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Review: Desert Eagle, Vol. 1

Despite what that the shapes in that hair would lead you to believe, not a Junji Ito Joint This is not my usual kind of comic; I’m not generally intrigued by gangs and crimestyles and juvenile delinquency, no Kuwabara stan was I in the springtime of my youth. But something about the blurb—revenge, brotherhood, punching—spoke… Continue reading Review: Desert Eagle, Vol. 1

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Review: The Alleyman’s Tarot

So, back before Kickstarter imploded, it used to not only be where you could support your friend's creepy children's book or a new D&D campaign setting focusing on African myth with actual writers of African heritage or a reusable nylon bag that folds up into a little capsule, but also the place to find really… Continue reading Review: The Alleyman’s Tarot

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Review: A Galaxy Next Door, Vol. 1

A Galaxy Next Door, Vol. 1Written And Illustrated By Gido Amagakure A sweet, seinen slice-of-life starring a stellar sovereign and the scribbling supporter of a set of scheming siblings! Hey that was pretty good! As mentioned in the Comics Haul where this title first appeared, Japan seems to have a different relationship with manga than… Continue reading Review: A Galaxy Next Door, Vol. 1

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Review: The Kaiju Preservation Society, by John Scalzi

The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi     "I can explain," I blurted out. This was a lie, I could not. - "You didn't insult me by offering me money. You insulted me by thinking I could be bought." - "This is not working," I said to the plant. The plant, while sympathetic, I'm… Continue reading Review: The Kaiju Preservation Society, by John Scalzi

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Review: Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James "The world is strange and people keep making it stranger." "If your story is the same as his, or even more dull, I will sit with this knife and carve nasty scenes on the floor." "They say you have a nose." - - -     I MUST… Continue reading Review: Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

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Strange Academy, Vol. 1: First Class

Strange Academy, Vol. 1: First Class Published By: Marvel · Written By: Skottie Young · Art & Cover By: Humberto Ramos     The Marvel universe has a written history and legacy longer and more convoluted than those of many countries, religions and efforts to reform the goddamn filibuster, and it can be intimidating to try to get into. Just how does one… Continue reading Strange Academy, Vol. 1: First Class

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November 2021 Books Read Standouts: Reign Of The Seven Spellblades, Vol. 1 / Maniac Of New York, Vol. 1: The Death Train

Reign Of The Seven Spellblades, Vol. 1 Written By: Bokuto Uno Art By: Sakae Esuno, Ruria Miyuki       Okay we all know what comes to mind when Americans think of 'magic boarding school', right? That's right: Neil Gaiman's The Books of Magic, which was about a dark-haired, bespectacled orphan drawn into a world… Continue reading November 2021 Books Read Standouts: Reign Of The Seven Spellblades, Vol. 1 / Maniac Of New York, Vol. 1: The Death Train

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October 2021 Books Read Standouts: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Getting The Band Back Together / Head Lopper, Vol. 2: Head Lopper & The Crimson Tower

The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Getting The Band Back Together Written By Nick Spencer Artwork by Steve Lieber         Haaaaaaaaa shit this is a fun book. The name Nick Spencer, at least in this house, is synonymous with Amazing Spider-Man By Nick Spencer and, a brief Wikipedia check confirms, HOLY SHIT BEDLAM WITH… Continue reading October 2021 Books Read Standouts: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Getting The Band Back Together / Head Lopper, Vol. 2: Head Lopper & The Crimson Tower

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September 2021 Books Read Standouts: DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1 / The Devil Is A Part-Timer! , Vol. 1

DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1  (Written And Illustrated By Darwyn Cooke)     DC:NF is an exercise in what TVTropes calls reconstruction, which I will let a for-real comics author, and so has the edge over your humble blogsman in that he actually knows what the hell he's talking about, explain: "It strikes me… Continue reading September 2021 Books Read Standouts: DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1 / The Devil Is A Part-Timer! , Vol. 1

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August 2021 Books Read Standouts MANGA TRIPLE-FEATURE! Time Paradox Ghostwriter, Vol. 1 / Mama Akuma, Vol. 1 / Delicious In Dungeon, Vol. 1

August 2021 Books Read Standouts MANGA TRIPLE-FEATURE! Time Paradox Ghostwriter, Vol. 1 / Mama Akuma, Vol. 1 / Delicious In Dungeon, Vol. 1     I'm reading a lot of manga lately, for several reasons:     1. It's good, and there's a lot of it.     2. While a 30-volume series is definitely a… Continue reading August 2021 Books Read Standouts MANGA TRIPLE-FEATURE! Time Paradox Ghostwriter, Vol. 1 / Mama Akuma, Vol. 1 / Delicious In Dungeon, Vol. 1