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What I bought – 26 August 2015

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“Wherever you will find empty land, there are men who try to get closer to God.” (Don DeLillo, from The Names)
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Review time! with Ares & Aphrodite

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“Two young lovers with nothin’ better to do than sit around the house, get high, and watch the tube, and here’s what happened when they decided to cut loose”
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Do You Know Who Would Have Made a Good Captain Marvel Writer?

Let me open up by noting that I totally get why Marvel would go with Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters for the new Captain Marvel series launching after Secret Wars. They showrun a great comic book related TV show that also features a strong female lead, Agent Carter. So they are fine choices. This is not a “boo that choice!” thing. This is only to note that if you have been reading Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps so far (the third issue is out this Wednesday) you would know that Marvel had a really good option on their hands already for a good Captain Marvel writer, namely Kelly Thompson, who is co-writing the series with the departing Captain Marvel writer, Kelly Sue DeConnick.
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What I bought – 19 August 2015

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“I knew it,” Landsman says. “The minute I walked into the room and saw Lasker lying there, I said to myself, Landsman, this whole case is going to turn on a question of pie.” (Michael Chabon, from The Yiddish Policemen’s Union)
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Review time! with The Adventures of the 19XX Book Three: Shining Skull 1936

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“Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded and that heaven is overrated?”
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Review time! with Girlfiend

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“Who is the fly in your champagne? / Who’s got the body and who’s got the brain? / Let me taste your blood ’cause I’m in pain / You are the one that I desire”
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Review time! with Anti-Hero

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“Where have all the good men gone and where are all the gods? Where’s the street-wise Hercules to fight the rising odds?”
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Review time! with Millennium

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“When I woke up this morning could have sworn it was Judgment Day”
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Review time! with Credence

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“A mother screams and a baby cries, the memory gone before the blood has dried; a needle pricks the conscience to help it fade away”
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Review time! with The Sculptor

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“You who I directed with lovers will, you who I let hypnotize the lens, you who I let bathe in the spotlight’s glare”
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Archie #1 Review

Archie2015_01-0 Tomorrow sees the release of the first Archie #1 in over seventy years, as Mark Waid and Fiona Staples reboot the franchise. As you might have expected with creators like Waid and Staples, the end result is a thoughtful, entertaining debut with excellent artwork. If you are going to reboot a franchise, there are few creators that you would be better off with trusting with the exercise. What is particularly impressive with the first issue is how it manages to be a throwback to the early days of Archie without allowing the nostalgic aspect of the book to become a distraction with the actual story itself. In other words, this is a book that pays tribute to its forebears with only the slightest of nods and spends the majority of the tale updating the main characters in such a fashion that it would fit in with an Archie tale from nearly any year while still working primarily as an Archie tale for the year 2015. No one got an update for the sake of getting an update. Characters are just given considerate re-envisionings. It’s a great first issue.
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What I bought – 1 July 2015

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The Old One said, “It is not an easy thing to refuse to be worshipped.” (Madeleine L’Engle, from A Swiftly Tilting Planet)
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Review time! with Heart in a Box

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“Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet; cut myself on angel’s hair and baby’s breath”
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Review time! with San Hannibal

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“Where no one seems to mind if you string your words together with Kool cigarettes and sparkling wine; keep the conversation light, wait until the girls get under-dressed and then the talk gets less polite”
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What I bought – 24 June 2015

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She even learnt the language of a strange country which, Signor Tosetti had been told, some people believed still existed, although no one in the world could say where it was. (The name of this country was Wales.) (Susanna Clarke, from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell)
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