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Jeff Lemire, Canadian writer/artist most known for his series Sweet Tooth, has a very distinct style in a sea of generic super-hero art. With expressive faces, thick brush strokes, and a quirky view of the world, Lemire has made a splash with titles published by Top Shelf and Vertigo. His latest work, The Underwater Welder,

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Thank you, everyone who came out for the midnight release of the Walking Dead‘s 100th issue! Lots of great food from Ulysses American Gastropub, brain cupcakes made by Sarah and tons of Image sale prices were enjoyed by all! Here’s some pictures of what you might have missed. Mm tasty brains! Thanks to Ulysses for

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Merriam-Webster defines “Noir” as crime-fiction featuring hard-boiled, cynical characters and bleak, sleazy settings. Comics have an advantage in this genre because of the dual text and visual elements of their storytelling. Not only can the character narrate the smoky underground, but you can see it before you, the lines of the artist expressing the emotion

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     Image Comics was founded in 1992 as a place for creator-owned comics to flourish and creators to have full rights over their work. The company, now one of the largest comic publishers in North America, currently puts out some of the most interesting, fun, and intellectually stimulating comics in the industry. Image was originally

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It’s often said that comics are just for kids. That couldn’t be further from the truth, as there are some great comics that parents can appreciate that their children will enjoy likewise. It’s never to early to start your kids on comics, even if they can’t read. Little ones are wonderful at recognizing and expressing

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With Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter out in theaters now, there’s a whole sub-genre coming to the forefront of fiction: Alternate History. This genre is where writers are free to play with and shape historical events and figures to their own purposes and we as readers see the ripple effect. There have been various uses of this is comics throughout

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**Send your support directly to Sam: Sam Sommer, E571,  Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin,  P.O. Box 1997,  Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1997** We’d like to introduce you to Sam. We’ve never met Sam, but he is our hero.      Sam is six years old, loves turtles, hates mint, and has recently been diagnosed with cancer: Actue meyloid lukemia. 

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As soon as you walk into our shop, you’ll see the giant table of back issue bins. We’ve got the essential stuff, Batman, Superman, X-Men, Avengers and even a few bins of Silver Age comics. But occasionally you’ll come across some rather strange/odd/funny issues that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to be in our bins. Follow

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How many of you read or have read The Walking Dead, raise your hand. Now take that hand and grab your machete and/or shovel. Because what you thought you could only experience (rather vividly, if I might add) in comic books and television is now a reality. Wait, let me rephrase that. You can now

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Becky Cloonan, most recently the artist on Dark Horse’s Conan The Barbarian, is an Italian born girl with a pencil and the talent to use it. With a beautiful style that at times evokes images of Penny Arcade, Mike Mignola, and scratchboard, she’s continuing to dazzle with her self published comics and a consistent quality

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