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Year of the Artist, Day 238: Steve Mannion, Part 2 – Batman: Gotham Knights #37

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Steve Mannion, and the story is “Fear Is the Key” in Batman: Gotham Knights #37, which was published by DC and is cover dated March 2003. These scans are from Batman Black and White volume 3, which came out in 2007. Enjoy!
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Committed: Finding New Superheroes in Carey & Casagrande’s Suicide Risk

052114_suiciderisk2Ever since the “new 52 thing” happened a couple of years ago I felt a bit squeezed out of reading the superhero titles which I used to enjoy. It just wasn’t a good transition for me and as things progressed I moved further and further away from DC and Marvel until the only superhero comic books I was reading were Hawkeye and Daredevil. But no matter how disenfranchised I felt, I have always been drawn to the concept of superheroes and I was still jonesing for some super powered action, so I went to the comic shop just to see what was out there about superheroes from different publishers… Continue Reading »

Year of the Artist, Day 117: Chris Bachalo, Part 4 – X-Men #189

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Chris Bachalo, and the issue is X-Men #189, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated September 2006. Enjoy!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for November 2012

Another month, another bunch of trade paperbacks. Plus: real books? What craziness is this????
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Committed: Enjoying the Momentum Trap

Momentum is a funny thing, particularly when it comes to reading monthly comic books. Recently I was surprised to realize that Unwritten is not “the new comic book which I’m not I’m going to buy regularly”, but is actually the book I’ve been buying faithfully for 3 years. It is monthly, (or maybe sometimes it’s bi-monthly, I’m vague about the specifics), and the upshot is that I’ve completely inadvertently made a somewhat major commitment to this comic book. Yes, it delivers, at least in terms of anticipation – on the weeks that I walk out of the comic shop with it crammed into my handbag, I’m always genuinely excited to get home and read it and until now, I’d never looked beyond that flush of instant gratification. Thinking of it as a “new” comic book, I hadn’t considered what it meant to me, but recently the real world intruded and I found myself facing an oddly uncomfortable reality – after 3 years and a major financial investment, I don’t really know what it is about and apparently I don’t mind enough to be bothered.

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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 91: Faker #2

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Faker #2, which was published by DC/Vertigo and is cover dated October 2007. Enjoy!
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