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Review time! with Oyster War

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  • Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“Barrooms spilling sailors all shipwrecked at dawn” Oyster War is the latest comic by Ben Towle, whose previous work, Midnight Sun, was pretty good. This one is published by Oni, it’s edited by Robin Herrera and Ari Yarwood, and it costs $29.99 …

Review time! with Dixie Vixens: A Lit Cigarette volume 1

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  • Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“But it’s a matter of time ’til you get yours, and I get mine; it might not be me but you’re gonna answer to somebody” Dixie Vixens is the second book I’ve gotten from Creative Mind Energy, a family publishing company, and both have been pretty  …

Review time! with First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson

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  • Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“There must be one place left in the world where the water’s real and clean” First Man is by Simon Schwartz, a German comics creator who decided to write about Matthew Henson after a newspaper hired him to illustrate an article on polar expediti …

Review time! with The Dharma Punks

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  • Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“I’m all tied up and my eyes are shut, and these chains I’ve made they’re too tough to cut” Dylan Horrocks, who writes the introduction to The Dharma Punks, Ant Sang’s 8-issue comic about a group of New Zealand punks wandering around Auckland on …

Review time! with Virgil

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  • Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“Down on earth, he held her tight, she held her tight, he held him tight; it was morning, and they’d cried all night” On the back of Virgil is written a tagline: “A queersploitation revenge tale.” In his introduction, David Walker (who’s curren …

Review time! with High Crimes

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  • Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“Soldiers of armies, storm empty fields in a traveler’s trance, on the way to the high frontier” I’m trying to catch up on my graphic novels reviews, as you can tell, and while High Crimes came out in June (I think), and therefore I should have  …

Review time! with Nanjing: The Burning City

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  • Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“Somewhere old heroes shuffle safely down the street, where you can speak out loud about your doubts and fears, and what’s more no-one ever disappears, you never hear their standard issue kicking in your door” Ethan Young’s Nanjing: The Burning  …

Review time! with The Lion of Rora

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  • Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“If I need security, I’ll keep a gun on me” When I read about The Lion of Rora in Previews, I knew I was going to get it. It’s right in my wheelhouse, after all – it’s historical fiction, it’s set during a fascinating time in history (the 1600s …

Review time! with Bowery Boys: Our Fathers

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  • Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“When I got back to my empty room I suppose I must have cried” I knew about Bowery Boys a while back, because when I still had time to do weekly reviews (I have no idea how I used to do them so consistently, but life, I guess, is so much busier  …

Review time! with Baba Yaga’s Assistant

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  • Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“I awoke in the morning, cold rain on my face, and you were beside me in a desolate place” I picked up Baba Yaga’s Assistant mainly because Emily Carroll draws it, and I dig Carroll’s art. But it also had such an unusual hook (who would want to …

Review time! with Tim Ginger

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  • Sunday, November 15th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“Now the light commands, this is my home – I’m coming home” Julian Hanshaw writes and draws Tim Ginger, which is published by Top Shelf and costs $19.99. Is that Mr. Ginger there on the cover, floating upside down? Well, of course it is, but i …

Review time! with The Divine

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  • Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“And we live by the side of the road on the side of a hill as the valleys explode” My latest review is about The Divine, which is published by the good folk at First Second Books and costs $19.99. Boaz Lavie wrote it, while Asaf and Tomer Hanuk …

Review time! with Miss: Better Living Through Crime

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  • Friday, November 13th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“They headed down south and they’re still running today” Another day, another Humanoids publication, as this time it’s the four chapters of Miss: Better Living Through Crime, collected in one fancy hardcover for $29.99. It’s written by Philippe …

Review time! with Russian Olive to Red King

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  • Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“Just help me through this moment after everything I told you, how the weight of their loss is like the weight of the sun” Kathryn and Stuart Immonen lead double lives in comics, and I, being the weird one, follow their far less popular one. On …

Review time! with Rexodus

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  • Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“Wrap my leg around the table, I’ll make the trip when I’m more stable” Rexodus is a classic example of too many cooks (almost) spoiling the broth. It feels more like a television show at times, as there are so many people involved in its creat …


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