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Year of the Artist, Day 163: Paul Smith, Part 5 – The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Paul Smith, and the issue is The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1, which was published by IDW (and DC, sort of) and is cover dated July 2013. Enjoy!
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What I bought – May 2014 selections

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“The novel I would most like to read at this moment,” Ludmilla explains, “should have as its driving force only the desire to narrate, to pile stories upon stories, without trying to impose a philosophy of life on you, simply allowing you to observe its own growth, like a tree, an entangling, as if of branches and leaves …” (Italo Calvino, from If on a winter’s night a traveler)
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What I bought – April 2014 selections

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I had killed a man. I had killed a man to get a woman. I had put myself in her power, so there was one person in the world that could point the finger at me and I would have to die. I had done all that for her, and I never wanted to see her again as long as I lived.

That’s all it takes, one drop of fear, to curdle love into hate. (James M. Cain, from Double Indemnity)
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She Has No Head! – Zen Has Officially Left The Building

Last week I opted to talk about the awesomeness that was the new Lumberjanes Equal Signcomic instead of the disgusting madness surrounding a well-reasoned critical piece written by former DC Editor Janelle Asselin about a comic book cover. Frequent commenter Dean Hacker called me Zen. We all had a good chuckle.

Apparently you cats DO. NOT. WANT. ME. TO. BE. ZEN.

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Review time! with Zero #7

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“Emptiness is loneliness, and loneliness is cleanliness, and cleanliness is godliness, and god is empty just like me”
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What I bought – March 2014 selections

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On the narrow Augesd dam where for so many years the old miller had been accustomed to sit in his tasseled cap peacefully angling, while his grandson, with shirt sleeves rolled up, handled the floundering silvery fish in the watering can, on that dam over which for so many years Moravians in shaggy caps and blue jackets had peacefully driven their two-horse carts loaded with wheat and had returned dusty with flour whitening their carts – on that narrow dam amid the wagons and the cannon, under the horses’ hoofs and between the wagon wheels, men disfigured by fear of death now crowded together, crushing one another, dying, stepping over the dying and killing on another, only to move on a few steps and be killed themselves in the same way. (Leo Tolstoy, from War and Peace)
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Year of the Artist, Day 64: Ming Doyle, Part 5 – The Witching Hour

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Ming Doyle, and the story is “Legs” from The Witching Hour, which was published by DC/Vertigo and is cover dated December 2013. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 63: Ming Doyle, Part 4 – Mara #4

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Ming Doyle, and the issue is Mara #4, which was published by Image and is cover dated April 2013. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 62: Ming Doyle, Part 3 – Womanthology: Heroic

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Ming Doyle, and the story is “The Spinster” from Womanthology: Heroic, which was published by IDW and is cover dated December 2011. Enjoy!
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Review time! with Zero #5

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“This time the revolution will be computerised / You’ll know it as you do it / In real time before your eyes”
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for November 2013

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Yeah, I know it’s December. That’s just the way it is!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for September 2013

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“A fool tried to sweat me, actin’ like he was hard / I stuck him twice in the neck and left him dead in the yard”
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Ecce liber cum pictoris: Numbercruncher #1

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You might have already read this in Judge Dredd Megazine, but you’ll forgive me for not subscribing to that fine publication, so I had to wait until it was repackaged as a single issue comic book, like a sucker!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for May 2013

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“Well he said, ‘One thing, before I graduate / Never let your fear decide your fate.'”
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Sunday brunch: Links for the week of 17-23 February 2013

What do we have this week? Only you can discover that!
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