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Flippin’ through Previews – April 2015

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What do we want? Comics from Previews #319! When do we want them? Uh, two months from now and possibly later, depending on scheduling?
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What I bought – 18 March 2015

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“You know that this is an authoritarian government,” he told the cardinal. “And I know you do not like authoritarian governments.”

“That is so, General,” the cardinal replied. “I do not like them.”

“But authority comes from God, Cardinal,” Pinochet said.

“Authority, yes. Authoritarianism comes from men,” Silva Henriquez said. (Mary Helen Spooner, from Soldiers in a Narrow Land)
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What I bought – 18 February 2015

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“At the end of the twentieth century, we are trying to separate inseparable strands, to divide this one from that one, because this one may be Macedonian and that one may be Bulgarian … Here the men sit back like the old men of Crete, talking about nationalism and hate while the women do all the work.” (Robert Kaplan, from Balkan Ghosts)
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Flippin’ through Previews – January 2015

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The new Previews is out, and we all have to get used to writing “2015” on everything! Can you handle it?!?!?!?
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Year of the Artist, Day 297: Lee Moder, Part 4 – Days Missing #3

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Lee Moder, and the issue is Days Missing #3, which was published by Archaia and is cover dated October 2009. Enjoy!
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Flippin’ through Previews – June 2014

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Could it be? After all these years? Is it here? Will it come out on time? Some of these answers can be found in Previews #309, so let’s go under the cut to find them out!
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What I bought – May 2014 selections

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“The novel I would most like to read at this moment,” Ludmilla explains, “should have as its driving force only the desire to narrate, to pile stories upon stories, without trying to impose a philosophy of life on you, simply allowing you to observe its own growth, like a tree, an entangling, as if of branches and leaves …” (Italo Calvino, from If on a winter’s night a traveler)
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Year of the Artist, Day 151: Chris Burnham, Part 3 – Days Missing #2

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Chris Burnham, and the issue is Days Missing #2, which was published by Archaia and is cover dated September 2009. Enjoy!
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Review time! with The Joyners in 3D

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“Freedom belongs only to those / Without video screens for eyes and mouth”
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What I bought – 4 December 2013

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“How strange it is. We have these deep terrible lingering fears about ourselves and the people we love. Yet we walk around, talk to people, eat and drink. We manage to function. The feelings are deep and real. Shouldn’t they paralyze us? How is it we can survive them, at least for a while? We drive a car, we teach a class. How is it no one sees how deeply afraid we were, last night, this morning? Is it something we all hide from each other, by mutual consent? Or do we share the same secret without knowing it? Wear the same disguise.” (Don DeLillo, from White Noise)
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Flippin’ through Previews – October 2013

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Oh, Previews. Welcome to the next 300 issues with October’s slab, #301!
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Review time! with Mumbai Confidential

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“Who’s been overlooked … and who’s been rooked? Who’s left to die … and who’s left to cry?”
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Review time! with Cyborg 009

09-12-2013 11;51;51AM

“My heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain IBM”
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Review time! with The Grand Duke

08-09-2013 03;22;36PM

It’s time for another of those fancy European comics! We all love those, right?
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Flippin’ through Previews – August 2013

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So many other people look at the solicits when they show up on-line, but I don’t go in for that new-fangled stuff. Print RULEZ, man!!!! So let’s check out Previews #299, because we can always find super stuff in there!
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