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Katsuhiro Otomo and the Perfect Panels of ‘Akira’

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Like Moebius, Katsuhiro Otomo is a creator's creator. He's perhaps best known for the animated version of Akira, his beautiful feature film about the perils of power, but before it was a movie Akira was a manga, and Otomo's work on it is astounding. Akira is incredibly detailed, sprawling, funny, violent, and wonderful. It's everything the movie was meant to be, and considering how well th

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‘Graveyard of Empires’ Brings Zombies into the Afghanistan War [Previews]

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On sale now from Image Comics is Graveyard of Empires #1, the 32-page first chapter of a new limited series set against the war in Afghanistan. Created by Mark Sable (Unthinkable) and Paul Azaceta (Amazing Spider-Man, B.P.R.D.: 1946), the story is a prodigiously researched and unflinchingly violent dep

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Read the Secret Origin of a Washed-Up Alien Adult Film Star in ‘Screamland’ #2 [Exclusive Preview]

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In the world of Screamland, Hollywood isn't always kind to its movie monsters. It's cheaper to create a CGI beast than to nourish prima donnas with fangs and fur, after all. So when an invisible b-movie legend is found quite visibly murdered at a fantasy convention, it's up to his equal

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‘Malinky Robot’: A Slice-of-Life Tour Through a Dystopian Future [Preview]

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On sale in August is Malinky Robot, a new collection of short stories created by Eisner-nominee Sonny Liew (Liquid City, My Faith in Frankie). Each tale stars Atari and Oliver, cute, imaginative kids who serve as our guides on a slice-of-life tour through a lavishly rendered, vaguely dystopian city of the future. The book is a charming and quite beautiful depicti

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Mignola Launches Epic New Horror Series in ‘Baltimore: The Plague Ships’ Vol. 1 [Preview]

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On sale now is Baltimore: The Plague Ships, the first volume of a new graphic novel series by Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, one of the greatest comic book fantasy/adventure heros ever. Co-written with novelist Christopher Golden (Blood

‘Mystery Men,’ the Marvel Mini So Mysterious That You Almost Missed It [Preview]

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On sale this week is the first issue of a curious new Marvel Comics miniseries that's so elusive and mysterious that it very nearly escaped our notice. Appropriately, it's called Mystery Men, and it reveals the heretofore unknown history of the Marvel Universe as it was in the 1930s. Written by David Liss, the Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning a

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Why We Love Scott Snyder & Rafael Albuquerque’s ‘American Vampire’

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A man and a woman in love seek out a safe place to hide where their past can't catch up to them. A wild west outlaw changes with the times to adjust to the criminal underworld of a new era. A police chief's family values are tested by a case so strange and gruesome he fears he's in over his head

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Top Shelf Bundling Up New Editions of Craig Thompsons’ ‘Blankets’ in August

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Craig Thompson's multiple Eisner, Harvey and Ignatz Award winning graphic novel Blankets needs little formal introduction these days. The author's coming-of-age tale has been winning over fans since 2003, after all. Still, if

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‘Criminal: The Last of the Innocent’ Mixes Murder With Nostalgia in a Brubaker Master Class

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Writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips are one of those duos that explode onto the scene and force themselves right into your line of sight. While their collaboration on the excellent Sleeper wasn't their first work together, it was a revelatory display of what a writer and artist in perfect sync

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‘Static Shock Special’: A Fitting Tribute to Dwayne McDuffie [Exclusive Preview]

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This Wednesday, Static Shock Special hits the stands, and it serves as a tribute to the late Dwayne McDuffie, co-founder of Milestone Media in the '90s. It features work from several Milestone vets, including Denys Cowan, J.H. Williams III, and John Rozum, plus a story by w

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