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Flippin’ through Previews – July 2016

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There’s been no DC comics I want to read in the past two weeks (that changed this week, as you’ll soon see!), and I’m in the middle of unpacking after our move so I have no access right now to old comics that I might want to write about, but when Previews comes out, it’s time to check what’s what! Let’s dig in!
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Travis reviews Heavy Metal #280

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Why would anyone review Heavy Metal #280? Because it’s the first issue edited by everyone’s favorite God of All Comics, so famed commenter and Previews-post contributor Travis Pelkie picked it up and checked it out, and now he’s going to write about it! Join me under the cut for everything you want to know about nekkid sci-fi weirdness!
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Flippin’ through Previews – May 2016

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Previews #332 is out, and that means it’s time to see what’s going on! You know you love it!
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Flippin’ through Previews – September 2015

Is Travis back? Find out below! (Hint: This is far later than I would have liked, so odds are good it’s because of Travis!!!!!)
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Flippin’ through Previews – August 2015

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Oh, it’s a special edition of the latest tour through the Previews catalog! Will it be the new normal? We shall see!
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Flippin’ through Previews – May 2015

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Looking at Previews really is the best time to be a comics fan, because everything is great and nothing sucks! So let’s see what’s what in catalog #320!
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Year of the Artist, Day 355: Jim Steranko, Part 3 – Heavy Metal volume 5, #3-4, 7, and 10

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jim Steranko, and the issues are Heavy Metal magazine vol. 5, no. 3; no. 4; no. 7; and no. 10 , which were published by HM Communications and are cover dated June, July, and October 1981 and January 1982. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 258: Milo Manara, Part 2 – Les Nouvelles Aventures de Giuseppe Bergman

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Milo Manara, and the story is Les Nouvelles Aventures de Giuseppe Bergman (published in English as The African Adventures of Giuseppe Bergman, Books 1 and 2), which were published in À Suivre magazine in 1980/1981. These scans are from The Manara Library volume 5, which was published by Dark Horse and is cover dated June 2013. Enjoy! (And yes, there’s nekkid stuff below the cut, so here’s your warning!!!!)
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Flippin’ through Previews – August 2014

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Oh, you know it’s a good time when Previews #311 shows up. Mostly because then I can reference this! Straight from 1995 to your earhole!!!!
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Year of the Artist, Day 132: Walter Simonson, Part 4 – Alien: The Illustrated Story

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Walter Simonson, and the comic is Alien: The Illustrated Story, which was published by Heavy Metal and is cover dated 1979. These scans are from the re-issue, which was published by Titan Comics in May 2012. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 72: Gray Morrow, Part 3 – Heavy Metal volume 2, #5

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Gray Morrow, and the story is “Orion, Chapter 6″ from Heavy Metal vol. 2, #5 (or #18, if you prefer), which was published by Leonard Mogel and is cover dated September 1978. This scan is from the trade paperback Orion and Edge of Chaos, which was published by Hermes Press and which came out in 2012. There’s a fair amount of nudity below, so beware! Be aware! Enjoy!
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Committed: Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever (Secret Headquarters release party)

If you haven’t already read Henry & Glen Forever & Ever, you’re going to want to hit your local comic book store to try and find this weird little indie book, because there hasn’t been such a compellingly silly pairing since Oscar and Felix in the Odd Couple. Fantastic, diverse pin-ups and stories pack the black and white pages, painting a vivid portrait of a disturbingly believable neighborhood.

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A review a day: Fluorescent Black

It’s about time I finished up my 2010 comics, isn’t it?
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