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Marvel Comics 05.20.09 | Cap turns 50, Wolverine battles Strikeforce X, and more

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 01 May 2009 10:05

captainamerica_header.jpgBucky Barnes broods on his birthday in Captain America #50, Wolverine battles a bevy of claw-wielding villains in Wolverine: Weapon X #2, the Hulk takes on his son in the scariest episode of Maury Povich ever—er, I mean, in Planet Skaar Prologue, and Chris Claremont rewrites X-Men history in X-Men Forever Alpha #1.

 

 

Marvel Comics 05.13.07 | Spidey's not ready for prime time

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 01 May 2009 09:16

spider-man_shorthalloween_header.jpgSpidey stars in Spider-Man: The Short Halloween, an all-new tongue in cheek one-shot with art by Kevin Maguire and a script from Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader and Seth Myers, and we've got a short-but-sweet 2-page preview (and a link to a longer one, because we're nice like that).

   

Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe (Oni Press)

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Written by Gabe Bullard Thursday, 30 April 2009 17:00

scottpilgrim-header.jpgA look at the latest in Bryan Lee O'Malley's smash hit series, soon to be a movie from director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead).

 

 

The Ugly Guide to Being Alive and Staying That Way (Random House)

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Written by Erin Jameson Thursday, 30 April 2009 17:00

ugly-header.gifThis Ugly Guide is amusing mainly because it has a wide-eyed tone that is definitely at odds with what it's actually saying in the fine print.

 

   

The Color of Earth (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 30 April 2009 17:00

colorofearth-header.jpgThis first volume in a trilogy of graphic novels by the Korean writer/artist Kim Dong Hwa traces the maturation of a young girl growing up in a Korean village in the early 20th century.

 

 

Yokaiden Vol. 1 (Del Rey)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 23 April 2009 17:00

yokaiden-header.gifA young man seeks revenge in a world of monsters and demons in this manga from fan artist turned pro Nina Matsumoto.

 

   

Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 23 April 2009 17:00

monologues-header.jpgRandom cruelty, futility, ennui, and an implied assault on human complacency are the order of the day in Anders Nilsen's latest hefty tome.

 

 

Shakespeare for Beginners (For Beginners)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 23 April 2009 17:00

shakespeare-header.jpgAn introductory guide to the Bard that discards the stuffy academia and revels in the fun to be found in the works of history's best known playwright.

 

   

Dynamo 5 #21 (Image Comics)

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Written by Greg O'Driscoll Wednesday, 22 April 2009 09:35

dynamo5_21-header.jpgJay Faerber and Mahmud A. Asrar set two of heroes up on a date, but, like many things in this excellent superhero series, they refuse to stoop to the standard clichés.

 

 

Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead #1-2 (Radical Comics)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 16 April 2009 17:00

hotwire-header.jpgA kick-ass babe tracks down the truth in a technologically advanced futurescape crafted by 2000 AD artist Steve Pugh with a little help from Warren Ellis.

 

   

Marvel Comics 04.15.09 | A single shot of Stephen King - UPDATED!

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 14 April 2009 08:59

dt_sorcerer-header.jpgMarvel's adaptation of the much-loved King classic continues in the special one-shot Dark Tower: Sorceror #1, due in stores this week, and we've got your 6-page preview. Now updated with previews of two more tie-ins due this week: Stephen King's The Stand: American Nightmares #2 and the finale to the video game adaptation Halo Uprising.

 

 

Tales from Outer Suburbia (Arthur A. Levine Books)

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Written by Nick Main Thursday, 09 April 2009 17:00

tfos-header.jpgShaun Tan follows up his break-out hit The Arrival with this new collection of short stories.

 

   

Kaze Hikaru Vol. 8-9 (VIZ Media)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 09 April 2009 17:00

kazehikaru-header.jpgThe continuing tale of Sei, a young woman posing as a man to join the Shogun's fabled samurai guard, the Shinsengumi.

 

 

Comics Are For Idiots! (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 09 April 2009 17:00

idiots-header.jpgGross-out comics king Johnny Ryan returns with another collection of Blecky Yuckarella strips.

 

   

The Blood Rider #1 (Free Lunch Comics)

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Written by Ryan Parker Friday, 03 April 2009 06:19

bloodrider-header.jpgA straightforward Charles Bronson revenge story in a western setting with an undead twist.

 

 

 

Marvel Comics 04.22-29.09 | Meet Ms. Marvel

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 02 April 2009 17:00

msmarvel_header.jpgCarol Danvers is out and Moonstone is in with Ms. Marvel #39, and we've got a 4-page preview, plus a look at the debut of the new ongoing series spinning out of Millar & Hitch's Fantastic Four run in Fantastic Force #1, and the premiere of the all-new, all-deadly Dark X-Men!

 

   

Economic Meltdown Funnies (Jobs with Justice/The Institute for Policy Studies)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 02 April 2009 17:00

This educational webcomic is "a fair and cogent presentation of the historical events and political decisions which led to the current crisis."

 

 

Image Comics/Silverline 06.17.09 | T. Runt!

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Written by Jason Green Saturday, 28 March 2009 08:52

trunt_header.jpgDerek McCulloch (Stagger Lee) and Jimmie Robinson (Bomb Queen) take a break from their more adult-oriented work for this all-ages adventure starring the world's tiniest Tyrannosaurus Rex.

 

   

Nevermore: A Graphic Adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Stories (Sterling)

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

nevermore-header.jpgA collection of nine adaptations/reimaginings of the stories and poems of one of America's most beloved authors.

 

 

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1910 (Top Shelf)

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Written by Carlos Ruiz Thursday, 26 March 2009 17:00

league3-header.jpgAlan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's Victorian era Justice League enters the 20th century with a new format and a new publisher.

 

   

Prince of Persia: The Graphic Novel (First Second)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 26 March 2009 17:00

persia-header.jpgThe long-running video game franchise gets the graphic novel treatment as a precursor to the upcoming film version from Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
 

Hercules: The Thracian Wars #4-5 (Radical Comics)

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Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Thursday, 19 March 2009 17:00

hercules5_header.jpgHercules and his Grecian warriors face off against the very army they helped make, in a final battle to save everything they hold dear. But is it an unexpected ally who waits outside Thrace's gates, or another enemy?
   

The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls Vol. 4-5 (Del Rey)

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

yagyu5-header.gifSeven women seek revenge for the death of their clan with the help of the legendary one-eyed swordsman Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi.

 

 

Marvel Comics 04.08.09 | Wolverine's got you covered!

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 19 March 2009 17:00

wolvie.jpgIt's Wolverine Art Appreciation Month, which means the ol' Canucklehead is all over the place. We've got variant covers, plus a four-page preview of his new title, Wolverine: Weapon X from Jason Aaron and Ron Garney. All that, plus a sneak peek at Daredevil: Noir.

 

   

Foucault for Beginners (For Beginners)

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

foucault-header.jpgGiven the intellectual effort required to tackle Michael Foucault's works, it's not unreasonable to want to know a bit more about them before plunging. That's where this book comes in.

 

 

Hell Girl Vol. 3 (Del Rey)

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

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Miyuki Eto's revenge fantasy—based on the hit anime franchise of the same name—continues.

 

   

The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle (Ballantine / Del Rey)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 12 March 2009 17:00

dresden-header.jpgMissourian Jim Butcher brings his occult detective to the comic page in this all-new adventure.

 

 

Marvel Comics 04.08.09 | The Return of Blink

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 12 March 2009 17:00

exiles_header.jpgBlink returns—Because You Demanded It!—in the pages of the relaunched Exiles #1, and we've got a whopping seven-page preview, plus it's more flesh-eatin' fun than you can shake a stick at in Marvel Zombies 4 #1.

 

   

Marvel Comics 03.11.09 | American Nightmares

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Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 11 March 2009 03:00

thestand_americannightmares_header.jpgThe latest chapter of Marvel's adaptation of a Stephen King classic hits stores today with The Stand: American Nightmares #1, and we've got your 6-page preview.

 

Cupcakes of Doom! (Don’t Eat Any Bugs)

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Written by Erin Jameson Thursday, 05 March 2009 17:00

cupcakes-header.jpgIt's pirates vs. vikings in a culinary fight to the finish in this light-hearted tale.

 

   

American Elf Book Three (Top Shelf)

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Written by Gabe Bullard Thursday, 05 March 2009 17:00

amelf-header.gifCatch up with an old friend in this collection of two years' worth of James Kochalka's daily diary strip.

 

 

Marvel Comics 03.25-04.01.09 | Messiah War's Opening Shot

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

messiahwar-header.jpgThe future of mutantkind is at stake when Cable and X-Force butt heads in X-Force/Cable: Messiah War Prologue, the kick-off the year's big X-crossover. Plus, a mystic battle royale to decide who is the new Sorceror Supreme in New Avengers #51, even more preview art from Dark Reign: Elektra #1, and the Merc with a Mouth celebrates April Fool's Day with the miniseries Deadpool: Suicide Kings #1.

 

   

Knights of the Lunch Table Vol. 1 (Scholastic/Graphix); Caliber #1-5 (Radical Comics)

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 27 February 2009 05:35

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A look at two very different twists on the legend of King Arthur, one a gritty Western aimed at adults and the other a light adventure series for kids.

 

 

Lulu & Mitzy: Best Laid Plans (SLG Publishing)

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Written by Byron Kerman Friday, 27 February 2009 02:14

lulumitzy-header.jpgMeet the Lucy and Ethel of the world's oldest profession in this genuinely funny gutter-circus comedy.

 

   

Yozakura Quartet 3 (Del Rey)

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

yozakura3-header.jpgStorytelling falls off the rails in the latest adventure of these manga-fied Charlie's Angels.

 

 

Pow! To the People 02.20.09

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Written by Eddie Argos Thursday, 19 February 2009 17:00

freedomheader.jpgEddie Argos attempts to survive a transatlantic flight armed with nothing but a couple issues of Radical Comics' futuristic racing epic Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland. The results aren't pretty.

 

   

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