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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – September 21, 2011: Revenge of the Love Bunglers

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

KEY:
* Youth in revolt
^ What kind of animals?
% Black and white and/or red all over
¢ New wave soundtrack

% AVENGERS #17
Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr. con...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – September 14, 2011: The Nerve!

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

KEY:
* Giambattista Vico's idea of the divine age
^ Giambattista Vico's idea of the heroic age
% Giambattista Vico's idea of the human age
¢ A commodius vicus of recirculation

* ^ ¢ AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #669
Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos continue the "Spider-Island" silliness, whose arrival has also heralded the switch from "Big Time" to smaller time: we're back to 20-22 pages for four bucks. Another ...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – September 7, 2011: Slaying the Father

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

KEY:
* Watch me jumpstart
^ They're not witches
% The closer you are, the quicker it hits you
¢ Cigarette tricks

* % ACTION COMICS #1
Grant Morrison, Rags Morales and Rick Bryant relaunch the flagship superhero comic book. OK,...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – August 31, 2011: Pressing the Cosmic Reset Button

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

KEY:
* Big guns
^ Big swords
% Big chops

* ^ ABC WARRIORS: THE BLACK HOLE
This is the second collection of stories involving Pat Mills' robot-warrior team--essentially a cross between Metal Men and Sgt...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – August 24, 2011: A Final Action

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

KEY:
* "Okay, when's Doomsday? Later? Some other time? Tomorrow?"
^ There's always a war on somewhere
% Super Soldier alumni

* % ACTION COMICS #904
Good night to the rock 'n' roll era...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – August 17, 2011: Shadows and Tall Trees

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

KEY:
* Small things, looking up
^ Large things, looking down

^ AVENGERS #16
I still don't know if alternating issues in the same storyline drawn by John Romita Jr...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – August 10, 2011: Island Life

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

KEY:
* Flashbacks
^ Dissolves
% Fades
¢ Cuts

^ % ¢ AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #667
Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos start "Spider-Island" in earnest, after months of leadup. I'm kind...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – August 3, 2011: Caniff, Canards, Canadians

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

KEY:
* History
^ Violence
% Psychedelic rock bands

* % 15 LOVE #3
The long-delayed, enormously enjoyable Andi Watson/Tommy Ohtsuka miniseries about Millie the Pre-Model Tennis Prodigy concludes...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – July 27, 2011: Post-Comic-Con First-Person-Heavy Edition

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

KEY:

* You wait months, and then two show up at once
^ Seas of eyes
% Retrospectacle

* % ALAN MOORE: STORYTELLER
Gary Spencer Millidge has made something of a career of being an Alan Moore expert--he co-edited the Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman anthology a couple of years ago...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – July 20, 2011: Comic-Con Blowout Edition

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

KEY:
* Bald men who save the universe
^ Helmets
% Go ahead: smile!
¢ At least one creator appearing at Comic-Con

* ^ AVENGERS #15
Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo continue the Fear Itself tie-in. The...

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