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MAD #502: 20 Dumbest People, Events & Things 2009

MAD giving the 'Thumbs Down' to 2009's Top 20 Dumbest, also means its long-anticipated reasserting itself into the cultural and political mainstream.

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17 Dec 2009 // 2:20 AM

xkcd: Volume 0

Randall Munroe’s web-comic xkcd does a surprisingly good job of being equally hilarious and accessible, both despite its form and content.

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15 Dec 2009 // 4:00 AM

Graphic Novel: 12 Days

The double loss of her lover Noah, first to a heterosexual marriage and then to an automobile accident, causes Jackie to seek solace by consuming Noah's ashes, in the process becoming her "living urn".

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Tales Designed to Thrizzle: Volume One

Are you worn out by unnecessary foreplay? Michael Kupperman has the answer.

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7 Dec 2009 // 10:00 PM

Hot Potatoe

Bell seems to be part of a growing trend of individuals who exist within the overlap of the art world and comics scene Venn diagram, a space whose very existence contests the necessity of the line in the first place.

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3 Dec 2009 // 1:10 AM

Hellboy: The Wild Hunt

Hellboy returns to his birthplace in the mortal world to be greeted by sounds of thunder, and giants...

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30 Nov 2009 // 10:00 PM

Strongman

Mexican wrestling: it's not just for Telemundo and ironic punk bands anymore.

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24 Nov 2009 // 1:55 AM

From Wonderland with Love

Just trying to make it through these thoroughly-other works, makes one believe that either they are the last living rubes who do not understand what is a now common tongue or that the comics were made by the craziest of crazy artists.

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18 Nov 2009 // 10:00 PM

Batman/Doc Savage One Shot

Azzarello paints a world rapidly out-evolving its legendary pulp heroes, giving way to the newer form of costumed vigilante.

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16 Nov 2009 // 10:00 PM

Batgirl

New Batgirl does not rise to iconic status.

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11 Nov 2009 // 11:28 PM

Giants in the Earth

Charles Fetherolf's graphic novel offers a visual beauty when recounting evolutionary history.

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Castle Waiting (Volume 2, #1-15)

A review of Linda Medley's ongoing challenge to the fantasy comics genre.

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5 Nov 2009 // 1:15 AM

Slingers

Marvel's recent republication of The Clone Saga lights a way in this economic downturn: that old gems can be mined once more. Why not republish the hidden treasure that was Slingers?

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Madame Xanadu: Disenchanted

Reminiscent, in all the best ways, of Neil Gaiman and Kurt Vonnegut’s finest works, Matt Wagner’s opening salvo of his new Vertigo series shows the world still has need for the archetypes inherent in Wagner’s Parsifal.

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28 Oct 2009 // 11:40 PM

The ACT-I-VATE Primer

The ACT-I-VATE collective makes a successful transition from webcomics to print.

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26 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Stitches

Like many non-graphic memoirs that have received loads of attention and landed their composers appearances on Oprah, Small’s Stitches recounts an extremely harrowing tale of childhood.

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21 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Cerebus: Latter Days

Cerebus: Latter Days is the most difficult read in the Cerebus saga. So why is it so compelling? Pure, insane ambition.

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19 Oct 2009 // 11:24 PM

Punk Rock and Trailer Parks

Fact or fiction, this is a dream come true for any punk rocker.

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Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #1

Series reboot storyarc 'Shock And Awe' opens with a powerful comment by writer Gregg Hurwitz distinguishing Moon Knight from the more recognizable vigilante of a competing publisher.

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12 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

West Coast Blues

Perhaps what makes West Coast Blues so captivating is how well it highlights the similarities between film and comics, while simultaneously showcasing its own unique ability as a graphic novel to capture the noir aesthetic through word and image.

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