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Paul R Jaissle is a philosopher, collage artist, and musician. In his free time, he enjoys reading comics (especially ones with Batman in them), listening to power pop, and watching wrestling.

 

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Patience by Daniel Clowes

April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The description from the back cover of Patience, the new graphic novel from cartoonist Daniel Clowes, actually sums up the book much better than any recap or synopsis possibly could: “A cosmic timewarp deathtrip to the...

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Dark Corridor #1-6 – Season One

January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Usually I don’t just buy comics on a whim, but there was something about the cover of the first issue of Dark Corridor that grabbed my attention: a lone figure on a motorcycle riding away from...

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Why the Darkseid War is a Perfect Event Comic

December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Heads up! The following contains SPOILERS about the on-going Darkseid War storyline. Consider yourself warned. One of the biggest comic book related surprises for me this year has been my renewed excitement and enthusiasm for Geoff Johns‘...

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Ringside #1 – Beyond the Mat

December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

For a comic book based on professional wrestling, very little of Ringside‘s debut issue takes place inside the “squared circle”. Instead, writer Joe Keatinge and artist Nick Barber focus on the complex personalities and backstage politics of...

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Paper Girls #1

October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s probably safe to say that the first issue of Paper Girls is one of the most anticipated comics of the year. First announced at Image Expo back in January, the new series teams up writer Brian...

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Judge Dredd: America

October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Judge Dredd –both the long-running comic series and its titular character– is rarely subtle. In the opening pages of the classic 1990 story America, for example, Dredd himself explains the series’ central conceit without a...

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Jem and the Holograms #1-6 : Showtime!

September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an essay at the end of the first issue of Jem and the Holograms, series writer Kelly Thompson discusses the difficulties of reviving a beloved cartoon as an ongoing comic book series. In addition to...

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An Entity Observes All Things

July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

An Entity Observes All Things, the new book from cartoonist Box Brown, is a collection of short, science-fiction-influenced stories, sort of like a comic book version of The Twilight Zone. Much like that show, these stories...

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Archie #1 – Everything’s Archie!

July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the past few years, Archie Comics has garnered commercial and critical success by adapting to the changing tastes and demands of their readers: they were the first major publisher to offer “day-and-date” digital comics,...

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Revenger #1-4: 1-800-REVENGE

July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The fact that both Mad Max and the Terminator are back on the silver screen in the year 2015 may say something about the lack of creativity in corporate Hollywood, but it also speaks to...

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