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What I bought – 4 April 2012

Those slightly heavy, slightly watery eyes are enough to make me realize that the drama between the two has not yet ended: he continues coming to this café every evening to see her, to open the old wound again, perhaps also to know who is walking her home this evening; and she comes to this café every evening perhaps deliberately to make him suffer, or perhaps hoping that the habit of suffering will become for him a habit like any other, that it will take on the flavor of the nothingness that has coated her mouth and her life for years. (Italo Calvino, from If on a winter’s night a traveler)

People actually dress like Nico, that's the joke DICKS!!!! Tony's had a rough few days So much hope for this! Tasty! That's NOT how you hard boil an egg! Yes, it's a clichá, but what the hell! Hells yeah! Yay spy comics! Why the recoloring?  WHY?!?!?! YA post-apocalyptic literature?  Suck it, Hunger Games!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 40: Flex Mentallo #1

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: Frank Quitely! Today’s page is from Flex Mentallo #1, which was published by DC/Vertigo and is cover dated June 1996. Enjoy!
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Sunday Brunch: 10/31/10

Much like a giant bucket of candy provided by a masked stranger, the following post is composed of delicious, empty calories, and will make you sick if you eat the whole thing. Onwards!

QUESTION(S) OF THE WEEK: 1. What’s your favorite subgenre of horror? I’m a sucker for zombies, myself. 2. Has a comic ever scared you? (My answer… under the cut!)

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Sunday Brunch: 10/3/10

Finally, it returns…! Beneath the fold, I discuss recent episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and survey this wretched hive of scum and villainy we call the comics internet.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK(S): What would EC Comics look like, feel like, read like today, if the company never closed its doors?

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Comics You Should Own Archive

Here are links to all the Comics You Should Own essays I have written so far. Plus, I’ve added some explanation.  Enjoy!
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In which Bill pitches Flex Mentallo 2

I wrote this on a whim and a dare back in 2007, and just recently rediscovered it on my hard drive. I got a kick out of it, and it’s not like DC’s ever going to publish something like this (Dear DC: If you’re ever going to publish something like this, click on “Contact Us”), so I figured I’d share it with our readers. “Gamble a stamp! I can show you how to be a real man!” Without further adieu, here’s…

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