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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – June 15, 2011: Alpha Delta


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

* Life after death
^ Up in the North
% Construction equipment
¢ Fright night

Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and Dale Eaglesham are behind this 8-issue miniseries, which I believe is the fourth attempt at giving these Canadians their own series, if you don't count Omega Flight. It sound...

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Northlanders #37: Paris Hates Tourists [Review]


Ah Paris, the city of love. Of course, Paris has offered its love to many things over its long history, from art to fine dining to efficient dismemberment of the former ruling class. The latest issue of Northlanders story takes readers back to the city during 885 A...

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The Siege of Paris Begins in ‘Northlanders’ #37 [Preview]


On sale now is Northlanders #37, beginning the "Siege of Paris" storyline. Illustrated by Simon Gane (Dark Reign: A New Orleans Story) with color by Dave McCaig and covers by Massimo Carnevale, this latest three-part tale from Brian Wood retells what Vertigo calls a relatively unsung chapter in Viking history...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 8: Triple Uru Hammer Attack!


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

* Speaking in code
^ Young soul rebels
% The hammer of the gods

^ % FABLES #100
Vertigo does throw a lot of ideas at the wall, but sometimes they stick, as with this durable take on fairy tales and mythology...

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‘Northlanders': Brian Wood Talks Turning 25


It's been a month of milestones for Brian Wood and Vertigo Comics. In the span of just a few weeks, the writer's prominent "DMZ" arrived at its 50th issue, followed by the return of he and Becky Cloonan's "Demo" with a brand new second volume...

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Top 10 Single Issues of 2009 — Hot Ink Reviews


With 2009 about to draw to a close, now seems like a good time to look back on a year of Wednesdays and remind myself of the reason I buy new comics every week. To remember that it's worth sifting through the piles of never-ending zombie comics, celebrity biography cash-ins and Barack Obama team-ups because every once in a while you find a great story with beautiful artwork...

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Christmas Hot Ink — Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield?, Northlanders #23, Beasts of Burden #4


ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- books coming out this week.

STOP ME IF YOU KNOW HOW THIS ENDS - Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield?

If I learned anything from the holiday classic "Jingle All the Way," a movie which I have never actually seen, it is that the true meaning of Christmas is finding that one special gift that no one else can give because there is a limited supply and you got there before everyone else did...

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Hot Ink — Strange Tales, Incognito, Sweet Tooth, Northlanders


MR. MOUSE, MEET YOUR NEW FRIENDS Strange Tales #1/Incognito #6

The phrase "jiggling, voluptuous chaos that is the human female form" is probably not the first thing most of you think about when Disney is mentioned...

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Hot Ink: Batwoman, Vikings, Barack the Barbarian


ComicsAlliance runs down the biggest -- and best -- books of the week.

GRATEFUL FOR A STORY LONG OVERDUE IN Detective Comics #854. When DC reintroduced the character of Batwoman, the mainstream press had a field day with the announcement that she was a lesbian...

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