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Aquaman, Vol. 3 by Geoff Johns
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I get it now - Geoff Johns is the comic book Michael Bay! Do you like massive, loud action scenes strung together with a nonsensical “story”? Look no further than Throne of Atlantis, this summer’s blockbuster (s)hit!

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Samurai Jack Volume 1 by Jim Zub
Samurai Jack Volume 1
by Jim Zub
read in April, 2014
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I’ve never seen the TV show or read any Samurai Jack books so I don’t know much beyond the fact that the protagonist is a samurai called Jack - I guess you could say I don’t know “jack” about this title (thank you, thank you! I’ll accept the Obvious...more
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JLA Vol. 4 by Grant Morrison
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I read the first volume of Grant Morrison’s acclaimed late ‘90s JLA series and came away thinking it was just ok and that I wouldn’t be reading any more of the series. Then, earlier this year, the Tower of Babel storyline came back into print so I th...more
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Action Comics, Vol. 3 by Grant Morrison
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The cover gives you a very good idea of what to expect from the book with bits and pieces that are clearly fragments making up a more-or-less coherent whole. That’s basically what reading the final volume of Grant Morrison’s Action Comics series feel...more
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Manifest Destiny, Vol. 1 by Chris Dingess
Manifest Destiny, Vol. 1
by Chris Dingess
read in April, 2014
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I think the trend started with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – classic stories/characters/historical figures being mashed into pulpy, dispensable books. From there we got Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and so...more
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Weapons Of Mass Diplomacy by Abel Lanzac
Weapons Of Mass Diplomacy
by Abel Lanzac
read in April, 2014
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A clichéd phrase critics like to over-use when praising books is “tour de force” and, while it’s wholly appropriate for Weapons of Mass Diplomacy which is an exceptional comic, the “force” part is especially applicable with regards to the main figure...more
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Journey Into The Past by Stefan Zweig
Journey Into The Past
by Stefan Zweig
read in April, 2014
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Ludwig begins a passionate affair with the wife of his employer but is relocated shortly after by the company to work in Mexico for two years. World War One begins and those two years stretch to much longer until Ludwig forgets her and moves on, meet...more
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Gotham Central, Book Two by Ed Brubaker
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Ugh - you know when you’re reading a stinker when you keep checking the page count - ok, p.156 - and you think after a couple mins “I must be on p. 160 by now” and you check and you’re on p. 159. And there are another 120 pages to go. Yeah I gave up...more
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Hellboy in Hell, Vol. 1 by Mike Mignola
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The short version of why Hellboy’s in hell is that at the end of the last Hellboy book, The Storm and The Fury, he slew the dragon and saved England but died when he was caught off guard and the ghost of the witch Nimue plucked out his heart. This is...more
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Miracleman Book 1 by Alan Moore
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Miracleman is a legendary comic that’s been off bookshelves and in legal limbo for many, many years.

Miracleman’s complicated history goes back to the Golden Age when he was created as a British knockoff of the popular DC Comics Captain Marvel charac...more
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“We're here on Earth to fart around”
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Grant Morrison
“Your head's like mine, like all our heads; big enough to contain every god and devil there ever was. Big enough to hold the weight of oceans and the turning stars. Whole universes fit in there! But what do we choose to keep in this miraculous cabinet? Little broken things, sad trinkets that we play with over and over. The world turns our key and we play the same little tune again and again and we think that tune's all we are.”
Grant Morrison, The Invisibles, Vol. 1: Say You Want a Revolution

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