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Graphic Novel Friday: Go Deluxe

We live in a golden age of comic collecting. Single issue hounds can still find rare and legendary issues of Action Comics, and archival fans have more options than ever before to save and showcase their favorite story arcs and runs. Here are a few of my favorite recent collections…

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Graphic Novel Friday: Transformers vs. G.I. Joe (No, Really)

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe should not be this good. Growing up, I was an acolyte of the original animated series and its glorious, sharp-edged toys. About 10 years ago, I attempted to re-watch the television show and promptly fell asleep—so, I did not have high hopes for a clashing of two licensed properties that probably worked best through the eyes of a seven-year-old.

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What's Your Sign? Comic Book Legend Stan Lee's "The Zodiac Legacy"

If you don't already know the name Stan Lee, I can pretty much guarantee that you're familiar with his work. Lee is an icon and visionary in the comics industry who is, among other things, the co-creator of Spiderman, X-Men, and the Hulk. Now, Lee has written his first novel...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Enter 2015

Panic! I still have a stack of great 2014 comics to read, and it’s already 2015. This next year looks to be as full as Volstagg’s belly with must-haves from indie publishers and creators and superhero stalwarts. I’m limiting myself to the first 10 or so books that immediately went to my wishlist...

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Graphic Novel Friday: The Death of Wolverine

Let’s all admit that Wolverine will survive The Death of Wolverine. He’s been through worse (like that time he went to Hell), and he’s too much of a revenue generator to cut from Marvel’s publishing plan. Character deaths and rebirths...

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Graphic Novel Friday: End of Year Faves

Last week, we looked at the Best of 2014 in comics and graphic novels as selected by our editors: 20 outstanding collections and original works from indie to superhero. There are so many comics published in a year, however, that...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Best of the Year

Our editors pushed up their ruby quartz glasses and debated a Top 20 list with the fierceness of Black Panther and the eloquence of Cypher. What follows below is a collection of New York Times bestsellers alongside blockbuster reads and...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Grant Morrison's Tragic Triumph

A few hours after I finished The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, something happened: I got it. Now, I can’t shake the sense that I read the best superhero single issue of the year. Morrison’s...

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Graphic Novel Friday: The Long Halloween

October is here, October is here! With the onslaught of all things pumpkin-flavored (but who can resist?), now is the time to settle down with a good fright. This month, publishers prepare the very be(a)st in spooky reads, and comics...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Hello Kitty(!) at 40

Hello Kitty is 40 years old. How did this happen? I remember first encountering Hello Kitty’s visage in a puffy sticker pack belonging to my sister. Then she appeared on purses, backpacks, notebooks, clothes, cards, and soon celebrities began to...

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