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What I bought – 11 February 2015


In the suburbs people rarely dreamed of striking out for happiness. It was all familiarity and endurance: security and safety were the reward of dullness. (Hanif Kureishi, from The Buddha of Suburbia)
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Manga in Minutes: Top 10 Comics of 2013

As you know by now, CBR has posted its list of Top 100 Comics of 2013. As one of the site contributors I took part in it, but naturally not everything I selected for my personal Top 10 made the list. With that in mind I thought I’d try something a little different to kick off the new year and post my personal Top 10 Comics of 2013 as my first column of 2014!

A little information regarding the criteria for this list. The comics/manga has to have come out in 2013 or, in the case of mini-series, the final issue had to have been published in 2013. Also, any foreign material that first saw print in the US during 2013 is eligible.

With that out of the way, here are my Top 10 picks, a runner up, and my thoughts and comments.
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Review time! with Templar

10-26-2013 04;04;17PM

“Love, if you’re there come save me from all this cold despair; I can hang when you’re around, but I’ll surely die if you’re not there”
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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 059

Hey! It’s our 59th Episode 3 Chicks Blue Brown Final2sized


Inside this episode! A review of Jeff Parker and Jonathan Case’s Digital First Batman ’66 #1 and a review of Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. Faith and Prudence then join us to talk about all things Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, their process, how the book came about, SDCC 2013, and what’s up next for them. We did have some serious technical challenges on this cast, whether it was because we had four people on, the addition of Canada, or something else who knows, but I apologize for the quality which is below our usual level. We’re also back to hell hot levels of summer in NYC so you can hear the constant irritating hum of my window unit. My kingdom for a recording studio! Or just central A/C. Anyway, last, but certainly not least, we have an all new DRAMATIC READING from Sue, and you don’t want to miss it! This week’s dramatic reading comes from an excellent piece by Scott Mendelson on Forbes.

OH! And the big winner of last week’s comment contest is CIRO! We’ll shoot you an email Ciro, Congrats!

Here are the breaks:

Review of Batman ’66 #1 Review  – 0:50

Review of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong– 17:30

Interview with Faith Erin Hicks and Prudence Chen – 23:28

Comics talk and this week’s DRAMATIC READING! – 01:11:11

3 Chicks Review Comics is a podcast featuring female comics lovers and bloggers Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass and Kelly Thompson from She Has No Head! Tune in to CSBG every other Monday at noon as we review comics and discuss hot topics of the week. In addition to the blogs above, you can also follow us all on twitter as well: Kelly and Sue.  Special thanks to Nik Furious for our awesome 3 Chicks theme song.

*As always beware of spoilers if you haven’t read the books in question!

3 Chicks Episode 59 Covers


Review time! with The Moon Moth

How can you resist? It’s “based on the classic short story”!
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