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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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23 Aug 2007 // 11:00 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 // 11:00 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 // 11:00 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 // 11:00 PM

Spent

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

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31 Jul 2007 // 11:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 2:00 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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