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29.Aug.2015 Diversifying my reading list

Last year, I read an article on XOJane entitled “35 Practical Steps Men Can Take To Support Feminism.” I consider myself a feminist, but being a male feminist often means regularly relearning that you have a long ways to go when it comes to understanding and supporting feminism. Thankfully, I’m lucky to have many amazing […]

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09.Mar.2011 At the mercy of the crowd: Buying new comics based on popular recommendations

Taking a cue from Jason Keruoac’s “52 Pick-Up,” I’ve decided to buy one new release pamphlet-style comic book each week based on a popular vote via online channels like my Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. This week’s pick is Dynamite’s “Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris” as suggested by Lucas Beechinor (@gothamnights).

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11.Jan.2011 My Year in Graphic Novels

I envy the comics readers, critics and bloggers who confidently feel they have surveyed enough of the year’s comics work to make a list explaining which books were the best. I always feel like I’m playing catch up, reading comics from recent and long passed history more often than current and groundbreaking graphic novel work. […]

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27.May.2009 Highest Recommendations: ‘De:Tales—Stories from Urban Brazil’

Presently, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá are well known in the world of comics with especial thanks to Dark Horse Comics’ popular Umbrella Academy. Later this year, the Brazilian twin brothers join the ranks of artists who have helped make B.P.R.D an institution since it spun out of Hellboy. Me? I first came across Bá […]

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21.May.2009 A few ‘Few Line Reviews’

Hey folks, I’ve trucked through a fair share of comics this week (my new daily train ride has certainly helped me allot more time to reading) and even though I’m only halfway through all the books I want to read, I’m posting up these initial brief reviews. I’m hitting the DMV (or MVC, as it’s […]

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15.May.2009 Reaction-length comic book reviews!

Last week’s “Few Line Reviews” didn’t quite make three pages but I have a butt-ton of new reviews to this week’s (5/13/2009) comics right here. There’s a few more books I intend to read this week, but I likely won’t have tome for quick hit reviews like this, so please enjoy these and keep checking […]

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09.May.2009 Few Line Reviews—Part Two of Three!

I’ve got nine more reviews here, and figured I’d post them up as I’m not sure when I’ll finish off my pile of comics from this week (5/6/2009). I’m itching to continue feeding my Conan binge, so the weekly fare is going to have to take a backseat to some sword-swinging adventures. Also, I just […]

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08.May.2009 Few Line Reviews: Quickie reactions to this week’s comics!

Wow, so many books this week. I’ve got my first 18 “Few Line Reviews” here and I still have a stack of 19 books to truck through! So, head back in a day or two for the rest, but here’s what I got right now…

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01.May.2009 “Few Line Reviews” Part Deux!

This is probably the rest of everything I am going to get through this week, so here are the reactions.

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30.Apr.2009 Quicker Hits, aka “Few Line Reviews”

For whatever reason, my super short and super sweet comic book reviews went a little longer this week. So, instead of “two line reviews,” they are now “few line reviews!” See how fun rhyming is?! Here’s round one for this week’s books (“this week” being in reference to books that dropped on April 29, 2009), […]

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