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7 Days to Fame #1 (of 3)

What if people wanted some real life in their Reality TV?

Ryan Paul
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Advent Rising: Rock the Planet #1-2

The futuristic setting is really secondary to the character-driven stories of Gideon and Ethan.

Ryan Paul
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Neil Gaiman's The Sandman and Joseph Campbell: In Search of the Modern Myth by Stephen Rauch

Rauch takes The Sandman on its own terms, as a comic book, not as a paper movie, or as a piece of disposable pop culture.

Ryan Paul
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Tricked

Such stories of interwoven lives are so compelling because, in spite of their sometimes fantastical nature, they are true to life.

Ryan Paul
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Drawn Out

Nace's style may alienate average comic book readers, even the more sophisticated ones.

Ryan Paul
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Sticky #1-3

Sticky proves worthy of attention even if you aren't looking for sexual stimulation.

Ryan Paul
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Nat Turner #1

Baker forces the reader to confront these terrible images and leaves no room to distance oneself from the pain his characters experience.

Ryan Paul
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Dracula vs. King Arthur #1

With such different characters, such different stories, the writers have the opportunity to do some interesting and fresh work.

Ryan Paul
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Daredevil Vol. 11: Golden Age

These two moments in time move towards convergence, as the story of Bont's rise and fall dovetails with Daredevil's career as a superhero.

Ryan Paul
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Evenfall #7

Stathis' series has the potential to develop into an intelligent, insightful psychological study in the guise of a story of magic and myth.

Ryan Paul
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Amazing Rain

While the technique is simple and almost child-like, Brown's sense of composition and perspective display artistic talent that might not be immediately apparent to all.

Ryan Paul
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Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days

Vaughan and Harris insert yet another facet of reality into the fictional world of comic book superheroics, one that has gone largely overlooked: politics.

Ryan Paul
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Burn, Christmas! Burn!!

We, the consumers of capitalist society, are complicit in and just as responsible for all the oppression that our culture exports.

Ryan Paul
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It disappears

It disappears is constructed around an obscure personal symbology that is nearly impenetrable.

Ryan Paul
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Baraka and Black Magic in Morocco

Neither Rick nor Tania makes the mistakes that make Westerners, and especially Americans, disliked overseas.

Ryan Paul
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Cubes and Ladders

The ending of the story radically redefines its boundaries, turning what had seemed to be a series of single-issue, comic vignettes into a surreal psychological study.

Ryan Paul
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Harry Johnson #1-2

Audiences are more and more content to laugh at mindless buffoonery without any real punchline, and lazy writers and directors are more than happy to give it to them.

Ryan Paul
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The White Elephant

He tells simple stories in a way that is perfectly suited to the medium of sequential, illustrated narrative, known more commonly as 'the comic book'.

Ryan Paul
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Exit 13, Volume 1

Exit 13 is a promising group of talented, creative, and imaginative writers and artists, who, with a little more experience, should grow into prominent voices within the industry.

Ryan Paul
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My Flesh Is Cool #1-3

The nature of Freedom, with a capital-F, and how people judge their freedom, is a central concern of Stephen Grant's series.

Ryan Paul
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The Monolith #1

Palmiotti and Gray have set out to explore the issue of power and disenfranchisement within the alienated and excluded communities of American society, and their metaphor, the Monolith, is a truly apt, and truly frightening, proposition.

Ryan Paul
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Red #1-3

Red traces society's need to kill history. The present is not based upon truth, but built on a collective myth, romanticized by years of revisionism.

Ryan Paul
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Wanted #1 (Of 6)

This is the kind of wish fulfillment that orphans dream about.

Ryan Paul
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21 Down: The Conduit

It's a story about superheroes without many of the usual trappings.

Ryan Paul

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