Author Archives: R. Fiore

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You Needn’t Get Up on My Account

Like its predecessor, The Dark Knight Rises is a badly made movie redeemed by a single element that works. Continue reading

 
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Gold Out of Straw

Ed the Happy Clown returns, Shadow covers do battle, an ancient penny drops, Adrian Tomine meets Liz Prince in a paper bag, and Ray Bradbury checks out. Continue reading

 
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Freeway to UPA

Freeway by Mark Kalesniko (Fantagraphics) UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection (TCM) The eponymous metaphor of Matt Kalesniko’s Freeway is almost too easy: A transportation network that once granted free and effortless mobility that’s become a morass of stagnation and frustration … Continue reading

 
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A Long Strange Trip, If You’ll Pardon the Expression

The Someday Funnies now joins Smile, From Arrgh to Zap, and a complete version of Metropolis on the list of Things That Have Come Out Before The Last Dangerous Visions. Continue reading

 
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Whatever Happened to Will Eisner?

PS Magazine then and now… Continue reading

 
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Theater of the Inaccessible Presents: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec!

Hollywood released two, three and sometimes four movies that were not as good as Adele Blanc-Sec every week of the year and change since it came out. Continue reading

 
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Art Comics and No Fooling

They send ’em, I review ’em. Eventually.
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Some Girls Work in Factories, Some Girls Work in Stores

R. Fiore on Chester Brown’s Paying for It. Continue reading