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Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler

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Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler begins with terrified Jews, concentration camps, and cornered members of the French resistance; the story then turns to the man who set this tragedy in motion. Mizuki starts Hitler’s tale with his quest to become an artist in Vienna…

Frankenstein Underground

Frankenstein Underground

If I were to sum up Frankenstein Underground in a single sentence, it might go something like, “Imagine an Edgar Rice Burroughs yarn featuring Frankenstein as a tragic protagonist.” If that’s enough to tickle your fancy, then you should certainly…

Fall of Cthulhu

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“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn” Since the 1928 publication of “The Call of Cthulhu” in Weird Tales, H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos has attracted and enthralled readers, spawning countless additions as author-fans of multiple generations offer their own interpretations…

Bedlam, vol 1.

Bedlam

Ten years ago, in a city plagued by crime, a costumed lunatic launched a crime spree of terror and mayhem, designed to prove a sick point to the city’s masked defender. When the villain was apparently blown up by one…

The Empty Man

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In The Empty Man, the world is caught in the grip of a strange, viral epidemic that leads its victims to fits of rage, depression and suicidal thoughts, and, ultimately, death or catatonia. Scientists and doctors are at a loss to…

Material, Vol. 1

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The first thing you should know about Material is that, as a running series, it was cancelled. As of the time in which this review was written, there is no planned continuation or sequel in sight. Hopefully, reading the volume…

The Illegitimates

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Have you ever stopped to wonder if a certain international super-spy’s fondness for women ever had… consequences? If, perhaps, his wandering ways had left their mark on the world? In The Illegitimates, Taran Killam and and Marc Andreyko explore just that…

Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven

Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven

For wrestling fans, it’s easy to forget that there was a time when kayfabe—the custom in which in-ring rivalries are scripted but portrayed as real life—was an industry secret. An ever-changing business under the influence of the WWE (formerly, the WWF)…

Killing and Dying: Stories

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Does it even need to be said? Adrien Tomine is one of the major reasons graphic novels hold the small but significant market share and critical acclaim that they do today—his storytelling prowess, his understated and precise illustration style, his…

Henni

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I want so much to love Miss Lasko-Gross, but I struggle. Her moody, shadowy illustration style is attractive, but a bit static, and many of her stories are didactic and self-reflective, leaning dangerously towards navel-gazing. But she’s a strong and…

Fantasy Sports, Vol 1

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Somehow, I’d gotten the impression that Fantasy Sports would painlessly teach me about sports, specifically basketball. Well, I didn’t learn much about basketball (except that you’re not supposed to put your foot over the line), but I had a lot of…

Velvet, Vols. 1-2

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If you like your spies tough, angst-ridden, and British, Velvet is the perfect read for you. Imagine a James Bond universe where Moneypenny, the Director’s mild-mannered secretary, was actually an agent with a higher clearance level than Bond, who just…

The Wolf Gift

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Ashley Marie Witter is no stranger to the challenges of adapting the work of novelist Anne Rice. In 2012, she wrote and illustrated Claudia’s Story, a graphic retelling of Rice’s classic Interview with the Vampire told through the perspective of…