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Something New, Something Different: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

April 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

So I got these funnybooks here, and I thought I might, like, review ’em or somethin’. You know. For a change of pace… Stray Bullets: Killers 2, by David Lapham I was a bit surprised this issue to see the series return to Virginia Applejack so soon. I mean, she’s been a constant presence in the book, even when she wasn’t its main character, so I don’t know why I was surprised. But I was. I guess I expected Killers to focus more on the series’ recurring [...]

New Coat of Paint: East of West Serves Up Cliché with Style

June 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

East of West 3, by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta I hesitate to say that this book is Jonathan Hickman doing epic manga, but… I do feel something of the spirit of Katsuhiro Otomo in it. Hickman’s story of apocalyptic children emerging from a mysterious super-scientific lab to impact world politics could, in fact, be a summary of Otomo’s Akira. The similarities end there, of course; East of West has more of a blockbuster feel to it than Akira, which is more grounded and [...]