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Committed: 5 New, Must-Read Comics

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Over the last month, I embarked on a mission to find some great new comic books aimed very specifically at children (but still engaging for my adult self). The books I chose were Greg Ruth’s The Lost Boy, Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints, Paul Pope’s Battling Boy, Steve Niles and Dave Wachter’s Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem, and the ongoing anthology Cartozia Tales. I wanted to find works which would be effective at entertaining both young children and adults (no small feat), drawing in a young audience to enjoy the medium, without alienating existing readers. While all of the books I chose do function very effectively as all-ages books, there is absolutely nothing childish about them, these are great comic books by any standard. Continue Reading »

Sunday brunch: Links for the week of 18 – 24 August 2013

Some weeks I get to zip around the Internet a lot, but at the end of this week, I got hung up a bit. So there’s plenty from the beginning of the week!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for June 2013

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“I see how they run through the tall grass, / With such thoughtless minds, I wish I was thoughtless too”
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for January 2013

Oxford comma in the title of this post: Yay or nay? I love Oxford commas, myself, but I enjoy hearing opinions about grammatical minutiae!
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Committed: Diving into the X-Statix Omnibus

Last night in my dreams, The Orphan from X-Statix was asked to do an interview. In the way of dreams, I don’t remember what it was about. But I do remember that he didn’t say what he was asked to say, and while Spike Freeman wasn’t happy about it, the team loved it. I woke up gagging to get back to reading my giant comic book.

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Evan-JOE-Lical Comics Club Part II: THE SECOND PART OF IT

Welcome back this grand experiment wherein we look for answers to some seminal questions: “What happens when you take normals to a comic book store?” “What hidden nerdy desires do we all hide deep within the recesses of our hearts (or on our t-shirts)?” and of course, “How difficult is it to wrangle a group of busy people during the months often used for vacationing?” The answer to that last one is “real difficult.” (Did you know there are people who use their weekends to go to the top of a mountain and then go down the mountain, piece by piece, on wooden things? This sounds like science fiction, but they call it “snowboarding,” and it apparently only sounds like torture.)We shop, we shop, we shop Continue Reading »

A review a day: 100%

Cue the “Paul Pope’s art is ugly” comments!
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Sunday Brunch: 4/25/10

Slow week. Let’s see what bits of awesome we can scrounge up!

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: On the whole, are your favorite comic book writers “fat guys with beards” or “skinny bald guys”? Is there some kind of hybrid form? U-Decide!

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Sunday Brunch: 10/4/09

Thrown together at the last minute! Would you have it any other way?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What’s the best first issue you ever read?

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