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‘BPRD: Vampire’ #1 Is A Beautiful Start, But Thin


On sale this week is B.P.R.D.: Vampire #1, a direct follow-up to B.P.R.D.: 1948, written (with an assist by Mike Mignola) and drawn by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, colored by Dave Stewart, and lettered by Clem Robins. "Is it prett...

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I’m David: Trusting Your Taste and ‘Love & Rockets’


I'm a simple man with simple tastes. I'm also a critic, and that means that I obsess over my simple tastes in an attempt to both quantify them and convince myself that they aren't simple. But at the same time...

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I’m David: Milligan & Allred’s ‘X-Force’ Is Amazing; So Are Air Force 1s


I began rereading the Mike Allred and Peter Milligan era of X-Force on a lark, and here's something that's true: these comics might be the crown jewel of NuMarvel, even above my beloved New X-Men. They feel like genuine classics, the sort of tales that should be reprinted forever and forced on new readers...

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I’m David: Garth Ennis, Heroes, & Assumptions


I'm starting to get the feeling that Garth Ennis doesn't like heroes very much. I don't mean superheroes, either. His ambivalence toward the spandex set is well-established and can easily be taken as read at this point. But heroes? The men and women we've built up to be larger than life and forces for good, immaculately moral and righteous? I'm starting to notice that he's pushing away from that concept in his work more and more often. He treats heroes like we would treat stereotypes or urban legends. He wants to debunk our idea of a hero, and it shows in his work.

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Kickstarted: Mark Andrew Smith & ‘Sullivan’s Sluggers’, Round Two – Artist James Stokoe Breaks Silence


I talked about some of the pros and cons associated with Mark Andrew Smith's Sullivan's Sluggers Kickstarter in November. Since then, he's been abusive to backers, failed to deliver comics to consumers while fulfilling orders to retailers, and has just recently launched a second Kickstarter with an extremely low goal in an attempt to raise further funds to ship books from the initial Kickstarter...

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I’m David: Yuuki Kodama’s ‘Blood Lad’ & Kitty Pryde The Rapper


True story: I bought Yuuki Kodama's Blood Lad almost entirely because of its cover. I was in my local Kinokuniya and noticed what looked suspiciously like a Gorillaz comic on the shelf. It wasn't, of course -- the closest we'll get is Rise of the Ogre -- but it did have an art style that tickled the same part of my brain that digs Jamie Hewlett's work...

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Category: News

Jimmie Robinson’s ‘Five Weapons’ #1: Killer Execution, Satisfying Package [Review]


The short version: Jimmie Robinson's Five Weapons is a textbook example of how to create a first issue that leaves readers wanting more as soon as possible. Robinson introduces the main character, uses his unfamiliarity with the setting as an excuse to drop a lot of information on us, gives us brief and evocative descriptions of the cast, seeds a few mysteries, delivers a good amount of action, and then leaves you wanting more...

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I’m David: Writing While Black and ‘One-Punch Man’


It's weird being black sometimes. People have expectations that they just assume are true, you know? People at parties want to discuss race relations and Obama all the time for some reason, your non-black friends will grade your blackness, people want to touch your hair, and worse...

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I’m David: Tobin & Ferrerya’s ‘Colder’ is Creepy, And Should White Writers Work On Black Characters?


You should judge books by their covers. That's what they're there for, right? Covers are designed to catch your eye, interest you in the contents of a book, and to set the tone for a book. Kids' comics tend to have bright covers with a lot of simple action...

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I’m David: Welcome to Black History Month


I've been black since the day I was born, reading comics since before I could properly read, writing about comics since 2005, writing about the intersection of race and comics since 2006, and purposefully writing about the intersection of race and comics since 2007...

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