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3 Month Roundup: Reading Friday, December 25th, 2009

On to the stacks of printed words and images that I've gone through over the last few months, and I'm sure I've missed some: Books: - Used my iPhone to finally read Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Nahoko Uehashi's Moribito II: ...

Comics for the week of 06/10/09 Sunday, June 14th, 2009

DC: Batman #687: Kicking off Dick Grayson's tenure on the main Bat-book, we get a proper bit of closure to both Final Crisis and Battle for the ...

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Manga-A-Day 19 – BLAME! v3 Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

And here's today's installment of Killy and Cibo's (not-so-)merry adventures through the nameless megastructure. They actually spend a fair bit of time among other people this time around, and in a neat reversal of the prior volume, where Killy was a midget amongst ...

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Manga-A-Day 18 – BLAME! v2 Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Continuing on in much the same fashion, we see Killy continue to explore the mysterious megastructure for people containing a particular gene, working his way through several environments, and running into more creative uses of the genetic manipulation/mutation that is running rampant throughout. Midway through, we get a ...

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Manga-A-Day 17 – BLAME! v1 Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

A dark, violent, and utterly alien cybernetic dystopia, where no one can remember what the ground or the sky are like and new horrors lurk around every corner. Exactly the sort of setting, storytelling, and characters I love, I really should have read this ages ago, and started to at ...

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Manga-A-Day 16 – Slayers Special: Spellbound Monday, June 8th, 2009

Well, I probably should have paid more attention there... Seems this is the fourth collection of a series of Slayers shorts, I thought it was a one-off :\ Still, given the nature of the book, there wasn't any sort of overarching plot that I could see, and ...

Manga-A-Day 15 – Shaolin Soccer v2 Sunday, June 7th, 2009

And the weekend of bad continues. Picking up where the first volume leaves off, our team of kung fu soccer 'brothers' work their way through the tournament, racking up an impressive string of victories. That is, of course, until they meet up with Team Evil in the ...

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Manga-A-Day 14 – Shaolin Soccer v1 Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Tenuously a manga, closer to a manhua given its Chinese artist, but commissioned for the movie, it really is the awesome of the movie that drove me to pick it up (as part of that bag of as much as possible for $20 thing). While it sticks pretty close ...

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Manga-A-Day 13 – Comic Party v5 Friday, June 5th, 2009

Another series down, and certainly pleased with how it all turned out. After being scouted by a weekly manga magazine for a professional gig, our lead (who has only been at it for a year and has barely broken past the smallest tier of doujinshi publishing) is quickly swept ...

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