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Review: This One Summer

This One Summer Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki Groundwood Books, $21.99 Sometimes I don’t want to read about superheroes. Don’t get me wrong I love spandex covered biceps and boobies as much as the next guy (they defined my childhood after all), but superhero stories are somewhat limited in emotional quality. This isn’t to say…

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Review: Starve #1

Published by: Image Comics Written by: Brian Wood Art by: Danijel Zezelj For those of you who follow the antics of the gang here at Graphic Novice on Twitter you know that Nickel and I argue about comics… a lot (I blame his Canadian-ness or perhaps his insane love of Marvel’s Civil War). However, just…

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Review: Valhalla Mad #1

You cannot defeat the mighty…….Knox!!! (Wait, What?) When I was really young I absolutely loved Spaceballs. (Spaceballs, The Reference!!!!!!!!) Surprisingly though I never really related to Lonestar. I was a Dark Helmet fan through and through and I could never figure out why everyone treated him so badly or why things always seemed to go…

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Review: Leaving Megalopolis

Published by: Painfully Normal Productions Written by: Gail Simone Art by: Jim Calafiore $9.99 on Comixology   I woke one day and I had an unusual problem, there was no more Walking Dead to read!!! Now never fear loyal Walking Dead reader/watcher, there will indeed be more Walking Dead (of that you can be sure.…

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E.L.E. #1

E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) #1 By: Jason Parsons, Francisco Quilez & Neko Punch Purchase: Digital Download After clearing some six month old marshmallow residue out from under the keys of my trusty electronic typewriter, I decided it was high time I contributed an article to the website. With our new staff writer, Desmond Hassing (@dhassing), cranking…

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Review: Wolves of Summer

WOLVES OF SUMMER Digitally distributed by: Alterna Comics Written by: Tony Keaton (@WolvesofSummer) Art by: Andrew Herbst (@And_Droid_)   Greetings all and welcome to something new we are trying here at the world famous repository of ill-informed comic book knowledge know as Graphic Novice. It is I, Desmond Hassing (of the many podcasts-Musings of a…

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Jeff Martin’s War of 1812

Jeff Martin’s War of 1812 Volume 1: Redcoats-ish Renegade Arts Entertainment Written and Drawn By Jeff Martin   When Jeff Martin reached out to us about checking out his new published collection, “Redcoats-ish”, we were happy if a little slow to oblige. We here at Graphic Novice haven’t been nearly as diligent as we planned…