Review: ‘Nod Away’ is human-level science fiction that looks to the big picture

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The first in a projected seven-book science fiction series, Joshua W. Cotter’s Nod Away draws you in with the human drama, but keeps the science fiction elements of the story mostly at bay, creating a mysterious mist that hangs on people’s lives as they cope with the little moments, oblivious to the larger mysteries that are […]

Are you ready for a 600 page oral history of Fantagraphics?

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  That was rhetorical — of COURSE you are. At long last, after over a decade in the works, We Told You So: Comics As Art the oral history of Fantagraphics begun by Tom Spurgeon and finished by Michael Dean will be coming out this summer, just in time to celebrate the (gasp!) 40th anniversary of […]

Review: Tommi Musturi shows that hope isn’t easy

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Finnish cartoonist Tommi Musturi’s The Book Of Hope is as mysterious and elusive as the human being it examines. Set in a family cottage following retirement, Musturi settles into his narrator position calmly in order to scribe, without judgment or even much push for clarity, the experience of one man as he inhabits the time […]

Daniel Clowes is going on tour for “Patience”

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Daniel Clowes new graphic novel Patience drops in late winter and it’s sure to be the comic book event of the first half of 2016. Promised as a SF tale about time travel and love, it’s a powerful return for Clowes. And you’ll be able to get your copy signed, and doubtless hear a talk […]

New Releases from Fantagraphics’ FU Press: Van Gieson, Colwell, Sally

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FU Press (i’e Fantagraphics Underground) is an imprint for more “edgy” material from the publisher. And they’ve just released a few new books from artist Derek Van Gieson, underground legend Guy Colwell and experimental cartoonist Zak Sally. And here they are:   Derek Van Gieson’s Enough Astronaut Blood to Last the Winter is part fine-art book, part travelogue documenting the […]

The Eternaut may just be the most interesting graphic novel of the season

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Here’s a book that has received little attention but SHOULD, especially in a world where cartoonists are still being imprisoned and worse for their beliefs. Fantagraphics has just published The Eternaut by Héctor Germán Oesterheld and Francisco Solano Lopez. Lopez is known here for his sturdy, imaginative work for a number of publishers from the […]

Gilbert Hernandez to present erotic biblical tales in Garden Of Flesh graphic novel

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In a world where the word unfettered is used quite a bit, Gilbert Hernandez can truly be said to be unfettered. The Love and Rockets grandmaster is a prolific graphic novelist (in the last couple of years alone, Speak of the Devil, Loverboys, Bumperhead, and Marble Season) and no subject matter is too raw or shocking. His The Twilight Children (drawn by Darwyn Cooke) is currently coming out from Vertigo, and here’s a brand new project, Garden Of Flesh which promises Gilbert’s own take on Biblical tales:

Surprising: You can buy C.F.’s Powr Mastrs 4 at Walmart.com

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Walmart.com has a graphic novel section, with many superhero titles, but also media adaptations and some kids comics. Many publishers have attempted to enter the world of Walmart, and some have been accepted only to be rejected when someone actually reads them and see they are filled with sex and drugs and maybe some violence.

But as of now, you can buy Powr Mastrs 4 on the Walmart website for a mere $14.23, with free shipping.