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Kelley Jones and Len Wein Score with Swamp Thing: The Dead Don’t Sleep

Remember when comics were fun?  Before Hollywood figured out how to turn our favorite nerdy pastime into multi-million dollar franchise events?  All you needed for a great comic was a fun, action-packed story paired with equally fun and exciting art.  You didn’t need it to tie in to a huge multi-year company “plan”.  It could be dark, but never lost its sense of humor.  Want to experience that again?

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Friday Favorites – Monstress

    It’s been some time since I’ve posted a “Friday Favorites”.  Couple of reasons. 1) I don’t read nearly as many comics as I should. 2) The books I have been reading, while enjoyable haven’t knocked me over. Enter, Monstress. Wow.  I’ve not been as excited about a comic in some time.  The first thing that grabs your attention is the absolutely astounding artwork by Sana Takeda.  I can only assume they’ve given her…

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Friday Favorites: Thanos Rising

I haven’t read a whole lot of comics regularly for awhile now (beyond Daredevil and I’m sure you’re all tired of hearing me yak about DD!).  That said, a new comic shop opened up near me and I’ve been sucked back in.  I’m trying to limit myself to a small number of books each month as prices have gotten out of control.  (see my thoughts on that here and Mike’s thoughts here.)  So what have…

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Friday Favorites: Green Wake

Green Wake from Kurtis Wiebe and Riley Michael Rossmo was one of my favorite comic series of the last year. Unfortunately, it was ended a bit early. [Initially solicited as a 5-issue miniseries, after issue #3, it became a new ongoing series by Image.  Sadly, due to lack of sales, issue #10 is the final issue.]

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Friday Favorites – The Long Halloween (1996)

Released in October 1996, this limited series ran for 13 incredible issues.  Arguably one of the very greatest Batman tales ever told. I read the series soon after it was completed, and quite enjoyed it.  I particularly recall enjoying the who-done-it mystery of the Holiday Killer.  That said, after 15 years, I’d forgotten most of the details. Awhile back I bought the Absolute Batman: The Long Halloween and finally cracked it open last night.

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Friday Favorites – Daredevil (2011)

I haven’t enjoyed Daredevil as much as I have this latest reboot in over 20 years.  What Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera have done is damn near perfection.  Mark Waid has made the character fun again, while Paolo Rivera seems to have been born to draw the series.  I’ve seen some of his other work, and while it’s great stuff, there’s something about this book that seems to have brought out a simply astounding sense…

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