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I Totally Forgot To Get Mad At That Remake of Total Recall

Can mainstream comics hire the Green River Killer? Is the Green River Killer willing to demean himself by working for Marvel or DC? Continue reading

 
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Stan Lynde, the Western, and the Spirit of Independence

Rich O’Shay, Latigo, The Price of Fame, and Pardners,
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Days of Yesteryear

Now that all our fond hopes for 2013 have been dashed and our memories of 2012 rendered into a whited sepulcher, wouldn’t it be wonderful to relive those innocent times? Well, then, I’ve got the column for you. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/27/13 – Last Century in Comics Critics!)

Be this the mark of ideals, or decay? Only critics know, and now they’re talking… FROM AN AGE BEFORE THE COMICS JOURNAL!! Continue reading

 
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Fairy Quest: Outlaws No. 1

Can we declare a moratorium on mix-and-match fairy tale pastiche, especially the kind with obvious franchise ambitions? Continue reading

 
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Tezuka Osamu Outwits the Phantom Blot: The Case of New Treasure Island cont’d

Osamu Tezuka, Sakai Shichima and the complicated history of a manga classic. Continue reading

 
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Minicomics Of Note

Ten of the most interesting comics that have come my way over the past few months. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/20/13 – Irregular Holiday Celebrations)

Cooking up the freshest capsule summaries of whatever looks to be coming. PLUS: “Movies of the French” Continue reading