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Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang.      Astro City: Shining Stars (DC Comics/Vertigo, 9781401229917) Astro City: Through Open Doors (DC Comics/Vertigo, 9781401247522) Garrett: I had been caught up on Astro City…6 or 7 years ago. …

Husbands: The Comic

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Husbands: The Comic has a lot of very strong selling points. It’s co-written by Jane Espenson, a name familiar to genre fans from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, and more. It has an introduction by Neil Gaiman and an…

Last Day In Vietnam: A Memory

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Will Eisner is a god and a comics icon; The father of the graphic novel. Heck, they even named the annual award for creative achievement in comic books after him. The superlatives could go on and on for a full…

Blacklung

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What on earth is going on in Blacklung? Why do these characters have faces that look like they were all constructed from the castoff remains of the faces of pugilists, who were also prolific knife-fighters? What about their grotesque hairstyles?…

Bubbles & Gondola

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Bubbles & Gondola is unmistakably about writer’s block. Charlie the mouse lives alone. He works alone. He is alone all the time. And, he’s an artist! Oh boy! What could possibly cause him any trouble in his lovely, little life?…

Until Death Do Us Part, vol. 2

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As the second volume of Until Death Do Us Part opens, blind swordsman/ex-criminal Mamoru and his allies in the Element Network have successfully protected tween psychic Haruka from her would-be kidnappers. However, the vigilantes have little time to rest on their…