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“I’ve Tasted SHOES With More Flavour.” COMICS! Sometimes Despite It Being Summer I Still Sit Here And Write This Rhubarb!

John Kane

As tradition dictates I read some comics and then wrote about them. However, I feel it incumbent upon me to direct your gaze further down the page where two other people have done some real writing. Don’t worry there’s none of that below this cut; consistency is key!

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By Scioli & Barber

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So Ugly it is Pretty — Hibbs on 8/6/14

Brian Hibbs

Hey, me again — yeah, bi-weekly it is, I think, for now!  Of course, my jibber jabber seems even more jibber jabbery when surrounded by Abhay…. After the cut…..

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Abhay: WEAPONS OF MASS DIPLOMACY – No Whammies, No Whammies

Abhay Khosla

This one’s about WEAPONS OF MASS DIPLOMACY, a 2014 release of the hit French graphic novel by “Abel Lanzac” and Christophe Blain, English-Language Edition Published by SelfMadeHero, Translated by Edward Gauvin.  It’s about a young speechwriter who has to draft France’s responses to a “growing international crisis in the Middle East,” based on true events, from the run-up to the Iraq War.

So, hopefully, crazy people don’t leave crazy person comments…?  Fingers crossed?  I tried to pare down expressing my own political beliefs some, to hopefully avoid that.  For example, I took out the part where I compared Richard Perle’s soul to photographs of advance-stage STD sores.  I took out an extremely graphic and intensely erotic description of what I think sex and chocolate will be like the day Dick Cheney dies (spoiler warning: better than usual).  Uhm, you know, I tried my somewhat-est, so… fingers crossed…

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Abhay: BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS — Spoilers Galore!

Abhay Khosla

Below the jump is a little essay about BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS, the Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoet graphic novel published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2014.

WARNING: THIS IS AN ESSAY ABOUT WHY I LIKED THE BOOK SO MUCH, NOT A CLASSICAL REVIEW, SO I POTENTIALLY SPOIL PLOT DEVELOPMENTS.

There are two spoilers– one, I spoil the premise (which … it’s the kind of book if you can go in relatively cold, I’d suggest it), and then near the end, I spoil the ending.  I’m very sorry if you’re looking for a review on this one– I can assure you other people have reviewed it, it’s a terrific book and you should go read a review of it if you’re curious.  There’s also a preview at the D&Q website, if you’d prefer just to see it for yourself– I think the preview might sell you on it, as it certainly did for me.  I was just very struck by it and just wanted to talk about it freely, so– sorry if this one is not for you.

Anyways– that’s the preamble.  I’ll put a little jump and then we’ll get going…

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Arriving 8/6/14

Brian Hibbs

With the monster that was last week, this one has a lot to live up to. It does it’s best with new MOON KNIGHT, SHE-HULK and ALEX + ADA. Plus Peter Milligan has his new book, TERMINAL HERO, and Joe Casey does his best Kirby with CAPTAIN VICTORY AND THE GALACTIC RANGERS. Hit the cut to see what else is happening this week!

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TIlting #235 is live

Brian Hibbs

Available at Comic Book Resources, as always, this month we talk about ways the market has changed since I turned in my first order form in 1989, and survey how the various publishers are handling the challenges those changes have created.

Feel free to comment here if you don’t want to comment there.

-B

Arriving 7/30/14

Brian Hibbs

This week we say goodbye to some old friends, with the final issues of FATALE and PROPHET. Welcome new ones, with Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini’s LOW debuting. Plus, the long awaited third issue of SANDMAN OVERTURE makes it’s way to our sweaty, undeserving hands.

Those are some highlights, but there is more to behold beneath the cut.

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Starting off slow; Hibbs on 7/23/14

Brian Hibbs

OK, spam  on the site locked down, new store pretty close to squared away, maybe I am now in place to start reveiwin’ again.  I’ve certainly been missing it somewhat. I can’t promise this will be every week (in fact, I think I feel confident in announcing that this will NOT be each and every week… unless I do one of those Patreon thingies, in which case then it would be a paid job, and thus an obligation.  But I’m not thinking about doing that until I can prove to MYSELF that I can stay on this horse for a little while.

Let’s just go full capsule-style under that jump.
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Arriving 7/21/14

Brian Hibbs

This week has SAGA #21 and AFTERLIFE OF ARCHIE #6. If there was every a reason to be excited for a Wednesday, that would be it. But, as I am sure you know, there is much more beneath the cut, so click and find out!

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The Spam is gone!

Brian Hibbs

Ding frickin’ dong the spam is gone.  Man THAT took a while (and four different people)

 

-B

“…So The VILE APPETITES of Mankind Could No Longer Corrupt The Harmony of My PERFECT BODY!” COMICS! Sometimes These Tales of Hoffman Deliver On The Fantastique But Honesty Compels Me To Admit They Are Sorely Lacking In The Opera Department!

John Kane

Hey, I wrote about a comic and now it’s like it never existed. Maybe I just dreamt it all. That’d be spookily appropriate. Unlikely though.

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Arriving 7/16/14

Brian Hibbs

This week has a bunch of big things! New issues of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, MANIFEST DESTINY, SHE-HULK, SILVER SURFER and MS. MARVEL. Plus the debut of DC’s latest TEEN TITANS series and Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s DEADLY CLASS reaches the landmark of it’s first paperback collection. Those are but a small sampling of what is hitting the streets this Wednesday, click the link to see what else is happening in comics this week.

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“Extremely Unlikely, And Definitely Improbably, But Not IMPOSSIBLE” COMICS! Sometimes It’s A Whole New World. We Just Need Some Magic Carpets And We’re Set To Go!

John Kane

Hello. I read a comic, did a little dance. Felt it needed more work as a critical medium and fell back on words. Sometimes the Old Ways are best.

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Arriving 7/9/14

Brian Hibbs

Last week soaked up a lot of the books that would normally ship in the second week leaving this one feeling lean. Though, we still see LUMBERJANES, SHUTTER, WALKING DEAD and some debuts from DC with GRAYSON and NEW SUICIDE SQUAD. Those are but a few of the books this week, click the cut and see what else will sate your comics need this week.

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“There’s Nothing WRONG WITH YOU That I Can’t Fix..WITH MY TENTACLES!” COMICS! Sometimes Comics Are Like The Sponge And Must Go Porous!

John Kane

In which I unwisely blurt out some words about a Spongebob comic. If yesterday’s ridiculous farrago is any indication it will in fact really be about Tarot’s chest and largely entail me shouting like a crazy person about people misusing the land in front of my house. Or maybe I got my boat to float this time out. Altogether now, Kids..!

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“HER AG-GRES-SIVE-NESS DOES NOT/COM-PRO-MISE HER FEM-I-NIN-ITY” COMICS! Sometimes Everyone Was Robot Fighting (Those Kicks Were Fast As Lightning)!

John Kane

America! How’s that 4th of July Weekend thing going for you? Man, Canada just touches itself for one day but you lot take a whole weekend! Always fireworks on the4th of July as Max Cady said. Hope you all had a truly lovely time even though you are basically breaking our balls over here. No hard feelings! Here’s some words about comics. Hey, Magnus, can you guess which I liked best?

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Comix Experience Best Sellers: First half of 2014, Books

Brian Hibbs

OK, same thing as the last post, except this time we’ll talk about BOOKS.

Again, after the jump for those of you who don’t want to read sales charts!
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Comix Experience Best Sellers: First half of 2014, Comics

Brian Hibbs

Hey, hey, it’s the half-year report from Comix Experience – now also with numbers from Comix Experience Outpost.
You’ll find it below the cut, for those of you who like numbers-porn.
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Arriving 7/2/14

Brian Hibbs

How can any week stand up against the monster that was last week? It may be the underdog, but this week is giving it a try. We have some favorites in the form of EAST OF WEST and SOUTHERN BASTARDS, plus Marvel is starting its push for the GUARDIANS movie with ROCKET RACCOON and LEGENDARY STAR-LORD hitting the street this week. Find all of this weeks comics just below the cut!

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Abhay: A Stack of Comics I Mostly Haven’t Read in About 15 Years

Abhay Khosla

I went to my home town for the first time in some years.  And while I was home, I had cause to go through the old comics “collection”. I wanted to find one book in particular that I thought might help me on a project not yet worth mentioning, a foreign comic whose name I didn’t know that I’d bought on a trip outside the country around 1992-1993, impossible to find unless I went through box after box of disorganized, yellowing comics.

I found this mystery comic the last day I was there, but as I was going through the boxes, occasionally I’d spot some other comic that made me pause.  One of the last times I was home, I’d mentioned the comics I’d looked at while home, so I thought I could do that again– took photos of the ones that made me pause with my cell phone– just thought I’d show them to y’all, in case they gave you any similar twinge of feelings or cause for thought.

The tricky bit being that for the most part,  I didn’t re-read any of these comics.  So, I haven’t read these comics in at least 15 years, if not more…

(Warning: image-heavy…?  Is that still a thing people feel like they need to be warned about?  “Warning: my geocities page is acting up again.“).

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Arriving 6/25/14

Brian Hibbs

No one is pulling any punches this week. We have a huge array of returning favorites with DEADLY CLASS, MS. MARVEL, BATMAN, STRAY BULLETS, TREES and, of course, SAGA. Plus some big debuts with Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s OUTCAST and Geoff Johns and John Romita, Jr. taking the reigns of SUPERMAN. There is so much more that it would be foolish to try and list up here when you can just click the link and see what all is coming your way this week!

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