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Amazing Spider-Man #665 By Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman Marvel Chris says: Dan Slott does it again! Although issue 665 feels a little like the calm before the storm of “Spider-Island”, it still addresses some pretty weighty issues of its…

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Black Paths by David B. Self Made Hero Chris says: I’ll be the first to admit that David B’s Black Paths is not my regular sort of pick. I tend to stay fairly centred within the mainstream, but Black Paths…

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Life With Mr. Dangerous By Paul Hornschemeier Villard Books Camila says: Originally serialized in the pages of Fantagraphics’ quarterly anthology Mome, Life With Mr. Dangerous is now out on Villard as a fully self-contained novel. An easy way to describe…

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Congress of the Animals By Jim Woodring Fantagraphics Camila says: Jim Woodring’s much anticipated second full length graphic novel Congress of the Animals is Frank’s first adventure outside the Unifactor.  It is, of course, full of Woodring’s usual nightmarish scenarios, dream-like…

SIMON’S NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL ROUND-UP

The Cardboard Valise by Ben Katchor Pantheon Books The Cardboard Valise is the first new book in over a decade from the New Yorker and New York Times cartoonist who was once described by novelist Michael Chabon as “the creator of…

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Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki Drawn & Quarterly Simon says: The latest in D&Q’s line of translated ‘60s/’70s gekiga (adult manga; literally ‘dramatic pictures’), Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths charts Mizuki’s experiences in the Pacific conflict of World…

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Orc Stain #6 by James Stockoe Image Tom says: If I were Image I would be really bloody proud to be putting out Orc Stain. Lazy reviewers might use phrases like ‘enjoyable romp’, ‘visual feast’ and ‘like Moebius on LSD’.…

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Jimmy Olsen #1 by Nick Spencer and RB Silva DC Liz says: Book of the week? Book of the year is more like it! This double-sized issue which collects the Action Comics back-up strips and completes the story, epitomizes the…