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Comic Book Previews & Reviews: Fantagraphics

The Kurdles
Preview: The Kurdles
3 Comic Previews
In the spirit of Herge’s Tintin or Carl Barks’ Uncle Scrooge, Robert Goodin’s The Kurdles is an all-ages comic spiced up with a teaspoon of strange. Sally is a teddy …
Sacred Heart
Preview: Sacred Heart
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There’s an absence of authority in the town of Alexandria, and the teens are trying to keep their makeshift society together until their parents return. But students keep dying mysteriously, …
Nod Away
Preview: Nod Away
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As part of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Fantagraphics has announced its acquisition of “Nod Away” by Joshua Cotter, set for release in Spring 2016. Here are details, straight from …
Sweatshop
Preview: Sweatshop
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Mel Bowling is the unhappy, out-of-touch creator of a very bad daily comic strip called Freddy Ferret (a cross between Dilbert and Garfield). He spends most of his time listening …
Insect Bath #1
Review: Insect Bath #1
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"Insect Bath" #1, edited by Jason T. Miles, pays its own unique and unapologetic tribute to 1970s underground comix with a horror spin, and is an expectedly mixed but overall worthwhile homage to a classic counter-culture era.
Fran
Preview: Fran
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For the past 20 years or so, Jim Woodring’s beloved trilobular chuckbuster Frank has enjoyed one mindbending catastrophe after another in the treacherous embrace of The Unifactor, the land into …
Violenzia #1
Preview: Violenzia #1
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SHE’S COMING…VIOLENZIA. A mysterious girl leaves a path of bloody destruction wherever she goes. But, why? Find out in the brand-new, full-color, 50-page comic by Richard Sala…
FCBD: Prince Valiant
Preview: FCBD: Prince Valiant
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This full-color comic collects two Prince Valiant stories from Hal Foster’s 1950 peak: “Home Again,” in which Val, Aleta, and newborn baby Prince Arn enjoy an eventful ocean journey back …
Delphine
Review: Delphine
3 Comic Reviews
Richard Sala's "Delphine" is an extremely loose (and fittingly dark) retelling of "Snow White" that bears little resemblance to the original tale, but is entirely engrossing in its own way.
Athos in America
Preview: Athos in America
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Another all-original collection of full-color graphic novellas in the format of Low Moon, Athos in America takes its title from the lead story, a prequel of sorts to the graphic …
Glitz-2-Go
Preview: Glitz-2-Go
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Glitz-2-Go finally collects nearly 40 years of comics stories by Diane Noomin, best-known for her work as cartoonist and editor of the women comics anthology Twisted Sisters. Noomin’s career in …
Is That All There Is?
Preview: Is That All There Is?
3 Comic Previews
By appropriating and subverting Tintin creator Herge’s classic “clear line” style, Joost Swarte revitalized European alternative comics in the 1970s with a series of satirical, musically elegant, supremely beautifully drawn …
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