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Cover Story: The DC Comics Art Of Brian Bolland

A wonderful artist who has done a ton of cover work, and not enough interior comic work, Brian Bolland gets his spotlight in Cover Story: The DC Comics Art Of Brian Bolland. Artist Brian Bolland, best known for his work as…

Next Men Vol 1: Scattered

First off I dropped the “John Byrne’s” from the title so it would be somewhat shorter, and I really don’t like it when a creator’s name is inserted into the title.  I had heard Byrne was picking up with the…

Lone Wolf & Cub Retailer Incentive

Lone Wolf and Cub is a wonderful manga series that has come to North America twice: prestige format comics from First Publishing in the 1980s and in twenty eight 4.25×6.5″ softcover volumes from Dark Horse. For anyone who hasn’t sampled…

Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot

My local comic shop received this last week although everyone seems to be listing today as its release date. I’ve been waiting all year for Tardi’s Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot. Martin Terrier, ice-cold mercenary-turned-contract-killer, has his future all mapped out: He has just executed what he intends to be his final job and is ready to move on to the next phase of his life, which involves discreet retirement accompanied by a long-lost girlfriend. But Terrier’s employers are emphatically not pleased with his decision, old enemies begin to re-emerge, and soon Terrier is forced to once again ply his brutal trade.

Turf

Turf from Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards looked interesting; 1929 New York with a vampire problem and aliens. After reading it I think they should have done 1929 New York with vampires and a second book with 1929 New York and aliens, because historical horror science fiction is a genre we don’t need. The critically acclaimed hardboiled noir crime thriller with guns, fangs and aliens is collected in its full glory! New York, 1925: the height of prohibition.

Empire

It was October 1978 that Empire, the first graphic novel, appeared on bookstore shelves.  That’s the same month Eisner’s A Contract With God made its début, and Empire is one illustrated story while Eisner’s work is a collection of short…

Screaming Planet

A look at Alexandro Jodorowsky’s Screaming Planet. Here’s the publisher’s blurb: All that remains of a prosperous, warm planet destroyed by the madness of its inhabitants many years ago…A living piece of metal, adrift in the cosmos, howling in its infinite sorrow…Sometimes, crossing the sky of one of the countless inhabited planets, it shares its sorrow with a conscious being…

Legend Of The Scarlet Blades

Today we’re looking at Legend Of the Scarlet Blades by Saverio Tenuta.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: Cartoonist Saverio Tenuta writes and paints a twisted tale of a masterless Samurai named Raido searching for clues to his bloody past in a…

Liar’s Kiss

This book came into my hands via a recommendation from my local comic book shop.  Liar’s Kiss is a quick black and white crime drama.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: THE WAY HE INVESTIGATES IS A CRIME IN ITSELF. Nick Archer…

Thor: For Asgard

Like most people who shop regularly at a comic store I have a pull list that I submit when a new Previews magazine comes out.  Items are picked two months in advance and occasionally you forget what’s coming.  Last week…