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Comics Korner: Week of 3/28/2012

            After returning from a whirlwind week in Paris, France where I was lucky enough to experience the comic culture firsthand (they LOVE comics over there), I’m back to the familiar racks of the États-Unis.  Next week will finally bring the arrival of the hotly anticipated Avengers vs. X-Men #1, but this week still has plenty of incredible comics on offer.

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Marvel’s Re-Evolution Begins at SXSW

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This week saw a pretty big announcement from Marvel in the form of a new application called Marvel AR and a revolutionary new line called Infinite comics.  Starting in April, smartphones and tablets with cameras will become readers’ windows to extra content, like original sketches and writer/artist commentary, when the AR logo is scanned within the forthcoming app.  Is this a useless new idea that will be underutilized and done away with shortly after launch, or could it truly be the next step in digital comics publishing that other companies will have to adopt in order to stay competitive?

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Comics Korner: Week of 3/7/2012

 

March is off to an incredibly strong start with this week’s comic line-up.  Among Swamp Thing’s triumphant return, Spider-Man’s continued shenanigans in space and the new DC logo, there was plenty to like (or in that logo’s case, to be pretty ambivalent towards).  Read on to find out exactly what made this week so awesome!

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Comics Korner: Week of 2/29/2012

Spaceman has returned!  Sorry, I just couldn’t contain my excitement.  This week contained quite a few interesting titles, including the first issue of a new Batman Beyond run and a sci-fi adventure starring Spider-Man…in space!  Yes, really!  Keep reading!

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Comics Korner: Week of 2/15/2012

Any week that gives us Daredevil, Batman and Spidey all at once is fine by me.  This week in particular was rife with quality storytelling and visuals from some of the top talent in the industry.  Keep reading for all the details!

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Comics Korner: Week of 2/8/2012

Another Wednesday means another trip to the comic shop.  Will Penguin’s plan to launch a massive attack on Gotham soar, or will fail to take off like a certain flightless bird?  How will Batgirl fare against her new mind-controlling enemy?  These questions and more are answered inside, so keep reading!

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Batman: Through the Looking Glass – Review

            Much like Lee Bermejo’s recent graphic novel “Batman Noel”, “Batman: Through the Looking Glass” takes a classic piece of literature and uses it as a foundation on which to build an engrossing Batman tale.  The book, from writer Bruce Jones and artist Sam Kieth, is a worthy purchase for any fan of unorthodox Batman tales (i.e. Grant Morrison’s “Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth).

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Comics Korner: Week of 12/28/11

            It’s another solid week in the realm of new comics.  Some stories are coming to an end while others are just getting started with all new characters, time periods, and some serious plot twists.  It’s a great time to be a comic fan!

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Comics Korner: Week of 12/21/11

Thanks to the approaching holiday looming over me like Bane, wanting nothing more than to break my wallet forever, I had to choose my purchases carefully.  In a week with many big titles, this was no easy task.  Read on to see which titles are most worth picking up!

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Comics Korner: Week of 12/14/11

 

The holidays are upon us, and what better way to get in the Christmas spirit than to celebrate with some of the Bat-family?  This week we’ll check out the fourth issues of Batwoman and Batgirl as well as the new graphic novel Batman: Noel by Lee Bermejo.

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