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Ecce libri cum picturis: Glory #34 and Godzilla: The Half Century War #5

04-04-2013 03;53;53PM (2)

Two comics finished with potentially depressing final issues that got turned on their heads a bit. Let’s dive right in!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 213: Orc Stain #5

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Orc Stain #5, which was published by Image and is cover dated October 2010. Enjoy!
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Taking no chances: Mainstream superhero comics need a kick in the butt

I spend a lot of time coming up with provocative titles for my posts, you know! How’s that one?
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Sunday Brunch: 1/23/10

WHITHER THE COMICS CODE? So DC and Archie, the last bastions of the Comics Code Authority, have dropped the seal’s use entirely. Which begs the question, hopefully for an actual comics journalist to answer: Who was the Comics Code Authority? Where was this self-governing body headquartered, who was on it, and what will they do now? As something that’s existed for something like 60 years, you’d think we’d know more about it. Sure, we know what created it, but how has it been maintained these many years? What caused its complete loss of power (the direct market, I presume)? How will it be remembered?

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A review a day: Orc Stain volume 1

Why did I skip this when it came out in single issues? Your guess is as good as mine!
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Sunday Brunch: 12/05/10

Much like a delicious turkey, today’s post is moist, delicious, and has a stranger’s hand up its arse. Much like the vegan option, tofurkey, it tastes like whatever you cook it with and is beloved by hipsters everywhere. Yes, we’re well past Thanksgiving by now, but that’s okay, because this column is always comprised of leftovers.

Now that I’ve alienated all six of my readers, we can move on.

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