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Sunday Comics: Hero Bear and the Kid

I want to start off by making a few things clear. First off, I am officially obsessed with Mike Kunkel’s Hero Bear and the Kid, and have been for years. Secondly, I think you should be obsessed too–it’s one of the best all-ages comics there is.

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Sunday Comics: Dark Night A True Batman Story by Paul Dini with Eduardo Risso

I vaguely remember reading something, last year maybe, about Paul Dini writing a Batman story based on events that happened to him in real life. It sounded like an interesting premise and I like Paul Dini (who doesn’t) so I thought, yeah I should read that. Then, in testament to my internet overstimulated brain, I promptly forgot all about it. Until a few days ago when Jim hands me Dark Night. I took a quick look at the cover and was like “ooooh a Paul Dini Batman story? Awesome!” “Um no. It’s not that kind of book,” Jim said, “it’s the book he wrote about his mugging. You want to read this.” Continue reading “Sunday Comics: Dark Night A True Batman Story by Paul Dini with Eduardo Risso”

Sunday Comics: Mouse Guard by David Petersen

“In the world of Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper amongst harsh conditions and a host of predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed: more than just soldiers, they are guides for common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one village to another. They see to their duty with fearless dedication so that they may not simply exist, but truly live.”

I’m happy to introduce our newest ongoing feature, Sunday Comics, a semimonthly series focusing on comic books, graphic novels, and other stories told through a combination of visual and written media. Continue reading “Sunday Comics: Mouse Guard by David Petersen”

Jem and the Holograms: Showtime–Reliving My Childhood in a Book Review

When I first heard that IDW was going to be releasing a Jem and the Holograms comic I wasn’t sure if I should be excited, terrified, or a little bit of both.

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