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Review time! with Ramshackle: A Yellowknife Story

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  • Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 5:03 PM EST
“We will go nowhere we know / ‘Til we find our one and all / Your hand me downs, flypaper towns / Stuck together one and all” Ramshackle came out a few months ago, but as usual, I’m behind on my reviews, so I haven’t had a chance to get to it ye …

Review time! with Black Jack Ketchum #3 and 4

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  • Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 at 10:06 PM EST
“Well, he robbed his way from Utah to Oklahoma and the law just could not seem to track him down” I’ve been getting nifty digital copies of Black Jack Ketchum from writer Brian Schirmer, and as tomorrow the final issue gets released, I figured  …

Review time! with some small-press comics!

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  • Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 1:11 PM EST
I’ve been meaning to review these for quite some time, so I better get on it, oughtn’t I? Margo: Intergalactic Trash Collector #1 (“The Hand of Glom”) by Jim Whiting (writer/artist). $3.99, 21 pgs, FC, self-published. Jim Whiting sent this issue …

Review time! with Hopeless Savages: Break

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  • Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST
“I’m searching for the latest thing, a break in this routine; I’m talkin’ some new kicks, ones like you ain’t never seen” I’ve been hearing about the new Hopeless Savages book for so long that it’s almost bizarre that it finally came out. I don …

Review time! with City of Clowns

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  • Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“And it died, smiled, and fell on the ground” Daniel Alarcón’s City of Clowns was, as he notes in the afterword, a Spanish-language prose story that was translated into English, then back into Spanish when it became a comic, and now back in …

Review time! with Ashes

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  • Sunday, November 29th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“Angels never know it’s time to close the book and gracefully decline” A few months ago, while Mr. Pelkie and I were checking out Previews, he noticed something on a page that I might have missed, and it forced me to look underneath the solicit  …

Review time! with Two Brothers

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  • Saturday, November 28th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“We depend on one another; love him, that’s the only way” Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá are, of course, terrific comic book creators, so anything new by them is cause for celebration. So, naturally, I was down for Two Brothers, their adap …

Review time! with Abbadon

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  • Friday, November 27th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“I play for keeps, ’cause I might not make it back” Why Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray chose to name their comic Abbadon instead of Abaddon (the common spelling, although it is translated from Hebrew) is beyond me, but perhaps it’s a snide comm …

Review time! with Ruins

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  • Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
“Our bones forever in stone, monuments of life” I’m pretty sure Ruins is the first Peter Kuper book I’ve ever read, even though he has a fine reputation around the comics literati and he’s been working for a long time. It was partly his reputat …

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  …

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