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MBR: Best Editorial Cartoons Of The Year 2010 Edition

July 12th, 2010 5:51am by ComicList Email

MBR: The Comix/Graphic Novel Shelf

Best Editorial Cartoons Of The Year 2010 EditionBest Editorial Cartoons of the Year, 2010 Edition
Charles Brooks, Editor
Pelican Publishing
1000 Burmaster St., Gretna, LA 70053
9781589807532, $14.95 www.pelicanpub.com

The 2010 edition of Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year continues to offer a winning selection of comic strips and political commentary, and is a top pick for libraries that have seen popularity with other political commentary collections. The major events of the year - a year experiencing one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history - are chronicled in a fine collection of black and white panels of observation, documentation, and humor.

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MBR: Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis

July 11th, 2010 3:54pm by ComicList Email

MBR: The Comix/Graphic Novel Shelf

Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis Slipcase HCThe Simpsons Futurama: Crossover Crisis
Bill Morrison, Editor
Bongo Comics/Abrams
115 W 18th St., New York NY 10011
9780810988378, $24.95 www.abramsbooks.com

The Simpsons Futurama: Crossover Crisis is a Simpsons comic guide any collector simply must have. It's not just that full-color cartoon drawings pack the book, or that it blends two very different shows - The Simpsons and Futurama - but it provides a fine series of interactions and concludes with a first-edition collectible comic book in the back pocket. Packed in a gorgeous full-color slipcase, it's a collector's winner.

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MBR: 50,000,000 Pearls Fans Can't Be Wrong

July 10th, 2010 4:31pm by ComicList Email

MBR: The Comix/Graphic Novel Shelf

50,000,000 Pearls Fans Can't Be Wrong50,000,000 Pearls Fans Can't Be Wrong
Stephan Pastis
Andrews McMeel Publishing
1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106-2109
0740791419, $12.99 www.andrewsmcmeel.com

50,000,000 Pearls Fans Can't Be Wrong: Stephan's Gold Records V. 13 offers a new 'Pearls Before Swine' collection featuring Pig, Rat, Zebra and the notoriously dumb crocs who hunger after them. Social commentary blends with outrageously funny scenes in both black and white and color, making this a top pick for any cartoon or comic strip collection.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Walking Dead #74

July 10th, 2010 2:27pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Walking Dead #74Walking Dead #74
Image Comics
Kirkman, Adlard & Rathburn

This issue continues the process of turning Rick and his crew into the antagonists of the story. It's been a difficult build up and one that seems to be working, but only up to a point. This issue actually begins to place a divide among Rick's group from within in multiple places. I like the issue a lot because we are getting glimpses into various situations that Rick and friends are in. Some of them are in seemingly normal everyday routines but it's what's going on behind the scenes that are really making all of this fairly dramatic.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Scalped #39

July 10th, 2010 2:05pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Scalped #39Scalped #39
Vertigo Comics (DC)
Aaron & Guera

The Unwanted story arc begins with this issue. Essentially, the set up is that Carol, Dash's sometimes girlfriend and the daughter of the Chief, Red Crow, is pregnant. This issue really sets the stage to draw the comparisons between Carol's first pregnancy, the current pregnancy and her mother's pregnancy as well as the days of being a mother to Carol. The issue excels in its character work and the overall connections being drawn by the decisions and ramifications of the three pregnancies. The issue is among the best I've read in this series that doesn't contain any high level of violence. The way the issue plays out I also think a new comer could pick this up and find a compelling read.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: X-Force #28

July 10th, 2010 9:07am by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

X-Force #28X-Force #28
Marvel Comics
Kyle, Yost, Choi & Oback

One of my biggest criticisms of crossover and events of late is that they all seem to be filling an issue quota rather than telling the story in the natural amount of issues the story needs to come to its conclusion. The Second Coming crossover falls squarely in this category with this issue leading the way as the example of nothing really happening in it. This is a problem because it is the penultimate issue to the fourteen part crossover.

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WNR: X-Men #1, Shadowland, Scarlet, Walking Dead, Casanova

July 8th, 2010 11:23pm by TFAW Email

by Elisabeth@TFAW

Walking Dead #74New Reviews of This Week's Releases!

Hello, summer! It's an excellent week for comics fans–even if many of us got our comics a day late–as we got some new books we've really been looking forward to, plus some awesome issues of existing series! This week TFAW.com reviews X-Men #1, Casanova #1, Scarlet #1, Hellboy: The Storm #1, The Walking Dead #74, Shadowland #1, Star Wars: The Old Republic #1, and Batman and Robin #13:

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MBR: Age Of TV Heroes

July 5th, 2010 7:53pm by ComicList Email

MBR: The Comix/Graphic Novel Shelf

Age Of TV Heroes HCAge of TV Heroes
Jason Hofius and George Khoury
TwoMorrows Publishing
10407 Bedfordtown Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614
1605490105, $39.95 www.twomorrows.com

Age of TV Heroes considers the history of live-action TV adventures of comic book heroes, offering a color hardcover packed with stories of actors, screen shots, and trivia. Color photographs embellish the new, exclusive interviews and commentary from Adam West, Lynda Carter and more, bringing to life the superhero phenomenon. Any comics or graphic novel library must have this.

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The Acronyms List

AR -
Ask retailer for price
BD -
Blu-ray Disc
CCG -
Collectible card game
CD -
Compact disc
DVD -
Digital versatile disc
FCBD -
Free Comic Book Day
GN -
Graphic novel
HC -
Hardcover
HD -
High definition
LCG -
Living Card Game
MMPB -
Mass market paperback
PVC -
Polyvinyl chloride
RPG -
Role playing game
SC -
Softcover
TBD -
To be determined
TCG -
Trading card game
TP -
Trade paperback
UDA -
Upper Deck Authenticated
WDCC -
Walt Disney Classics Collection
WS -
Widescreen

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