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What I bought – 27 May 2015

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“The scene was night in a summer garden. Pinprick stars gleamed down on shaking summerhouses. Plotters glided behind pasteboard hedges. I saw a woman, dressed in her maid’s clothes, hear her husband utter the first tender words he has offered her in years only because he thinks she is someone else. Could one catch a realer moment? And how except in the net of pure artifice? The disguises of opera had been invented for Mozart.” (Peter Shaffer, from Amadeus)
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Flippin’ through Previews – February 2014

I wonder if a certain wall-crawler is coming back soon? If only Previews #305 could let us know!
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What I bought – 29 January 2014

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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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Flippin’ through Previews – November 2013

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Hey, Previews #302 is promoting smoking this month! Won’t someone think of the children?!?!?!?
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Flippin’ through Previews – July 2013

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Swamp Thing in Star Wars? What the heck?!?!? It’s all in Previews #298, where you can find so many goodies it’s almost not fair!
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Flippin’ through Previews – February 2013

Oh, DC – you never fail to amuse, and Previews #293 is a perfect example of that!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines Archive!

Yes, it’s a list of all the posts in which I’ve been looking at the first pages of comics. You could just click the category tag, but in this post, I’ve organized them! Whoo-hoo! I placed this on 1 January for the entire year, but now that the year is over, I thought I’d move it to the final day of the year!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 115: Crécy

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks (more or less), with each week devoted to a single writer. This quasi-week: Warren Ellis. Today’s page is from Crécy, which was published by Avatar and is cover dated July 2007. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 113: Strange Kiss #2

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks (more or less), with each week devoted to a single writer. This quasi-week: Warren Ellis. Today’s page is from Strange Kiss #2, which was published by Avatar and is cover dated January 2000. Enjoy!
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Flippin’ through Previews – December 2011

Are you looking to do a little Christmas shopping? Well, too bad – Previews #279 is NOT for you! (Because it, you know, has books for February and beyond, so it’s too late for Christmas shopping, so it’s funny that it’s the “December” issue, right, and … oh, let’s just move on.)
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What I bought – 26 October 2011

I understood it this evening: the author has to die in order for the reader to become aware of his truth. (Umberto Eco, from Foucault’s Pendulum)

Hank couldn't shrink down for the damned class picture? That's a cheery pumpkin! The black bar cracks me up What's this?Could it be? Hey!  It's Jesus! Holy crap, really? Wilson Fisk, NO!!! Look how cheery he is! KA-BOOM! Oh, Jock, you make everything better! Shang-Chi likes to practice on clay models It's a tender moment with firearms! How'd they all fit inside its eye sockets? Yes, I know
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What I bought – 19 October 2011

My granddaughter Andrea wrote a composition for school in which she said that she liked her “grandmother’s imagination.” I asked her what she was referring to, and without hesitation she replied, “You remember things that never happened.” Don’t we all do that? (Isabel Allende, from My Invented Country)

This is why you shouldn't take walks in the snow! This is why you shouldn't go into space! This is why you shouldn't send an android into space! This is why you shouldn't let other winds into your castle! This is why you shouldn't do big events! This is why Hope should use conditioner! This is why John should wear clothes! This is why you shouldn't swear off killing! This is why you shouldn't fly through wormholes! This is why you shouldn't cancel the title, because Greg Land is the final artist of Uncanny X-Men! This is why you shouldn't unzip your costume! This is why you should talk to your son! This is why you shouldn't make shit up when you're kids! This is why you should work out that booty! This is why you should read Warren Ellis comics! Yep.  Still insane.
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Flippin’ through Previews – July 2011

Oh, no – is it the Apocalypse?!?!? Only Previews #274 knows for sure!
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Flippin’ through Previews – June 2011

Let’s check out this month’s Previews with the full knowledge that these are the last times we’ll see all these DC titles in their current incarnations!
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