Friday, October 12, 2007

Finishing off the week... Phil Yeh's DINOSAURS ACROSS AMERICA is a delightful way to teach your kids about the states and their capitals. Presented for the first time in hardcover, color glory.

Enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Two for Thursday! First up is a new Omnium Gatherum, as Vince takes a look at some indy comics from black creators, featuring black characters. Then, a review of the magazine guaranteed to bring some peace and silence into every parent's life: AVATAR: THE LAST AIR BENDER, the beloved show of the 'tween set.

Go read!


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wednesday brings some new goodness from Matt Maxwell, as the latest installment of FULL BLEED takes a look at what gateways there are to bring readers to comics.

It's great stuff. As usual.


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Tuesday brings a look at the very fanservice-heavy JUNGLE GIRL...

It has talking breasts. Sort of.



Monday, October 08, 2007

Manga Monday! Catching up on the back volumes of HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS, one of our faves...

Should be an interesting week, yes?


Sunday, October 07, 2007


Welcome back to the Weekend Blog Extra. This week: easily the strangest thing I’ve read in quite some time.

PUNKS: THE COMIC is written by Joshua Hale Fialkov and drawn by Kody Chamberlain. A risen from the dead Abe Lincoln is joined by a man whose head is a skull, a man whose head is a fist, and a man with the head of a dog, to battle an alien invasion and cover up the death of a prostitute.

Yes, yes… read it again. I’m not making that up.

Really, there is no actual story. PUNKS is mostly an exercise in absurdity, and while it annoys in the first few pages, eventually you just sort of begin to go along with it. A big part of that is the wicked sense of humor the gags are built upon. In one sharp scene, Lincoln complains about how hard it is to get an apartment, seeing as how he lacks a drivers’ license and social security number, and that he’s been on disability since 1865. In another, a father exasperated with his children laments at their lack of appreciation that he’s taken them out to rain death on mankind from above and that next year he’ll just stick with Epcot. Sharp, witty stuff, and it takes some of the edge off of the stuff that really doesn’t work.

I don’t think PUNKS is for everyone; not even close. But if you like the surreal, and you can appreciate a truly interesting experiment by Kody Chamberlain, then it might be for you.

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