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March 1, 2015


Help: My Incredibly Late, Cross-Country Move $2 Book Sale

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So I'm moving cross-country later this week. I have a bunch of boxes in which I put extras and double books other books I can't keep for some reason or another, that I use as giveaways or to let neighborhood kids have -- that kind of thing.

Here's my problem: I don't have room for these boxes on the truck, mostly because of the 75 boxes of comics I already have.

I have a charity in town that will take the books, but I thought I might offer them up to you first. To be honest, with a move and losing the significant chunk of my salary that comes from local freelance, times are tight and I will certainly use whatever money gets raised for CR and report on how I use it to the dollar.

I also prefer money over free because there are some people that will always take free stuff because it's free, and they won't care that they have them.

These are basically library copies, mostly pretty good but not guaranteed mint or anything. $2 a pop. $5 S&H unless you buy $30. US only unless you make an extraordinary buy (we'll negotiate shipping).

I'll do a fifty cent comic book list tomorrow. We'll combine postage if you make two orders.

There are a lot of great comics on this list. I've read them all. In fact, about 80 percent of these are doubles. My brother and I share this collection, and we're terrible at dissuading each other from impulse buys. It's also pretty clear if you look at this list which two companies were sending me two copies of everything for a while. My apologies for anyone whose feelings are hurt. One of the reasons I'm moving is to run a more honorable publication in terms of responsibilities like this one.

Thanks so much. I could really use the help if you see something you like.



Your pal, Tom

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* 100 Girls, Simon Pulse
* 101 Ways To Kill A Zombie, Universe (hc)
* 44 Presidents, Mza and Sputnik, Garrett County Press, hc

* A Distant Soil Volume Two The Ascendant, Image
* A Distant Soil: The Gathering (Vol. 1), Image
* A Friendly Game, Pimienta + Hornsby, SLG
* A Frozen World, Andors, eyekon
* A House At Maakies, Tony Millionaire, Fantagraphics, hc
* A Onced Crowded Sky, Tom King, Simon and Schuster
* A Place Among The Stars, Stanford University
* A Sam and Friends Mystery: Mummy Mayhem (Vol. 3) hc
* A Valentine For Charlie Brown hulz, hc, Fanta
* A Year With Friends, Abrams (hc)
* Age of Bronze: Sacrifice (Vol. 2)
* Agent Gates, Andrews McMeel
* Alex + Ada Vol. 2, Image
* All Star, NBM
* Alpha Girl Vol. 1, Image
* An Elegy For Amelia Johnson, Archaia (hc)
* Andromeda Stories Vol. 2, Vertical
* Andromeda Stories Vol. 3, Vertical
* Anihiliation Vol. 2, Marvel
* Anne Freaks 01, ADV
* Anne Freaks 02, ADV
* Anne Freaks 03, ADV
* Anne Freaks 04, ADV
* Anthem, New Amerian Library
* Apocalypse Al, Image
* Archie's Pal Kevin Keller: Drive Me Crazy, Archie
* Archie: Clash Of The New Kids, Simmons + Parent Archie
* Archie: The Best Of Dan Decarlo 01, hc, IDW

* Baby Blues Scrpbook 24: Space, Andrews McMeel
* Bad Mojo
* Balm of Gilead, hc
* Batman Archives Vol. 1, DC (hc, but missing the slipcover)
* Berlin Book One: City Of Stones, D&Q
* Beyond Science, Hughes and Millar, Image
* Big Nate From The Top, Andrews McMeel
* Bigfoot Boy: The Sound Of Thunder 3, Torres + Hicks, hc, Kids Can Press
* Billy And Saltie: Cool Croc, Cheah,
* Binky Takes Charge, Kids Can Press
* Binky Under Pressure, Spires, hc, Kids Can Press
* Binky: License To Scratch, Spires, hc, Kids Can Press
* Bird & Squirrel On The Run, Burks holastic
* Birthright Volume One: Homecoming, Image
* Black And Bittern Was Night, Kids Can Press (hc)
* Black Cherry, Image
* Black Jack Vol. 1, Vertical
* Black Jack Vol. 2, Vertical
* Black Jack Vol. 3, Vertical
* Black Jack Vol. 4, Vertical
* Black Jack Vol. 5, Vertical
* Black Jack Vol. 6, Vertical
* Black Jack, Vol. 7, Vertical
* Black Jack Vol. 8, Vertical
* Black Jack Vol. 9, Vertical
* Black Jack Vol. 10, Vertical
* Black Jack Vol. 11, Vertical
* Black Jack Vol. 12, Vertical
* Black Jack Vol. 17, Vertical
* Blackacre: An Errand Into The Wilderness (Vol. 1), Image
* Blasted (hc)
* Blink, Max Ink
* Bloodstrike: Reborn Under A Bad Sign Vol. 1
* Bloody Chester Vol. 1
* Blue Estate: Preserves (Vol. 3), Image
* Bluesman Vol. 2, NBM
* Bomb Queen Deluxe 03, Robinson, hc, Image
* Bonnie And Clyde: The Beginning
* BookShelf Two, Shelf Four
* Bread And Wine, Fantagraphics (hc)
* Breaking Up, Friedman and Norrie, Graphix
* Brevity 04, Guy + Rodd, Andrews McMeel
* Burn The Orphanage: Reign Of Terror, Grace + Freedman, Image
* Burn The Orphange: Born To Lose Vol. 1, Image

* Cairo, Wilson + Perker, Vertigo, hc
* Carbon Grey 03, Nguyen + Evans, Image
* Carl's Large Story, Perez, Cliff Face
* Cat Vs. Human, Surovac, Andrews McMeel
* Century West, Image
* Cerebus Book One: Cerebus, A-V
* Cerebus Book Three: Church And State, A-V
* Cerebus Book Four: Church And State Vol. 2, A-V
* Cerebus Book Five: Jaka's Story, A-V
* Cerebus Book Six: Melmoth, A-V
* Cerebus Book Seven: Flight, A-V
* Cerebus Book Eight: Women, A-V
* Cerebus Book Nine: Reads, A-V
* Cerebus Book Ten: Minds, A-V
* Cerebus Book Eleven: Guys, A-V
* Cerebus Book Twelve: Rick's Story, A-V
* Cerebus Book Thirteen: Going Home, A-V
* Changingways, Gestalt
* Character Sketches Anthology 2007 Trauma And Joy
* Charlatan's Ball, Image
* Charlie Brown and Friends, Andrews McMeel
* Cherubs, Talbot + Stafford, hc, Dark Horse
* Chew Vol. 9, Image
* Classics Illustrated: Great Expectations, Papercuts (hc)
* Classics Illustrated: Kidnapped, Vosburg, hc, papercutz
* Classics Illustrated: The Invisible Man, Papercutz (hc)
* Classics Illustrated: The Murders In The Rue Morgue, Morvan + Druet, Papercutz
* Classics Illustrated: The Raven, Papercutz (hc)
* Cliff Chiang, TwoMorrows
* Codeflesh, Image
* Codex Optica 01 Dwyer,
* Constantine: The Spark And The Flame (Vol. 1), DC
* Contraband
* Cover Girls, hc, March, Image
* Cow & Boy, Andrews McMeel
* Cross Bronx Vol. 1, Image
* Crypto Zoo: The Collected Rare Bit Fiends, Vol. 3
* CSA: Confederate States Of America, hc, Dorvall + Renne, Sekwana Comics

* Dar! Vol. 1, Erika Moen
* Dar! Vol. 2, Moen
* Daredevil: Born Again, Miller and Mazzucchelli, Marvel
* Dark Engine Vol. 1, Burton and Bivens, Image
* Dave Sim Collected Letters 2004, A-V
* Days Missing Vol. 1 (hc)
* Dead In Desemboque, Soft Skull Press
* Deadboy Detectives: Schoolboy Terrors (Vol. 1), Vertigo
* Dear Dracula, Image (hc)
* Death Jr. Vol. 1, Image
* Debris
* Desmond Pucket Vol. 2, Andrews McMeel
* Diamond Island, IDW
* Dicebox 01, Lee, Superstarciery Press
* Digestate, Various, Birdcage Bottom
* Dilbert: 14 Years Of Loyal Service In A Fabric-Covered Box, Andrews McMeel
* Dilbert: Freedom's Just Another Word For People Finding Out You're Useless, Andrews McMeel
* Dilbert: I CAn't Remember If We're Cheap Or Smart, Adams, Andrews McMeel
* Dilbert: Journey To Cubeville, Andrews McMeel
* Dilbert: Your New Job Title Is Accomplice, Adams, Andrews McMeel
* DirtCandy, Potter
* Discovered, Various AD
* Doctor Solar, Man Of The Atom 04, Dark Horse
* Dogs Of War holastic
* Don Heck: A Work Of Art, John Coates, Twomorrows, hc
* Don't Come Back, Grixly
* Doonesbury: Signature Wound, Andrews McMeel
* Dreamkeepers Vol. 3, Image
* Drops of God 3
* Drops of God 4
* Dub Trub 03 The Dangerous Game, Allen, Candlelight Press

* Eagle 01, Viz
* Eagle 02, Viz
* Eagle 03, Viz
* Eagle 04, Viz
* Eagle 05, Viz
* Eagle 06, Viz
* Eagle 07, Viz
* Eagle 08, Viz
* Eagle 09, Viz
* Eagle 10, Viz
* Eagle 11, Viz
* Eagle 12, Viz
* Eagle 13, Viz
* Eagle 14, Viz
* Earthboy Jacobus, TenNapel, Image
* East Of West (Vol. 1), Image
* Ed's Terrestrials, Sava + Jourdan, hc, Blue Dream
* EGOs: Quintessence, Image
* Elephant Man, Houston, NBM
* Emerald and Other Stories, Dark Horse
* Emo Boy Vol. 1, SLG
* Epic Kill Vol. 1
* Epoch Vol. 1, Image
* Everybody Loves Tank Girl, Titan Books, hc
* Everyman: BE The People, FWD Books
* Everything You Didn't Ask For
* Eye Of Newt, Dark Horse (hc)

* F-Minus: This Can't Be Real, Andrews McMeel
* Faction Vol. 1, Image
* Fantastic Firsts, Marvel
* Far Arden, Kevin Cannon (Spiral Bound)
* FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics, The Paradigm Shift (Vol. 1)
* Fearless Vol. 1, Image
* Ferro City: The Medusa Key, Armstrong, Image
* Fight The Power!, Seven Stories Press
* Five Weapons, Tyler's Revenge Vol. 2, Image
* Flinch, Grestalt
* Fog Mount 03: Simon's Dream, Simon & Schuster
* Foot Soldiers Vol. 1, Image
* For Better Or For Worse: Things Are Looking Up, Andrews McMeel
* Foxtrot: Camp Foxtrot, Andrews McMeel
* Foxtrot: Jasotron 2012, Andres McMeel, Amend
* Foxtrot: Math Science And Unix Underpants, Amend, Andrews McMeel
* Francis The LIttle Fox (hc)
* Freshman, Corinne Mucha, Zest
* From Wonderland And Love, Fantagraphics
* Full Moon Fever
* Funny (Not Funny) Standfest, RP
* Fuse: The Russia Shift, Image

* G-Man Coming Home, Giarusso, Image
* Gahan Wilson's Still Weird, Forge
* Gatecrasher Vol. 1, Image
* Geeks, Girls And Secret Identities holastic (hc)
* Get Fuzzy: Dumbheart, Andrews McMeel
* Get Fuzzy: Ignorance, Thy Name Is Bucky, Andrews McMeel
* Get Fuzzy: Jerktastic Park, Conley, Andrews McMeel
* Get Fuzzy: Masters Of The Nonsenseverse, Conley, Andrews McMeel
* Get Fuzzy: The Potpourrific Great Big Grab Bag Of Get Fuzzy, Andrews McMeel
* Ghostopolis, Doug TenNapel, Graphix
* Giant Teen Titans Annual, DC
* Golly! Catching Hell, Image
* Grant Vs. Lee, Zenith Press
* Grave Sight, Ink Lit (hc)
* Graveyard Of Empires Vol. 1
* Graylight, Naomi Nowak, NBM
* Great Pacific Nation Building (Vol. 2), Imiage
* Great Pacific: Trashed! (Vol. 1), Image
* Green Wake: Lost Children (Vol. 2)
* Growing Old With BC, Hart Checker
* GTO: 14 Days 1, Vertical
* Guarding The Globe: Under Siege (Vol. 1)

* Hansel And Gretel (hc)
* Harlem Beat Vol. 8, Tokyopop
* Harvest, Image (hc)
* Hawaiian Dick: Byrd Of Paradise, Image
* Hawken: Genesis, Various, Archaia, hc
* Heart
* Heaven's War
* Hellboy: Seed Of Destruction, Dark Horse
* Heroman 01, Vertical
* Hinges Book One: Clockwork City, Image
* Hoax Hunter Vol. 2, Image
* Hocus Pocus, Descroosiers + Simard, hardcover, Kids Can Press
* Holy Shit: The World's Weirdest Comic Books hc
* Home Sweet Home, Andrews McMeel
* How I Made It To Eighteen, Roaring Brook Press (hc)
* How To Draw Comics From Script To Print, TwoMorrows, DVD
* How's The Squid? Ziegler, hc, Abrams
* Howtoons: ReIgnition, Image

* I Hate My Job!, Rollyhead
* I Like My Job, Herman, Jonathan Cape
* I taste sound vol. 1 riley
* I'll Be Dead By The Time You Read This, Plume
* I'm Not From Here, Minter, Near Mint Press
* Images Firsts Compendium Vol. 1, Image
* Ink Pen, Andrews McMeel
* Inner Sanctum, Colon, hardcover, NBM
* Invincible Days, Atangan, hc, NBM
* Invincible Vol. 18, Image
* It Girl! And The Atomics Vol. 1, Image

* Jam In Band, Enrico,
* Jersey Gods Volume Two: And This Is Home, Image
* Jersey Gods Three: Thunder Road, Image
* Joe And Azat, NBM
* Joe Golem And The Drowning City, Mignola + Golden, St. Martin's
* Johnny Red, Titan Books (hc)
* Jokes And The Unconscious, Cleis
* Jon Sable Freelance Vol 1, Mike Grell, IDW
* Journey By Starlight, Flitcroft + Spencer, One Peace Books
* Judge Bao And The Jade Phoenix, Marty + Nie (Archaia) hc
* Just A Simple Wedding, Johnston, Andrews McMeel
* Justice League United Vol. 1, DC (hc)
* Justice Society Of America 100 Page Super Spectacular, DC

* Kane Vol. 4, Image
* Kane: Vol. 5, Image
* Kids Comics, Krause Publications
* King Vol. 2, Fantagraphics
* Kitty Nirva, Corbett Features
* Knights of The Lunch Table, Cammuso holastic
* Komacon, Shadowline, hc

* Larry Marder's Beanworld Book One, Eclipse Books
* Liar's Kiss, Skillman + Soriano, hc, Image, Top Shelf
* Lillian The Legend, Byrne, Conundrum
* Lio: Silent But Deadly, Andrews McMeel
Lio: Silent But Deadly, Andrews McMeel
* Lio: There's Corpses Everywhere, Tatulli Andrews McMeel
* Liquid City, Image
* Little Fluffly Gigolo: Pelu 02 Mizuno, Last Gasp
* Lone Wolf Cub 3 (the little one)
* Long Hot Summer, Stephenson and McKelvie, Image
* Lords Of Death And Life
* Lost Vegas
* Luz Sees The Light, hc, Davila, Kids Can Press

* Macho Macho Animals, Andrews McMeel
* Mage: The Hero Defined Vol. 3, Image
* Magnus Robot Fighter Vol. 2, Dark Horse
* Malice, Wooding, hc holastic
* Man V. Liver, Hinson + Friedrich, hc, Andrews McMeel
* Mangaka America, Collins Design
* Mangaman, Doran + Lyga, Houghton-Mifflin, hc
* Marksmen Vol. 1, Image
* Megatokyo Data Pack Vols. 1-3 (01)
* Mijeong, NBM
* Mind MGMT: The Manager (Vol. 1) hc
* Mind The Gap: Intimate Strangers (Vol. 1), Image
* Miracle, Epicenter
* Modesty Blaise: Live Bait, O'Donnell + RRomero, Titan
* Mondo, Image
* Monkey Room
* Monster Island 03 Various Condundrum
* More Opposites, Wilbur, hc, Harcourt Brace
* Morning Glories Vol. 7, Image
* Moses, Guarino + Westerfield, self-published
* Mr. Spic Goes To Washington, Soft Skull Press
* Muddy Max: The Mystery Of Marsh Creek, Rusch + Lawrence Andrews McMeel
* Mudman Vol. 1, Image
* Murder Mysteries, Gaiman + Russell, hc, Dark Horse
* My Life In A Jugular Vein, Snakepit, Microcosm
* Mysterious Ways

* Nailbiter Vol. 2, Image
* Negative Burn: Best From 1993-1998
* Netherworld Vol. 1
* Never Ending, Dark Horse
* Never Forget, Never Forgive
* Nightmare World Vol. 1, Image
* Ningen's Nightmares, Dark Horse
* Nixon's Pals, Image
* No Longer Human 02, Vertical
* No Place Like Home 01, Tirotto + Jordan Image
* Non Humans: Runaway American Dream (Vol. 1)
* Northalnders: Sven, The Returned (Vol. 1), DC
* Number 13, Love and Walker, Dark Horse

* Odd Duck, Castellucci Varon, hc, First Second
* Olympians: Zeus, First Second
* Outlaw Territory Vol. 3, Image

* Pacific Volume Three: Big Game Hunters, Image
* Paddington Treasury, Bond, HM Company, hc
* Pantalones TX, Mercado, hc
* Pearls Before Swine: Freaks Out, Pastis, Andrews McMeel
* Pearls Before Swine: Pearls Sells Out, Andrews McMeel
* Pearls Before Swine: Rat's Wars, Andrews McMeel
* Pearls Before Swine: The Saturday Evening Pearls
* Pearls Before Swine: When Pigs Fly, Pastis, Andrews McMeel
* Pearls Falls Fast, Pastis, Andrews McMeel
* Peepo Choo 01, Smith, Vertical
* Perhapnauts Vol. 2, Image
* Perhapnauts Vol. 3, Image
* Peter Panzerfaust: The Great Escape (Vol. 1), IMage
* Pickman's Model, Pocket Edition
* Pika-Don, Various, Stanford
* Pilot Season Two, Image
* Planet Of The Capes, AiT/Planet Lar
* Point Of Impact, Image
* Poseurs, Image
* Primordia, Fultz, Archaia, hc
* Princess Knight Vol. 1, Vertical
* Princess Knight Vol. 2, Vertical
* Progeny Vol. 1, Image
* Protoblast, Lane, Coltrane
* Punk Rock Jesus, Vertigo
* PVP Goes Bananas, Vol. 4, Image

* Race To Incarcerate, Jones And Mauer, The New Press
* Raqiya Vol. 2, One Peace Books
* Raqiya Vol. 5, One Peace Books
* Ratfist, Image
* Reality Check, Image
* Reaper
* Red City 01, Corey + Diecidue, Image
* Red Rocket 7, Image
* Red Spike Vol. 1, Image
* RedHanded, Kindt, hc, First Second
* Reend Gunther Vol. 2, Image
* Remind 01, Brubaker, hc, Coffee Table Comics
* Resistance To Ecocide, Seven Stories Press
* Retrovirus
* Rip Haywire And The Curse Of Tangaroa, IDW
* Rock Bottom, Casey + Adlard, HC Image
* Rumic Theater, Takahashi, Viz

* Samurai Crusader: Way Of The Dragon, Viz
* Savage Dragon Archives Vol. 3, Image
* Scott McCloud's Zot Book Two, Kitchen Sink
* Scrooge (Classics Illustrated), Meyrand + Meyrand, Papercutz
* Secret Identity Crisis, Bell holastic
* Seduction Of The Innocent, Collins, prose, hardcase crime
* Sheltered Vol. 1, Image
* Sherman's Lagoon: Think Like A Shork, Toomey, Andrews McMeel
* Shinku Vol. 1
* Sid Love, Terry Toledo
* Sidekick Vol. 1, Image
* Sinfest: Viva La Resistance, Ishida, Dark Horse
* Skeleon Key: The Celestial Calendar, SLG
* Snaps, Kraatz, Conundrum
* Snapshot, Image
* Something Old, Something New, Lynn Johnston, hc, Andrews McMeel
* Son Of Merlin Vol. 1, Image
* Sovereign 01, Roberson + Mayburn, Image
* Spawn: Architects Of Fear, Image
* Spera Vol. 2, Archaia
* Spirit City, Koyama
* Stagger Lee, Image
* Stargazer Vol. 1, Self-Published
* Stargazer Vol. 2, Self-PUblished
* Steve Canyon: 1950, Checker
* Stinky Cecil In Opeation Pond Rescue, Braddock, Amp!
* Stupid Comics Vol. 1, Image
* Suburban Glamour One, Image
* Sunset, Gage + Lucas, hc, Image
* Super Dinosaur 01, Kirkman and Howard, Image
* Super Dinosaur Vol. 2, Image
* Superheroes And Seamonsters
* Superzelda, One Peace Books
* Sweet Tooth, Lemire Vertigo

* Tarzan The Jesse Marsh Years Vol. 6, Dark Horse (hc)
* Teen Boat! Dave Roman + John Green, hc, Clarion
* Tech Jacket 03, Keatinge, Randolph, Image
* Ten Grand Vol. 2, Image
* That One Spooky Night, Kids Can Press
* The Amazing Joy Buzzards, Image
* The Argyle Sweater, Andrews McMeel
* The Best Of Archie Comics Book Two, Archie
* The Best Of Write Now, Twomorrows
* The Couriers Zero Three : The Ballad Of Johnny Funwrecker
* The Croc Ate My Homework, Andrews McMeel
* The Dark Crustal Vol. 2, Brian Froud, Archaia, hc
* The Dark-Hunters Vol. 1, St. Martin's
* The Darkness Rebirth Vol. 1
* The Early Works Of Dr. Seuss Vol. 2, Checker
* The Experts, minter + Pruitt, Near Mint Press
* The Far Side Gallery Vol. 4, Andrews McMeel
* The Far Side Gallery, Andrews McMeel
* The Flowers Of Evil 02, Oshimi, Vertical
* The Fly Chronicles
* The G-Man Super Journal, Andrews McMeel (hc)
* The Gecko & Sticky Sinister Substitute, Knopf (hc)
* The Golden Age Of Marvel Comics, Marvel
* The Gray Area: All Of This Can Be Yours, Image
* The Guin Saga 02, Viz
* The Guin Saga 03, Viz
* The Hipless Boy
* The Illustrated Guide To Criminal Law, Jones/McClure
* The Incredible Adventures of Dog Mendoz and Pizza Boy Vol. 2: Apocalypse
* The Incredible Adventures Of Dog Mendoza And Pizzaboy, Dark Horse
* The Influencing Machine, hc, Gladstone and Neufeld, Norton
* The James Bond Omnibus 003, Titan Books
* The Journey Saga Volume Two: Bad Weather, Fantagraphics
* The Last Airbender Prequel Zuko's Story, Del Rey
* The Last Battle
* The Last Of The Great Vol. 1
* The Last Rose Of Summer hulz, hc, Fanta, prose
* The Lava Is A Floor, Image (hc)
* The Legend Of Acornhead
* The Line, Bossio, hc, Kids Can Press
* The Lost Boy, Ruth holastic
* The Lovecraft Anthology, Vol. 1, SelfMadeHero
* The Mission, Image
* The Monolith, Image (hc)
* The Naked Boy Part 1, Self-Published
* The New Brighton Archeological Society, Image
* The Purple Smurfs, NBM
* The Replacement God Vol. 1, Amaze Ink
* The Sanctuary, Fantagraphics
* The Seven Magi: The Guin Saga, Manga Vol. 1, Vertical
* The Sixsmiths, SLG
* The Storytellers, Rob Jackson
* The Tattered Man, Image
* The Troubles With Girls, Checker
* The Vault Vol. 1
* The Wake Part One
* The Walking Dead #1 Tenth Anniversary Edition, Image
* The Walking Dead En Espanol Vol. 1, Image
* The Walking Dead En Espanol Vol. 3, Image
* The Walking Dead En Espanol Vol. 4, Image
* The Wild And Twisted World Of Rubes, Andrews McMeel
* The Wizard Of Id: 1974, Titan Books, HC
* The Year Of Loving Dangerously, NBM (hc)
* Things To Do In A Retirement Home Trailer Park, Wright, Mco

* Todd, The Ugliest Kid On Earth (Vol. 2), Image
* Torpedo 03, IDW, hc
* Torpedo 04, IDW, hc
* Transformeers Animated Vol. 1, IDW
* Tribes The Dog Years, IDW
* Twenty-Seven Second Set
* Twin Spica 06, Vertical
* Twin Spica 11, Vertical
* Two Italian Guys Vol. 2, Mangia Industry (hc)

* Umbra Vol. 1, Image
* Underground, Image
* Unholy Kinship, NBM
* Uptowners, Self-Published
* Usagi Yojimbo Book Six "Circles" (hc)

* Vatican Hustle, NBM
* Velvet: Before The Living End (Vol. 1), Image

* Walk A Mile In My Muu-Muu, Griffith, Fantagraphics
* Walking Dead Dead En Espanol Vol. 2, Image
* Wandering Son 05, Fantagraphics (hc)
* Wandering Son 06, Fantagraphics, hardcover
* Wandering Son 07, Fantagraphics, hardcover
* War Against Crime, Image
* What Did You Eat Yesterday Vol. 5, Vertical
* Where Bold Stars Go To Die, Gerry Alanguilan, self-pujblished
* Whispers, Image
* White Like She, Fingerman, Image
* Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants, The Oatmeal
* Widgey Q. Butterfluff, SLG
* With Only Five Plums 1-3, Eisele + Riddle, self
* Wolfsmund Vol. 5
* Wolverine, Prodigal Son Vol. 1, Del Rey

* X-Men: Misfits, Del Rey
* Xenoholics Vol. 1, Image

* Yehuda Moon and The Kickstand Cyclery 01 Rick Smith,

* Ziggy Goes For Broke, Andrews McMeel
* Zippy: Connect The Polka Dots, Griffith, Fantagrphics
* Zits: Jeremy and Dad, Andrews McMeel
* Zits: Lust, Andrews McMeel

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Thanks again!

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Nilah Magruder's M.F.K. Wins Inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Award

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Super-Publicist David Hyde sent out a press release yesterday evening that the first-ever Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity went to Nilah Magruder's web effort M.F.K.. The award was presented at the Long Beach Comics Expo to Magruder by Dwayne McDuffie's widow Charlotte McDuffie. A speech was given earlier by Reginald Hudlin.

Dwayne McDuffie was an admired and influential comics-maker, writer and producer who had an equally successful career in animation as he did in comic books. The award was designed to honor his commitment to diversity, displayed in part via the creation of diverse casts of characters in his writing and producing projects.

Magruder is a native of Maryland now working in LA as a storyboard artist and concept-art maker, who has worked in a variety of arts-related field. M.F.K. is self-published on-line. She launched the comic in 2012.

The four other nominees for this year's award were:

* Hex11, Lisa K. Weber and Kelly Sue Milano (HexComix)
* Ms. Marvel, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona (Marvel)
* The Shadow Hero, Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (First Second Books)
* Shaft, David F. Walker and Bilquis Evely (Dynamite)
 
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Go, Look: Daniel Lima

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If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This

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Happy 63rd Birthday, Joyce Brabner!

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Happy 38th Birthday, Benjamin Marra!

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FFF Results Post #410 -- Last Five Digital Comics

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name The Last Five Comics You Read In Some Sort Of Non-Printed, Digital Form. Use The Countdown Format." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

5. Tonya, Katie Skelly
4. Bandette #9, Paul Tobin And Colleen Coover (pictured)
3. Octopus Pie, Meredith Gran
2. Hark! A Vagrant, Kate Beaton
1. We Were Being Stalked By A Gorilla, RL Crabb

*****

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Jamie S. Rich

5. Barbarella Vol. 1, Jean Claude-Forest, with Kelly Sue DeConnick
4. The Last Diplomat, Cat Farris (pictured)
3. Polar, Victor Santos
2. Powers: Bureau #s 9-12, Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, & Nick Filardi
1. Avengers: Time Runs Out Vol. 1, Jonathan Hickman, et al

*****

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Tom Bondurant

5. Batman '66 #54, Jeff Parker & Sandy Jarrell
4. Hark! A Vagrant, Kate Beaton
3. Mary Death, Matthew Tarpley (pictured)
2. Bobbins, John Allison
1. Our Valued Customers, Tim Chamberlain

*****

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John Platt

5. Too Much Coffee Man, Shannon Wheeler
4. The Dailies, Dakota McFadzean
3. Savage Chickens, Doug Savage
2. As the Crow Flies, Melanie Gillman
1. Tuki, Jeff Smith (pictured)

*****

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Josh Kopin

1. Family Man, Dylan Meconis (pictured)
2. Something Positive, R.K. Milholland
3. The Whys, Virginia Paine
4. Dumbing of Age, David Willis
5. Johnny Wander, Ananth Panagariya and Yuko Ota

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Evan Harrison Cass

5. Gods & Undergrads, Monica Gallagher
4. Graveyard Shift #3, Jay Faerber, Fran Brueno, et al
3. Unshelved, Gene Ambaum & Bill Barnes (pictured)
2. Effigy #2, Tim Seeley, Marley Zarcone, et al
1. Our Valued Customers, Tim Chamberlain

*****

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Oliver Ristau

5. Heavy Lights Of January, Bouletcorp
4. Cool Dungeon Adventures, Ville Kallo
3. Tranquility Base: The Ego Has Landed, Ty Templeton (pictured)
2. Grauschattierungen, Sarah Burrini
1. The Blobby Boys Fall In Love, Hellen Jo

*****

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Danny Ceballos

5. The Bloody Footprint, Lilli Carré
4. A Way Of Keeping A Diary, Lynda Barry
3. The Snortville Sneeze, Sid Lazarus (pictured)
2. Fauves 90, Warren Craghead
1. A Comic To Make You Feel Sorry For Me, Gabrielle Bell

*****

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Buzz Dixon

5: Candi, Starline X. Hodge
4: Least I Could Do, Ryan Sohmer and Lar DeSouza
3: The Boulet Corp, Boulet
2: Menage a 3, Giz (Gisèle Lagace) and Dave Zero1 (David Lumsdon)
1: Sinfest, Tatsuya Ishida (pictured)

*****

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Johnny Bacardi

5. Oh Joy Sex Toy, Erika Moen
4. Hark! A Vagrant, Kate Beaton of course
3. The Last Diplomat, Cat Ferris
2. Oglaf, Trudy Cooper, Doug Bayne
1. Girls With Slingshots, Danielle Corsetto

*****

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Philippe Leblanc

5. High as a House, Michael Deforge
4. Kate or Die, Kate Leth
3. Conversation, 22 Aout, 1949, Zviane
2. Missy, Daryl Seitchik
1. Strangebeard, Kelly Tindall (pictured)

*****

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Phil Jackson

5. March Book 2, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Pictured)
4. Part-Time Princesses #1, Monica Gallagher
3. Bacchus Vol. 1-5, Eddie Campbell
2. Bonnie N. Collide, Nine to Five, Monica Gallagher
1. Demon #8-11, Jason Shiga

*****

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Trevor Ashfield

5. On the Phone with Dad, Kate Beaton
4. Roy In Hollywood, Gilbert Hernandez
3. Meg, Mogg, and Owl, Simon Hanselmann
2. The Dailies, Dakota McFadzean
1. Peanuts, Charles Schulz

*****

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Michael Dooley

5. Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics, Mike Madrid (Exterminating Angel Press)
4. Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez, Frederick Luis Aldama (University of Texas Press)
3. The Complete Accident Man, Duke Mighten, Howard Chaykin, John Erasmus, Martin Emond (Titan Comics)
2. Projections: Comics and the History of Twenty-First-Century Storytelling, Jared Gardner (Stanford University Press)
1. Drawn and Dangerous: Italian Comics of the 1970s and 1980s, Simone Castaldi (University Press of Mississippi)

*****

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February 28, 2015


Nilah Magruder's M.F.K. Wins Inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Award

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This should be the full PR, as a PDF: McDuffieAward2015.pdf -- I'm doing this from a phone in a restaurant. I'll have a newsbrief up tomorrow. Congratulations to Magruder, though, and to that awards program for shining a spotlight on that work.
 
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The Comics Reporter Video Parade


The Digital Lizards Of Doom Interview Mike Towry


Trailer For The Paint By Monster YouTube Channel From Cartoonist Dan Wright


KAL Explains Taxation


Clay Bennett Accepts An Award


Ralph Steadman Draws Breaking Bad


Overseas Press Club On Differences Between French And North American Satire
 
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Go, Buy: Last Day For Retrofit Subscription Early Bird Offer

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Vice Is Collecting Tribute Drawings Of Leonard Nimoy

Here.
 
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CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from February 21 to February 27, 2015:

1. Despite the explosion of conventions all over the world and the convention's seemingly unique ability to draw criticism for things that never get applied to other shows, Comic-Con International's show in San Diego is still the E-Ticket ride to end all rides, with near immediate sell-outs and people spending three or so days a year not at the show trying to negotiate the registration and reservations processes.

2. What do you do when a convention loses its hotel? Re-schedule at a different venue, and run a one-day event on the old weekend for anyone that's already made travel plans.

3. The alleged thief behind the robbery of Jim Wheelock's stellar-sounding Silver Age-focused comics collection is arraigned without any further clue as to where the comics might have ended up. I think what might fascinate me as this moves forward is if a thief could have converted a bunch of comics like that into cash in a way that's both completely quiet but also yields enough money for it to be worthwhile.

Winner Of The Week
Whoever thought up this pro-NYC campaign at Marvel just as DC heads out to Burbank. Intentional or not. Not a lot of ways to spin against the energy of a longtime rival starting a new life someplace, but this one of them.

Losers Of The Week
Readers of Paul Constant in The Stranger.

Quote Of The Week
"Even when some people pointed to that article as 'proof' that Image Comics wasn't all it was cracked up to be, Image stuck with me, kept publishing Skullkickers, and continued to make incredible strides in expanding the market for creator-owned comics. I've always been thrilled to have my creator-owned books published by Image because I knew why the company was formed and how it's always worked: Creators are in complete control of their comics and they're compensated based on its success." -- Jim Zub, in his update for how his creator-owned numbers are working out. I might disagree a bit on the characterization of Image's history, but the enthusiasm for his publisher is something a lot of Image's creators have right now and is a big factor in terms of who wants to work where on what kind of project.

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the comic image selected is from the brief but notable 1970s run of Seaboard/Atlas

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Go, Look: The Squirrel Cage

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an older site that popped up in my Facebook this morning; who doesn't love Gene Ahern?
 
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If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This

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If I Were Near Warren, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through April 2015

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March 1
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Expo)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Buckeye Comic Con)

March 3
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

March 4
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

March 6
* If I Were In New York City, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

March 7
* If I Were In Luzern, I'd Go To This (Fumetto)
* If I Were In Canberra, I'd Go To This (Australian Comics Arts Festival)
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (STAPLE!)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This

March 8
* If I Were In Luzern, I'd Go To This (Fumetto)
* If I Were In Canberra, I'd Go To This (Australian Comics Arts Festival)
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (STAPLE!)

March 9
* If I Were In Luzern, I'd Go To This (Fumetto)
* If I Were In Oklahoma, I'd Go To This

March 10
* If I Were In Luzern, I'd Go To This (Fumetto)

March 11
* If I Were In Luzern, I'd Go To This (Fumetto)

March 12
* If I Were In Luzern, I'd Go To This (Fumetto)

March 13
* If I Were In Luzern, I'd Go To This (Fumetto)
* If I Were In Indianapolis, I'd Go To This (Indiana Comic Con)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Planet Comicon)
* If I Were In Leipzig, I'd Go To This (The Millionaires Club)
* If I Were In Mexico City, I'd Go To This (La Mole)

March 14
* If I Were In Luzern, I'd Go To This (Fumetto)
* If I Were In Indianapolis, I'd Go To This (Indiana Comic Con)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Planet Comicon)
* If I Were In Leipzig, I'd Go To This (The Millionaires Club)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This (London Super Comic Con)
* If I Were In Bellingham, I'd Go To This (BellCAF)
* If I Were In Mexico City, I'd Go To This (La Mole)
* If I Were In Arlington, I'd Go To This (Smudge Expo)

March 15
* If I Were In Luzern, I'd Go To This (Fumetto)
* If I Were In Indianapolis, I'd Go To This (Indiana Comic Con)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Planet Comicon)
* If I Were In Leipzig, I'd Go To This (The Millionaires Club)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This (London Super Comic Con)
* If I Were In Mexico City, I'd Go To This (La Mole)

March 19
* If I Were In Austria, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 20
* If I Were In Austria, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)
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March 21
* If I Were In South Carolina, I'd Go To This (SC Comicon)
* If I Were In Austria, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 22
* If I Were In South Carolina, I'd Go To This (SC Comicon)
* If I Were In Austria, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 23
* If I Were In Austria, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 24
* If I Were In Austria, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 25
* If I Were In Austria, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 26
* If I Were In Austria, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

March 27
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (Emerald City)
* If I Were In Austria, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)
* If I Were In Yonkers, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Providence, I'd Go To This

March 28
* If I Were In Pittsburgh, I'd Go To This (PIX)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (Emerald City)
* If I Were In Providence, I'd Go To This (RIPExpo)
* If I Were In Myrtle Beach, I'd Go To This (Myrtle Beach Comic Con)
* If I Were In Dayton, I'd Go To This (Gem City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Yonkers, I'd Go To This

March 29
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (Emerald City)
* If I Were In Providence, I'd Go To This (RIPExpo)
* If I Were In Myrtle Beach, I'd Go To This (Myrtle Beach Comic Con)
* If I Were Near Secaucus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Dayton, I'd Go To This (Gem City Comic Con)

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April 3
* If I Were In Anaheim, I'd Go To This (WonderCon)
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Vancouver)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Anime Matsuri)

April 4
* If I Were In Anaheim, I'd Go To This (WonderCon)
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Vancouver)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Anime Matsuri)

April 5
* If I Were In Anaheim, I'd Go To This (WonderCon)
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Vancouver)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Anime Matsuri)

April 9
* If I Were In Nebraska, I'd Go To This

April 10
* If I Were In Orlando, I'd Go To This (MegaCon)
* If I Were In Melbourne, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)
* If I Were In Nebraska, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Chile, I'd Go To This (FIC Santiago)

April 11
* If I Were In Orlando, I'd Go To This (MegaCon)
* If I Were Near The Meadowlands, I'd Go To This (East Coast Comicon)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Extra SPACE)
* If I Were In Athens, I'd Go To This (FLUKE)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (MOCCA Fest)
* If I Were In Perth, I'd Go To This (Oz Comic Con)
* If I Were In Melbourne, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)
* If I Were In Chile, I'd Go To This (FIC Santiago)

April 12
* If I Were In Orlando, I'd Go To This (MegaCon)
* If I Were Near The Meadowlands, I'd Go To This (East Coast Comicon)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (MOCCA Fest)
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (LBZF)
* If I Were In Perth, I'd Go To This (Oz Comic Con)
* If I Were In Melbourne, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)
* If I Were In Chile, I'd Go To This (FIC Santiago)

April 17
* If I Were Near The Gold Coast, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)

April 18
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Linework NW)
* If I Were Near San Jose, I'd Go To This (Big Wow Comicfest)
* If I Were In Birmingham, I'd Go To This (The Birmingham Comics Festival)
* If I Were In Adelaide, I'd Go To This (Oz Comic Con)
* If I Were Near The Gold Coast, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)

April 19
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Linework NW)
* If I Were Near San Jose, I'd Go To This (Big Wow Comicfest)
* If I Were In Adelaide, I'd Go To This (Oz Comic Con)
* If I Were Near The Gold Coast, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)

April 24
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)

April 25
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were Near Saratoga, I'd Go To This (ChaseCon)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Brooklyn Zine Fest)
* If I Were Near Knoxville, I'd Go To This (Marble City)

April 26
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Brooklyn Zine Fest)
* If I Were Near Knoxville, I'd Go To This (Marble City)

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Events For May 2015 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 31st Birthday, Lauren Barnett!

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February 27, 2015


OTBP: Inaction Comics No. 1: Productivity

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By Request Extra: Comic Book People 2 Stalls At Halfway Point

The second of Jackie Estrada's comic book photo books drawn from her picture-taking at the San Diego Comic Con, this time featuring creators from the 1990s, looks like it may have reached a plateau at about halfway to its goal and is just stitting there now. I really like projects like this one because they provide some reward -- or at least not financial hardship -- for someone on the front lines of this kind of cultural history. Plus I just like looking at photos of my friends and cartoonist I admire when they're still zygotes. Anyway, this is a reminder for me that it's there.
 
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Go, Look: Amélie Fléchais

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Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

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By Tom Spurgeon

* as has been the case every week recently, I hope you're reading Alla Prima. This Katherine Sui Fun Cheung comic from Kate Beaton was really fun, too.

* the writer Gary Tyrrell does a really good job covering the influence and impact of the crowd-funding mechansim Kickstarter on the fortunes of various webcomics-related projects. He has two such articles up this week.

* one thing that was impressed upon me this week was how much certain comics readers feel walled off from a lot of the work being done on social-media driven platforms. Usually I'd just make fun of these people for not having the inclination to track certain things down, but I do also worry that some creators don't care about having their work as widely disseminated as possible to people that would really love it. As always, I have no idea how to bridge these gaps, but it's weird that there are probably 20 interesting comics a big chunk of my comics-reading pals might never see and that there is likely a much bigger list from which I'm mostly divorced.

* finally, Kiel Phegley has a nice write-up here on Dark Horse shifting three lower-selling creator-owned series to digital-only in advance of a print trade collection. I think a lot of people are headed this direction, even if it's just creators putting up occasional chunks of comics to buy on Gumroad. At the same time, it doesn't seem like any of these series is particularly distinctive the way that, say, the Dark Horse-published Usagi Yojimbo and Resident Alien series have been.
 
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If I Were Near Warren, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Berkeley, I'd Go To This

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