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John Seven is a journalist and children's book writer living in North Adams, Massachusetts. His books include 'A Rule Is To Break: A Child's Guide To Anarchy,' 'Happy Punks 1-2-3,' 'Frankie Liked To Sing,' and others. He reviews comics for the Beat in his regular Indie Beat column. Find out about all his things at johnseven.me.

INDIE VIEW: ‘Naked Body’ opens up the hidden world of Chinese...

Naked Body: An Anthology of Chinese Comics Edited by Yan Cong, R. Orion Martin, and Jason Li Paradise Systems Naked Body opens up a hidden world that...

The Internet’s Strangest Superhero Songs: Getting emo with Spider-Man

Impossible Situations - Spider Man Kiss Dutch power pop duo Impossible Situations has created a catchy confection about the desire for an upside down kiss...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Vanni’ is a sweeping but intimate account of the...

Vanni: A Family’s Struggle Through the Sri Lankan Conflict Research and Story by Benjamin Dix Script and Illustration by Lindsay Pollack Pennsylvania State University Press/Graphic Medicine When I...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Mikel’ plunges into paranoid Basque Country

Mikel Written by Mark Bellido Illustrated by Judith Vanistenpael Translated by Erica Mena Self Made Hero Taking place amidst the Basque separatist movement in Spain, Mikel focuses on a...

How Avery Hill Publishing is changing the game for small press...

An interview with Ricky Miller and Dave White.

INDIE VIEW: ‘Springtime In Chernobyl’ offers an unexpected message of hope

Finding the beauty in the aftermath of disaster

The Internet’s Strangest Superhero Songs: The Jack Urbont Guide To the...

The last couple weeks I’ve written about the flexi-disc releases from Marvel Comics in the 1960s, and one of those featured two songs written...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Americana’ is a thru-hike across Luke Healy’s psyche

The Pacific Crest Trail becomes the road to self-discovery

INDIE VIEW: ‘The Hard Tomorrow’ is a sympathetic but complicated portrait...

The Hard Tomorrow By Eleanor Davis Drawn and Quarterly It’s easy to view the times we live in as apocalyptic even if you aren’t a religious believer....

INDIE VIEW: ‘Return to Romance’ is glorious melodrama

A collection of Ogden Whitney's mini-epics of love

The Internet’s Strangest Superhero Songs: Marvel Maniacs Get Their Marching Orders

Last week, I wrote about the first record release of the Marvel Comics fan club of the 1960s, the Merry Marvel Marching Society, a...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Us Two Together’ wraps you in its sorrow

Ephameron turns a struggle with dementia into devastating poetry