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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – June 20, 2012: From a Finger to a Glove

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

KEY:
* Slaying the father
^ Stan is smilin'
% The end is not in sight

* BATMAN: THE BLACK GLOVE DELUXE EDITION HC
There are oversized hardcovers collecting most of Grant Morrison's Batman comics, but the early part of that run isn't available in a uniform edition, and collector culture means we must have uniform editions...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – June 13, 2012: All the Ships at Sea

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

KEY:
* Diving from above
^ Rising from below
% Sidling from sideways

^ % BATWOMAN VOL. 1: HYDROLOGY
J...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 30, 2012: The Low Life Theory

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

KEY:
* "But it's not really a superhero comic"
^ Yes, people drew things before Action #1
% Dating is difficult

* BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN
Book designer supreme Chip Kidd is famously a heavy-duty Batman collector, and he's written a couple of prose novels, although I think this is the first graphic novel he's written...

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Let The Beat DROKK: Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury On The Music Of Mega-City One

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The instrumental album DROKK: Music Inspired By Mega-City One came out last week. The work of Geoff Barrow (best known as a core member of Portishead) and the film composer Ben Salisbury, it's a tribute to the synthesizer-based movie soundtracks of the Blade Runner era, as well as to the setting of Judge Dredd, the cult-favorite future-cop serial that's been running weekly in the British anthology 2000 AD for 35 years now...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 9, 2012: Inimitable, Incredible, Indefatigable

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

KEY:
* Remarkable writer/artists who started still-unfinished projects in the '90s
^ Five
% At least some character-creator involvement
¢ At least some creator ownership
Comics adjectives are the best

% ¢ SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS
Anyone know if Daniel Johnston has published a comic book before? At this ...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – April 4, 2012: Hero of the Beach

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

KEY:
* The Paul Masson principle
^ Somebody's read some Moorcock
% Supertasters
¢ Claret and/or carrots

% DAREDEVIL #10.1
Ma...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – March 28, 2012: Unearthing

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

KEY:
% Run the mission
^ Don't get seen
* See
¢ Swim away from the Mission

^ DAREDEVIL #10
Paolo Rivera draws the fantastic quasi-Dore cover, as well as the Mark Waid-written story inside, which wraps up the Mole Man sequence. I l...

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IDW Announces New ‘The Crow,’ ‘Judge Dredd,’ ‘The Cape,’ Unpublished Dave Stevens & More

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IDW Publishing came prepared to Anaheim, California's WonderCon event last weekend, announcing several high profile comic book initiatives. Besides the previously discussed Womanthology ongoing series (of miniseries) and the full-length Rocketeer project by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, IDW is developing a revival of James O'Barr's The Crow with creators John Shirley and Kevin Colden; brand new Judge Dredd stories as well as reprint archival material from 2000 AD; a return of the acclaimed The Cape by Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella with art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel; new KISS comics written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz with art by Jamal Igle and Casey Maloney; a new collection of rare and unpublished Dave Stevens material; and (perhaps) final Locke & Key installment by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez; and new work by Ben McCool and Mike Costa.Whi...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – February 22, 2012: Roy G. Biv Is a Colorful Man

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

KEY:
* Eyes obscured by masks
^ Ears overwhelmed by sound
% Noses invaded by a byproduct of conflict

^ THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN DISINTERRED #2
The first issue of David Hine and Shaky Kane's returning homage to the weird old days of pulp comics was appealingly different from last year's run; this one is subtitled "Tales from the Haunted Jazz Club," and is apparently a fake issue of a lost EC-style jazz-horror anthology...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 21, 2011: Giant Toads with Mustaches

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

KEY:
¢ I've posed for pictures with Ivory soap
* I wanna be nasty/I wanna drink booze
^ I wanna be wicked/And trump an ace
% Just so I can step on everybody's feet

* ^ BATMAN INCORPORATED: LEVIATHAN STRIKES
Grant Morrison writes, Cameron Stewart and Chris Burnham draw, those of us who've been waiting for this storyline to get moving again whoop with glee. Thi...

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