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The Sandman, Vol. 5 & 6 (“A Game of You” & “Fables & Reflections”) by Neil Gaiman

A Game of You (1993) This one is an excellent example of Gaiman taking some side characters and some earlier introduced throwaway concepts and expanding that all into a new story-arc. A Game of You has a lot in common … Continue reading

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The Sandman, Vol. 3 & 4 (“Dream Country” & “Season of Mists”) by Neil Gaiman

Dream Country (1991) In this volume, which is pretty short and only holds four short stories, Gaiman further embeds his Sandman character into classical and mythological literature. The first story brings in one of the muses from old Greek mythology, … Continue reading

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The Sandman, Vol. 1 & 2 (“Preludes and Nocturnes” & “The Doll’s House”) by Neil Gaiman

First off, if you’re new to this world of comics, which I am, what an absolute nightmare it is to navigate the world of issues, volumes, books and all the various editions, omnibuses, deluxe editions and absolute editions and figure … Continue reading

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Reviews: Persepolis (2000) by Marjane Satrapi & Persepolis (2007) the film adaption

Persepolis is often mentioned in the same breath as that other autobiographical graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman. Very understandable, as Persepolis chronicles the childhood of writer Marjane Satrapi as she grew up in Iran in the 1980s as the … Continue reading

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Review: Diosamante (1992) by Jean-Claude Gal & Alejandro Jodorowsky

Man, Jean-Claude Gal can draw, man. He must be among the greatest comic book artists of all time. Previously I read Armies (1977-88) which was his first work and the artistry that he put on display in that series was … Continue reading

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Review: Paper Girls (2015-’19) by Brian K. Vaughan

7/10 1988. Halloween. Four newspaper delivery girls are quite annoyed with all those stupid jerks from school with their stupid halloween masks. They team up to stay safe, and they have a job to do: delivering their newspapers around the … Continue reading

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Review: Armies (1977-’88) by Jean-Claude Gal & Jean-Pierre Dionnet

This is a highly regarded series of comics that was once published in the French Métal hurlant (Heavy Metal in US) magazine. The writer Jean-Pierre Dionnet was one of the founders of that anthology magazine and he “discovered” the artist … Continue reading

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Review: The Celestial Bibendum (2012) by Nicolas de Crécy

A big fat 9/10 I loved everything about this. Nicolas de Crecy’s The Celestial Bibendum is one of those works of art that is absolutely bonkers, but is presented with so much artistry and imagination that is becomes something very … Continue reading

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Review: Guy Delisle – Burma Chronicles (2007)

8/10 It’s comic artist Guy Delisle again and he is on another adventure. After Shenzhen and Pyongyang, where he was sent out to supervise outsourced work for an animation studio, he now accompanies his wife to Myanmar. You see, he … Continue reading

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Review: Betelgeuse (’00 -’05) by Léo

7/10 The sequel to Aldebaran and this time there is more interstellar travel and another planet to explore! Kim Keller is back, on her way to Betelgeuse to find out what went wrong with the settlement there. On Betelgeuse, just … Continue reading

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