COMIC BOOKS

Drawing Wizards, Witches and Warlocks (Sixth & Spring)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 18 December 2008 17:00

wizards-header.jpgA useful stepping-off point, this instructional art book's important lesson is that drawing can be simpler than one might fear.

 

 

Three To Read | 12.17.08

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 16 December 2008 17:00

beanworld-header.jpgThree works to check out this week include a new work by David Lapham, a classic by John Byrne, and the return of an indie stalwart after more than a decade.

 

   

Garfield Minus Garfield, Garfield: 30 Years of Laughs and Lasagna (Ballantine Books)

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Written by Gabe Bullard Thursday, 11 December 2008 17:00

garfield-header.jpgA look at the surrealist webcomic—which removes the titular tabby from Garfield strips to show how sad and lonely Jon Arbuckle really is—plus a special hardcover retrospective just in time for the character's 30th birthday.

 

 

Time Stranger Kyoko Vol. 1 (VIZ Media/Shojo Beat)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 11 December 2008 17:00

kyoko-header.jpgWhat's a princess to do when she doesn't want the obligations of life as a royal? How about set out on a quest to awaken her permanently asleep twin sister?

   

Marvel Comics 01.02.09 | Incognito

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 11 December 2008 17:00

incognito-header.jpgEd Brubaker and Sean Phillips take a break from their fantastic series Criminal to bring you Incognito #1 this January, and we have a whopping nine page preview! Plus, a look at some upcoming villain variants, and a look at Marvel's next Free Comic Book Day offering.

 

 

Three To Read | 12.10.08

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 09 December 2008 17:00

wwoz-header.jpgComics Editor Jason Green takes a look at the three most interesting releases due in stores this week. This time out: Phonogram 2: The Singles Club #1, One Pound Gospel Vol. 4, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1.

 

   

Marvel Comics 12.24.08 | A Merry Marvel Christmas!

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 05 December 2008 00:35

hulkclaus.jpgThe House of Ideas offers a teasing look at what's hitting stores on Christmas Eve, plus a sneak peek at Thor #600, due out early in '09.

 

 

Hercules: the Thracian Wars #2-3 (Radical Comics)

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Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Thursday, 04 December 2008 17:00

hercules-header.jpgHercules and his friends strive to make the ragtag army of Thrace a unit, and give Cotys his desired empire. But, as they close in on a rebel leader, little do they know that a traitor lurks among them.

 

   

Yozakura Quartet 2 (Del Rey)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 04 December 2008 17:00

yq-header.jpgA sort of Japanese Charlie's Angels (plus one) strives to keep the piece and sustain the delicate balance of powers in a town where humans and demons co-exist. 

 

 

Tales From the Keg #1 (Organized Crime Records)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 04 December 2008 17:00

tfk_header.jpgMidwest thrash-metal act Cross Examination (named Best Metal Band in the 2008 Riverfront Times poll) tosses a free comic in with their latest release, but it's the album itself that really impresses.

 

   

Snug Comics #1 (Low Key Comics) | Izzy Challenge #5 (self-published)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 04 December 2008 17:00

snug-header.jpgA look at two interesting new minicomics, both written and drawn at least in part by local talents.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Scissors Vol. 1-2 (Del Rey)

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 27 November 2008 17:00

pumpkin-header.jpgA ragtag band of soldiers fight to rebuild a nation shattered by war in this awkwardly titled new action series.

 

   

Love and Rockets: Amor y Cohetes and New Stories #1 (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Jaffa Aharonov Thursday, 27 November 2008 17:00

lar-header.jpgLos Bros Hernandez return with two new releases: one their first foray into the annual graphic novel format, the other a collection of odds and sods.

 

 

Deitch's Pictorama (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 20 November 2008 17:00

kimdeitch.jpgUnderground-comics pioneer Kim Deitch is joined by his brothers and father for a Deitch-a-palooza that treads where memoir meets wild, wishful fantasy.

 

   

Me and the Devil Blues: The Unreal Life of Robert Johnson Vol. 1 (Del Rey)

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Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Thursday, 13 November 2008 17:00

johnson1.jpgThis dark and fantastic manga explores the life of Robert Johnson, the Depression-era musician who (supposedly) sold his soul to the Devil to become the greatest Blues player who ever lived.

 

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Official Casebook Vol. 1: The Phoenix Wright Files (Del Rey)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 13 November 2008 17:00

phoenixwright-header.jpgCAPCOM's famed video game attorney reaches the comic book page in this new anthology.

 

   

Marvel Comics 11.26.08 and 12.10.08 | Thor vs. Odin

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 13 November 2008 17:00

thor_header.jpgThor's got daddy issues, and he sets out to settle 'em Mjolnir-style in Thor: Man of War by Matt Fraction, Clay Mann, and Patrick Zircher, while Wolvie battles bikers in Wolverine: Flies to a Spider #1 by Gregg Hurwitz and Jerome Opena.

 

 

Abandoned Cars (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 06 November 2008 17:00

abandoned-header.jpgThe disgruntled and disaffected offering long internal ruminations of the glass-is-half-empty variety in Tim Lane's new graphic novel.

 

   

Tiki Joe Mysteries (SLG Publishing)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 06 November 2008 17:00

tikijoe-header.gifSend yourself back to the days when men were men, women wore toreador pants, and faux-Polynesian culture was all the rage.

 

 

Pow! To the People 10.31.08

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Written by Eddie Argos Saturday, 01 November 2008 03:23

umbacad.jpgArt Brut singer Eddie Argos turns the tables on a fellow rocker with a look at My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way's Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, plus a look at the DC Comics Encyclopedia.

 

   

Presidential Material (IDW Publishing)

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Written by Gabe Bullard Thursday, 30 October 2008 17:00

pres_material.jpgIDW offers up an intro to the presidential candidates courtesy of this pair of just-the-facts-ma'am biographies (in comic book form) of Barack Obama and John McCain.

 

 

 

Mushishi vol. 4 (Del Rey)

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Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Thursday, 30 October 2008 17:00

mushishi4-header.jpgJust in time for Halloween, Mushishi gives the thrills of spirits mingling with mortals, and the dark chill of what is left after such encounters.

 

   

Marvel Comics 11.08 | Off to see the Wizard!

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 30 October 2008 17:00

wwoz_header.jpgMarvel previews their upcoming take on the L. Frank Baum classic in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Sketchbook, Stephen King's The Stand turns 30 just in time for The Stand: Captain Trips #3, War Machine makes way for his own solo series in Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #35, and Madelyne Pryor returns in Uncanny X-Men #503.

 

 

Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! (Pantheon)

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 24 October 2008 08:41

spiegelmanheader.jpg

Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Maus, collects his boldly experimental 1970s works.

 

   

Marvel Comics | The Return of Danny Ketch

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 23 October 2008 17:00

ghostrider_header.jpgThere's big doin's a'transpirin' at Marvel over the next three months! First in November, Danny Ketch returns to steal back the mantle of Spirit of Vengeance from Johnny Blze in Ghost Rider #29. In December, Marvel kicks off another adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi franchise in Ender's Shadow: Battle School #1. And in January, Marvel ties in with their hit action figure line in Super Hero Squad: Hero Up!

 

 

Angry Youth Comix #14 (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 23 October 2008 17:00

ayc14-header.jpgBoobs Pooter offers up "The World's Funniest Joke," a magnum opus of poop and vomit jokes, in this latest offering from gross-out king Johnny Ryan.

 

   

Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories (VIZ Media/Shojo Beat)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 16 October 2008 17:00

stm-header.gifAn "interesting" collection of short stories from Arina Tanemura (Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Full Moon wo Sagashite).

 

 

Pow! To the People 10.17.08

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Written by Eddie Argos Thursday, 16 October 2008 17:00

boostergold13-header.jpgLife as a rock star doesn't leave much time for readin', so this time out, Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos has time for just one comic book: Booster Gold #13. (Yeah, him again.)

 

   

Marvel Comics | Marvel Turns 70!

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 16 October 2008 17:00

marvel70th.jpgThe House of Ideas celebrates the Big Seven-Oh in 2009, and they're kicking off the celebration this January! Plus more from the far-flung future: a six-page preview of the much-anticipated Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1 by Kurt Busiek and Jay Anacleto.

 

Marvel Comics 11.05-26.08 | First Class Secrets

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 16 October 2008 17:00

weaponx.jpgSabretooth guest-stars as Wolverine's early days are revealed in Weapon X: First Class #1, plus it's Shell-Head vs. Web-Head in Invincible Iron Man #7, the Eternals battle the Young Gods in Eternals Annual #1, and Jim Valentino returns to Guardians of the Galaxy for a variant cover.
   

Existentialism for Beginners (For Beginners)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 09 October 2008 17:00

existentialism-header.jpgDoes your entire knowledge of existentialism come from the Simpsons quote "Camus can do Sartre is smar-tre"? Then do yourself a favor and check out this handy guide to all things existential, courtesy of author David Cogswell.

 

 

Mixed Vegetables Vol. 1 (VIZ Media/Shojo Beat)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 09 October 2008 17:00

The sushi-obsessed daughter of a pastry chef and the pastry-obsessed son of a sushi chef join forces in this culinary delight.

 

   

What It Is (Drawn & Quarterly)

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Written by Gabe Bullard Thursday, 09 October 2008 17:00

Not so much a book as a collection of stories and collages, What It Is cranks Lynda Barry's self-examination to the extreme, forcing the reader to focus on the bogglinglying brilliant combination of wide-ruled notebooks, cartoons, construction paper and words clipped from old paperbacks.

 

 

Marvel Comics 11.05.08 | Who is the Blue Marvel?

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 09 October 2008 17:00

bluemarvel.jpgA Sixties hero returns with Iron Man on his tale in Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #1 from Kevin Grevioux and Mat Broome.

 

   

The Portable Frank (Fantagraphics)

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 09 October 2008 17:00

portablefrank-header.jpgA collection of 14 wordless, black-and-white adventures starring Jim Woodring's Frank.
 

Marvel Comics 10.08.08 | Orson Scott Card and Stephen King

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Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 08 October 2008 09:13

endersgame.jpgTwo best-selling authors' best selling creations hit stands in comic book form today! Check out a 7-page preview of the Orson Scott Card sci-fi epic Ender's Game: Battle School #1 and 6 pages from the adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower: Treachery #2, both on sale now.

 

   

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