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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge “Only a Poor Old Man” by Carl Barks

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge “Only a Poor Old Man” is Volume 12 in Fantagraphics' The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library. ...
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Book Review: Blessed Be by Rick Altergott

In the opening of Rick Altergott’s first graphic novel, Blessed Be, a Flowertown judge sentences Tommy Cottonwood, a local drug ...
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Book Review: How War Begins: Dispatches from the Ukrainian Invasion by Igort

Italian cartoonist Igort began serializing reports from Ukrainian citizens in the early days of their ongoing invasion by Russian forces. ...
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Book Review: Anna by Mia Oberländer

Anna is tall. Like, freakishly tall, with legs so long she’s able to stride over small mountains in a single ...
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Book Review: Tender by Beth Hetland

Tender, Beth Hetland’s first graphic novel, is a psychological thriller with a big dose of body horror. It is meant ...
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Book Review: The N-Word of God by Mark Doox

Two-thirds of the way through Mark Doox’s The N-Word of God, the character Saint Sambo asks if you consider yourself ...
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Book Review: Reading Love and Rockets by Marc Sobel

Continuing their celebration of four decades of Love and Rockets, Fantagraphics presents this comprehensive overview of the first 50 issues ...
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Book Review: Return to Eden by Paco Roca

Spanish cartoonist Paco Roca returns with his most personal graphic novel to date, a nostalgia-soaked ode to the Franco-era Valencia ...
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Book Review: Long Haul by Cullen Bunn and Heath Amodio

Long Haul is the latest graphic novel from Sandy Carpenter’s Storm King Comics’ Dark & Twisted line which focuses on ...
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Book Review: Hypericum by Manuele Fior

Italian cartoonist Manuele Fior’s latest graphic novel, his sixth picked up for U.S. release by Fantagraphics, follows two distinct stories ...
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Book Review: The Bitter End and Other Stories, Illustrated by Reed Crandall

Fantagraphics presents yet another unparalleled collection in their EC Artists series with The Bitter End and Other Stories. This time ...
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Book Review: Atlas Artist Edition No. 1: Joe Maneely: “The Raving Maniac” and Other Stories

Before Marvel Comics was Marvel Comics, it was Atlas Comics. Fantagraphics kicks off a new archival series in their ongoing ...
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Book Review: Smoking Kills by Thijs Desmet

Smoking Kills by Thijs Desmet has a simple premise. Though we don’t know how long he has been in the ...
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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck “Maharajah Donald” by Carl Barks

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck “Maharajah Donald” is Volume 4 in Fantagraphics’ The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library. The book collects ...
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Book Review: Milky Way by Miguel Vila

Milky Way by Miguel Vila is a truly exceptional graphic novel for adults who aren’t bothered by artistic nudity and ...
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Book Review: In Search of Gil Scott-Heron by Thomas Mauceri and Seb Piquet

Less a biography than a MacGuffin hunt, writer Thomas Mauceri details his years-long quest to track down and interview the ...
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Book Review: Atlas Comics Library No. 1: Adventures into Terror Volume 1

The mainstream American comic book is the home of the super-hero. But that was just its final evolution. While the ...
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Book Review: Time Under Tension by M.S. Harkness

After a three-year gap, M.S. Harkness returns with her third autobio graphic novel, and first for Fantagraphics. She continues her ...
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Book Review: Monica by Daniel Clowes: Trip the Trauma Fantastic

In Daniel Clowes’s new graphic novel, Monica (his first in seven years), the titular hero goes on a flippin’ strange ...
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Book Review: Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck in Les Misérables and War and Peace by Giovan Battista Carpi

Disney presents a new addition to the Fantagraphics series of collected cartoons. In this volume we get both “The Secret ...
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Book Review: Totem by Laura Pérez

In Laura Pérez’s beautiful, bewildering graphic novel, a flashback begets another flashback, unidentified characters drift in and out of the ...
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Book Review: Eden II by K. Wroten

K. Wroten’s sophomore graphic novel is a sprawling, 452-page meditation on the bleak existence faced by the current twenty-something generation. ...
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Book Review: Memoirs of a Man in Pajamas by Paco Roca

This is not a new graphic novel by Spanish cartoonist Paco Roca. Instead, it’s a compilation of archival autobiographical comic ...
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Book Review: Starseeds 3 by Charles Glaubitz

By any conventional literary measure, the Starseeds series is bewildering and left so far open to interpretation that it’s difficult ...
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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge “Cave of Ali Baba” by Carl Barks

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge “Cave of Ali Baba” is Volume 28 in Fantagraphics' The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library. It ...
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Book Review: Werewolf Jones & Sons: Deluxe Super Fun Annual by Simon Hanselmann and Josh Pettinger

I am not by any means a prude, but I should have never read Werewolf Jones & Songs: Deluxe Super ...
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Book Review: Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers: The Count Roquefort Case and Other Stories: The Disney Afternoon Adventures Vol. 3

The third in Fantagraphics reprint series, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: The Count Roquefort Case and Other Stories: The Disney ...
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Book Review: Scrooge McDuck: The Dragon of Glasgow by Joris Chamblain and Fabrizio Petrossi

Scrooge McDuck is best known from either DuckTales, or from the 1983 Disney Short, "Mickey's Christmas Carol." There he played, ...
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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge: Operation Galleon Grab by Giorgio Cavazzano

While never a major draw in the United States, comic book stories starring the main line Disney cartoon characters, Mickey ...
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Book Review: Alison by Lizzy Stewart

Alison is a plain teenager getting by in a small English town, running out the clock on her high school ...
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Book Review: Dear Mini: A Graphic Memoir, Book One by Natalie Norris

Natalie Norris was just 16 years old when she was shipped off from the U.S. to France for a summer ...
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Book Review: Anaïs Nin: A Sea of Lies by Léonie Bischoff

Diarist and author Anaïs Nin lived an extraordinary and controversial life. From Henry Miller to John Steinbeck, she had many lovers ...
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Book Review: The Planetoid and Other Stories by Al Feldstein and Joe Orlando

After over 30 volumes in the long-running Fantagraphics EC Artists’ Library series, Joe Orlando’s sci-fi stories return to the spotlight ...
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Book Review: Nudism Comes to Connecticut by Susan Schade and Jon Buller

Imagine having a scandalous but fascinating tale buried deep within the branches of your family tree. Then imagine having the ...
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Book Review: Listen, Beautiful Márcia by Marcello Quintanilha

Brazilian favelas typically evoke images of poverty, drugs, and desperation, as most notably explored in the film City of God. ...
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Book Review: Doris Danger: Giant Monsters Amok by Chris Wisnia & Ricky Sprague

As the American comic book industry developed in the '60s, it became significantly less diverse. Superheroes eventually became, essentially, the ...
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Book Review: Salome’s Last Dance by Daria Tessler

Portland artist Daria Tessler's second comic book published by Fantagraphics is a short, strange trip that finds influences from such ...
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Book Review: Daughters of Snow and Cinders by Núria Tamarit

When a determined young adventurer sets out into the wilderness in search of gold, she quickly encounters threats from the ...
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Book Review: The Heavy Bright by Cathy Malkasian

A young girl is tasked with a seemingly impossible quest: to hunt down and destroy 999 black eggs closely held ...
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Book Review: Ephemera: A Memoir by Briana Loewinsohn

Briana Loewinsohn’s debut graphic novel heralds the arrival of an intriguing new talent already operating at a masterful level. Her ...
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Book Review: T*ts & Cl*ts 1972-1987: An Underground, Women-made Comix Gets the Fantagraphics Touch

Out this month, Tits & Clits 1972-1987 (Fantagraphics Books) compiles for the first time (in a single, handsome volume) all ...
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Book Review: Mickey and Donald: For Whom the Doorbell Tolls

In 1999, a teacher at Disney’s Italian school for cartoonists presented his students with a prompt: select a short story ...
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Book Review: Evita: The Life and Work of Eva Perón by Héctor Germán Oesterheld, Alberto and Enrique Breccia

Fantagraphics continues their series of Alberto Breccia releases with this graphic biography of the polarizing Argentine icon, Eva Perón, popularly ...
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Book Review: Talespin: Flight of the Sky-Raker and Other Stories: The Disney Afternoon Adventures Vol. 2

Disney Afternoon was a staple of after-school procrastination for nearly a decade, from 1990-1997. Several of those years included my ...
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Book Review: Spa by Erik Svetoft

Swedish writer/illustrator Erik Svetoft's Spa is a Kafkaesque adventure that plunges into a Lynchian nightmare. Set in a high-class, luxury ...
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Book Review: The Extraordinary Part: Book One: Orsay’s Hands by Florent Ruppert and Jerome Mulot

The latest work from powerhouse French graphic novelist duo Ruppert and Merlot imagines a world much like our own with ...
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Book Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth by Dan Watters and Dev Pramanik

The creators of this new graphic novel were faced with three apparent approaches to its production: craft an adaptation of ...
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Comic Book Review: G.I. Joe – A Real American Hero #299: The Penultimate Issue at IDW Sets up an Exciting Finale

For being the penultimate issue of G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero, issue #299 (part four of the “All ...
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Book Review: G.I. Joe – A Real American Hero: Saturday Morning Adventures: The TV Show Comes to Life in This Fun Miniseries

During the 1980s, G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero, was seemingly everywhere. What began as a successful toy line ...
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Book Review: G.I. Joe – A Real American Hero 40th Anniversary Special by Larry Hama

The 1960s had G.I. Joe, America’s Movable Fighting Man, a series of doll-sized action figures that highlighted all branches of ...
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TV Review: Love & Rockets: The Great American Comic Book

After 40 years of ongoing publication, the Love & Rockets comic book is long overdue for a celebratory retrospective. Thankfully, ...
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Book Review: Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator by Sofia Warren

A young Latina politician runs for and wins office in New York as a virtual unknown, ousting a veteran incumbent ...
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Book Review: The Junction by Norm Konyu

Far too rarely, a graphic novel lands in the market with such an assured sense of style and substance that ...
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Book Review: Usagi Yojimbo: Homecoming by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: Homecoming is Book 35 in the collected volumes of Stan Sakai's long running comic book series and the ...
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Book Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 5

The fifth volume of IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection opens with Issue #56, Part 7 of the ...
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Book Review: Usagi Yojimbo Origins Volume 01 by Stan Sakai

Over the course of his comic book career, Stan Sakai has become a legend in the industry, winning numerous awards ...
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Book Review: Vision & the Scarlet Witch: The Saga of Wanda and Vision

Tying in with Disney+'s WandaVision, Marvel has repackaged some of the duo's adventures in Vision & the Scarlet Witch: The ...
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Book Review: Star Wars: The Complete Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 3

IDW/The Library of American Comics' presentation of the Star Wars newspaper comics concludes with Volume 3, which presents nine stories ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: New Visions Volume 7 by John Byrne 

As stated in my previous reviews of this book series, John Byrne and IDW Publishing are presenting the lost missions ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita by Tipton, Tipton, Shasteen, Hernandez, Nieto

In the Star Trek franchise, there is a parallel universe dubbed the "Mirror Universe" where the evil Terran Empire, which ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: New Visions Volume 6 by John Byrne

As stated in my previous reviews of this book series, "John Byrne and IDW Publishing are presenting the lost missions ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon, Volume 7: 1959-1960 by Milton Caniff

Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon ran from January 13, 1947 until June 4, 1988. The strip's titular hero served as an ...
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Book Review: James Bond: SPECTRE: The Complete Comic Strip Collection

Having previously collected and released the James Bond newspaper comic-strip adventures that ran in British newspapers, including in Omnibus Volumes ...
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Books Review: Star Trek: New Visions Issue #3 “Cry Vengeance” and Issue #4 “Made Out of Mudd” by John Byrne

When I was growing up two of the things that I was really into were comic books and Star Trek. ...
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Comic Book Review: Motor Crush #1 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr

Written by Katelyn Powers Last year, a team of creatives re-designed a popular DC Comics heroine known as Batgirl. (Note: ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Volume 2

On its way to becoming a multimedia franchise, Star Trek first entered the world of comics by way of Gold Key, ...
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Book Review: Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Volume Three: 1971-1974, Edited by Dean Mullaney

Volume Three of the Library of American Comics' Eisner Award-winning, four-part collection of Russ Manning's complete run of Tarzan newspaper ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: New Visions Volume 1 & Issue #3 by John Byrne

John Byrne and IDW Publishing are presenting the lost missions of the Original Series Enterprise crew in the form of ...
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Book Review: Weird Fantasy, Volume 1: Glossy Reprint of Classic SF Comic

EC Comics holds a special place in comic book history. After all, it was EC comics in particular that were ...
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Book Review: Max Steel, Volume 2: Hero Overload by B. Clay Moore & Alfa Robbi

Originally based on a line of toys produced by Mattel, Max Steel became an animated series made for television. Just ...
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Book Review: Snowpiercer Vol. 1 & 2 by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette

This French comic is currently receiving renewed international attention thanks to its use as the source material for a new ...
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Book Review: Captain Midnight: Volume 1: On the Run by Joshua Williamson and Fernando Dagnino

A patriotic Nazi-fighting U.S. superhero who disappeared in the 1940s suddenly appears in the present day, seemingly not a day ...
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Wolverine: Origin DVD Review: The Best There Is at What He Does.

Ever wonder about how Wolverine got his start? So did the rest of the Marvel Comics Universe and its readers, ...
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Astonishing X-Men Blu-ray Collection Review: Joss Whedon Teams Up with Marvel Superheroes

Released under the Marvel Knights Animation banner, the Astonishing X-Men Collection Blu-ray presents the four motion comics adapted from the ...
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Comic Book Review: Bob Howard, Plumber of the Unknown Issue #4 by Rafael Nieves and Dan Dougherty

Released in August of 2012 to coincide with the annual Wizard World Chicago Comic Convention, the fourth issue of Bob ...
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Astonishing X-Men: Torn DVD Review: More Astonishing Motion, Less Astonishing Story

Continuing the Astonishing X-Men motion comics saga initiated in previous DVDs Gifted and Dangerous, this latest disc covers issues 13-18 ...
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Book Review: Conan Volume 11: Road of Kings: By Crom! Roy Thomas Delivers

Written by Chad Derdowski The 11th volume in Dark Horse’s Conan series finds Robert E. Howard’s most famous creation commanding ...
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