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06-11-2013 03;52;05PM

Rutu Modan’s first graphic novel was superb. Will the follow-up be at the same level? It’s a question to boggle the mind!
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Flippin’ through Previews – June 2013

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It’s time for Travis Pelkie’s favorite column! Huzzah!
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Say It With Manga: The Manga About Manga Edition

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Say what you will about meta entertainment, but I’ve always had a soft spot for it.  There’s something exciting to me about reading a behind-the-scenes look, especially one that was made for the sake of entertainment.  There are many manga series about making manga, and they run the range from awful to amazing, nonfiction to “fictionalized” accounts.  I’ve already touched on Bakuman, which is a surprisingly exciting series that puts Shounen Jump manga under a microscope.  There’s a handful of others, but here’s three more of the best, in my opinion.

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Flippin’ through Previews – March 2013

It’s a bit late due to other things, but let’s check out Previews #294 – maybe there’s some interesting stuff in it!
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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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Say It With Manga, 12/20/12

Another week, another Say It With Manga. Three titles again, this time on the themes of love, war, and parasites.

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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for January 2012

As I’m getting more and more things in trade these days and many of those don’t come out very quickly, I often miss titles that everyone is raving about for my year-end lists (see: Daredevil). So I’ve decided to do a post every month about the various trade paperbacks I got in the month. I’ve also included editions of things that may be from an earlier year but which I didn’t get until now or which have been re-released, and some other stuff, too. I’m still going to review new graphic novels individually, but this is for anything that doesn’t fall into that category. Sound good? Great. Let’s check some stuff out!
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What I bought – 18 January 2012

“I’ve always believed, Josef, that we are more in love with desire than with the desired!” (Irvin D. Yalom, from When Nietzsche Wept)

Well, that's a phallic blade right there Appetizing! It was the style of the times! You can't stay mad at it! So much creepy sexual imagery I don't even know where to start! She's making Rockwell paranoid! I think that explosion would knock him over 'Don't tell anyone I like 2 Broke Girls!!!!!' Like the concept, hate the execution Robert Plant should have had a cameo Now batting ... the golem! More French comics!  Or, as I like to call them, 'Freedom Comics'
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She Has No Head! – Third Annual Awesome Women In Comics Holiday Gift List, 2011

Welcome back to my annual female positive comics holiday gift list!

So the holidays are (suddenly) upon us and you’ve decided that in these tough economic times you want to support the comic industry by giving everyone on your list sweet comics.  And not only that, but you want to take it one step further and only give female positive comics…well, in that super specific case you’ve found the right list.

Like last year, in addition to picking excellent female positive titles, I also limited myself to books released in 2011 only.  If you’re looking for more books that just those released in 2011, I urge you to check out my first list, which was not limited by a time period, and my second list, which covered books released in 2010.

Let’s get started, yes?

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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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Flippin’ through Previews – November 2011

Wolverine #300? How do they even know anymore? The answer lies inside Previews #278!
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Flippin’ through Previews – October 2011

What lurks in the depths of Previews #277? Join me to find out!
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What I bought – 5 October 2011

Life is like invading Russia. A blitz start, massed shakos, plumes dancing like a flustered henhouse; a period of svelte progress recorded in ebullient despatches as the enemy falls back; then the beginning of a long, morale-sapping trudge with rations getting shorter and the first snowflakes upon your face. The enemy burns Moscow and you yield to General January, whose very fingernails are icicles. Bitter retreat. Harrying Cossacks. Eventually you fall beneath a boy-gunner’s grapeshot while crossing some Polish river not even marked on your general’s map. (Julian Barnes, from Talking It Over)

You wouldn't like him when he's angry PANDAS!!!! Is anything about a Segway cool? I'm not sure why he's wearing a tree on his head - HIS HEAD!!!!! Look at me - all indy and shit! So much ripping! I like how Hyde looks like he doesn't trust Cap on that cover It's all about the trades, people! Here's another thing I could have read for free, but I paid good American money for it!
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