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8 May 2007 // 2:00 AM

Loveless Vol. 2

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

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3 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

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.

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1 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

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.

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26 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

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.

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24 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

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!"

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23 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Roadkill Zoo

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

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19 Apr 2007 // 12:00 AM

The Exterminators

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

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Truth, Justin and the American Way #1-5

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

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15 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

X-Factor #17

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

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10 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Casanova #1-7

This comic will break your brain.

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3 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Myriad #1-4

Here are stories concerning gritty urban superheroes, sci-fi elves and the superheroic militant warriors in homoerotic bodysuits with whom they do effeminate battle, and, yes, pirates.

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Breakfast of the Gods Book One

Who doesn't remember watching Saturday Morning Cartoons and seeing commercials for how Cap'n Crunch was abducted by the Soggies and you -- yes, you! -- were the only one who could save him?

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13 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Doctor Strange: The Oath

This Doctor Strange is Gandalf, Sherlock Holmes, and Indiana Jones all rolled into one cool New York package.

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Stephen Kings The Dark Tower #1

The Gunslinger has established himself as one of the most fascinating and compelling characters in modern fiction, yet much of his past is still a mystery.

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27 Feb 2007 // 10:40 PM

The Escapists #1-6

This is a story about the ultimate dream of most comics fans: writing the comic book of their favorite character.

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18 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Weird Sister and Red

All witches must have been, at some point, as cool as these girls are.

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15 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Mouse Guard #1-6

Happily for more sophisticated readers, much can be read into the political turmoil these characters are forced to navigate, but on the other hand none of the sociopolitical commentary is so heavy-handed as to diminish Mouse Guard's pleasures as a rousing action-adventure.

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13 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Dreamland Chronicles

Reading The Dreamland Chronicles is like watching someone else play a video game, and its cliffhanger ending is about as satisfying as, "Thank you, Mario, but our princess is in another castle."

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Catching Lucifers Lunch

The Mays Brothers never root the reader in any sort of identification, rendering the aesthetic pleasure a mere superficiality.

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5 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Manifest Eternity #1-6

Lobdell and Nguyen undertake the monumental task of successfully merging two completely different genres and are able to craft a story that is entertaining and interesting.

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