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Year of the Artist, Day 16: Seth Fisher, Part 1 – Happydale: Devils in the Desert #1

10-29-2013 04;17;02PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Seth Fisher, and the issue is Happydale: Devils in the Desert #1, which was published by DC/Vertigo and is cover dated 1999 (with no month). Enjoy!
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Manga in Minutes: Top 10 Comics of 2013

As you know by now, CBR has posted its list of Top 100 Comics of 2013. As one of the site contributors I took part in it, but naturally not everything I selected for my personal Top 10 made the list. With that in mind I thought I’d try something a little different to kick off the new year and post my personal Top 10 Comics of 2013 as my first column of 2014!

A little information regarding the criteria for this list. The comics/manga has to have come out in 2013 or, in the case of mini-series, the final issue had to have been published in 2013. Also, any foreign material that first saw print in the US during 2013 is eligible.

With that out of the way, here are my Top 10 picks, a runner up, and my thoughts and comments.
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What I bought – 11 December 2013

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It was not the sufferings of the maimed and the dead that pained him, but the very absence of that pain; he could not forget those terrible scenes, the blood and mud, the bundles of squirming flesh, but, remembering, he felt nothing, nothing, and this emptiness horrified him. (John Banville, from Doctor Copernicus)
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What I bought – 4 December 2013

Deadpool20 (2)

“How strange it is. We have these deep terrible lingering fears about ourselves and the people we love. Yet we walk around, talk to people, eat and drink. We manage to function. The feelings are deep and real. Shouldn’t they paralyze us? How is it we can survive them, at least for a while? We drive a car, we teach a class. How is it no one sees how deeply afraid we were, last night, this morning? Is it something we all hide from each other, by mutual consent? Or do we share the same secret without knowing it? Wear the same disguise.” (Don DeLillo, from White Noise)
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What I bought – 27 November 2013

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Dare you say men are as gods? the shocked inquisitors in Rome would ask him. Can they change the stars in their courses? They can, Bruno answers; they can; they have already. (John Crowley from Ægypt)
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What I bought – 13 November 2013

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But the Gospels actually taught this:

“Before you kill someone, make absolutely sure he isn’t well connected.” (Kurt Vonnegut, from Slaughterhouse-5)
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What I bought – 6 November 2013

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On the road, when I met people, I asked them always about the past. Only in this way could the present become comprehensible. (Robert Kaplan, from Balkan Ghosts)
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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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Comics You Should Own – Shade, the Changing Man

07-15-2013 06;36;03PM

Peter Milligan’s (and, to a certain extent, Chris Bachalo’s) masterpiece gets the spotlight!
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The old debate: Art and writing about art in reviews, with regard to some of this past week’s comics

07-14-2013 03;51;08PM

I probably don’t have anything new to say, but what the heck, right? We’re all friends here!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for April 2013

NexusOmnibusvol2 (2)

“And for a while things were cold / They were scared down in their holes / The forest that once was green / Was coloured black by those killing machines”
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Comics You Should Own – Scalped

04-01-2013 03;39;21PM (2)

Yeah, it’s pretty good. But not for the reasons you might think!
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What I bought – 20 February 2013

There is not much importance in giving an award of importance to someone of no importance. (Joseph Heller, from Picture This)

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Comics You Should Own – Sandman Mystery Theatre

The many, many excellent series that begin with “S” continue!
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