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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

02-18-2014 04;43;21PM (2)

“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

09-16-2013 08;34;03PM

“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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Sunday brunch: Links for the week of 23-29 June 2013

Let’s see what’s on the agenda this week, shall we?
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What I bought – 26 June 2013

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“Sotillo used to be very cordial to me at the Goulds’ and at the club. How that man’ll ever dare to look any of his friends here in the face I can’t imagine.”

“He’ll no doubt begin by shooting some of them to get over the first awkwardness,” said the doctor. “Nothing in this country serves better your military man who has changed sides than a few summary executions.” (Joseph Conrad, from Nostromo)
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Review time! with Strange Attractors

05-18-2013 04;19;06PM

Chaos theory in comics! Whoo-hoo!
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Flippin’ through Previews – May 2013

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Previews #296 is out in the world, and I’m going to look through it! What will I find? NO MAN CAN SAY!!!! Continue Reading »

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