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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – June 20, 2012: From a Finger to a Glove

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Slaying the father
^ Stan is smilin'
% The end is not in sight

* BATMAN: THE BLACK GLOVE DELUXE EDITION HC
There are oversized hardcovers collecting most of Grant Morrison's Batman comics, but the early part of that run isn't available in a uniform edition, and collector culture means we must have uniform editions...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – June 13, 2012: All the Ships at Sea

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Diving from above
^ Rising from below
% Sidling from sideways

^ % BATWOMAN VOL. 1: HYDROLOGY
J...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – June 6, 2012: Tonight None Of You Will Sleep Here

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* From the people who brought you "X-Ships"
^ Sex panic
% Prosolar

* % ACTION COMICS #10
Grant Morrison and Gene Ha open their three-part summer story with "Clark Kent Is Dead"--G...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 30, 2012: The Low Life Theory

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* "But it's not really a superhero comic"
^ Yes, people drew things before Action #1
% Dating is difficult

* BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN
Book designer supreme Chip Kidd is famously a heavy-duty Batman collector, and he's written a couple of prose novels, although I think this is the first graphic novel he's written...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 23, 2012: Incorporate the Dark Knight

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
^ Bagman
* Wingman
% Swagman

* BATMAN INCORPORATED #1
I believe Grant Morrison described his initial plan for the second year of this international-minded Batman-and-his-team book as being "a roller coaster ride through hell...

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Let The Beat DROKK: Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury On The Music Of Mega-City One

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The instrumental album DROKK: Music Inspired By Mega-City One came out last week. The work of Geoff Barrow (best known as a core member of Portishead) and the film composer Ben Salisbury, it's a tribute to the synthesizer-based movie soundtracks of the Blade Runner era, as well as to the setting of Judge Dredd, the cult-favorite future-cop serial that's been running weekly in the British anthology 2000 AD for 35 years now...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 16, 2012: The Devil and the Long Pigs

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Dystopian futures
^ Dystopian presents
% Dystopian pasts

* 100 MONTHS
This sounds amazing...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 9, 2012: Inimitable, Incredible, Indefatigable

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Remarkable writer/artists who started still-unfinished projects in the '90s
^ Five
% At least some character-creator involvement
¢ At least some creator ownership
Comics adjectives are the best

% ¢ SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS
Anyone know if Daniel Johnston has published a comic book before? At this ...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 2, 2012: Time is Actually Speeding Up

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Don't say the name
^ Retro-novelty
% The myth about the microphone

^ % THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN DISINTERRED #4
I'm guessing this is the pamphlet-form comic book of this week that people are most likely to gasp at discovering a few decades from now: David Hine and Shaky Kane's loosely coherent salute to weird old comic books goes fully fragmentary, with 84 panels that connect to the ongoing iconography of the project but not, directly, to each other...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – April 25, 2012: He Lives in a Garbage Can

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Seabound
^ Landlocked
% Airborne

* POPEYE #1
I can't think of a more appropriate writer than Roger Langridge to take on the newest (miniseries) comic book incarnation of E...

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