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Flippin’ through Previews – September 2013

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Man, it’s the 300th issue of Previews! Where were you when you bought that first issue of Previews, 25 years ago, and breathlessly realized you could order comics from the monopoly itself? Oh, those crazy days of 1988! But let’s live in the here and now and see what’s going on this month!
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Committed: Seagle & Kristiansen’s “Genius”

080713_genius1If you can’t sleep, reading a book might be the closest thing to having a friend stay up with you. At 5am I woke up with back ache and I couldn’t fall asleep again, so I picked up Steven Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen’s book, “Genius” and slipped into someone else’s world for a while. Not being able to sleep and lying in bed, alone with all of the thoughts about why you can’t sleep and what it will mean tomorrow are the things that make sleeplessness so incredibly annoying. If you’re not alone, being awake late can almost be fun, like when we were little kids and felt like we were getting away with something by staying up late. Finding something good to read as company in the night is a welcome reminder of the world outside of sleepless thoughts, and Seagle and Kirstiansen’s “Genius” is pretty good company.

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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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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 – June 2013


It’s time for Travis Pelkie’s favorite column! Huzzah!
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Review time! with Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes

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Or, to put it more bluntly: WHY I HATE MATT KINDT!!!!
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Review time! with Jerusalem: A Family Portrait

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You know, for a “tiny, strategically and economically insignificant desert hamlet” (as the frontispiece to this book calls it), people sure do love writing about Jerusalem. I wonder why?
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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 »

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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What I bought – 21 November 2012

Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares. (Joseph Conrad, from Heart of Darkness)

Man So many layers in this cover! Is he playing Ultimate Frisbee? Ka-Blooey! It's an ELEPHANT HOLDING A GUN!!!! Where's ... my ... hand lotion?!?!? It's all yin and yang and shit! Analog!!! Were there supposed to be fairies in this issue? So many veins! She might be cold enough to wear a fur-lined cloak, but she also has to show some leg! That's a strange pose I gotta get me some jodhpurs, man! So many phallic symbols! It was fun, Parker! That's an interesting take on the Civil War Fact: Tim Truman is good! I'm giving it the old college try! The Huffington Post likes it! It has aliens! I want so much to like this!
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Review time! with Sailor Twain or The Mermaid in the Hudson

This is already getting some “best-of-the-year” love. But will it get that kind of praise from me? You’ll only know if you continue reading!!!
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Review time! with Broxo

Man, I’ve been slacking off on reviews. I need to pick it up!
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What I bought – 3 October 2012

“Without the right sound, writing is worthless.” Laney gazed at the cream-colored wall. “He fired me, you know. One day there was an Italian novel and I couldn’t read Italian, so he let me go from the job of reading. Joyce fired me from the job for which I was not paid.” (Roger Kahn, from The Boys of Summer)

I knew Brian would pick this one! Everyone who wears a monocle is automatically EVIL!!!! How can that dude be evil?  He's just chillaxing with his pooch! That 'Jones' is J.G. Jones, by the way! Fact: Zack Giallongo is awesome I'm very keen to check out the 'erotically charged drawings' in this comic!
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Review time! with Bloody Chester

I don’t love the name of this book, but will I love the actual book? Find out below the cut!
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