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REVIEWS: Midwest Book Review August 2007

August 4th, 2007 12:37am by ComicList Email

The Comix/Graphic Novel Shelf

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A Treasury of Victorian Murder: THE BLOODY BENDERS

Rick Geary
NBM Publishing
40 Exchange Place #1308, New York NY 10005
1561634980, $15.95

Rick Geary's graphic novel series A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER returns with volume 9 of the series especially recommended for prior fans of his graphic novel mysteries. Black and white drawings illustrate the story of four strange people who use seduction to attract wealthy victims, whom they then kill. Excellent action and high drama mystery lends to a fast-paced graphic novel story hard to put down, and recommended for any general-interest holding strong in graphic novels.

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Exit Wounds

Rutu Modan
Drawn and Quarterly
c/o Farrar, Straus & Giroux
19 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003
9781897299067, $19.95 1-888-330-8477

EXIT WOUNDS is a graphic novel in full color, set in modern-day Tel Aviv and telling of a young man's urgent phone call from a female soldier which tells of his father's death from a possible suicide bomber. Koby joins the soldier searching for clues - and finds himself facing his father's hidden identity and secret world - and a danger which could draw him in. Excellent characterization and a vivid, contemporary plot make this a top pick for any collection strong in modern graphic novels.

cade Volume 4: Birds are Weird
Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik
Dark Horse Books
10956 SE Main Street, Milwaukie, OR 97222
9781593077730, $12.95

The fourth, full-color collection of strips from the popular webcomic series Penny Arcade, Birds Are Weird continues the tradition of utterly irreverent, largely video game-themed humor. Due to severe cursing and the occasional phallic reference, Penny Arcade is not a comic for young children or the easily offended; and yet its humor has that irresistible effect. Bonus sketches, short text vignettes and a paragraph of extra commentary for virtually every strip enhance this anthology, offering new insights into Penny Arcade's random madness even for readers who have already seen the strip's archive online. "'Yeah, so I was looking at iPods today. I thought about you.' 'Oh yeah? Pretty great huh?' 'Oh yeah, real good. Then I got it up to the register, came to my senses, and bought a thirty dollar discman instead.' 'Yeah but the iPod doesn't skip.' 'Neither does this. It's cushioned by about three hundred and eighty dollars in cash.'" A sidesplitting collection and great gag gift, especially for the technogeek generation.


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Mat Broome Forms The End League

August 1st, 2007 10:45pm by ComicList Email

Dark Horse Comics proudly presents a new ongoing superhero event sure to have fans of the genre buzzing. For his return to the world of comics, renowned artist Mat Broome teams up with critically acclaimed writer Rick Remender in The End League. A merging of The Lord of the Rings and The Dark Knight Returns, The End League follows a cast of the last remaining supermen and women as they embark on a desperate and perilous journey through a world dominated by evil, in hopes of locating the one remaining artifact that can save their world-the Hammer of Thor.

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Conan the Cimmerian

August 1st, 2007 10:29pm by ComicList Email


The world's most famous barbarian will be going through some changes, starting with a relaunch of the Dark Horse comics series after issue #50. First, though, they'll be tying up some loose ends: after Tim Truman and Cary Nord wrap up their adaptation of "Rogues in the House" in Conan #44, original Conan writer Kurt Busiek and artist Greg Ruth will be finishing off Born on the Battlefield, their chronicle of Conan's youth in Cimmeria, with the climactic Battle of Venarium. The last three issues will be devoted to the end of Conan's career as a thief, as Truman and new series artist Tomás Giorello adapt the Robert E. Howard fragment "The Hand of Nergal." Issue #50, which will be a special double-size issue, will be the last of the series.

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ComicList: Dark Horse for 08/01/2007

July 30th, 2007 4:12pm by ComicList Email

Conan & The Midnight God #5 (of 5), $2.99
Eden Vol 8 Its An Endless World TPB, $12.95
Journal Sanjay Patel, $9.99
Old Boy Vol 7 TPB, $12.95
Predator Omnibus Vol 1 TPB, $24.95
Stationery Set Sanjay Patel Goddesses, $4.99

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Dark Horse joins with CLAMP

July 29th, 2007 6:31pm by ComicList Email

Last year Dark Horse celebrated its twentieth anniversary of publishing original graphic works by some of the world's greatest creators. Next year, Dark Horse celebrates their twentieth anniversary of publishing manga in English. This year, at San Diego Comic-Con Dark Horse is proud to announce that these two commitments held for so long have come together. Dark Horse will have the honor of publishing a new original manga created by Satsuki Igarashi, Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi and Ageha Ohkawa--the manga-ka all-female supergroup known to their millions of fans worldwide as CLAMP. These four brilliant writers and artists work together to produce award-winning, best-selling manga, including RG VEDA, X, Chobits, Tsubasa, and xxxHOLiC.

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2007 Eisner Awards Winners

July 28th, 2007 1:49pm by ComicList Email

The 2007 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

Presented the evening of Friday, July 27, 2007, as part of the 2007 Comic-Con International: San Diego.

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“MySpace Dark Horse Presents” Launched at SDCC

July 27th, 2007 8:08pm by ComicList Email

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MySpace, the nation’s most trafficked website, and Dark Horse Comics, pioneers of creator owned and licensed comics material, today announced a partnership to revive one of the most celebrated comic anthologies with the launch of a new online comic book, “MySpace Dark Horse Presents” ( The online series will include original content by top creators and premiere artists, all available exclusively on MySpace and free of charge to users. The announcement was made on-site at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

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ComicList: Dark Horse for 07/25/2007

July 23rd, 2007 5:24pm by ComicList Email

Berserk Volume 18 TPB, $13.95
BTVS #5 1 In 12 Paul Lee Var Cvr, $2.99
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5, $2.99
Classic DC Character #3 Wonder Woman, $49.99
Classic Peanuts Character #7 Snoopy, $39.95
Fear Agent Last Goodbye #2, $2.99
Grendel Behold the Devil #0, $0.50
Hellboy Darkness Calls #4 (of 6), $2.99
Speak O/T Devil #1, $3.50
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #18, $2.99
Translucent Vol 1 TPB, $9.95
Usagi Yojimbo #104, $2.99
Usagi Yojimbo Vol 21 Mother of Mountains Ltd Ed HC, $59.95

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The Acronyms List

AR -
Ask retailer for price
BD -
Blu-ray Disc
Collectible card game
CD -
Compact disc
Digital versatile disc
Free Comic Book Day
GN -
Graphic novel
HC -
HD -
High definition
Living Card Game
Mass market paperback
Polyvinyl chloride
Role playing game
SC -
To be determined
Trading card game
TP -
Trade paperback
Upper Deck Authenticated
Walt Disney Classics Collection
WS -

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