good this week

prophet volume #2 & prophet #36 : a double dose of the out of this world series reinvention from brandon graham & company. this second collection has some of the finest art farel dalrymple has done to date.

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mouse guard: legends of the guard #1 : david petersen’s newest anthology series spinning off of the charming all-ages MOUSE GUARD starts off strong, with petersen providing a framing sequence around some wonderful watercolor pages from stan sakai, a bang-up job by philadelphia’s own alex eckman-lawn, and a superbly delightful turn by ben caldwell.

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ff # 8 : mike allred drawing lockjaw, doom, and dragon man? oh yes.

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the eyes of the cat new edition : for the cover alone.

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green eggs and maakies : good old drinky crow is back in this landscape formatted romp from tony millionaire.

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the wake #2 : the first issue was intriguing, and this second issue kicks off with a bang.

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five ghosts #4 : this pulpy adventure hasn’t wrapped up yet, but i’m already eager for a sequel. a fun story, and artist chris mooneyham is doing some fantastic work here.

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mind mgmt # 12 : i’ve actually fallen a bit behind here, but this cover made me want to write it up. a complex, pyschological thriller from matt kindt.

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mickey mouse color sundays – “call of the wild” by floyd gottfredson : fantagraphics’ top-notch series of classic disney masters continues with this four-color collection of mouse legend floyd gottfredson’s rollicking adventure tales.

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hawkeye #11 :

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elephantmen #49 : counting down to the big 5-0…

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batman/superman #1 : good lord is jae lee’s work gorgeous here. along with colorist june chung, jae has taken his stuff to fine art on a comics page level.

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–chris stevens

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