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Frankenstein - Dark Horse Comics

Frankenstein – Dark Horse Comics

Hellboy’s creator takes on history’s greatest monster! This March, Mike Mignola will be taking on one of the most notable characters in literary history in an upcoming comic series.

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Listen up you scruffy-looking nerf herders, this January Star Wars #1 is coming to stores near you and according to Marvel Comics‘, it is projected to sell over a million copies. Perhaps you can buy your copy at your local Maul… *Warning: many more puns to come** (more…)

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The American 1950’s are often remembered through rose-colored glasses. But these were dangerous and tumultuous times. Mounting racial tensions, the Red Scare, and nuclear warfare, constant threats, lurked just below the surface. Day to day life had changed radically and rapidly with the advent of television, the interstate highway system, and the sprawl of suburbia. Under the flimsy facade of tidy innocence, instability and volatility had begun to boil over. Corruption and greed, ever present human qualities, had began to take the lead. John Blacksad, bicolor cat, Private Investigator, and protagonist of Blacksad, has his work cut out for him.

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A literary graphic novel if ever there were one, The Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes is a hybrid of sorts. Partly, it is a biography of James Joyce’s daughter Lucia, a once promising ballerina who spent the last thirty years of her life in a mental institution. But Lucia’s tragic story is told via author Mary M. Talbot’s memoir.  An account of her own childhood and relationship with her father, James S. Atherton, one of the world’s foremost Joycean scholars, the story explores Talbot’s ensuing and inevitable affinity with Lucia.

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We’ve all heard about the imprint the Beatles left on the world. We’ve seen the footage of those four handsome boys with matching mop tops and Pierre Cardin suits performing in vain before mobs of young banshees whose sobbing, swooning, and rapture were well beyond disruptive. By the end of the 1960‘s it was clear that a sort of paradigm shift had occurred in American culture, and, chicken or egg, Beatlemania is integral to that story. The Fab Four saw an entire generation through an era unparalleled in social tumult, metamorphosis, and mythology. While it’s difficult, in the here and now, to imagine a world without the Beatles, The Fifth Beatle : The Brian Epstein Story, writer/producer Vivek Tiwary’s love letter to the band’s original manager, reveals the underlying serendipity of it all.

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Every Monday on G&C I’ll be previewing the new comics I’m most looking forward to in the coming week. These are the comics that I expect will be fun, exciting, and worth your monies. If you think I’ve missed anything, leave a note in the comment section and let me know what you’re eagerly anticipating. Here’s my top three, and then a short list of other books to be aware of.

New Comics for April 23, 2014:

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #33 from IDW. Cover art by Mateus Santolouco.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” #33 from IDW. Cover art by Mateus Santolouco.

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Dark Horse Comics revamped Avatar: The Last Airbender with the graphic novel continuing where the series left off. The latest installment follows Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph and a trio of very enthusiastic Air Acolytes to the sacred sight of the Ancient Air Nomad festival, only to find the land defiled by the Earthen Fire refinery.

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