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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 – 29 August 2012

“I need to know secrets and have secrets and keep secrets. I need to be confided in. Each time you come alone and you don’t tell anybody, that’s a sexual secret. The event has taken place and only you know about it and you have ministered to yourself in exactly the way you wanted to and thought of exactly what you wanted to think about. And each of these thousands of times you have come alone constitutes a perfectly unique moment, with precisely this order of images and that fold of yourself being moved by your middle finger in just that way and that biting of lower lip with exactly that degree of force, all entirely private.” (Nicholson Baker, from Vox)

How does she run up the cover like that?!?!? This should be called Man With Shotgun! 'Oh no, Chelsea - you got a nostril ring?  Why, dear God, WHY?!?!?!?' Now Spencer is just fucking with us I will not apologize for my love of Looker! Well, dang, that's a cool cover So much potential! The wait is over! So charming and evil! Take your time, gentlemen - no hurry! The onslaught begins! It's a shame the dimensions are smaller, but it's still a great comic!
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Flippin’ through Previews – May 2012

Well, my good friend Ivan Hart Dominguez-Carson, sensitive soul that he is, went away crying from the comments last month, so I’m back to being a solo act! Let’s dive right into Previews #284, shall we?
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What I bought – 23 November 2011

He had built empires of scientific capability to manipulate the phenomena of nature into enormous manifestations of his own dreams of power and wealth – but for this he had exchanged an empire of understanding of equal magnitude: an understanding of what it is to be a part of the world, and not an enemy of it. (Robert M. Pirsig, from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

Dang, that's a cool cover John is all kinds of rock 'n' roll I bet Red Crow didn't see THAT coming! If only there was a big explosion in the background! Nobody wins when you fight yourself! I'm liking this wait-for-the-trade thing! Fancy!
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Review time! with Torn

One more book from Western Australia! You know you want to read it!
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Review time! with The Eldritch Kid: Whisky & Hate

Another comic from the blokes in Western Australia! Can you handle it????
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Review time! with The Deep: Here Be Dragons

Well, it’s only three months late, but I’m finally going to start reviewing some of the comics I got in San Diego! How fun!
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What I bought – 20 and 27 July 2011

Later, over cigarettes and coffee, Perry returned to the subject of thievery. “My friend Willie-Jay used to talk about it. He used to say that all crimes were only varieties of theft. Murder included. When you kill a man you steal his life. I guess that makes me a pretty big thief. See, Don – I did kill them. Down there in court, old Dewey made it sound like I was prevaricating – on account of Dick’s mother. Well, I wasn’t. Dick helped me, he held the flashlight and picked up the shells. And it was his idea, too. But Dick didn’t shoot them, he never could’ve – though he’s damn quick when it comes to running down an old dog. I wonder why I did it.” He scowled, as though the problem was new to him, a newly unearthed stone of surprising, unclassified color. “I don’t know why,” he said, as if holding it to the light, and angling it now here, now there. “I was sore at Dick. The tough brass boy. But it wasn’t Dick. Or the fear of being identified. I was willing to take that gamble. And it wasn’t because of anything the Clutters did. They never hurt me. Like other people. Like people have all my life. Maybe it’s just that the Clutters were the ones who had to pay for it.” (Truman Capote, from In Cold Blood)
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A review a day: Gestalt Comics!

Let’s check out another rattle bag of comics, this time from the wilds of Western Australia!
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A review a day: Changing Ways Book 1

Oh dear, it’s another first volume. I love them and hate them – love because I appreciate the ambition of the creators, hate because you have to wait longer than just a month to get your next fix! Confound it!!!!
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Flippin’ through Previews – June 2010

You know, I always thought Superman needed a Bill Belichick hoodie. Thanks to Previews #261, I no longer have to wonder what that looks like!
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What I bought – 19 May 2010

They hated Thomas for his courage, his brief moment as a bird. Everybody has dreams about flying. Thomas flew.

One of his dreams came true for just a second, just enough to make it real. (Sherman Alexie, from “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”)

3-D Man's arm makes it look like Jimmy has a multicolored moustache, which I think would improve his chances with the ladies! I totally want someone to send me that postcard! They should use the Bat-Phone in the 'real' Bat-titles! Big pictures split into many covers often look weird, like this one does You know, conceptually, this is a dumb cover, but it just looks so gorgeous! This cover has nothing to do with what's inside, but it's still kind of neat! I love this comic a little more each issue, I tells ya! Overcompensating much, King Richard? This is a really misleading cover You there!  Yub ym koob! What is it with those guys from Perth? Yet more Vertigo crime!  Whoo-hoo! Well, this is going to get messy
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My Comic Book Shoppe – Comic Zone

I asked for others to send in articles about their very own comics shop, and someone actually did! Whoo-hoo! Let’s head to Perth in Western Australia, a city I’ve never been to but would very much like to visit. Frequent commenter Kris Bather would like to tell us all about Comic Zone!
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