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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...

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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 difficult

* BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN
Book designer supreme Chip Kidd is famously a heavy-duty Batman collector, and he's written a couple of prose novels, although I think this is the first graphic novel he's written...

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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

% DAREDEVIL #10.1
Ma...

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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! – 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 this is part of a sequence of origin one-shots that will be collected in time for the Avengers movie; this one's by Kathryn Immonen and Al Barrionuevo...

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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 people between 1981 and 2009, edited by Eric Berlatsky...

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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: STORYTELLER
Gary Spencer Millidge has made something of a career of being an Alan Moore expert--he co-edited the Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman anthology a couple of years ago...

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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 I'm talking to you

% ¢ ACTION COMICS #897
Paul Cornell and Pete Woods' tour of DC Universe villainy, via Lex Luthor, finally gets around to the Joker.¢ AVENGER...

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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...

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