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What I bought – 29 January 2014

Uber9 (2)

Gentle winced. “That’s not religion, it’s masochism.”

“And masochism isn’t a religion?” the other replied. “You surprise me.” (Clive Barker, from Imajica)
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What I bought – 22 January 2014

HenryandGlennForeverandEver3 (2)

There comes a time in the life cycle of a nation when no decision that can be made is the right one and no action that can be taken is intelligent. (Joseph Heller, from Picture This)
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Review time! with Zero #5

zero1 (2)

“This time the revolution will be computerised / You’ll know it as you do it / In real time before your eyes”
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Review time! with Pàng the Wandering Shàolín Monk volume 2: Winter Worm, Summer Grass

01-20-2014 04;13;42PM

“They were chopping them up / They were chopping them down / It’s an ancient Chinese art / And everybody knew their part”
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What I bought – 15 January 2014

01-15-2014 03;57;01PM (2)

Believe me, everything looks like a noose if you stare at it long enough. (Sherman Alexie, from “Indian Education”)
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Review time! with Bugged

01-14-2014 02;04;59PM

“Light us up and take a hit, light us up and take a hit / Mmm, suck us ’til we’re dry / And when we’re lookin’ like a roach, hit the lights”
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What I bought – 8 January 2014

Detective27 (2)

we cry we laugh we feel we love we live
in the coffin of our existence and
IT IS ALWAYS TOO LATE (Tommy Trantino, from Lock the Lock)
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It’s the best (or rather, my favorite) comics of 2013! Huzzah and rejoice!

Yes, it’s the end of the year, and instead of reading all those other “best of” lists made by LOSERS, you should just stick to mine. Your entire comics-buying future is at stake!!!!
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Best of 2013 – We Can Fix It!

We Can Fix It coverAs I mentioned during my Top 10 Comics of 2013, instead of just listing a bunch of honorable mentions for the list, I’m instead going to spotlight some other 2013 comics that I liked a lot in their own individual posts. First up, we have Jess Fink’s hilariously charming time travel graphic novel from Top Shelf Productions, We Can Fix It! The sub-title of the comic gives you the best idea of what it is about – “A Time Travel Memoir.” This story uses time travel as a way for Fink (and the reader) to re-examine Fink’s past and through these trips to the past, see her present in a new light. It’s a really delightful work that mixes over-the-top humor with some deep insights into Fink’s personality and both the vagaries of the human memory and the value that the mistakes in our lives have in making us who we are.
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What I bought – 1 January 2014

AtomicRoboSavageSwordofDrDinosaur4 (2)

Peter Lake seemed to love her in exactly the way that she loved everything that she knew she would lose. He kissed her, and stroked her, and spoke to her. How surprised she was at what he said. He told her about the city as if it were a live creature, pale and pink, that had a groin and blood and lips. He told her about spring in Prince Street, about the narrow alleys full of flowers, protected by trees, quiet and dark. He told her about the colors in coats and clothes and on the stage and in all kinds of lights, and that their random movement made them come alive. “Prince Street,” he said, “is alive. The buildings are ruddy as flesh. I’ve seen them breathe. I swear it.” He surprised even himself.

He talked to her for hours. He talked himself dry. She leaned back on the pillows, pleased to be naked in front of him, relaxed, calm, smiling. He talked hills. He talked gardens. What he said was so gentle, strong, and full of counterpoint and rhyme, that he was not even sure that it was not singing. And long before he was all talked out and exhausted, she had fallen in love with him. (Mark Helprin, from Winter’s Tale)
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My Top Ten Comics of 2013

Instead of just doing “honorable mentions,” I will try to do some separate spotlights over the next week or so of some books that I liked a lot this year but fell just shy of my top ten. So here is my top ten (no ties for number ten – that’s cheating!)!
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Review time! with A Boy and a Girl

12-26-2013 03;38;17PM

“I was her, she was me; we were one, we were free”
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Review time! with Winter City #4-7

12-22-2013 03;45;20PM (2)

“Strapped in the chair of the city’s gas chamber; why I’m here I can’t quite remember”
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What I bought – 18 December 2013

Zero4 (2)

I did not betray Mr. Kurtz – it was ordered I should never betray him – it was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice. (Joseph Conrad, from Heart of Darkness)

(Lots of Not Safe For Work stuff in this post. You’ve been warned!!!!)
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Review time! with Bad Houses

12-16-2013 01;48;30PM (2)

“It’s an antidote to a life spent on the beat / That’s the beat of concrete, the beat of machines / Of mobile phones and plasma screens / How much junk in my life do I really need?”
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