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Marvel Comics 2010 | The Year of Spider-Man

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00

asm_2010_header.jpgMarvel offers a hint at what awaits your friendly neighborhood webslinger in 2010. Updated 01.04.10.

 

Transformers #1/Transformers: Continuum (IDW Publishing)

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Written by Jason Green Saturday, 26 December 2009 00:00

tf_header.jpgFive years in, IDW finally kicks off an ongoing Transformers series, along with a special catch-up issue for those who haven't been along for the ride.

   

Marvel Comics 12.25.09 - 01.20.10 | A Merry Marvel Christmas, and Avengers Vs. Atlas

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00

mdcuholidayspecial_header.jpgCelebrate the holidays in style with a special Christmas story penned by Stan "The Man" himself  in the 2009 Marvel Digital Holiday Special, then kick off the new year in style with Avengers Vs. Atlas #1.

 

Noir: A Collection of Crime Stories (Dark Horse)

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Written by Ryan Parker Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00

noir-header.jpgDark Horse offers up a collection of crime stories from the likes of Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets), Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Criminal), Dean Motter (Mister X), Jeff Lemire (Essex County), David Lapham (Stray Bullets), and others.

   

Image Comics 05.01.10 | Fractured Fables...For Free!

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

A preview of  Image's Free Comic Book Day offering for 2010, Fractured Fables, an anthology featuring work by Bryan Talbot, Doug TenNapel, Ted McKeever, Camilla d'Errico, Christian Ward, Alexander Grecian, Derek McCulloch and Anthony Peruzzo.

 

Luna Park (DC/Vertigo)

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Written by Jesse Gernigin Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

lunapark-header.jpgNew York Times best-selling author Kevin Baker (of "New York, City of Fire" trilogy fame) tells the story of a Russian soldier that spans decades and continents, with help from the enchanting art of Danijel Zezelj (Loveless).

   

Art Instruction Roundup 12.09

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

workbook-header.jpgA look at three new instructional how-to-draw books aiming to teach you how to handle adorable animals, wide-eyed manga kids, and burly superheroes.

 

Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen (Oni Press)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

tekjansen-header.jpgThe Colbert Report host's swashbuckling sci-fi alter ego takes centerstage in this silly space adventure.

 

   

X-Men: Misfits Vol. 1 (Del Rey)

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Written by Byron Kerman Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

xmenmisfits-header.jpgOMG! It's the X-Men via shojo manga, with all kindsa crushes and embarrassments and gooey teen stuff.

 

 

Yokaiden Vol. 2 (Del Rey)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

yokaiden-header.jpgEisner Award-winner Nina Matsumoto continues her manga-styled story of a 9 year-old venturing into the realm of spirits.

 

   

Dr. Grordbort Presents: Victory (Dark Horse)

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Written by Ryan Parker Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

grordbort-header.jpgWeta Workshop artist Greg Broadmore crafts a vibrant send-up of old pulps and sci-fi in "vol. 127" of this series promising "scientific adventure violence for young men & literate women."

 

 

Marvel Comics 01.06.10 | Siege

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

siege_header.jpgA special six-page preview of the crossover set to rock the Marvel Universe in 2010, courtesy of Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel.

   

Butterflies, Flowers Vol. 1 (VIZ Media)

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Written by Erin Jameson Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

butterflies-header.jpgThis more mature manga romance packs on the preposterous plot devices, but it's the perfect choice for readers looking for something a little gentler and a little less kooky.

 

 

Licensed Comics Roundup 12.09

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

gi_joe_snakeeyes-header.jpgA look at a batch of recent offerings from IDW: the introduction of Drusilla in Angel #24 (co-written by actress Juliet Landau), the self-explanatory Angel vs. Frankenstein, the movie spinoff G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes #1 (co-written by actor Ray Park), and the Jennifer Love Hewitt-inspired Music Box #1.

   

Ball Peen Hammer (First Second)

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Written by Byron Kerman Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

ballpeen-header.jpgThis graphic novel from playwright/film director Adam Rapp (Winter Passing) and artist George O'Connor is grim, grim stuff.

 

Marvel Comics 12.03.09 | The Battle of Jericho Hill

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Thursday, 03 December 2009 10:02

dt_battleofjerichohill-header.jpgThe next chapter in Stephen King's Dark Tower saga arrives today with Dark Tower: The Battle of Jericho Hill #1, and we have your 6-page preview.

 

   

Image United #1 (Image Comics)

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 01 December 2009 00:00

imageunited-header.jpgSix of the seven Image founders—Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino—team up with writer Robert Kirkman for the mother of all mega-crossovers.

 

Marvel Comics 12.16.09 | Ho Ho Hulk!

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 27 November 2009 00:00

hulk_santa_header.jpgThis makes six of the last 11 Marvel previews on this site have featured the Jolly Green Giant or his evil red doppelganger, but hey, when it gives us a chance to feature Whilce Portacio's art on Hulk #18, who are we to complain? That, plus a few second printing variants and a teaser about the future of Agents of Atlas.

   

Famous Players: The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor (NBM/ComicsLit)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 26 November 2009 17:00

famous-header.jpgThe 1922 death of a Hollywood heavy forms the basis for this real-life murder mystery, the latest in Rick Geary's series "A Treasury of XXth Century Murder."

 

 

Stitch (SLG Publishing)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 26 November 2009 17:00

stitch-header.jpgA 10th anniversary edition of Tommy Kovac's hilarious, insightful, and sometimes scary tale of a ragdoll and his fellow misfit toys.

   

Things Undone (NBM Publishing)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 19 November 2009 17:00

thingsundone-header.jpgRick's becoming a literal (or is that metaphorical?) zombie in this new graphic novel from Shane White (North Country, The Overman).

 

 

All and Sundry: Uncollected Work 2004-2009 (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 19 November 2009 17:00

sundry-header.jpgThis collection of works by Paul Hornschemeier is half-short stories, half-sketchbook, and all worth reading.

 

   

Marvel Comics 12.23.09 | Fall of the Hulks: Gamma

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 17 November 2009 06:35

fallofthehulksgamma-header.jpgAn art-packed set of previews this week, including 6 pages of savage John Romita, Jr., art from Fall of the Hulks: Gamma, a ton of teasers for this winter's Siege crossover, and a heaping helping of 2nd printing variant covers.

 

 

Amefurashi: The Rain Goddess (Del Rey)

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Written by Erin Jameson Thursday, 12 November 2009 17:00

amefurashi-header.gifThis new manga from the creator of Venus Versus Virus starts out cleanly enough, but those looking at subtext will get more than a few pings from their Squick Radar.

 

   

Festering Romance (Oni Press)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 12 November 2009 17:00

festering-header.jpgTwo young singles on the road to romance deal with both literal and metaphorical ghosts in this mostly tedious romantic comedy.

 

 

Refresh, Refresh (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 05 November 2009 17:00

refresh-header.jpgThree high school friends with fathers in Iraq struggle to win the war at home.

 

   

FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1 (Radical Comics)

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Written by Ryan Parker Thursday, 05 November 2009 17:00

fvza_header.jpgFormer Spawn writer David Hine brings you pretty much exactly what the title of his new series suggests.

 

 

Marvel Comics 12.02.09 | Fall of the Hulks: Alpha

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 05 November 2009 17:00

fallofthehulks-header.jpgMarvel enters the era of the mini-crossover this December with the launch of a new Hulk-centric storyline in Fall of the Hulks: Alpha and next year's big new series "Siege" in Siege: The Cabal, plus Jessica Jones returns to superheroing in New Avengers Annual #3.

 

   

The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 05 November 2009 17:00

redmonkey-header.jpgI really love comics. Reading a collection like Joe Daly's Red Monkey Double Happiness Book, I'm reminded of just why.

 

 

Clive Barker’s Seduth (IDW Publishing)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:00

seduth-header.jpgHorror master Clive Barker (Hellraiser) returns to comics with a one-shot in eye-popping 3D.

 

   

Malice (Scholastic)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:00

malice-header.jpgBritish YA writer Chris Wooding uses a blend of prose and comics to bring the creepy world-within-a-comic of Malice to life.

 

NBM Publishing 10.09 | Vatican Hustle

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:00

vaticanhustle-header.jpgNBM launches a stunning new talent whose art is a hilariously grotesque cross between Ralph Steadman, Basil Wolverton and Chester Gould's bad guys in a resolutely lowbrow sendup of blaxpoitation films.

 

   

Marvel Comics 11.18-25.09 | Mighty, Dark, and Disassembled!

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:00

mightyavengers_header.jpgHank Pym's band of heroes go toe-to-toe with The Unspoken in Mighty Avengers #31, Norman Osborn starts losing his mind (okay, maybe not "starts"...) in Dark Avengers #11, the darkest chapter in Tony's life kicks off "Stark: Disassembled" in Invincible Iron Man #20, and Daken gets his revenge in Dark Wolverine #80.

 

 

NBM Publishing 12.09 | Famous Players

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 23 October 2009 08:15

famous-header.jpgRick Geary crafts an early Hollywood murder mystery in Famous Players: The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor, a Treasury of XXth Century Murder, now available in paperback. We have your five-page preview.

 

   

Giraffes in My Hair: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Life (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:00

giraffes-header.jpgBruce Paley teams up with his artist wife Carol Swain for a memoir documenting his years of hippie/punk excess and his friendship with New York Doll Johnny Thunders.

 

The Lost Colony Book 3: Last Rights (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:00

lostcolony3-header.jpgA quirky fantasy setting and distinctive art highlight this latest volume in Grady Klein's ongoing tale of an unnamed and uncharted island in pre-Civil War America.

 

   

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