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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – February 15, 2012: The Blind Fighting the Blind

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

KEY:
* Set time machine for sometime around the Kennedy assassination
^ Set time machine for sometime around Elvis's first appearance on Ed Sullivan
¢ Set time machine for sometime around the collapse of the USSR
£ Set time machine for sometime around the end of the Civil War
% Just give the time machine's dashboard a good hard smack, that'll work

* DAREDEVIL #9
How did nobody, in almost fifty years, think of having Daredevil encounter the Mole Man before Mark Waid did? Paolo Riv...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – February 8, 2012: One Sword, Slightly Used

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

KEY:
* Sharps
^ Flats
% Naturals

* CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1
Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan relaunch the durable barbarian franchise with an adaptation of Robert E...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – February 1, 2012: Vacky Vobbler

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

KEY:
* Not quite (meant to be experienced as) comics
^ Out of time
% Creator behind the wheel
¢ Technology solves every plotting problem

^ % MADMAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY MONSTER
You can't accuse Mike Allred of being poorly connected. Thi...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – January 25, 2012: Criminal Minded

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

KEY:
* Southern regions
^ NYC and environs
% The spandex belt

* THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS
I wouldn't necessarily have expected Nate Powell's two projects after Swallow Me Whole and Any Empire to both be written by other people, but here we are: this one, a piece of civil-rights-movement historical semi-fiction, was written by Mark Long (also a character in the story) and Jim Demonakos, and the upcoming Year of the Beasts was written by Cecil Castellucci...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – January 18, 2012: Umbrellas Assemble

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

KEY:
* Brushes
^ Fur
% Tech

^ DAREDEVIL #8
Mark Waid writes the second half of the Amazing Spider-Man crossover; Kano's the guest artist on this one...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – January 11, 2012: The Revenge of Prof. Dodgson

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

KEY:
* The Lewis Carroll factor
^ The Bob-Kane's-ghost-collaborators factor
% The Gary-Friedrich's-credited-collaborators factor

* ^ BATMAN: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
I've been enjoying Sam Kieth's Batman projects over the past few years, and I think switching from Batman Confidential-style serials to one-off graphic novels was a good idea for them...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 28, 2011: Going Gorillas

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

KEY:
* Spinoffs
^ Sidekicks
% Speed
¢ Shortness

¢ AN ANTHOLOGY OF GRAPHIC FICTION, CARTOONS AND TRUE STORIES VOL. 2, SALE ...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 21, 2011: Giant Toads with Mustaches

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

KEY:
¢ I've posed for pictures with Ivory soap
* I wanna be nasty/I wanna drink booze
^ I wanna be wicked/And trump an ace
% Just so I can step on everybody's feet

* ^ BATMAN INCORPORATED: LEVIATHAN STRIKES
Grant Morrison writes, Cameron Stewart and Chris Burnham draw, those of us who've been waiting for this storyline to get moving again whoop with glee. Thi...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 14, 2011: A Very Norse Yule

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

KEY:
* Arithmetic
^ Geometry
% Music
@ Astronomy

* ^ % @ ABSOLUTE PROMETHEA VOL. 3
Collecting #24-32 of Alan Moore and J...

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