action and adventure

The Complete Accident Man

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Satirical, bloody, and definitely made for those with adult tastes, The Complete Accident Man collects the entirety of Pat Mills and Tony Skinner’s oeuvre about a professional hit man who makes his hits look like accidents. At the heart of this…

Heck

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Hector “Heck” Hammarskjold was once the town hero, taking his high school football team to the State Championship game as their star quarterback. But that was a long time ago and he is no longer the hero he once was.…

Womanthology: Heroic

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Womanthology is an anthology graphic novel produced by an all-female team of over 150 contributors. It is a great example of how one little tweet can balloon into an inspirational project, affecting not only those who participated and supported the…

Trigun Maximum Omnibus, vol.1

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Trigun Maximum can best be described using the line of text on its contents page: “DEEP SPACE PLANET FUTURE GUN ACTION!!” The series includes lots of over-the-top, gunslingin’ action, with machines and weapons advanced far beyond what the Wild West-style setting suggests, coupled with a large…

Aliens vs. Parker

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In this collaboration between comedian Paul Scheer and Adult Swim writer, Nick Giovannetti, stoned interstellar deliverymen, Parker and Modi, find themselves on a secret mining base with a gorgeous secret agent, a surly soldier, and a seemingly infinite number of…

7 Holes for Air

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They don’t make men like Bob anymore. Stoic and tough, Bob drinks heroic quantities of beer when he’s not at work and while he’s at work, he’s a tough-as-nails iron worker who isn’t afraid to stand up for what’s right…

Rubicon

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Depicting modern warfare in comics or film is tricky business. Mark Long, Dan Capel, and their collaborators approach the topic in a unique way with Rubicon. In this graphic novel, Long and Capel take the plot of the Japanese medieval epic,…

The Curse of Dracula

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Before The Curse of Dracula, author, Marv Wolfman, and artist, Gene Colan, had already made a significant contribution to vampires in popular culture. In the 1970′s, they worked together on Marvel’s long-running horror comic, The Tomb of Dracula, in which…

Dream Thief, vol. 1

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  John Lincoln is a classic loser. He has no job, no ambition, and no empathy for anyone but himself. Even though his girlfriend Claire takes care of him, he cheats on her. But one morning, John wakes up next…

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…

Lost Planet: First Colony

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Crashed on the surface of a hostile frozen planet, Captain June and her crew can be sure of nothing, even survival. As the only uninjured crew members make their way into the wilderness, they find themselves beset by both alien…

Captain Midnight, vol. 1: On the Run

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When a modern Navy ship stumbles across a legendary World War II superhero named Captain Midnight, they aren’t sure how to react, especially when he escapes custody! Meanwhile, Captain Midnight wastes no time tracking down the evil immortal Nazi, Fury…

High School DxD

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High School DxD is the hypersexualized offspring of Porky’s, Leisure Suit Larry, and American Pie. The racy comedy stars Issei, a hormonally charged young adult who wants to take advantage of the high girl-to-guy ratio at his school. The problem…

The Arctic Marauder

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Jacques Tardi’s The Arctic Marauder is a rip roaring, rollicking yarn set on the icy seas. When a young doctor searches for his uncle, he is lead down a path of mystery involving the destruction of sailing vessels within the…

Angel Para Bellum, vol. 1

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One of the most interesting aspects of manga is how western stories end up being transmogrified into something new by Japanese writers and artists. Often the result is a work that will make western audiences feel, well, a little squirmy.…

Message to Adolf Part 2

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Where the first part of Message to Adolf sets the stage for the story, in this second part, the stage is mostly ruined. Criticisms that were expressed in the review of the first part of the story (that the story…