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Rearranging the deck chairs: DC Rebirth titles, Week Three!

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One is the loneliest number this week, as one shalt be the number of DC Rebirth titles thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be one. It’s better than next week, I suppose, when there are none. Let’s get to it!
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Rearranging the deck chairs: DC Rebirth titles, Week Two!

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It’s the second week of DC‘s latest Great Rebirthening, and if you thought I was going to bail on these posts after one week of fairly mediocre comics, you thought wrong! I have store credit and I’m not afraid to use it, so let’s check out the shiny new books that DC unleashed upon us this week!
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The gloriously insane hot mess that is Wacky Raceland #1

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Run, don’t walk, to your favorite neighborhood comics shoppe and get a copy of Wacky Raceland #1. Or, if you’re a godawful Millennial (you young’uns with your complicated hair and your fancy vests), download it onto your phone so you have to squint to read it. What’s wrong with you people? What the hell is wrong with good old-fashioned paper, which is how Ike read a comic, damn it! However you read it, you must read it. It’s just that important!!!!
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Comics You Should Own – Terminal City

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Where the grass is definitely not green (because there’s no grass to be found!), but the girls are pretty!
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Rearranging the deck chairs: DC Rebirth titles, Week One!

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Much like I did with the “New 52,” I’m using my store credit to check out the “DC Rebirth” titles. As they’re being released on a staggered schedule instead all in one month, I figured I’ll do them week-by-week rather than all at once. But after one week, will I really feel like getting the rest? Let’s find out!
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Page-by-page with DC Universe: Rebirth

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I have some credit at my comics shoppe, so of course I had to get this! Join me under the cut!
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Travis reviews Heavy Metal #280

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Why would anyone review Heavy Metal #280? Because it’s the first issue edited by everyone’s favorite God of All Comics, so famed commenter and Previews-post contributor Travis Pelkie picked it up and checked it out, and now he’s going to write about it! Join me under the cut for everything you want to know about nekkid sci-fi weirdness!
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R.I.P. Darwyn Cooke, 1962-2016

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In case you haven’t seen it yet, Darwyn Cooke died last night at the age of 53. He had been battling cancer and was receiving palliative care, but lost the fight early this morning, according to his family. Cooke was a great artist who did amazing work on a lot of DC’s characters, and his graphic adaptations of Richard Stark’s “Parker” novels are excellent. As the link notes, if you want to make a donation, you can do so to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Hero Initiative.

It’s a sad day for the comics world, but go get your copy of New Frontier or Selina’s Big Score or any of the other superb Cooke comics out there and give them a read and remember what a staggering talent he was. And let’s hope that someday, we can figure out a way to cure cancer. That would be nice.

Review time! with Dark Corridor, Four Eyes: Hearts of Fire, Gutter Magic, Limbo, and Mayday

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You may have caught the fact that we’re planning on moving because we’ve outgrown our house – the kids are 13 and 10, and my older one needs bigger equipment if we’re going to move her around, and our house is just too small. So we’re staying in Arizona but moving into a bigger house. April was busy already, and it didn’t get any better toward the end of the month, so I couldn’t really do a big review post with all the trades I read during the month, but several mini-series ended, so I figured I’d check those out. So here we go!
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Flippin’ through Previews – May 2016

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Previews #332 is out, and that means it’s time to see what’s going on! You know you love it!
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Comics You Should Own – Swamp Thing #140-171

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I warned you that there would be more Swamp Thing, and here it is!
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“I pass boats and the Kingdome …”: It’s all about Emerald City Comic-Con!

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I spent the weekend in Seattle going to the Emerald City Comic-Con, seeing old friends, and generally having a grand time. And now I’m going to write about it!
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Flippin’ through Previews – April 2016

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It’s time to check out Previews #331, if you can handle it!!!! (And by “it” I mean Travis’s annoying commentary!!!!)
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What I bought, read, or otherwise consumed – March 2016

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“That which is written without effort is generally read without pleasure.” (Samuel Johnson)
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