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Trimming The Collection – Thor: Vikings


Thor: Vikings #1–5 by Garth Ennis and Glenn Fabry I started a theme a long time ago – Trimming The Collection – where I chatted about comic books I had bought but now, when reading them again, I’m not sure why I’ve kept them and decide whether to keep them or not. I recently had a sort through my longboxes,…

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Trimming the Collection: Mutant X #1


I Can’t Believe I Own This ComicMutant X #1by Howard Mackie & Tom Raney Okay, let me justify myself first. I am a sucker for alternate universe stories. Not the boring ‘Nazis won World War II’ stuff, but skewed versions of fictional worlds that I enjoy. It is a weakness of mine, along with dark-haired woman and Krispy Kreme doughnuts.…

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Trimming the collection: Bastard Samurai #1–3


Bastard SamuraiConceived, co-written and inked by Mike Avon OemingWritten & co-created by Miles GuntherPencilled, coloured and co-created by Kelsey Shannon The book has a cracking title and a good idea, as quoted by our protagonist: ‘I fight in black market death matches run by the Yakuza.’ Issue 1 sees some discussion about Kuji No Ito meditation, for the cerebral aspect,…

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Trimming the Collection: Just a Pilgrim (Series 1)


JUST A PILGRIM (Series 1)Garth Ennis & Carlos Ezquerra Even if Ennis wasn’t a great writer, he demands attention for having written Preacher and Hitman, among others. So, the chance of seeing him let loose on his own creation seemed like an obvious choice, and it had the pleasing art of Ezquerra, with his Spanish brand of futurism and grime…

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Trimming the Collection: Bulletproof Monk


The credits on this book are very bizarre. Produced and conceived by Michael Yanover and Mark Paniccia (who are both publishers, and President and Editor-in-Chief, respectively, of Flypaper Press). Written by Brett Lewis & R.A. Jones in various proportions, but based on characters created by Brett Lewis. Story edited by Gotham Chopra, which is perhaps the weirdest credit of all.…

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