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After 9/11: America’s War on Terror (2001 -     )

The authors paint a portrait of the Bush Administration as fear mongers caught up in their own selfish quest to capture and execute Saddam Hussein.

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Little Things: A Memoir in Slices

Brown’s ability to have the reader relate and his ability to bring a sense of honesty and openness to his work is what makes his comics, including Little Things, sweet and poignant.

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10 Dec 2008 // 8:00 PM


From the opening chapter where Megan makes powerful decision to jettison her boyfriend's codependency to the final chapter where Megan confronts the memory of her mother in their family home, Local demonstrates the need for a greater 'oppositional'.

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The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation

Before Obama is sworn in as the next U.S. President in January, let Hennessey and McConnell’s The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation be your refresher course.

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4 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

Crawl Space: XXXombies

I’m not too sure if anyone has tried to combine the zombie and porno genre before, but it is certainly an entertaining hybrid.

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8 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Welcome to the Dahl House

Dahl traps readers between his incredible powers of persuasion and his equally well-trained powers of self-deprecation. The entire experience leaves you saying, “Oh yes I do hate that about America…Oh, I hate myself for thinking that.”

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The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic & The Light Fantastic

As you can imagine, the Discworld novels are tricky ones to adapt into any form, yet beg -- almost scream -- to make the jump to comic books.

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22 Sep 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Number 73304-23- 4153-6-96-8

One of the biggest benefits to comics is the ability to tell a story completely through pictures. Few artists take as much advantage of this aspect as Thomas Ott.

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15 Sep 2008 // 10:00 PM

Stranger and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko

Comics history and scholarship has been improved with Bell's Strange and Stranger, a book that is likely to be an important part of understanding one of the key creators at the dawn of the Silver Age.

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Krazy! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art

These art forms are so commonplace in popular culture that it is easy for the general public to take advantage of what actually went into creating them.

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11 Aug 2008 // 10:00 PM


Yoshihiro Tatsumi's work is aimed at an adult audience, and his stories present a perspective that can be challenging for a reader. It is dark and disturbing, but definitely worth the trip.

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28 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Gentleman Jim

Briggs' succinctly and effectively depicts the crisis of confidence that comes when staring down a career.

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Bizarre New World: Population Explosion

Krutcher and the world where everyone can fly returns; more of the same, and that's both a good and a bad thing.

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Willie & Joe: The WWII Years

Mauldin was a chronicler of the everyday grime and misery that was the life of the average G.I., "These strange, mud-caked creatures who fight the war."

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7 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM


This has bite, but doesn’t draw blood -- there's too much intelligence and logic to be totally mean.

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John Constantine, Hellblazer

Taking John Constantine back to his roots.

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16 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

Atomic Robo #1-6

Robo goes to Mars. Robo fights Nazis. Robo beats up giant ants. Thing blow up.

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11 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

Hercules #1

Both Caliber and Hercules offer fresh takes on age-old concepts, but with mixed results.

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The Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics by Peter Normanton (Editor)

This will whet your appetite for more disturbing tales from the halcyon days before the Comics Code came along.

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4 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM


This is a disturbing work, deliberately loose in its artistic style, which explores the images that haunt dreams and wakefulness alike.

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