the series will be scrutinized by people within the comic book industry to gain a better appreciation of just how much it contributed to the medium.

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9 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

Scalped: Indian Country

The creators are not holding back and will do what it takes to tell the story, even if that makes the reader feel uncomfortable.

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5 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

The Plain Janes

The Plain Janes spins a story of outsider-dom with affecting charm and poignancy, thoughtfully confronting the emotional costs of terrorism without becoming a humorless polemic.

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29 Aug 2007 // 11:42 PM

Mr. Stuffins #1 of 3

A comic that asks what if Jack Bauer was a stuffed bear, with equal measures action and humor.

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