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Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Strangers in Paradise

Oh, I wonder if I should have saved this for the last in this series. I didn’t – I have a few more up my sleeve – but this is a favorite. Possibly my very favorite. Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore is part convoluted soap opera, part crime fiction, part love story, part mob… Continue reading Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Strangers in Paradise

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Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): The Sandman

I’ve been putting off this one for a while because…well, The Sandman is THE gateway comic book. It is a work of art, a masterful story with breathtaking artwork. It sucks in the casual reader and the literary analyst alike. It is highly recommended for anyone who likes to read, anyone at all. Many of… Continue reading Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): The Sandman

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Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Madame Xanadu

Time for another fun comic book for you! This time I’m going to talk about a series that is actually finished (for now), Madame Xanadu by Matt Wagner. The title character is actually Nimue, one of the Old Folk, an immortal magical being. Her story begins in the woods during the times of Camelot. She… Continue reading Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Madame Xanadu

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Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Blue Monday

Oh, how long it’s been since I wrote about comics! March was a long, busy month with little posting. I’m trying to get back to it in April. Today I have a book for the mods, the ladies, the ’80s-lovers. Blue Monday by Chynna Clugston-Major has been called a “modern-day Archie comics” – an apt description,… Continue reading Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Blue Monday

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Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Proof

Today I’d like to share one of my favorite ongoing comic book series, Proof by Alexander Grecian and Riley Rossmo. John Prufrock (AKA Proof) is a federal agent for an agency you’ve never heard of before. He works for a government organization known only as The Lodge. The purpose of The Lodge is to find and provide… Continue reading Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Proof

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Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Preacher

Okay, comics nerds – I know you are likely quite familiar with Preacher already. But I started this series for those who may not know much about comics, so you’re just going to have to bear with me. Now. For everyone else. Hi! I hope with this series, I’ve convinced someone who hasn’t picked up… Continue reading Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Preacher

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Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Rasl

So, even if you are not an avid comics reader, you may have heard of Bone.  Bone was one of the most successful and long-running independent comic series of all time.  And Bone‘s author, Jeff Smith, has a new(ish) series out called Rasl, which is amazingly and disturbingly brainy and trippy at the same time. It’s… Continue reading Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Rasl

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Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Fables

Everyone loves a good mythical tale, right?  You find them the world over – tall tales, fairy tales, folk tales, myths…fables.  Every country, every culture, every time period has passed down these stories.  Damsels in distress, dashing princes, evil witches, talking animals, genies, daring young peasant boys – all providing both entertainment and morality lessons. … Continue reading Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Fables

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Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Transmetropolitan

Time to share another comic with everyone!  This is one of my all-time favorites, with lots of snarky irreverence and social commentary – a series called Transmetropolitan, written by Warren Ellis. The series hero is Spider Jerusalem, a kick-ass gonzo-style journalist in a sort of cyberpunk future. The series starts off with Spider living as a hermit… Continue reading Comics You May Love (Despite Yourself): Transmetropolitan