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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! – 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 25, 2012: He Lives in a Garbage Can

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

KEY:
* Seabound
^ Landlocked
% Airborne

* POPEYE #1
I can't think of a more appropriate writer than Roger Langridge to take on the newest (miniseries) comic book incarnation of E...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – April 11, 2012: That Which Remains Concealed

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

KEY:
* Continuity implants
^ Stars and/or garters
% What lies beneath

^ % UNTERZAKHN
The wonderful Leela Corman's long-in-the-works graphic novel, which was appropriately enough serialized in the Forward, concerns two sisters growing up in the Jewish community on the Lower East Side in the early 1900s, and how incidents from their childhood echo in their adult life...

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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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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – February 29, 2012: Fifth Week Non-Event

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

KEY:
* Adjective begins title
^ Adjective does not modify anything

* NEW AVENGERS #22
Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato bring us more New vs...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – February 15, 2012: The Blind Fighting the Blind

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

KEY:
* Set time machine for sometime around the Kennedy assassination
^ Set time machine for sometime around Elvis's first appearance on Ed Sullivan
¢ Set time machine for sometime around the collapse of the USSR
£ Set time machine for sometime around the end of the Civil War
% Just give the time machine's dashboard a good hard smack, that'll work

* DAREDEVIL #9
How did nobody, in almost fifty years, think of having Daredevil encounter the Mole Man before Mark Waid did? Paolo Riv...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – January 11, 2012: The Revenge of Prof. Dodgson

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

KEY:
* The Lewis Carroll factor
^ The Bob-Kane's-ghost-collaborators factor
% The Gary-Friedrich's-credited-collaborators factor

* ^ BATMAN: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
I've been enjoying Sam Kieth's Batman projects over the past few years, and I think switching from Batman Confidential-style serials to one-off graphic novels was a good idea for them...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 14, 2011: A Very Norse Yule

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

KEY:
* Arithmetic
^ Geometry
% Music
@ Astronomy

* ^ % @ ABSOLUTE PROMETHEA VOL. 3
Collecting #24-32 of Alan Moore and J...

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

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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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