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With Casanova: Acedia now underway, and a new collected edition of Casanova: Avaritia available, now is the perfect time to discuss one my favorite sub-sections of comics: semi-autobiographical genre books. Yeah, it's a real thing.

When you parse out the world of comics, there are these great big bins that most everything gets thrown into: mainstream and alternative/independent. The overwhelming majority of mainstream books are in the superhero genre, while autobiography is easily the most prevalent type of comic among the independents. There's plenty of great work in those two larger categories, but things get really fascinating to me when they intersect.

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‘Casanova’ Volume Four To Feature Back-Up Stories Written By Michael Chabon

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Later this year Matt Fraction, along with twin artists Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, will return to the world of Casanova, the trio's highly regarded creator-owned series and a ComicsAlliance favorite. This would be welcome n

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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 hardcover

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It All Adds Up In ‘Casanova Avaritia’ #4 [Preview]

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The third, and by our estimation most intense, arc of Casanova will a potentially mind-bending conclusion next week in the pages of Casanova Avaritia #4, by writer Matt Fraction, artist Gabriel Bá, colorist Cris Peter, letterer Dustin K. Harbin and editor Alejandro Arbona. The issue marks a major milestone in the series' six-year journey for both its creative team and longtime fans -- especially given its transition from Image Co

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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

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ComicsAlliance’s 11 Best Comics of 2011, #8-7

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As 2011 draws to close, ComicsAlliance has assembled its annual list of the best comics and graphic novels of the year, with the help and input of our editors, writers, and readers. Like any list, it is naturally subjective, but we've packed it chock full of eleven comics that have awed us, excited us, and entertained us over the last 12 months and books that we're passionate about recommending. You can read ab

‘Casanova: Avaritia’ #2 Hits Like a Punch to the Stomach [Review]

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It's tough to write about Casanova: Avaritia #2. I liked the first issue, particularly a great innovation regarding the lettering and thought balloons, but the second issue was just... tremendous. I

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Matt Fraction’s Indie Masterpiece ‘Casanova’ Returns with ‘Avaritia’ [Interview]

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Casanova is back. Matt Fraction's dimension-tripping superspy comic (alternately illustrated by twin artists Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon) returns from its lengthy hiatus tomorrow with issue #1 of Avaritia, the third volume now published through the Marvel Co

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – July 13, 2011: America 6.0

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

KEY:

^ Seven Deadly Finns
* Blank Frank
% Kurt's Rejoinder
¢ Burning Airlines Give You So Much More

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Matt Fraction’s ‘Casanova: Avaritia’ Returns With a Spatiotemporal Bang [Exclusive Preview]

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Matt Fraction's creator-owned tale of interdimensional espionage, evil twins and body-swapping love returns this September with Casanova: Avaritia, a.k.a. avarice, the third of the deadly sins that title each volume. As the new chapter opens, dimension-tripping superspy Casanova Quinn is still bitterly estranged from his father -- and boss -- w

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