• Here There Be Monsters: November’s Comic Club Pick

    Here There Be Monsters: November’s Comic Club Pick

    Our October Comic Club pick was Volume One of Tim Seeley and Mike Norton’s Revival. It’s the story of a small town in Wisconsin. In many ways it’s like every other small town out there. Except for one little thing – the dead have started coming back to life. And when you first hear that you

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  • Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens, Oh My!

    Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens, Oh My!

    Certain things you wouldn’t ponder combining, not because you don’t think they’d go together, simply that the thought never crossed your mind. Yet, when two things do come together in your mind, you want to slap your forehead and go “of course!.” That’s how I felt after reading Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens; of course!

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  • 741.5: How To Sound Professional When Talking About Cerebro

    741.5: How To Sound Professional When Talking About Cerebro

    The problem with working in a field that relies heavily on bureaucratic procedure is that sometimes you propose something, and then so much time passes that you forget about it. Then, suddenly, you get three emails one day saying that the talk on the importance of comic book collections and geek-centric programming in libraries you

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  • Scariest Movie of My Life: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    Scariest Movie of My Life: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The movie—or movie series—that has scared me for the longest and with the greatest intensity is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series. The original (which is technically titled The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) came out before I was born and has loomed in the shadows my whole life. Growing up in Texas, it was impossible not

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  • The Power of Tank Girl: One Girl’s Personal Diary

    The Power of Tank Girl: One Girl’s Personal Diary

    Are you ready for some TANK GIIIIIRL? Many of you may have been born ready. Many of you may know her of old. But if you’re new? No probs. That just means you’re lucky, cos the tank’s full (of comics), and the night is long. Tank Girl is a girl—a woman, in my reading, but

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  • The Local: More Fun Comics & Games in Denton, Texas

    The Local: More Fun Comics & Games in Denton, Texas

    Two women drive past a comic book store. (No, this isn’t the beginning of a joke.) Woman 1: Oh, hey, a comic book store, let’s check it out! Woman 2: Oh, yeah, I hope they have the new Harley Quinn!

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  • New to Manga: Trying Monster by Naoki Urasawa

    New to Manga: Trying Monster by Naoki Urasawa

    When I decided to dip my toe into the manga pond, I heard one name over and over:  Naoki Urasawa. He was the best of the best, an Eisner-winner multiple years in a row for his sci-fi epic 20th Century Boys. Interested as I was, manga’s tendency toward long-running, epic stories scared me off for

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  • Multifarious: Art Untranslatable

    Multifarious: Art Untranslatable

    I am sucker for typography and illustration. These illustrations by artist Ellen Frances Sanders depicting untranslatable words combine my favorite things: typography, illustration, and the charming and often frustrating nuance of languages:   While you are at it, take a look at her other work. — Ginnis Aaaaah. So beautiful. Why, why can’t Jodorowsky just sit

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