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Marshal Law: The Deluxe Edition

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When executed with creativity and gusto, satire can transcend its subject matter and move into a realm of unexpected thoughtfulness.  Characters who perhaps were intended to be broad strokes instead take on surprisingly sympathetic aspects.  While the whole affair seems…

Fables Encyclopedia

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This book is an absolute must for fans of Bill Willingham’s comic book series Fables. The attractive package has no introductory material; it steps right into alphabetical entries on the major and minor characters in the Fables universe from individual…

Common Grounds

Common Grounds is a lost treasure of the Modern Age of Comics. (That’s not hyperbole. I literally lost my copies of the original six-issue mini-series somewhere along the line and only recently rediscovered the series after chancing upon the trade…

Abelard

Abelard

At first glance, you might think that Abelard, by Renaud Dillies and Régis Hautiére, will be an amusing story of a poor little bird making his way to America. What you won’t know, but now do, is that you will…

The Comic Book History of Comics

Wow! Comics, comic books, graphic novels, manga — they all have a history steeped in tradition and the story of how they became what they are today is filled with espionage, trickery, deceitfulness, and good stuff, too, like happiness and sunshine.…

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer murdered seventeen people, all male adults and teens. His crimes were horrific and gruesome, and they shocked and saddened a nation. Why had this been allowed to happen and why did it take so long…

Gandhi: A Manga Biography

Story- Most people know who Gandhi is, but they don’t know much beyond the fact that he used peaceful protest and sat on beds of nails. Many people don’t know that he spent time protesting in Africa, or that he…