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Reviews: The Trouble With Women

January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Trouble With Women Hardcover, Jacky Fleming, Square Peg “In the Olden Days there were no women which is why you don’t come across them in history lessons at school. There were men and quite...

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Jim Ottaviani previously brought us the rather splendid graphic biography of the great Richard Feynman, now in collaboration with Leland Purvis he’s turned his attention to another genius of 20th century science, albeit a much...

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Reviews: Dreaming Eagles #1

January 7, 2016 | 1 Comments

Dreaming Eagles #1, Garth Ennis, Simon Coleby Aftershock Comics It’s 1966, and Reggie, a middle-aged African-American man stands outside his business as dusk falls, staring up into the sky – longingly? Nostalgically? – at the...

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Alpha Hardcover, Jens Harder, Knockabout   I’ve very much been looking forward to Knockabout publishing Jen Harder’s Alpha, the first of a projected three graphic works which aim to take in one of the grandest...

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Omaha Beach on D-Day, Jean-David Morvan, Severine Trefouel, Photographs by Robert Capa & Magnum, translation by Edward Gauvin First Second “It’s not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record...

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Reviews: “we the people…” – Democracy

October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Democracy, Abraham Kawa, Alecos Papadatos, Annie Di Donna, Bloomsbury We, the people… Ancient Greece, 490 BCE. Two friends try to get some fitful sleep, but Thersippus is awoken yet again by the same nightmare vision,...

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Upcoming: Dinomania

October 13, 2015 | 3 Comments

Ulrich Merkl’s Dinomania – subtitled The Secret Origins of King Kong, and the Urge to Destroy New York – is one of the releases coming up from the fine folks at Fantagraphics this winter, and...

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Best Of Enemies Volume 1 1783 -1953 Hardcover, Jean-Pierre Filiu, Davide B, SelfMadeHero “During a war the kind of “evidence” people are looking for usually doesn’t exist.” Our world, especially since the murderous events of...

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Le Train de Michel, Jed Falby, Halsgrove Publishing It’s 1944, and after years of desperate struggle, the tide is finally turning in the battle against the once seemingly invincible Nazi hordes – Russians advance in...

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Mike’s Place, Jack Baxter, Joshua Faudem, Koren Shadmi, First Second When I first spotted Mike’s Place being  solicited by First Second I got that vibe I sometimes get, my bookseller’s Spidey sense, and had a...

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