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Mar 25, 2014 Comic Books Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

Prepare to be hurled deep into the past century to a vividly entrancing, pre-CG place of whimsy and wonder. For a few decades, the pencils and brushes of cartoonist/illustrator George Carlson seemed to have touched every area of print medium, from children's publications and comics to commercial design and classic books. More

Prison Pit: Book Five

Fantagraphics

Mar 19, 2014 Comic Books Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

Visceral and juvenile; hypersexualized violence and hyperimaginative pseudo-sci-fiPrison Pit has it all. Really, do you want to see a crystallized power penis jabbing through people? Does anyone? Well, yeah, Johnny Ryan wants to see it, and draw it, and it's quite kinetic and crazy and a lot funnier than it sounds. I promise. More

Mar 12, 2014 Comic Books Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

With his Sock Monkey stories, Tony Millionaire breathes life into the iconic stuffed toy and sends it on some amazing adventures. More

Feb 20, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

At the fringes of DC's New 52 reboot is Demon Knights, which DC canceled last year after 23 issues. Vol. 3: The Gathering Storm collects the final 10 issues, starting with the last three by initial writer Paul Cornell and concluding as Robert Venditti took over scripting duties for the final seven, with Bernard Chang ably drawing all 10. More

The Cute Girl Network

FIRST SECOND

Greg Means, MK Reed

Jan 06, 2014 Comic Books Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

Written by Greg Means and MK Reed, with cartooning by Joe Flood, this book is a dang delight. Perhaps it has something to do with Jack's character design, which harkens back to Clamhead from the old Jabber Jaw cartoon (or, for you non-ancients, he's kind of like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo). More

Dec 30, 2013 Comic Books Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

Scott Snyder's Batman run has been rightly praisedhis introduction of the mysterious Court of Owls provided a much-needed force in the streets of Gotham City. Plus, it was equal parts thrilling and creepy, as the best Batman stories are. So what was missing from Snyder's run so far? More

Dec 23, 2013 Comic Books Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

The X-Files: Season 10 picks up where the last installment to the iconic sci-fi series left off, 2008's underwhelming I Want to Believe movieWe find Mulder and Scully living together in retirement-and witness protection-until ghosts from their pasts start showing up. More

UXB

Dark Horse

Dec 20, 2013 Comic Books Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

There are some clever individual ideas in UXB, and some imaginative, absorbing, and disturbing visuals from creator/writer/artist Colin Lorimer, but, as a complete package, it's a tough sell.  More

Dec 17, 2013 Comic Books Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

From creator/writer Taran Killam (of Saturday Night Live fame), co-writer and comics vet Marc Andreyko, and artist Kevin Sharpe, this high-concept comic is off to a promising and amusing start.  More