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Ms. Marvel, #7 by G. Willow Wilson
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Look at that great Jamie McKelvie cover of Kamala taking a selfie with Wolverine - how adorable and fangirlish!

The second half of Kamala’s first superhero team-up with the legendary Wolverine sees the pair fight a giant crocodile in the New Jersey s...more
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Shopping in Jail by Douglas Coupland
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At the end of the 20th century, Douglas Coupland was part of a futurist think tank assembled by Steven Spielberg to accurately predict what the future might look like for his Tom Cruise-starring movie, Minority Report. 15 years later and Coupland has...more
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Batman/Tarzan by Ron Marz
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A Batman/Tarzan crossover comic is going to be a total disaster but sometimes you can’t help but look anyway - I had to know, how bad is a Batman/Tarzan crossover? In actuality it’s plenty bad but not epically bad, y’know? I mean, it’s a Batman/Tarza...more
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Loki by Al Ewing
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Tom Hiddleston – what a dreamboat, right, ladies? Hubba hubba! At least, I assume that’s what his many fans think of him! Nevertheless, he’s made Loki enormously popular and well-known with his performances in the Marvel movies so it makes sense to g...more
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All-New Ghost Rider, Vol. 1 by Felipe Smith
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Robbie Reyes’ life is a fucking nightmare.

Still a teenager in high school, he must look after and support his wheelchair-bound little brother, Gabe, in the absence of his deadbeat parents, and work an after-school job at a body shop. They live in a...more
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Dragon Ball, Vol. 8 by Akira Toriyama
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Oh yeah, the love is back! I was worried with the last book that it would mark the beginning of a slide into mediocrity for the series but Akira Toriyama turns the ship back around into quality waters (terrible metaphor, I know!).

It’s like he knew t...more
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The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1 by Dan Slott
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I haven’t read many Spider-Man books compared to other superheroes, and reading All-New Marvel NOW! Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 made me realise why: I hate Peter Parker.

Because I loved the Superior Spider-Man series when Doc Ock was running the show bu...more
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Dragon Ball, Vol. 7 by Akira Toriyama
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Well, as with all great multi-volume stories, Dragon Ball finally hits a (Dr) slump with its seventh volume.

The Red Ribbon Army are targeting Son Goku and friends with a small group surrounding the Turtle Master’s house and another group, led by Gene...more
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Preacher, Volume 3 by Garth Ennis
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Three volumes in and it’s still unclear to me why Preacher is considered to be this “classic” of modern comics. Sure, it’s by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, both of whom are brilliant comics creators, but I feel Preacher is mostly an excuse for Ennis...more
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The Switch by Elmore Leonard
The Switch
by Elmore Leonard
read in August, 2014
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Elmore Leonard is known for his crazy-good, realistic dialogue who’s also a skilled and imaginative storyteller able to create memorable characters and plots. But every great writer puts out a stinker every now and then and The Switch is without ques...more
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Kurt Vonnegut
“We're here on Earth to fart around”
Kurt Vonnegut

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

Elmore Leonard
“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
Elmore Leonard

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