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Esperanza

The latest L&R digest finds Maggie, Hopey, Izzy, and Ray D. coming to terms with no longer being the life of the party and the heart of their scene — at least not without exhausting effort. Continue reading

 
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Mineshaft #27

If you’re a fan of underground and alternative comics but haven’t read an issue of Mineshaft yet, simply find the “buy it now” link in this review and thank me later. Continue reading

 
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Raw Power

One of the best sustained feats of drawing in recent memory came this year from Josh Bayer. Continue reading

 
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q v i e t

q v i e t takes sex and twists it, stretches it, and turns it inside out. Continue reading

 
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SuperMutant Magic Academy

Certainly the best take on YA comics I’ve read in ages. Continue reading

 
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Kmart Shoes

Ward describes his autobiographical comics as “a therapeutic exercise.” It’s the psychological equivalent of ripping away a Band-Aid. Continue reading

 
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Prophet #21-22

Despite its many obvious points of reference, Prophet casts its own spell, and though nominally related to Rob Liefeld’s 1990s comic, it’s light years away in execution. Continue reading

 
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Princess Knight

A seminal Tezuka series finally gets the Vertical treatment Continue reading