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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – Dec. 3: “Blackest Night” Expands, Binky Brown Confesses and Hulks Start Falling

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

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% Spiegelman, right up front
^ Fractional analysis
Roundish guys in the t

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It: Parker, Beanworld, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man

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$ Few things are as compelling as a genuinely bad man
Strong quasi-maternal figures
¥ If Homer were a gunslinger, there'd be a whole lot of dead storytellers
§ Owes significant debts to Marcel Duchamp and Native American mythology
& We are all of us living in the shadow of the 1960s

$ & RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE HUNTER

Book of the week, people--Darwyn Cooke's gorgeous hardcover adaptation of the first novel in Richard (Donald Westlake) Stark's "Parker" series about a wily, amoral, murderous heist man, and the rare prose-to-comics adaptation that actually gains something in translation, because Cooke figured out a side of it that his drawing could make deeper and more vivid. I reviewed it here, but the short version is that it's really good.• & AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600

Five bucks, 104 pages, no reprints: just on a value-for-money level, this

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