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Collected New 52

First off every title is getting a collection of at least six issues, so DC clearly has no plans to cancel any of their New 52 titles within the first six months. Since they required books to be done well in advance I'd hazard a guess they already have at least six issues ready to go.
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Holy Terror

It’s been heavily promoted by Legendary Pictures, as only a movie studio can do.  Preview pages, an animated short, press releases and coverage everywhere.  For it’s first foray into comics Legendary has published Frank Miller’s Holy Terror, his response to…

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Trades & Hardcovers

Freshly returned from Montreal Comiccon 2011 my head is still full of crowds, books and art.  My focus here is the collected edition market at the show: hardcovers, trade paperbacks, graphic novels. First off this was a comic centric show…

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Chimichanga

This is billed as a humour story for children eight and up. The story is very straightforward with that Powell sensibility: a bearded girl finds a monster and takes it back with her to the circus. She encounters a witch that later makes a deal with a pharmaceutical company; in the process she's kidnapped and eventually is freed by her monster.
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Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot

My local comic shop received this last week although everyone seems to be listing today as its release date.  I’ve been waiting all year for Tardi’s Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot. [quote]Martin Terrier, ice-cold mercenary-turned-contract-killer, has his future…

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Turf

Turf from Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards looked interesting; 1929 New York with a vampire problem and aliens.  After reading it I think they should have done 1929 New York with vampires and a second book with 1929 New…

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I Spend What On Comics?

Comic buying and reading is an expensive hobby.  I’m not talking about buying high-grade silver age keys and socking them away in the bank; that’s comic collecting or comic investing.  Right here and now I’m talking about spending your money…

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Empire

It was October 1978 that Empire, the first graphic novel, appeared on bookstore shelves.  That’s the same month Eisner’s A Contract With God made its début, and Empire is one illustrated story while Eisner’s work is a collection of short…

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Screaming Planet

Humanoids week continues at Comic Book Daily with a look at Alexandro Jodorowsky’s Screaming Planet.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: [quote]All that remains of a prosperous, warm planet destroyed by the madness of its inhabitants many years ago…A living piece of…

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Legend Of The Scarlet Blades

Humanoids week continues on Comic Book Daily: today we’re looking at Legend Of the Scarlet Blades by Saverio Tenuta.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: [quote]Cartoonist Saverio Tenuta writes and paints a twisted tale of a masterless Samurai named Raido searching for…

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Hard Premium

I like hardcover books: they feel sturdy in your hand and hold up to frequent reading.  What I don’t like is paying a ridiculous premium for the privilege of this format. Marvel is a good benchmark for this pricing disparity:…

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Review | Liar’s Kiss

This book came into my hands via a recommendation from my local comic book shop.  Liar’s Kiss is a quick black and white crime drama.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: THE WAY HE INVESTIGATES IS A CRIME IN ITSELF. Nick Archer…

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Review | Thor: For Asgard

Like most people who shop regularly at a comic store I have a pull list that I submit when a new Previews magazine comes out.  Items are picked two months in advance and occasionally you forget what’s coming.  Last week…

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Absolute-ly | #1: The Spirit

We’re launching a new monthly feature that focuses on what comic should receive the “absolute” treatment: any story from any publisher.  A call to arms of hardcover comic book fans. While at DC Scott Dunbier pioneered the absolute edition line,…

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