Reviews > Comics

18 Sep 2007 // 9:59 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 // 12:00 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 // 9:42 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 // 9:42 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 // 10:42 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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23 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Dominion #1 of 5

In Dominion, the apocalypse has come to Chicago, through the form of an alien parasite, and it doesn't look good.

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The Immortal Iron Fist #1-6

This book will grab you, flip you over and kick your butt all the while leaving you begging for more.

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16 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Avengers: The Initative #1-3

Avengers: The Initiative is the only current Avengers title really worth buying, coming across like a fresh-faced gene-splicing of Runaways and a hormonal, teenage Ender's Game.

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12 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Bullet Points

Bullet Points exhibits much of the same flavor and sense of intrigue that made the canonical Marvel Universe so popular in its early years.

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7 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Spent

Joe Matt's comics problematically document his voyeurism by appealing to our own.

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31 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Spider-Man: Reign

Make no mistake about it: Reign is essentially a retelling of The Dark Knight Returns. But in returning to one of modern comic's primal scenes, Andrews poses provocative questions about how well we really know our favorite superheroes.

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25 Jul 2007 // 12:00 AM

Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 7

I certainly trust Carey with these characters, but now I want him to create miraculous and strange worlds of his own.

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20 Jul 2007 // 1:00 AM

I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets

Fletcher Hanks shows that originality and conventional notions of quality are sometimes at odds with one another.

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16 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Phonogram: Rue Britannia

This is still a wonderful tale of nostalgia for one's youth and a love-letter to what was one of the greatest music scenes: Britpop.

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Aya by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie

The book serves as a reminder of a period of greatness for a country that is now struggling to regain its footing.

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4 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Essex County Vol. 1

This story speaks directly to those who were both comforted by and isolated by fantasy while growing up.

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 #1-4

Buffy The Vampire Slayer hasn't felt this confident, charismatic or hungry, indeed this essential, in many years.

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 #1-4

Buffy has returned in the form of a monthly comic book series, and the most important thing to note is that Whedon's imagination no longer has a dollar value attached to it.

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24 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Killer #1-2

Matz and Jacamon are able to add European sensibilities of depth and character development to create one of the best noir books on the market at present.

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19 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

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.

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