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Review time! with San Hannibal #2

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I never get tired of receiving comics in the mail!
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Review time! with Cape Horn

03-20-2014 10;24;28AM

“Dark angels follow me / Over a godless sea / Mountains of endless falling / For all my days remaining”
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Review time! with The Absence

03-09-2014 12;40;23PM

“Passing by the padlocked swings / The roundabout still turning / Ahead they see a small girl / On her way home with a pram”
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Review time! with A Boy and a Girl

12-26-2013 03;38;17PM

“I was her, she was me; we were one, we were free”
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Review time! with Bad Houses

12-16-2013 01;48;30PM (2)

“It’s an antidote to a life spent on the beat / That’s the beat of concrete, the beat of machines / Of mobile phones and plasma screens / How much junk in my life do I really need?”
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Review time! with The Lost Boy

11-25-2013 04;56;14PM

“One must hide when the sun gets higher / I don’t know what this madness means”
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Review time! with Templar

10-26-2013 04;04;17PM

“Love, if you’re there come save me from all this cold despair; I can hang when you’re around, but I’ll surely die if you’re not there”
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Review time! with Domovoi

10-06-2013 02;33;03PM

“All I need is one fine moment / Of intuition and clarity / Just one fine, fine moment / That’s all I’ll ever need in this life for me”
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Review time! with The Property

06-11-2013 03;52;05PM

Rutu Modan’s first graphic novel was superb. Will the follow-up be at the same level? It’s a question to boggle the mind!
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Review time! with Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes

05-14-2013 05;16;02PM

Or, to put it more bluntly: WHY I HATE MATT KINDT!!!!
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Review time! with Jerusalem: A Family Portrait

05-06-2013 12;27;25PM (2)

You know, for a “tiny, strategically and economically insignificant desert hamlet” (as the frontispiece to this book calls it), people sure do love writing about Jerusalem. I wonder why?
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Review time! with Jihad

04-09-2013 12;21;32PM (2)

Here’s an older book with a new, fancy format. Yay, new formats! (I hate that I have to do this, but there’s some NSFW stuff below the cut. Just so you know.)
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Review time! with Calling Dr. Laura

Hey, look – another Portland comic artist! What are the odds?
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She Has No Head! – Superhero Girl Saves Everything

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERHERO GIRL. Faith Erin Hicks (writer/artist). Cris Peter ASG 1(colors). Dark Horse. Full Color. Hardcover. 112 pages. $16.99

This collected (and fully colored) edition of Faith Erin Hicks The Adventures of Superhero Girl comics from Dark Horse is simply 100% delightful.

Originally a weekly black and white comic strip available online in full and in the free Halifax newspaper called The Coast, The Adventures of Superhero Girl was a web strip Hicks worked on while doing a million other wonderful things – books like Zombies Calling, The War At Ellsmere, her latest – Friends With Boys, and Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (both from First Second, both available online in full, NCPGW due in print in May 2013). How she has the time and talent for it all, I’ll never know, but doing all of it (practically at once) has made her one of the strongest and most impressive new voices in comics, and certainly one of the creators I have found myself most excited about and most interested in watching as she develops as a writer and artist.

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She Has No Head! – Why ‘Young Avengers’ Is The Future Of Superhero Comics

Young Avengers #1 variant cover by Bryan Lee O'Malley

I reviewed Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s Young Avengers for CBR this week and gave it an – apparently controversial for some – 5 stars. Given the title of this post I’m sure you can guess that I’m standing by that rating. But as I’ve said before, you have a limited word count (rightly so) on reviews, and I have lot more to say about this book, the ideas behind it, its nearly perfect execution, and how excited it makes me for the future of comics when I read a book like this. Because lists are so damn effective, I’m doing a list again…so let’s start by ticking off the boxes of what this book gets oh-so-right.

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