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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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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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What I bought – 20 April 2011

For it is the greatest truth of our age: information is not knowledge. (Caleb Carr, from Killing Time)

We're already referencing the first issue's cover?  Really? He takes no shit! Don't look too closely at her crotch!  I said DON'T LOOK!!!!! Yep - still terrible! I like the exclamation points after the creators' names It's Shawn Spencer! Will they call this the Great Thumb Saga? Hamlet: Still a waffler! At no time in this issue does a man grow a giant blade from his wrist He might have turned into a monster, but at least his moustaches are still stylish! Boy, I don't like that cover Remember Guido's tuft of hair?  When did he lose that? Time Travely! Veiny! Martiany! Historicy! Seriousy!
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Review time! with Scenes from an Impending Marriage

It’s a oddball comic, done as a wedding gift and now available to us, the reading public!
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She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project: Phase II, Part Four

Welcome to Part Four, and the final installment of this iteration of The Ladies Comics Project in which a handful of my family, friends, colleagues, and a few new friends (both those familiar with comics and not) read and reviewed something from my personal library of graphic novels and trades.  For more details about this project and more ladies reviews and feedback, go here to read Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.  You can also read about the original Ladies Comics Project, here, here, and here.

So after about three months working on this project, here we are, the final installment – 682 emails, a handful of gchats, phone calls, interviews, texts, and a you tube video later – all to bring you: The Ladies Comics Project, Phase II: Part Four

Illustrations For Ladies Comics Project Phase II by Tara Abbamondi

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She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project: Phase II, Part Three

Welcome to Part Three of The Ladies Comics Project Phase II in which a handful of my colleagues, family, and friends – both new and old – and both those familiar with comics and not – read and reviewed a graphic novel or trade from my own personal library.  For more details about this project and more ladies reviews and feedback, go here to read Part One and Part Two.  You can also read about the original Ladies Comics Project here, here, and here.

So a week later and with emails now totaling 670 plus a handful of gchats, texts, and phone calls later, here were are: The Ladies Comics Project, Phase II: Part Three

Illustration For Ladies Comics Project Phase II by Tara Abbamondi

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She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project: Phase II, Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of The Ladies Comics Project: Phase II in which a handful of my colleagues, family, and friends – both new and old – and women both familiar with comics and not – read and reviewed a graphic novel or trade from my personal library and told me what they thought about it.  For more details about this project and more ladies reviews and feedback, go here to read Part One.  You can also read about the original Ladies Comics Project here, here, and here.

A week later and with emails now totaling 654 plus a handful of gchats, texts, and phone later, here were are: The Ladies Comics Project, Phase II: Part Two…

Illustration For Ladies Comics Project Phase II by Tara Abbamondi

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What I bought – 2 February 2011

What we are reluctant to touch often seems the very fabric of our salvation. (Don DeLillo, from White Noise)

Oh, it's going to get messy! A Ryan Benjamin cover?  Really? There's never enough ordnance when it's ASS-KICKING TIME!!!!! It's spooky AND charming! I'm not entirely sure why she's dressed like Alice, but I guess we just have to go with it! Catman wants to punch YOU! Wait - you mean someone in this book ISN'T who they seem to be?  Shocking! I'm really looking forward to reading this Who doesn't love comics about high school girls trying to find themselves? I wonder what this book's selling point is? Tomine = funny? Hey, look - a play on words!
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She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project: Phase II, Part One

Even after spending the last year plus writing She Has No Head!, a column about women and comics, I continue to have a real interest in and curiosity about women and comics, and specifically why women do and don’t read comics and what they do and don’t respond to as readers when they do read.  With those thoughts and inspiration from both an old (hilarious) Laura Hudson piece and a more recent interesting Greg Burgas piece, the idea of The Ladies Comics Project was born.  The premise is simple – pull together some great ladies from as many age groups and walks of life as I could reasonably manage, women both familiar and not with comics, and give them a comic book to read and have them report back.

The results, like in the first Ladies Comics Project, which you can read more about here, here, and here, are fascinating.  Phase I challenged a lot of thoughts I had about women in comics, while confirming others.  One of the biggest revelations was how interested ladies I knew were in reading a comic and participating in this project and that is one thing that has definitely held true for Phase II – in which 18 of the original 19 women immediately got on board for a second round along with a whole new group of ladies.  In fact, I had so much interest (our ladies reading has gone from 19 to 32) that you’re going to get Ladies Comics Project Phase II in four parts, from today through the end of February.  So come back every Monday to read more.

Illustration for Ladies Comics Project: Phase II, Part One by Tara Tara Abbamondi

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Flippin’ through Previews – November 2010

Where can you find comics? In Previews, of course! This month: Is it the worst idea ever on the cover of Previews? Could be …
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Flippin’ through Previews – September 2010

If I were a flunkie at DC, I’d propose publishing FIFTY Bat-titles a month … and nothing else! Come on, DC – you can’t lose! In the meantime, we’ll have to peruse this month’s Previews for other, non-Batman-and-thus-far-inferior titles!
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