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DMZ, the Passing of a Time

DMZ is easily seen as a love-letter to New York City. And it probably is. But it’s much more important than that. DMZ was the centerpiece to a time in comic books, an era. It was the heart of some thing, some time, some way of seeing the world.  When Matty Roth, the protagonist of DMZ […]

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Punk Rock Jesus, a Conflict Between Substance and Style

While Punk Rock Jesus could have used some editing from a structural perspective, that same touch may have made it less DIY Punk and maybe not as good as it ended up being.  It’s a book with a complicated and conflicting series of messages and commentaries.  Punk Rock Jesus was, according to a note from […]

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Sweet Tooth, Sweet Storytelling

Sweet Tooth is another book in the recent wall of post-apocalyptic titles.  But it’s Jeff Lemire’s art and storytelling that puts his book at the top of the to-read stack.  His art is by no means mainstream comic book fashion and his characters are quirky, often animal-hybrid mutants but it’s the blend of emotive visuals and […]

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Father’s Day Edition: Papa by Vera Greentea

Whether friends, foes, or strangers, the relationship that people have with their father colors their entire view of themselves and the world. Dealing with this most fundamental of issues, Vera Greentea takes on the concept of fathers in a three 10-page stories in the compilation Papa.  Veering slightly from the more commonplace perspective of an […]

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Aazurn Indie Comics: The New Vertigo

Official Press Release We’ve all thought about it. How great would it be to have our own book picked up by Vertigo? Now, as DC ends its Vertigo line and pulls it’s characters back into the world of spandex, a void opens that can only be filled by YOUR exciting, different, thoughtful and original characters. […]

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Wednesday Knight’s Haul – 11.21.12 – Almost Turkey Day

It’s almost the annual American day of consumption and Turkey worship and here I am writing about comics.  Things are good – very good.  And on this day of Turkey Eve, I practice consumption by buying a fistful of indie and near-indie comics to read and write about.  As you can see, this week’s delivery was […]

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Wednesday Knight’s Haul – 09.26.12

This week’s deliveries from the Diamond Previews gods was much better than last week‘s – there were actual, honest to goodness indie books.

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