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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (9/17/14 – Between Events)

The dam bursts on the conflict of interest reservoir. Continue reading

 
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Internal Combustion

Blood sacrifices are made to appease the inescapable id in comics by Grant Snider, Sophie Franz, Eric Haven, and Luke Howard. Continue reading

 
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2014: New Comics, Old Problems

A generally positive TCJ columnist goes negative, finding something wrong with five recently-released comics: Seconds, Vertigo Quarterly, Ragnarớk, The Death of Archie, and Multiversity. He also answers the question: “Who is the best American-comics-influenced British writer?” Continue reading

 
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The Precisely Rendered Blam: Alley Oop in 1939

It was the Dr. Who of the 1940s, a comic strip that traveled though history with verve and panache — not to mention lots of wisecracks. Only, instead of charming, eccentrically dressed Englishmen wielding sonic screwdrivers, there was a practically naked caveman with a stone ax. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (9/10/14 – Pure Machine)

Just gonna crank through this one; it’s gonna work like a fridge. Keep the food cold. Continue reading

 
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The Cage Stands As Before: The Comics of Yvan Alagbé

The elusive French-Beninese comics artist Yvan Alagbé returns to expand upon his 1994 masterwork Les Nègres jaunes. The result is one of the most intricate, challenging, and moving grand family narratives in comics. Continue reading

 
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Gods Do Favors, Darwin Doesn’t

Business evolution, comic book heroes and comic book makers. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (9/3/14 – This column is a digital exclusive!)

Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence and outrage is my message; the word of COMICS has brought me derision and reproach all the day. Continue reading