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J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell’s Danger Girl: The Ultimate Collection

Let’s face it; if you spent your life stealing stuff to make a living, wouldn’t it be tempting to chuck your “career” for a guaranteed gig with a group of save-the-world types? Especially if that group just saved your bacon? … Continue reading

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Danny Bilson, et al.: Red Menace

The collected Red Menace revisits the early 1950s, the heyday of Joe McCarthy and HUAC, when America was paranoid about commie plots and demagogues like McCarthy destroyed lives without much regard for facts. One target was L.A.’s own caped crusader, … Continue reading

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Peter Bagge: Other Lives

Peter Bagge’s best-known series is the award-winning Hate, which should give you some idea of his approach to comics. R. Crumb seems to have been one of the biggest influences on his work, and he has been active in indie … Continue reading

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Adam Beechen, Ryan Benjamin, and John Stanisci’s Batman Beyond: Hush Beyond

I’m having a hard time keeping track of all the Batman variants popping up every time I turn around. This time, we’ve got 16-year-old Terry McGinnis, working under the tutelage of the retired and semi-invalid Bruce Wayne in an adventure … Continue reading

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Adam Beechen, Ryan Benjamin, and John Stanisci’s Batman Beyond: Industrial Revolution

You may find this hard to swallow, but there is actually a Batman series out there that I like. In fact, I think it’s pretty good. It’s Batman Beyond, from the team of Adam Beechen, Ryan Benjamin, and John Stanisci, … Continue reading

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Art Spiegelman’s Maus II, And Here My Troubles Began

And Here My Troubles Began is the second volume of Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning depiction of his father’s experiences in the Holocaust in graphic novel form. It is the culmination of the story that began in Vol. I, subtitled My … Continue reading

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Art Spiegelman’s Maus, A Survivor’s Tale, Vol. I, My Father Bleeds History

Art Spiegelman’s Maus has made a lot of waves in its 25 years. It was the first (and still the only) comic or graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize. In doing so, it brought graphica farther into the mainstream … Continue reading

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