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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: 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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Graphic Novice on Geek Life Radio

The Graphic Novice Comic Book Podcast is proud to join the line-up at Geek Life Radio, and can be heard every Saturday Night at 11pm Central Time on http://www.geekliferadio.com.  Graphic Novice will join a line-up of quality independent podcasts, including several shows from their very own Musings of a Geek Podcast Network. While the late-night time slot…

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The Unfinished Symphony That Was Episode 25

Thanks for stopping by.  Nickel here, co-host of the Graphic Novice Comic Book Podcast.  You might remember me from episodes like “Coffee and Comics: A Very Special Graphic Novice Engagement” and “Back to the Future Past”.  If you’ve listened to our humble little podcast before, you know that I try to read a few comics every week.  The…

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Graphic Novice Episode 20 Preview

On Monday June 9, 2014, the Graphic Novice super-team will show up in the studio with beverages at the ready, to celebrate their 20th episode.  While the concept of a celebration might seem a bit self-indulgent, no one thought the three miscreants that host this show would have the follow-through to record even 1 hour, never mind the 40…

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Wynter #1 Review

When the good folks at New Worlds Comics asked us to take a look at Wynter #1, we were honored and a little apprehensive.  So apprehensive, that we almost turned down the preview copy.  I was sure that the publisher would appreciate our reviews, but it would seem like poor form if we ended up…

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Afterlife With Archie

Writer:  Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Art:  Francesco Francavilla Published by: Archie Comics. After four issues and numerous verbal jabs from my co-hosts, I felt it was time to formally address the fact that I am reading an Archie comic. I imagine many of you are now remembering the old familiar magazine racks at the grocery store and picturing Archie sharing a…