* Tucker Stone ruminates on the wonder that is G.I. Joe: “This is pretty solid comics–it’s aggressive, it’s far more cynical and hard boiled than I’d imagine a comic based off a toy empire to be, and as long as I’m not having to listen to him screech, Cobra Commander is a great heavy.”
* If that’s not enough Tucker Stone for you today, there’s also the second episode of this.
* Also over at Comixology, Valerie D’Ozario debuts her new column, Comics-Op, which promises to talk about comic-book related news from a “semi-insider” perspective.
* Staying on the Comixology vibe, Kristy Valenti scrutinizes two anthologies about, ahem, doin’ it.
* Sean T. Collins reviews the latest issue of Tales Designed to Thrizzle: “I think what Kupperman’s doing–with his long, digressive “stories,” with his riffs on old-fashioned comic-book covers, and so on–is using the stuff of comics itself as a locus of the comedy.”
* Matthew Brady examines LoEG: Century: 1910 and declares: “The unfortunate thing here is that this is only the first part of a sweeping, epic volume, and so it ends leaving the reader feeling unfulfilled, with the promise that further installments will eventually provide answers.”
* Writing for BookForum, Douglas Wolk considers the jam comic Pixu: “For all the book’s clichés, it gets a tremendous charge from its artists’ flirtation with chaos.”
* Cory Doctrow calls No Girls Allowed, an interesting-sounding anthology about famous women who dressed as men to get ahead in society, a “great and inspiring read.”
* Domingos Isabelinho would like you to know that Chris Ware does not produce mass art. Got that?
* Did Juxtapoz magazine inspire a lowbrow art revolution? Greg Beato thinks so.
* Having dismissed Kim Deitch’s work in the past, Noah Berlatsky attempts to re-evaluate his opinion by perusing Alias the Cat. Also, Noah and Tucker Stone (there he is again) take a look at the history of Man-Thing. Yes, Man-Thing.
* Paul Gravett looks at Yuichi Yokoyama’s Travel.
* Shawn Hoke reviews Shawn Cheng’s minicomic, The Would-Be Bridegrooms.
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