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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 30, 2011: The Multi-Story Mind Makes a Move

avengersoriginsthor

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

KEY:
* Donner and Blitzen
^ Dasher and Dancer
% Prancer and Vixen

* AVENGERS ORIGINS: THOR #1
I believe this is part of a sequence of origin one-shots that will be collected in time for the Avengers movie; this one's by Kathryn Immonen and Al Barrionuevo...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 23, 2011: The End of Lulu

batmanblackmirror

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

KEY:
* Numbers
^ Exodus
% Genesis
¢ Colossians

^ % BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR HC
Scott Snyder, Jock & Francesco Francavilla's double-headed Batman/Commissioner Gordon serial from Detective Comics was one of the chief attractions of the pre-reboot DC (and had a lot of impressively over-the-top artwork), even though it was kneecapped a little by the series reverting from 30 to 20 pages of story very shortly into its run. I'm loo...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 16, 2011: Square Eggs (One Size Does Not Fit All)

adventuresofherge

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

KEY:
´ Accent aigu
` Accent grave
˜ Tilde
¨ Umlaut

´ THE ADVENTURES OF HERGÉ
Jose-Louis Bocquet, Jean-Luc Fromental and Stanislas Barthelemy's biography of the Tintin creator is executed in something like Hergé's own style, which is a clever idea. It's worth noting that some versio...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 9, 2011: Frankie Say

2000ad1756

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

KEY:
* "The conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia"
^ "The scripture produced by a subordinate god in order to communicate with a demon"
% "Mirrors and copulation are abominable"
¢ "A book which does not contain its counterbook is considered incomplete"

* % ¢ 2000 A.D. #1756
...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 2, 2011: A Rustle of Feathers

absolutesandman5

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

KEY:
* True Brits
^ The beating of wings
% Body displacement

* ^ % ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 5
Did you imagine that the previous Absolute volumes reprinting the Sandman series and the Death miniseries exhausted Vertigo's ability to repurpose Neil Gaiman's fantasy work...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – Oct. 26, 2011: Thrill-Power Vs. Hasty Pudding

2000-ad-1754

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

KEY:
*Island nations
^ This is a really great week for coloring aficionados
% Franchises
£ Not franchises

* ^ % £ 2000 AD #1754
The best British comic book is finally available weekly in the U.S., as of t...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – Oct. 19, 2011: Nothing More to Fear

15love1

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

KEY:
* Meta-
% Mice
¢ Madness
£ Min(n)i(e)
^ Cold climates

£ 15 LOVE
A paperback collection of the long-delayed Andi Watson/Tommy Ohtsuka quasi-sports-manga miniseries about the future Millie the Model and her career as a tennis prodigy. Watson also con...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – Oct. 12, 2011: Franks a Lot

alanmooreconversations

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

KEY:
* Hairstyles
^ Encores
% Teeth

* ALAN MOORE: CONVERSATIONS
Ten interviews, conducted by various people between 1981 and 2009, edited by Eric Berlatsky...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – Oct. 5, 2011: Hold On, Nancy’s Coming

actioncomics2cover

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

KEY:
* "Troglodytes... cavemen"
^ One interpretation superimposed on another
% The germs of the transcendental terms

* ^ ACTION COMICS #2
Grant Morrison and Rags Morales are joined by Brent Anderson for five pages of this issue, as part of DC's ongoing "no, really, let's make this stuff come out on time" efforts...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – September 28, 2011: Big, Bulky and Black & White

spiderman670

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

KEY:
* '72 flashback
% Couples, united and split
^ "High anxiety"

% ^ AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #670
Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos' "Spider-Island" continues; it's not often that a big crossover event can best be described with the word "madcap...

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