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Any Empire

Nate Powell’s second graphic novel is about youth and war and violence, played out in a small town somewhere in the American South. Continue reading

 
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 1969

This is one of two comics to come out this year whose climactic oomph relies on an image of (let’s be up front about this) John Constantine. Continue reading

 
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Little Nothings, Vol. 4: My Shadow In The Distance

Originally drawn in 2009, the fourth translated volume of Lewis Trondheim’s Little Nothings diary strip now pushes the series up near the 500-page mark. It’s simultaneously Trondheim’s most disposable work and some of his best. Entirely free of genre and … Continue reading

 
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Liar’s Kiss

The story of Liar’s Kiss is formulaic and ultimately forgettable, but it shows the strengths as well as the weaknesses of its genre. Continue reading

 
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Americus

MK Reed’s forte has always been her dialogue, and this is a crucial part of the success of her mainstream-publisher debut Americus. It helps that in Jonathan Hill, she has an artistic collaborator whose sensibilities—in terms of body language, nuance, and … Continue reading

 
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 1969

Is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen past its sell-by date? Is the latest chapter as oppressive as the last? Where have all the flowers gone? Continue reading

 
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Fantastic Life

The story of a drunken art-school malcontent stumbling his way through awful parties, lousy punk shows, mortifying painting-class critiques, and portentous encounters with the woman of his (wet) dreams. Continue reading

 
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Zegas #1

Like Pope and Graham before him, Fiffe warps the influences of the medium’s ‘80s sci-fi masters into an original construction, one infused with enough of an individual voice to make it feel new and exciting. Continue reading