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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 25, 2011: Getting the “Marvels” Band Back Together

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

* World-building
% Sides of a coin
^ Tong Deum
@ Nun of the Above

It’s a very light week for interesting new comics, so it’s a good time to revisit one of the late Seth Fisher’s most impressive-looking projects: a 2001 graphic novel written by J.M. DeMatteis, now reprinted as part of DC’s cheapo eight-dollar line.

Scott Snyder and Jock’s run (on the Dick Grayson side of Snyder’s two-pronged story) closes in on its conclusion. Nice cover!

Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim’s side series to their zillion-volume semi-parodic sword-and-sorcery epic continues, reprinting a pair of French-language volumes (the fifth and sixth in the European series, confusingly enough), respectively drawn by Jean-Emmanuel Vermot-Desroches and Yoann. The latter, in particular, looks really sharp.

The Marvels duo of Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross reunites (with Jackson Herbert pitching in on the visual side) for this project, inspired by a bunch of designs that Jack Kirby came up with but didn’t realize further. This preview issue is twelve pages of story, plus bonuses, for a dollar.

@ XOMBI #3
John Rozum and Frazer Irving’s witty, way-off-center supernatural/religious adventure series is a feast for the eyes, adored by the three of us who are reading it. Make it four, won’t you?

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