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As a kid, I used to spend hours poring over any sort of “superheroes A-Z” content I could find. I had some that came in issues of comics, and the long-running Marvel-phile column in Dragon, and probably other sources I’ve forgotten about. When I started playing TSR’s Marvel Super Heroes, I traced hero silhouettes from […]

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Nick Abadzis‘ and Hilary Sycamore‘s Laika is meditative, thorough, and heartbreaking. Everything I knew about Laika — the first orbital space traveler, a stray dog trained and conditioned for her one-way mission — before reading this book came from her Wikipedia entry and small exhibits about her at aerospace museums. I now know a lot […]

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I love getting reading recommendations, but my to-read shelves are such an embarrassment, particularly when it comes to comics, that I don’t always take them. But after a visit to Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique (which rocks!), I took one: Rat Queens. I heard about RQ when it launched, but had too much on my […]

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I backed John Mahoney’s Zentropa on Kickstarter because it looked gorgeous and it seemed like he had his shit together. When I saw the samples he posted, it felt very Heavy Metal to me, and apparently they agreed: The first 10 pages of Zentropa appear in issue #382. I was also intrigued by the concept […]

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When Grant Morrison took over as editor-in-chief of Heavy Metal, beginning with issue #280, I subscribed on the spot. (Cover by Gail Potocki, one of three variant covers for Morrison’s debut issue.) I’m a wee bit of a Morrison fan: . . . and I used to be a regular reader of Heavy Metal back […]

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I don’t usually buy single issues of comics (I much prefer TPBs), but I backed Paradox Girl on Kickstarter because it looked like a lot of fun, and I wanted to support its creators. It delivered on time, and I finished reading all three issues over the weekend. It’s every bit as fun as I’d […]

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Atomic Robo is awesome. You can read all of it through that link, as webcomic. (It’s also available in print.) Written by Brian Clevinger, drawn by Scott Wegener, and colored by Ronda Pattison, Atomic Robo is an angst-free, punchy (and punch-filled), pulpy romp — a comic where “I punch it with SCIENCE!” makes perfect sense. […]

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A recent family outing to Uwajimaya snowballed into a trip to Kinokuniya Bookstore, and that place is trouble — particularly because their manga selection is insane. I wound up picking up the first Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service omnibus and the first volume of One-Punch Man, and quickly followed those up with the first Assassination Classroom […]

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Want to read a whole lot of awesome Green Lantern comics? This is the list I used to do just that, plus some context to explain the order I chose and some gushing about Green Lantern in general. Just want the reading list without the context? Skip straight to the list, and happy reading! In […]

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