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The Spirit: Angel Smerti

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I wholeheartedly enjoy the Spirit: it’s a classic character in a crime-ridden city with a colourful supporting cast, mixing action, drama and comedy in equal measure.  DC Comics has recently launched their second iteration of a Spirit ongoing series and collected the first two story arcs in The Spirit: Angel Smerti.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: In this first collection of the new SPIRIT series, an international crime syndicate wants to help Central City’s villain, The Octopus, consolidate control over the underworld. They’ve offered The Octopus the services of one of…read more

Xenozoic

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Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Bound Together column. Long time comic fans will recognize Xenozoic Tales as a long running black and white story told by Mark Schultz, or adapted to the little screen as the animated Cadillacs And Dinosaurs.  I had thumbed the various issues and collections but never had the urge to pick it up.  Flesk Publications has released Xenozoic, the complete collection of all stories to date in one hefty 352 page trade paperback.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: Forced into hiding by a global…read more

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Prince Valiant “Far From Camelot”

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After thoroughly enjoying [intlink id=”1090″ type=”post”]Prince Valiant Volume 1: 1937-38[/intlink] I was at a discount bookstore and spotted Prince Valiant “Far From Camelot” by Mark Schultz and Gary Gianni, collecting the Prince Valiant newspaper strip from 2004-2008.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: Originally created by Hal Foster, now continued by award-winning creators Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz, Prince Valiant: Far From Camelot (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $19.99) is high adventure, a work of literary and artistic excellence. The comic strip first appeared February 13, 1937 and has enthralled more than 44 million…read more

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