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Guy Gardner: Collateral Damage


Guy Gardner: Collateral Damage #1 and #2 by Howard Chaykin In addition to the Gosh! half-price sale, Gosh! also collect comics together to sell in a single bag on a bargain shelf. This can range from mini-series, to several issues in a run that form an arc, or as in this example, two issues of a prestige format series –…

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Manhunter: Street Justice TPB


Manhunter #1–5 by Marc Andreyko and Jesus Saiz I just don’t just buy Marvel trades, honest; I know that the last week of posts (and previous posts about trades) might suggest otherwise, but I’m not a Marvel zombie. I have a Marvel tendency because of growing up reading Chris Claremont’s The Uncanny X-Men – my affections will always be influenced…

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Dark Avengers: Assemble TPB


Dark Avengers #1–6 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato I rather liked Warren Ellis’ 12-issue run on Thunderbolts, which is effectively what the Dark Avengers are: the Thunderbolts masquerading as the Avengers. Bendis has always admired Ellis as a writer, so working on the same concept was probably a lot of fun for him. He even got the same…

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Comics I Bought 28 January 2010


The last week of comic books from January, and there’s a lot to get through, so no time for pithy introductions. Astro City: The Dark Age Book 4 #1Although Kurt Busiek packs a lot into this book, I’ve got a little fatigued by The Dark Age – the Swamp Thing-like character raises a smile, but I think I shall have…

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Comics I Bought 21 January 2010


More comics from the past, although not all of them (I still hadn’t read all of my back issues of Incredible Hercules at the time issue 140 came out this week, and I hadn’t caught up on Agents of Atlas yet, so I couldn’t start on Avengers vs Agents of Atlas mini-series that began this week). Let’s talk about the…

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Comics I Bought 7 January 2010


After some tired rambling about politics and comic books, it’s time for some thoughts on specific comic books, as I return to talking about the weekly haul of books from the month of January this year. The Boys #38The origin of The Female by Ennis and Robertson – she was a Japanese girl who accidentally drank an unstable synthetic copy…

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