COMIC BOOKS

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.

 

 

Marvel Comics 03.11-04.08.09 | A Dark Reign Falls on Elektra and Hawkeye

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

drkelktraheader.jpgElektra deals with the fallout of coming "back from the dead" after her alien abduction in Dark Reign: Elektra #1, plus Bullseye settles into his role as the Dark Avengers' new archer in Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1, and the gritty new take on Marvel's mutants reaches its end in X-Men Noir #4.

 

   

08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail (Three Rivers Press)

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Written by Gabe Bullard Thursday, 12 February 2009 17:00

Journalist Michael Crowley and cartoonist Dan Goldman dredge through the highlights and lowlights of Barack Obama's historic run for the White House.

 

 

The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls Vol. 1-2 (Del Rey)

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

yagyu-header.jpgSeven female samurai seek bloody, gruesome revenge in this semi-continuation of the hit manga/anime Basilisk.

 

   

Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4 (Fantagraphics)

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

thrizzle4-header.jpg"Now you are as much sandwich as man! "

 

 

Marvel Comics 03.04.09 | F.F. vs. H.A.M.M.E.R.

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

darkreign_ff_header.jpgMarvel's first family takes on Norman Osborn's new strikeforce when Jonathan Hickman and Sean Chen bring you Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #1, plus the merc with a mouth comes face-to-disfigured face with the Thunderbolts when "Magnum Opus" kicks off in Deadpool #8.

 

   

Marvel Comics 02.25-03.04.09 | Who Will Rule?

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 06 February 2009 08:29

wok.jpgBlack Bolt and the Inhumans go toe-to-toe with the Shi'Ar in War of Kings #1 (spinning from the pages of Secret Invasion), and we have a 7-page preview. Plus, it's not all gumdrops and lollipops when Hawkeye and Mockingbird reunite in New Avengers: The Reunion #1 and Daken reveals his role in Dark Reign in the pages of Wolverine: Origins #33.

 

 

Kasumi Vol. 1 (Del Rey)

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

kasumi-header.jpgThis collaboration between an American writer and a Japanese artist best known for boys' comics hits all the right magic girl/high school romance notes.

   

Gacha Gacha: The Next Revolution Vol. 8 (Del Rey)

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

gacha-gacha-8-header.jpgIn which your reviewer attempts to get to the bottom of the abundance of gender-bending characters in Japanese pop culture.

 

 

Good-Bye (Drawn & Quarterly)

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

Unpredictable twists and poignant endings abound in this collection of short stories from a forgotten manga master.

 

   

Into the Volcano (Blue Sky/Scholastic)

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

volcano-header.jpgInto the Volcano is a good old-fashioned boy's adventure story which plunges directly into the action and keeps the tension high as the brothers are greeted with one new obstacle after another.

 

GalaxyQuest #1-2 (IDW Publishing)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 29 January 2009 17:00

gq-header.jpgThe late-90s sci-fi send-up (starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman) returns in comic form.

 

   

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