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Maus: Move on over Anne Frank (or, When Comics Heighten the Horror of the Holocaust)

Alcohol and the Holocaust do not make good bedfellows. I’m sure you’ve heard that one before, but I can verify from experience that it is really, really true. My freshman year in college, my social-pariah of a roommate (we will call him Hezekiah because this post has a theme), got plastered and returned to our […]

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Marvel Review – Marvels

Publication: 1994 Writer: Kurt Busiek Quality: 5.0 out of 5 Important for Current Continuity: Yay, Nay, or Ehh? At the vivacious age of 22, I have come to the realization that I am a giant nerd. A huge one. Since you are reading my comic book blog, you probably already realize this, and probably also […]

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Marvel Comics Review – The Essential Howard the Duck

Publication: 1975-1978 Writer: Steve Gerber Odin’s Judgment: Quality: 3.8 out of 5 Importance: 0 out of 5 Recommended Reading For: Fans of experimental comics. Lovers of parody and possibly James Joyce. Anyone who has seen only the awful, awful movie. Before someone stumbles across this review of The Essential Howard the Duck and decides to […]

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Marvel Comics Review – The Invincible Iron Man Vol. 1: Extremis

Publication: 2005 Writer: Warren Ellis Odin’s Judgment: Quality: 5 out of 5 Importance: 4.7 out of 5 Recommended Reading For: Your very first Iron Man comic! A great entry-point to the character this decade. One of the major problems with comic book continuity is that many of the major characters are at least partially connected […]

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Marvel Comics Review – New X-Men Vol 4: Riot at Xavier’s

Publication: 2003 Writer: Grant Morrison Odin’s Judgment: Quality: 4.3 out of 5 Importance: 4.7 out of 5 Recommended Reading For: Anybody who just finished reading New X-Men Vol 1 through Vol 3. Since Odin’s Thunderbolts is still very much in its infancy (and what a potent little infant it is!), it seems important to me […]

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Marvel Comics Review: New X-Men Vol 3: New Worlds

Publication: 2002 Writer: Grant Morrison Odin’s Judgment: Quality: 3.7 out of 5 Importance: 4.2 out of 5 Recommended Reading For: Anybody who just finished reading New X-Men Vol 1 and Vol 2. Or who loves Weapon X. If you’ve just finished reading New X-Men Vol 1: E is for Extinction and New X-Men Vol 2: […]

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Marvel Comics Review – New X-Men Vol 2: Imperial

Publication: 2002 Writer: Grant Morrison Odin’s Judgment: Quality: 4 out of 5 Importance: 4.2 out of 5 Recommended Reading For: Anybody who just finished reading New X-Men Vol 1. In my last post, reviewing New X-Men Vol 1: E is for Extinction, I concluded by listing a few suggested prerequisites that could help new readers […]

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