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The Comics I Read Last Week: Feb 3-8. Including Palookaville, The Other Side, and some Daredevils from 1988

faked by Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Yet another installment of my 2011 comics reading journal . . .
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Last Week in Comics: January 27-February 2

faked by Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Ahoy friends! This installment of my rambling roundup of the week’s reading is a little more scattered than usual, both because I have a sick girl here at home and because I read a whole bunch of comics this week. Not only was it a heavy week for all the mainstream Marvel/DC titles I buy, but I also attended Wizard World New Orleans and binged on the discount boxes, filling my bag with beat-up 70s and 80s comics and recent titles that I was curious about but didn’t want to shell out $4.00 for when they were new. I have actually never been to a comic book convention before, so have nothing to compare this one to, but I had a great time: it was very generous of pal Victor Gischler to let me hang out with him and crash in his room, and we ended up having drinks with James “Spike” Marsters, so, you know, it seemed like a pretty good con experience. OK, onward:
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I Read These Comics Last Week: January 20-26

faked by Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Another week of hastily sketched thoughts on funnybooks new and old . . .
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I Read These Comics This Week: January 13-19

faked by Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

First things first: Did you know you can follow me on Twitter now? You can! Follow bwcostello for all your, you know, whatever it is you get from Twitter. Now, on to the comics!
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At least it’s not the Patriots

faked by Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

In which Gilbert Hernandez helps me understand my scorn for New England (the football team).
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Infantile Gestures and Indescribable Highs

faked by Friday, October 22nd, 2010

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Brubaker and Phillips, Steve Canyon, and an obligatory Chaykin reference

faked by Monday, July 19th, 2010

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Watchmen, Print Culture, and the Mainstream

faked by Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

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Nerd Journal: Zork, Gischler, Greene

faked by Monday, July 12th, 2010

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Oh, Fickle, Fickle Heart: Or, how Prof threatened to break up with the Hold Steady after their very first argument.

faked by Friday, July 9th, 2010

So I was thinking lately about how gorjus is going to see the Hold Steady in Memphis soon, and I was getting a little sad. (more…)