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Pick of the Week 6/19

100 Bullets: Brother Lono 100 Bullets: Brother Lono is a visceral and skillfully-drawn comic. Set in Medico, the plot slowly unravels and is only fully clear at the end of the issue. More compelling than the plot are the various example of cartel violence and threats. The issue perfectly hints...

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Pick of the Week 6/12

Joe Hill’s Thumbprint: Thumbprint has one of my favorite lead characters to date. Private Mallory Grennan has done some horrible things as a prison worker in Abu Ghraib, and we see her struggle to reconcile her past and the war with civilian life. When a blank envelope containing a thumbprint...

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Pick of the Week 6/5

Daredevil – Dark Nights #1 Dark Nights’s prologue jumps right into Murdock’s mind as he contemplates lessons from his boxer father. The rest of the issue hinges on such ancestral wisdom as quotes from the Bible and constant references to his father’s influence, all of which adds gravitas to Murdock’s...

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Pick of the Week 5/22

Half Past Danger #1 Half Past Danger goes by quickly as each page is stringed together with witty and gritty dialogue and interesting angles. The rough-and-tough soldier, dinosaur and dark-lidded damsel on the cover conveys the mixture of noir and sci-fi themes in the story. The first two-thirds of the...

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Pick of the Week 5/8

Chin Music #1 There’s been a rash of supernatural crime fighting comics lately, but Chin Music is one of the better ones. The story follows Shaw, who “is a man on the run and lost in time. [….] [in] a tale of mysticism and violence. Tony Harris’s art is rich...

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Comic Picks of the Week 5/1

  Ten Grand #1 Image delivers superb material once again in Ten Grand. Although the lines of the characters are a bit frenetic, they combine with the saturated watercolors to create the perfect mood for J. Michael Straczynski’s demonic noir. The first-person narrative is delivered by the noir-tinged interior monologue...

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Comic Picks of the Week 4/24

East of West #2 I am in love with everything in East of West. The only work of Jonathan Hickman’s I’d previously read was The Nightly News. Like The Nightly News, East of West features an angry, slightly-maladjusted and violent male protagonist. Death, as expected, has a heavy hand for...