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Kirby Crackles with Kamandi!

I was tempted to type “Crackles” with a “K,” but then I’d be in a “Oops, my title spelled out KKK scenario,” and have to deal with all sorts of awkwardness. Phew, now that we’ve gotten through that potentially awkward hypothetical scenario, on to Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth by Jack Kirby. It’s a […]

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Hey, You Should Read This!

So, Mai said: “Pauly, I really like 50s-60s Sci-Fi —¬†¬†Isaac Asimov and Phillp K. Dick. What should I read?” (NOTE: she didn’t actually phrase it that way, but this is my site, so I will quote you as I see fit!) Now, I must admit to not having read anything by those authors. I did […]

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Hey Paul, What Should I Read?

Some of you have been reading and liking these posts. Maybe you’re going to read the comics I’ve recommended, but maybe you really really (REALLY!) want a specific recommendation to your tastes. “Hey Paul, I like chicken tenders and hot dogs, and don’t like vegetables, which comic should I read?” Well, hypothetical reader, you sound […]

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Kickin’ Skulls Y’all

Today, we’re talking about Skullkickers by Jim Zubkavich and Edwin Huang. Yup, that’s right, Skullkickers. If that title, combined with the above image doesn’t fill you with some form of glee, go ahead and stop reading. If you scoffed…first off, HOW DARE YOU FOR SCOFFING, THERE WILL BE NO SCOFFING ON THIS BLOG! But if […]

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Folks Talkin’ Bout Comics: Genres

I present to you, dear readers, a look into the past. Below is a chat with my friend Seth Dellon that took place in January, in which we chat about my initial ideas for this blog, Comic Books as a Genre VS Comic Books as a Format, and some of our other thoughts on comic […]

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Folks Talkin’ Bout Comics: Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson Part 1

Paul: I’m going to chat my way through all 10 volumes of Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan with my good pal, Forrest, who’ll also be joining me on Read This Comic! as a contributor. Forrest? Forrest: For those who don’t know, Transmetropolitan is a gonzo-esque sci-fi comic about a muckraking journalist named Spider Jerusalem […]

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The Manhattan Projects, Issue 1 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra

I want to forget what I know of history and believe in what this comic tells me. After all, I’ve already forgotten enough real history and filled in that space in my brain with popular culture. Mostly Simpsons references. So we’ve talked a little about science adventures, featuring Atomic Robo and the Fantastic Four. Hopefully […]

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Fantastic Four: Not Superheroes

The Fantastic Four are not superheroes. Yet they get lumped in with the superhero genre, which I have said I’m going to try and avoid on this blog. But despite being published by Marvel, which is a superhero comic book publisher, I disagree with this…generalizing of them. They’re adventurer/archaeologists, scientific explorers. Who happen to have […]

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Saga, Issues 1-3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Before I get in my words about why you should read this book, a better writer than me, Abhay Khosla over at The Savage Critics, has some reasons. Go over there and read it, I’ll enjoy a cocktail while you’re gone. So, for the folks who didn’t hop over, I really think you should. In […]