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Dave Sim’s Photorealism Exploration ‘The Strange Death of Alex Raymond’ To Be Completed at IDW [SDCC 2013]

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Based on the life (and obviously death) of the famous Flash Gordon creator, The Strange Death of Alex Raymond is a work that began in the pages of Dave Sim's self-published series glamourpuss as what the cartoonist has described as "a metaphysical history of comics photorealism." It once seemed like the ambitious project would not be completed due to audience attrition, but Strange Death has found a home with IDW Publishing, where it will be "remastered, redrawn and reworked" before being released as an 18-issue series.

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‘Cerebus’ Creator Dave Sim Contemplates ‘Career End Point’ And Economic ‘Doomsday Scenario’

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In an editorial published in the latest and final issue of glamourpuss, cartoonist Dave Sim identifies low sales of the self-published series -- just about 2,400 copies in the direct market (comic book stores) -- as the "end point" in his decades-long comics career. The politically controversial but eminently talented creator and self-publisher of Cerebus, Sim described what he called a "doomsday scenario" by which he would begin selling off

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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 diffi

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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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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 aroun

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 30, 2011: The Multi-Story Mind Makes a Move

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

KEY:
* Donner and Blitzen
^ Dasher and Dancer
% Prancer and Vixen

* AVENGERS ORIGINS: THOR #1
I believe

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – Oct. 12, 2011: Franks a Lot

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

KEY:
* Hairstyles
^ Encores
% Teeth

* ALAN MOORE: CONVERSATIONS
Ten interviews, conducted by various peop

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – July 27, 2011: Post-Comic-Con First-Person-Heavy Edition

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

KEY:

* You wait months, and then two show up at once
^ Seas of eyes
% Retrospectacle

* % ALAN MOORE: S

Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – January 26, 2011: Avengers O.D.

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

KEY
* I believe in bugs. I truly believe in bugs
^ Darling, will you marry me twice
% I want bicarbonate of chicken tonight
¢ Do not mind if I thump you when

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 10: New York, London, Paris, Asgard

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

KEY
* "Everyone's entitled to two, aren't they?"
^ "I fought the war for your sort."
% "Turned left at Gree

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