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The Wild Dead by Carrie Vaughn
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Enid and her new untested partner Teeg come to a town for a judgment on a house from before the Fall -- is it worth expending the effort to keep this part of the past alive?

And while they're there, they discover a dead body, only it's the dead body o
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Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil by Jeff Lemire
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A spin-off from Black Hammer (that's really more like a prequel) about the Black Hammer's daughter tracking down the most notorious villain of that time: Sherlock Frankenstein, the brilliant and undead inventor.

A great deal of fun, with some inventiv
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Low Town by Daniel Polansky
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A fantasy noir that really sticks to some of the noir formula in some ways: an ex-cop who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks (and who has come home after a terrible war) gets caught up in a murder mystery when an innocent child turns up dead. Al ...more
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Mystery Men by David Liss
Mystery Men
by David Liss (Goodreads Author)
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A pulp mini-series featuring 5 pulp characters that wouldn't be out of place in any pulp RPG:

> the guy who is good at punching (whose love is killed by the bad guy)
> the stage magician who has taken to fighting crime (who is black)
> the pilo
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Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
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Marko and Alana visit their favorite author, while all their hunters try to do the same -- including Marko's ex, Gwendolyn.

Still great, still a lot of riveting character dynamics and dilemmas (e.g., do the tabloid journalists risk their lives on thei
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Animosity, Vol. 1 by Marguerite Bennett
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One day the animals gained sentience and nothing was the same after that.

A very strong start, mixing world-building and glimpses of the wider world, and the more personal story of young girl Jesse and her dog Sandor, and her loving mother and possibl
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Darth Vader Omnibus Vol. 1 by Kieron Gillen
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Kind of fun, but feels a little odd.

After the Death Star was destroyed -- and Vader failed to stop the weak rebellion from doing so -- Vader is sort of in the doghouse with the Emperor, and needs to work his way back into his good graces. For some re
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Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
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Still delightful. I got the large collection from Hoopla -- issues 1-18 -- but I still find it useful to review in 6 issue arcs. In this arc, things are still happening to all of the characters, but the big issue is that Marko and Alanna (the star-cr ...more
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Ha'penny by Jo Walton
Ha'penny (Small Change, #2)
by Jo Walton (Goodreads Author)
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"If ever there were books of mine I wished were feeling quaint and obsolete, it's the Small Change books." - Jo Walton, on Twitter (responding to a tweet of mine where I said I love these books but find them extra depressing to read in a world with T ...more
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Chew, Vol. 6 by John Layman
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A smart way to keep the story interesting: sideline the main character (Tony Chu recuperates in the hospital from a near-fatal beating) and have another character step in. In this case, it's Tony's twin Toni, with her own power (if she bites you, she ...more
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