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Nexus Archives, Vol. 6 by Mike Baron
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Read on May 12, 2011

This is probably one of the best volumes yet. Moving even further into the things that make the series great: frustrating intergalactic politics, bizarre humor, untenable moral positions, and strangely high-falutin' language.

This volume sometimes follows other characters, it hops from a strangely slapstick-filled horrible massacre to a goofy fun story about an interdimensional library to the sad tale of a lonely girl. Basically, it is great. Weird and touching and hilarious and dark and full of Silver Age storytelling in which its hero makes up powers on the fly... because why not, his powers aren't really important to the story anyway.
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05/12/2011 page 84
39.0% "A perfect example of the kind of issue that superhero comics NEVER did before the 80s."
05/12/2011 page 112
52.0% "As a fake, future-slang stand-in for "cool," "wang" might just be the worst possible choice. "It's wang, man, like ultra-wang." Whatever you say, yellow alien."

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