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Review: ‘Bandette Vol. 2: Stealers, Keepers!’

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Bandette Vol. 2: Stealers, Keepers! Written by Paul Tobin Art by Colleen Coover Dark Horse Comics, $15 Among the 40 pages worth of extra material at the end of the second volume of Bandette is a five-page feature called “Designing Bandette,” in which artist Colleen Coover walks readers through the various inspirations of the various […]

Review: Gotham Academy Vol 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy

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Olive Silverlock is a student at the prestigious Gotham Academy, where Gotham’s best and brightest go to study. But it’s kind of hard to concentrate when there’s a ghost haunting the campus, a secret society is performing rituals on the grounds, and Olive has to be a “nanny” to her ex-boyfriend’s little sister, all while […]

Review: Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal

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Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City who wants all the things the average teenager wants; to be pretty, to be popular, to be normal. But coming from a Pakistani Muslim family, Kamala feels anything but normal and wishes she could be like her hero, Captain Marvel. Be careful what you wish for, […]

Review: ‘Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula’

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Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula By Andi Watson First Second; $15 In the highly-abstracted, black-and-white cartoon underworld of Andi Watson’s latest original graphic novel, signified by a stark white castle before black clouds, young Princess Decomposia is a reluctant regent. She’s running the underworld for her bed-ridden father, the manipulative, prune-faced king who spends all […]

Review: A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories

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What do a Duck and Mouse, a Cat, a Bunny, and two elderly Pigs have in common? All the wacky, wild, and funny adventures they go on both together and apart. Whether it’s painting a room, flying a plane, or just waiting for the bus, there are plenty of hijinks to be had. A Cat […]

Review: ‘Terrible Lizard’

Terrible Lizard Written by Cullen Bunn Art by Drew Moss Oni Press; $20 The meaner, snarkier part of my critic’s brain can’t help but wish Cullen Bunn and Drew Moss’ comic book about a little girl and the Tyrannosaurus Rex she befriends was a great deal worse, if only so that it could legitimately be […]

Review: ‘Lumberjanes,’ vol. 1

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At Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hard-core Lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed Foxes. Secret Caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five, rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or array of supernatural critters get […]

Review: ‘Darth Vader and Friends’

Darth Vader and Friends By Jeffrey Brown Chronicle Books; $14.95 Yes, the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California just wrapped up, the new Star Wars: Battlefront video game looks incredible, and there was a new trailer for this year’s Episode VII, featuring Old Han Solo and Chewbacca. And that’s all well and good, but […]

Review: Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms!

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Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms! By Philippe Coudray Toon Books; $13 Does familiarity really breed contempt? Because this is the third Toon Books collection of French artist Philippe Coudray’s one-page Benjamin Bear gag comics, and I’m certainly not feeling anything in the general vicinity of contempt for the cartoonist, cartoons or character yet. Quite the […]

Review: Jem and the Holograms #1

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At the beginning of March, I wrote about the reboot of the 80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms as a comic. At the time, I was skeptical about the reboot. Jem and the Holograms is a treasured memory from my childhood and I didn’t want to see it ruined. Fortunately, IDW put the book into […]