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January 18, 2018


Go, Look: It Was The Worst Of Times

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Go, Look: Two Buyer's Guide Cover By Dan Adkins

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Go, Look: 2002 Steve Skroce Spider-Man Villain Designs

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Holly Raidl on The Foldings #1.

* finally: I've never seen this Tim Truman drawing of Batman before now. I always liked Truman's single-images.
 
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Happy 52nd Birthday, Stephen DeStefano!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Frank Quitely!

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Happy 56th Birthday, Mike Lynch!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Charles Yoakum!

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Happy 84th Birthday, Raymond Briggs!

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Happy 47th Birthday, Yvan Alagbé!

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Happy 53rd Birthday, Christian Durieux!

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Happy 45th Birthday, Alan Gardner!

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Happy 66th Birthday, Patrick Lesueur!

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Happy 46th Birthday, Scott Mills!

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January 17, 2018


Go, Look: Mark Kaufman

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Go, Look: Erik Thurman

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Collective Memory: Best Comics And Graphic Novels Lists For 2017

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These are links to various Best-Of-2017 comics and graphic novels lists.

This entry will continue to be updated for as long as people

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Primary Lists

* Zainab Akhtar

* Ryan C 01
* Ryan C 02
* Richmond Clements

* Daniel Elkin

* Joe Gordon

* Lisa Hanawalt
* Alex Hoffmann
* Kevin Huizenga

* Chase Magnett
* Chris Mautner
* Joe McCulloch
* JA Micheline

* Oliver Ristau'

* Publishers Weekly

* Matt Seneca
* Zack Soto

* The AV Club
* The Beat
* The Verge

* Matthew Wells

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Go, Look: A Part Of Me Is Still Unknown

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This Isn't A Library: New, Notable Releases Into The Direct Market

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Here are the books that make an impression on me staring at this week's no-doubt largely accurate list of books shipping from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. to comic book and hobby shops across North America.

I might not buy all of the works listed here. I might not buy any. You never know. I'd sure look at the following, though.

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DARK HORSE COMICS

SEP170065 DEPT H HC VOL 03 DECOMPRESSED $19.99
NOV170014 JENNY FINN #3 (OF 4) $3.99
SEP170087 LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 02 TURF WARS PT 2 $10.99
SEP170093 MASS EFFECT DISCOVERY TP $17.99
SEP170040 SHADOWS ON THE GRAVE HC $19.99

DC COMICS

OCT170362 ANARKY THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $19.99
NOV170223 AQUAMAN #32 $3.99
NOV170224 AQUAMAN #32 VAR ED $3.99
NOV170233 BATMAN #39 $2.99
NOV170234 BATMAN #39 VAR ED $2.99
JUL170500 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY JOHN ROMITA JR $80.00
NOV170237 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #3 (OF 6) $3.99
NOV170238 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #3 (OF 6) VAR ED $3.99
NOV178214 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #1 (OF 8) 4TH PTG $3.99
NOV178215 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #2 (OF 8) 3RD PTG $3.99
NOV178093 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3 (OF 8) 2ND PTG $3.99
NOV170241 BATWOMAN #11 $3.99
NOV170242 BATWOMAN #11 VAR ED $3.99
NOV170245 BOMBSHELLS UNITED #10 $2.99
OCT170201 DAMAGE #1 $2.99
NOV178094 DARK NIGHTS METAL #1 (OF 6) 3RD PTG $4.99
NOV178095 DARK NIGHTS METAL #2 (OF 6) 3RD PTG $3.99
NOV178096 DARK NIGHTS METAL #3 (OF 6) 2ND PTG $3.99
NOV170341 FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS #6 $3.99
NOV170342 FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS #6 VAR ED $3.99
OCT170372 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 09 OLD TRICKS $24.99
NOV170269 GREEN LANTERNS #39 $2.99
NOV170270 GREEN LANTERNS #39 VAR ED $2.99
NOV170275 HARLEY QUINN #35 $2.99
NOV170276 HARLEY QUINN #35 VAR ED $2.99
NOV170284 INJUSTICE 2 #18 $2.99
NOV170288 JUSTICE LEAGUE #37 $2.99
NOV170289 JUSTICE LEAGUE #37 VAR ED $2.99
NOV170301 NIGHTWING #37 $2.99
NOV170302 NIGHTWING #37 VAR ED $2.99
OCT170361 NIGHTWING TP VOL 04 BLOCKBUSTER (REBIRTH) $16.99
OCT170376 SUPER POWERS BY JACK KIRBY TP $39.99
NOV170308 SUPER SONS #12 SONS OF TOMORROW $3.99
NOV170309 SUPER SONS #12 VAR ED $3.99
NOV170306 SUPERMAN #39 $2.99
NOV170307 SUPERMAN #39 VAR ED $2.99
NOV170324 TRINITY #17 $3.99
NOV170325 TRINITY #17 VAR ED $3.99
NOV170330 WONDER WOMAN CONAN #5 (OF 6) $3.99
NOV170331 WONDER WOMAN CONAN #5 (OF 6) VAR ED $3.99

IDW PUBLISHING

NOV170530 ASSASSINISTAS #2 CVR A HERNANDEZ (MR) $3.99
NOV170531 ASSASSINISTAS #2 CVR B MCGEE (MR) $3.99
AUG170508 DIABLO HOUSE #3 CVR A SANTIPEREZ $3.99
AUG170509 DIABLO HOUSE #3 CVR B DICKINSON $3.99
AUG170533 DIRK GENTLY EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED GAME $29.99
OCT170530 FOUR WOMEN TP $17.99
AUG170497 GENE COLAN TOMB OF DRACULA ARTIST ED HC $125.00
SEP170598 JUNGLE JOUST GAME $29.99
SEP170482 LIGHTS OF THE AMALOU TP $39.99
DEC150527 MAXX MAXXIMIZED LTD ED HC VOL 02 $PI
NOV170502 OPTIMUS PRIME #15 CVR A ZAMA $3.99
NOV170503 OPTIMUS PRIME #15 CVR B COLLER $3.99
OCT170504 SKYLANDERS SPYRO & FRIENDS HC $12.99
NOV170413 STAR WARS ADV FORCES OF DESTINY HERA CVR A $3.99
NOV170414 STAR WARS ADV FORCES OF DESTINY HERA CVR B $3.99
NOV170422 STAR WARS ADVENTURES #6 CVR A CHARM $3.99
NOV170423 STAR WARS ADVENTURES #6 CVR B LEVINS $3.99
OCT170524 TALES FROM THE AGE OF COBRA TP $24.99
SEP170483 THREE ROOMS IN VALERIES HEAD TP $19.99
NOV170511 TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE LAST CITY TP $24.99
NOV170568 WEIRD LOVE #22 $4.99

IMAGE COMICS

NOV170727 ANGELIC #5 $3.99
NOV170735 COPPERHEAD #18 (MR) $3.99
NOV170740 DARK FANG #3 (MR) $3.99
NOV170638 DAYS OF HATE #1 (OF 12) (MR) $3.99
NOV170753 EVOLUTION #3 (MR) $3.99
NOV170755 FAMILY TRADE #4 $3.99
NOV170648 FURTHER ADV OF NICK WILSON #1 (OF 5) CVR A WOODS (MR) $3.99
NOV170649 FURTHER ADV OF NICK WILSON #1 (OF 5) CVR B CHURCHILL (MR) $3.99
NOV170652 ICE CREAM MAN #1 CVR A MORAZZO & OHALLORAN (MR) $3.99
NOV170653 ICE CREAM MAN #1 CVR B IRVING (MR) $3.99
NOV170690 KILL OR BE KILLED #15 (MR) $3.99
NOV170691 KILL OR BE KILLED TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99
NOV170775 MAGE HERO DENIED #5 (OF 15) $3.99
NOV170815 RUMBLE #2 CVR A RUBIN (MR) $3.99
NOV170816 RUMBLE #2 CVR B ZAFFINO & STEWART (MR) $3.99

MARVEL COMICS

NOV171006 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #29 LEG $3.99
NOV178120 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 2ND PTG ROSS VAR LEG $3.99
NOV170955 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC OMEGA #1 LEG $4.99
NOV170980 AMERICA #11 $3.99
NOV170879 AVENGERS #676 LEG $3.99
NOV170945 CHAMPIONS #16 LEG $3.99
OCT171018 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 21 DVX $34.99
NOV171018 DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #4 (OF 5) $3.99
NOV171019 DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #4 (OF 5) LIM VAR $3.99
OCT178653 DOCTOR STRANGE #382 2ND PTG WALTA VAR LEG $3.99
NOV170981 DOCTOR STRANGE #384 LEG $3.99
NOV171009 GENERATION X #86 LEG $3.99
NOV170946 MIGHTY THOR #703 LEG WW $3.99
OCT170992 MIGHTY THOR PREM HC VOL 04 WAR THOR $24.99
JUL171206 MMW SUB MARINER HC VOL 08 $75.00
JUL171207 MMW SUB MARINER HC VOL 08 DM VAR ED 255 $75.00
NOV170988 MONSTERS UNLEASHED #10 LEG $3.99
NOV170961 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #299 LEG $3.99
OCT171021 PUNISHER MAX TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 07 (MR) $39.99
NOV170985 SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #4 (OF 5) LEG $3.99
NOV171030 STAR WARS #42 $3.99
OCT170996 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION LEGACY TP VOL 02 $39.99
NOV171010 WEAPON X #13 LEG $3.99
NOV170997 X-MEN GOLD #20 LEG $3.99
OCT171017 X-MEN LEGION SHADOW KING RISING TP $34.99

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

NOV171217 ADVENTURE FINDERS #3 $3.99
NOV171375 ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #19 $3.99
NOV171376 ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #19 SUBSCRIPTION VEREGGE VAR $3.99
AUG171146 ALAN DRACON #4 (OF 6) (RES) $3.99
JUL172281 ALIEN BOUNTY HUNTER #3 (OF 5) $3.99
NOV171156 AMAZING AGE #5 (OF 5) $1.50
NOV171262 ASPEN UNIVERSE DECIMATION #4 CVR A $3.99
NOV171263 ASPEN UNIVERSE DECIMATION #4 CVR B $3.99
OCT171114 BEAST NO MORE ONE SHOT (RES) (MR) $3.99
NOV172121 BELLE BEAST HUNTER #1 (OF 6) A CVR VITORINO $3.99
NOV172122 BELLE BEAST HUNTER #1 (OF 6) B CVR TOLIBAO $3.99
NOV172123 BELLE BEAST HUNTER #1 (OF 6) C CVR SANTACRUZ $3.99
NOV172124 BELLE BEAST HUNTER #1 (OF 6) D CVR RIVIERO $3.99
NOV172125 BELLE BEAST HUNTER #1 (OF 6) E CVR BLANK SKETCH $10.00
NOV171150 BRILLIANT TRASH #3 $3.99
NOV171205 CALL OF THE SUICIDE FOREST #1 (OF 5) (MR) $3.99
NOV171754 CATALYST PRIME SUMMIT #2 MAIN CVR $3.99
NOV171761 CATALYST PRIME SUPERB #6 $3.99
AUG171347 COMPLETE OKKO TP $39.99
OCT171817 CRAZY QUILT SCRAPS & PANELS ON WAY TO GASOLINE ALLEY HC $70.00
OCT171883 DISNEY MANGA PIRATES CARIBBEAN DEAD MAN CHEST GN $12.99
NOV171157 DOPPELGANGER #2 $1.50
NOV171665 EC FELDSTEIN KRIGSTEIN BRADBURY MASTER RACE HC $29.99
NOV172155 FANCY POP DESIGN SC $49.95
NOV171355 FENCE #3 $3.99
NOV171749 FIFTY FREAKIN YEARS OF FREAK BROTHERS TP (KNOCKABOUT) (RES) $12.99
NOV171898 FLUTTER GN VOL 03 $14.99
NOV171103 FORCE #3 $3.99
SEP171324 GIANT DAYS NOT ON THE TEST EDITION HC VOL 02 $34.99
NOV171158 GO WEST #1 (MR) $1.50
AUG171196 GOLD DIGGER #249 $3.99
OCT171783 GOLDEN TIME GN VOL 09 $12.99
SEP171427 GOMER GOOF GN VOL 02 ITS A VAN GOOF $11.95
NOV171841 GREY AREA THIS ISLAND EARTH TP $19.99
NOV171838 HILO GN VOL 04 WAKING THE MONSTERS $13.99
NOV171526 JAMES BOND THE BODY #1 CVR A CASALANGUIDA $3.99
NOV171348 JIM HENSON STORYTELLER FAIRIES #2 (OF 4) $3.99
NOV171349 JIM HENSON STORYTELLER FAIRIES #2 (OF 4) SUB SCHIPPER VAR $3.99
OCT171096 JIMMYS BASTARDS #6 (MR) $3.99
NOV171105 JUPITER JET #2 CVR A MATSUYA $3.99
SEP178059 JUPITER JET #2 CVR B ST ONGE $3.99
OCT171476 KILLER INSTINCT #4 CVR A CINAR $3.99
OCT171477 KILLER INSTINCT #4 CVR B LAU $3.99
OCT171478 KILLER INSTINCT #4 CVR C ADAMS EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99
NOV171303 KONG ON PLANET OF APES #3 $3.99
NOV171305 KONG ON PLANET OF APES #3 CLASSIC PULP DALTON VAR $3.99
NOV171304 KONG ON PLANET OF APES #3 CONNECTING MAGNO VAR $3.99
SEP171521 LIBRARIANS #3 CVR A MOLINE $3.99
SEP171522 LIBRARIANS #3 CVR B JAKE STONE PHOTO $3.99
NOV171229 LOS VALIANTS GN $14.95
OCT171788 MADE IN ABYSS GN VOL 01 $13.99
NOV171793 MADE MEN #5 (MR) $3.99
OCT171535 MALEFIC #4 (OF 8) $4.99
NOV171790 MARIA HOLIC GN VOL 13 $11.95
NOV171323 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #23 $3.99
SEP171038 MIRACULOUS #19 KUNG FOOD $4.99
OCT171045 MIRACULOUS #20 CVR A $4.99
OCT171046 MIRACULOUS #20 CVR B $4.99
NOV171106 MIRACULOUS #21 CVR A REFLEKTA $4.99
NOV171107 MIRACULOUS #21 CVR B REFLEKTA $4.99
NOV171131 MISBEGOTTEN TP VOL 01 RUNAWAY NUN $14.99
NOV172050 MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM WING GN VOL 04 GLORY OF THE LOSERS $12.95
NOV171159 MR CRYPT #3 (OF 3) $1.50
NOV171215 MUTTS SPRING DIARIES TP $9.99
OCT171792 MY MONSTER SECRET GN VOL 09 $12.99
OCT171794 NON NON BIYORI GN VOL 09 $12.99
NOV171877 ORANGE FUTURE TP (MR) $12.99
SEP171429 ORBITAL GN VOL 07 IMPLOSION $13.95
NOV171750 PACIFIC RIM AFTERMATH #1 (OF 6) $3.99
SEP171631 POGO COMP SYNDICATED STRIPS HC VOL 04 VOTE POGO (RES) $45.00
OCT171047 PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #3 LOVE AND REVENGE CVR A PAMFIL $3.99
OCT178075 PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #3 LOVE AND REVENGE CVR B SUHNG $3.99
OCT171071 PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL #3 CVR A LOGAN (MR) $3.99
OCT171072 PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL #3 CVR B WILLIAMS (MR) $3.99
OCT171073 PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL #3 CVR C MENDOZA DOLLFACE CVR (MR $3.99
OCT171490 RED SONJA #12 CVR A CALDWELL $3.99
OCT171491 RED SONJA #12 CVR B DOE $3.99
OCT171492 RED SONJA #12 CVR C GUERRA $3.99
OCT171493 RED SONJA #12 CVR D COSPLAY $3.99
OCT171494 RED SONJA #12 CVR E ARAUJO EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99
NOV171238 RIVERDALE DIGEST #6 $6.99
NOV171939 RIVERS OF LONDON CRY FOX #3 $3.99
NOV171942 ROBOTECH #6 CVR A MILONOGIANNIS $3.99
NOV171943 ROBOTECH #6 CVR B ACTION FIGURE VAR $3.99
NOV171944 ROBOTECH #6 CVR C YUNE $3.99
NOV172115 ROBYN HOOD THE CURSE #1 (OF 6) A CVR VITORINO $3.99
NOV172116 ROBYN HOOD THE CURSE #1 (OF 6) B CVR CASAS $3.99
NOV172117 ROBYN HOOD THE CURSE #1 (OF 6) C CVR GARVEY $3.99
NOV172118 ROBYN HOOD THE CURSE #1 (OF 6) D CVR SPAY $3.99
NOV172119 ROBYN HOOD THE CURSE #1 (OF 6) E CVR COLAPIETRO $3.99
NOV172120 ROBYN HOOD THE CURSE #1 (OF 6) F CVR BLANK SKETCH $10.00
SEP171142 ROGUES TP VOL 04 ODD PARENTHOOD $19.99
NOV171367 RUGRATS #4 $3.99
NOV178068 RUGRATS #4 FOC COLORING BOOK MONLONGO VAR $3.99
NOV171368 RUGRATS #4 SUBSCRIPTION NAUJOKAITIS VAR $3.99
NOV172052 RWBY GN $14.99
NOV171595 SHEENA #5 CVR A THIBERT $3.99
NOV171596 SHEENA #5 CVR B SANAPO $3.99
NOV171597 SHEENA #5 CVR C SANTUCCI $3.99
NOV171598 SHEENA #5 CVR D COSPLAY $3.99
NOV171112 SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS TP VOL 02 LIGHTNING ONI $14.99
NOV171294 SIMPSONS COMICS #242 $3.99
MAR171863 SKY MASTERS O/T SPACE FORCE COMP DAILIES HC $49.99
NOV171693 STAINED TP $15.99
NOV171097 STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #1 $3.99
NOV172001 STREET FIGHTER RELOADED #5 (OF 6) $0.99
NOV171470 TALES FROM THE OUTER RIM GN $9.99
NOV171206 TALES OF ROGUES #1 (OF 6) $3.99
JUL171391 TEETHER #1 (OF 4) $3.99
JUL171336 THE LAST HUNT #4 $3.99
NOV171886 TO LOVE RU DARKNESS GN VOL 02 (MR) $12.99
NOV171887 TO LOVE RU GN VOL 03-04 (MR) $19.99
NOV171965 UNDER (STATIX) #2 (OF 2) $5.99
AUG171148 UNLEASH TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99
NOV171484 VALERIAN GN VOL 20 ORDER OF THE STONES $11.95
NOV171485 VALERIAN GN VOL 21 TIME OPENER $15.95
NOV171745 WAITING FOR SPRING GN VOL 04 $10.99
NOV171746 WAKE UP SLEEPING BEAUTY GN VOL 02 $12.99
OCT171527 WARLORD OF MARS OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 (MR) $29.99
APR171674 WILL EISNER SPIRIT CORPSE MAKERS #5 (OF 5) CVR A FRANCAVILLA $3.99
NOV171769 WRAPPED UP #4 MAIN MCMAHON CVR $3.99
NOV171770 WRAPPED UP #4 STANTON WRAPAROUND CVR $3.99
NOV171312 WWE #13 $3.99
NOV171313 WWE #13 RICHES ACTION FIGURE VAR $3.99

MAGAZINES

SEP172242 007 MAGAZINE PRESENTS EXHIBITORS PRESSBOOKS $25.99
OCT172123 007 MAGAZINE PRESENTS EXHIBITORS PRESSBOOKS VOL 02 $25.99
OCT171754 2000 AD PACK DEC 2017 $13.50
OCT172111 DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #520 $11.99
NOV172244 FILMFAX #150 $9.95
OCT171755 JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #391 $13.00
NOV172245 LOCUS #684 $7.50
OCT172114 SCREAM MAGAZINE #46 (MR) $8.99

BOOKS

SEP171307 BILL & TED MOST EXCELLENT ADULT COLORING BOOK SC $16.99
OCT172078 DOCTOR WHO COMP HIST HC VOL 60 11TH DOCTOR STORIES $18.99
NOV172224 I AM HARRIET TUBMAN YR HC $14.99
NOV172194 NIGHT NIGHT GROOT BOARD BOOK $7.99
OCT172062 RAW MATERIAL BY ELIZA IVANOVA HC $49.95
OCT172061 RAW MATERIAL BY ELIZA IVANOVA SC VOL 01 $34.95

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The full list of this week's releases, including some titles with multiple cover variations and a long, impressive list of toys and other stuff that isn't comics, can be found here. Despite this official list there's no guarantee a comic will show up in the stores as promised, or in all of the stores as opposed to just a few. Also, stores choose what they carry and don't carry so your shop may not carry a specific publication. There are a lot of comics out there.

To find your local comic book store, check this list; and for one I can personally recommend because I've shopped there, albeit a while back, try this.

The above titles are listed with their Diamond order code in the first field, which may assist you in finding comics at your shop or having them order something for you they don't have in-stock. Ordering through a direct market shop can be a frustrating experience, so if you have a direct line to something -- you know another shop has it, you know a bookstore has it -- I'd urge you to consider all of your options.

If I failed to list your comic, that's because I hate you.

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Go, Look: Wrightson + Kaluta On The Shadow

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Go, Look: John Celardo-Era Tarzan Sundays

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Alex Hoffman on What Is Left.
 
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Happy 59th Birthday, Jon B. Cooke!

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Happy 61st Birthday, Ann Nocenti!

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Happy 51st Birthday, Tom Brevoort!

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