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Comics We Love: ‘Scud: The Disposable Assassin’ by Rob Schrab [25-Page Preview]

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Image Comics recently released a new edition of the entire Scud: The Disposable Assassin series called The Whole Shebang. If you were a fan of alternative comics in the 1990s, you probably already picked up a copy of the glorious black and white book. If, however, you're unfamiliar with this somewhat obscur

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Comics We Love: The Day-Glo Sci-Fi Adventures of ‘Miranda Mercury’ [Interview + Preview]

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Sometimes a comic comes along that knocks your socks off. A few years back, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury #295 did that to me. Granted, there were no actual issues #1 through #294, but we were lead to understand that those (as yet) hypothetical comics charted the rise of Miranda Mercury as she grew from a kid into the foremost adventurer in the galaxy. The conceit that was act

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Comics We Love: Howard Cruse’s ‘Stuck Rubber Baby’ in Print Again At Last

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As a medium, comics outmatches prose and film with its ability to simultaneously display thick, information-packed scenes while still allowing creators to maintain absolute control over each and every subtlety

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Comics We Love: ‘Lil’ Depressed Boy’, a Love/Hate Letter to Hipsters

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There's a very simple test to see if you'll enjoy Li'l Depressed Boy. Look at the cover. Does this apparent indie title focusing on a loner twenty-something interest you? If yes, continuing reading. If not,

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Read the First Full Issue of ‘Orc Stain,’ A Gorgeous Comic that Looks Like a Beating Heart

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I bought the first issue of James Stokoe's Orc Stain way back in December. I finally read it this weekend. Pathetic, right? I have plenty of excuses, if you'd like to hear them. Stokoe has drawn some stuff that blew my mind, most particularly his Spider-'Nam f

Why We Love Jeff Lemire’s ‘Sweet Tooth’ [Preview]

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Sweet Tooth is the story of Gus, a boy with antlers in a post-apocalyptic America who lives alone in a log cabin until the promise of candy (hence the title) compels him to leave home behind and begin what's half a classic hero's journey and half a simple fight for survival. Gus is but one of many hybrid children born since

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‘Our Love is Real’ Tours Post-Human Sexuality in a Dystopian Future [Exclusive Preview]

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Between writer Sam Humphries and artist Steven Sanders, they've rocked Fraggles, mutated beastly X-Men and reimagined national history. Despite these respective forays into comic weirdness, it's their united effort that may shatter your doggone senses

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Behold, the Glory That is ‘The Incal’ by Moebius [Preview]

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We've talked glowingly about the French artist and comics genius Moebius (a.k.a. Jean Giraud) several times before, always lamenting the fact that basically all of his work is out of print the U.S., and expensive if not impossible to get a hold of. Well, the great news this week is tha

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10 of the Gnarliest, Baddest Moments in ‘Scalped’

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There are so many reasons to love Jason Aaron's Vertigo comic Scalped, a brutal crime drama about a man who returns to the Native American reservation where he grew up as an undercover FBI agent on a mission. There's the "why didn't I think of that" awesomeness of the concept, the Elmore Leonard-esque dialogue, the richness and compl

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‘The Sixth Gun’ Shines: Why We Love the Oni Press Fantasy Western [Preview]

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There's a good chance you're not reading one of the strongest ongoing titles of recent memory. Although Oni Press' The Sixth Gun is already a solid series less than 20 issues in, it's the potential in the premise and characters that make the fantasy-western such an enjoyable read.

A mix of True Grit and

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