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Dynamo 5: Post-Nuclear Family TPB


Dynamo 5 #1–7 by Jay Faerber and Mahmud A Asrar I’m not sure why I bought this trade paperback – I hadn’t read anything by Faerber before, let alone own any of his work. I think there were several factors behind the decision: Greg Burgas was a big advocate of Dynamo 5 and Faerber’s other creator-owned work, Noble Causes; I’m…

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Comics I Bought 29 April 2010


The final week of comics for April means I’m getting closer to my goal (well, one of my goals) of being up to date on my four-colour periodical purchases. I know this is a little odd, but it’s what I have to do. Fantastic Four #578 Another issue of Fantastic Four leaves me flat. It’s like the original notes for…

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Comics I Bought 22 April 2010


Another week of comics, which included Avengers vs Atlas #4 (but I’ll be talking about Agents of Atlas at a later stage, so that will have to wait). Soon, I’ll be up to date. Soon. Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #2 ‘Now that’s what I call a funeral.’ The gods choose mortal champions to fight their battle when Apollo decides…

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Comics I Bought 15 April 2010


Time for some more rambling thoughts on comic books I purchased several months ago for reasons that seem to elude me at this precise moment in time. I think it’s the heat … Fables #94 I’m definitely repeating myself when it comes to Fables: Bill Willingham writes a good story (Pinocchio trying to beat up the Blue Fairy for what…

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Comics I Bought 8 April 2010


Week 2 of April comics, and we have five to talk about, so let’s get to it. Batman and Robin #11 Dick Grayson being attacked by a Robin being controlled by his mother through his spine, 99 Fiends attacking in a graveyard, mysteries under Wayne Manor, and Sexton doesn’t seem to be who he appears to be (although Damian chancing…

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Comics I Bought 1 April 2010


Back in time, although not as far back as the film reviews from my student days of the past week: comic books I purchased back in April of this year, as I provide my limited thoughts on them in a strange quest to document my consumption of entertainment and try to get up to date. Astro City: The Dark Age…

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Comics I Bought 25 March 2010


On the day that England went out of the World Cup, it’s time to talk about a few comics. Fortunately, I had Lego Harry Potter to entertain me instead of the football … Nemesis #1I really don’t know why I bought this – it’s a textbook example of a Mark Millar comic: a high concept (that other people have used…

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Comics I Bought 11 March 2010


This project – writing my thoughts on all my entertainments that I didn’t write about at the time – is really beginning to confuse my sense of time, especially when I power through several weeks in the course of a few days. I have no idea in which chronological direction my brain is heading … Batman and Robin #10The decision…

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Comics I Bought 4 March 2010


I’m into the comics I bought in March of earlier this year – the tantalising prospect of being up to date with my comic purchases draws ever nearer … Astro City: The Dark Age Book Four #2I’m sure that this is good, but I’ve given up caring about it. The Dark Age story has been going just a little too…

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