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Amazing Spider-Man #535
Black Panther #20
Cable Deadpool #32
Captain America #22
Civil War Front Line #6
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Heroes for Hire #2
She Hulk #12
Stan Lee Meets Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man #100
Ultimate Spider-Man #100
Ed Bagley Jr. Incentive Cover
Ultimates 2 #12
52 Week #21
Batman & Mad Monk #2
Batman Journey Into night #12
Blue Beetle #7
JSA Classified #17
Justice League of America #2
Justice League of America #2
Secret Six #4
Supergirl & LSH #22
Teen Titans #39
Trials of Shazam #2
Uncle Sam & Freedom Fighters #3
American Virgin #7
Bite Club Vampire Crime Unit #5
Jack of Fables
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Ninja Scroll #1
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Galactica #1 foil edition
Clive Barker’s Great & Secret Show #6
CSI Dying in the Gutter #2
Lions Tigers & Bears vol. 2 #3
Ninja High School #142
Northwest Passage #3
Ramayan 3392AD #1
Red Sonja Monster Island Marcos Cover
Red Sonja Monster Island
Second Wave War of the Worlds #6
Shonen Jump #47
Sock Monkey Inches Incident #1
Spike Asylum #1
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True Story Swear to God #1
Usagi Yojimbo #97
Berserk vol. 13
Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service vol. 1
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Justice vol. 1 HC
Marvel Heroes Movie Theater Storybook
Masters of Horror
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Shenzhen Travelogue from China HC
Superman Up Up and Away
Thor Eternals Saga
Ultimate Iron Man vol. 1
Walking Dead vol. 5
Comics Journal #278
Juxtapoz vol. 14 #10
Newtype English #106
Wizard #181 Civil War X-Men Cover
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Bart Simpson Treehouse of Horror #12
Betty & Veronica Digest #169
Cartoon Network Block Party #25
Sabrina vol. 2 #79
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Teen Titans Go #35
Uncle Scrooge #358
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Cartooning Foundation Course
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...why do we bother with...
1. an active hostility or opposition, in regards to comic book reviews,
between unfriendly or conflicting employees of Graham Crackers Comics.
2. a relationship between two species of simultaneous reviews
in which the individuals of each opinion adversely affect the other, as in
3. a weekly on-line comic book review column by
DAL BUSH and
PATRICK BROWER in which their opinions take
precedence over yours.
W. DAL: Man! Quite a week for
comics! Marvel comics, that is...
PATRICK: Yes, I marvel at their output. Y'know, when their books actually
ship, that is.
W. DAL: But when they do ship... BAM! It's a Civil War right in the
PATRICK: Wait, did Civil War come out this week? It's been so long I
thought that story ended months ago. Cap's side won, right?
W. DAL: Well, yes and no. Cap's side won in the now-classic Curly Fries
or Potato Cakes War (curly fries, DUR!) back in August, but this Civil War, it
ain't over yet. There's some Mjolniring to get through first!
PATRICK: Yeah, but fake, cloned, Mjolniring with electric hammers. "Hey
look everyone, we made you wait many, many extra weeks to find out this was a
scam! Hah! We're Marvel and you suck for liking us!"
W. DAL: Aw, boo! I dug it. Clone Thor FLIPPED OUT! That was a totally
cool, comic geek moment, watching him beat the Hel out of everyone! I think
you're just mad that Cap keeps getting his @$$ handed to him. Spoilsport.
PATRICK: Remember this day, Bush, this is the day that everything changes
for you. This is the day that starts the irreversible trend of you now being
wrong until the end of time. On the plus side, the end of your time is only
about a month away. When does your Mom come to visit?
PATRICK: Iron Man is a jackass. Next week's Captain America gives what
this whole series has been missing, a succinct explanation as to why Captain
America is on the side he's on. And it doesn't give him choppy, recycled
Ultimates dialog in the process.
W. DAL: Wha? I read that Cap too, Mister, and besides more bad Mike
Perkins art, I didn't see anything that shed more light on Cap's motivation.
Plenty for Agent 13, not much more for Cap. But that's okay. 'Cause Ultimates-flavored
exchanges aside, Cap and Iron Man come off the most well-rounded of anyone in
Civil War. Not like everyone else...
PATRICK: Did you READ the Cap issue or give it the traditional WDB
"glance." Cap's post-coital conversation with Sharon in the hotel lays
everything down. Everything that hadn’t just gotten laid, I mean.
W. DAL: Terrible. Thanks for that awful wordplay. And speaking of awful
wordplay... exchanging famous quotations? That constitutes a meaningful exchange
of ideas to you? Millar's giving us MEMORABLE Cap quotes all over the place, but
all Brubaker can offer is stuff from the Revolutionary War? Plus: Shouldn't
SHIELD send, like, a platoon of guys after Cap? Not TWO?
PATRICK: "This 'A' doesn't stand for France!" THAT'S terrible. Oh, I
forgot--you love Mark Millar because he co-wrote Aztek. Clearly I'll never win
this argument so let's move on.
PATRICK: What's something you liked that I could trash for a while?
W. DAL: Sue Storm leaves a cold, analytical Dear John for Reed! Awesome,
in-character, and totally heartbreaking. But lets hear why it's dumb dumb
PATRICK: It's not dumb. It IS in character, but it should also A) be
irreversible and B) happen in their own book. Can't wait to read the
all-introspection issue of FF that rehashes all this, and badly, thanks to the
once fresh, now tired JMS.
PATRICK: Too much happens to characters with their own books in the pages
of Civil War. Sure, c-listers like (Black) Goliath bite it, and that's fine, but
leave something for the real books other than catch-up.
W. DAL: Yeah, but that's what's GREAT about Civil War. Who wants to read
a huge event book where nothing happens? The big stuff HAS to happen in Civil
War. Then the tie-ins can flesh out and fill in any of the blanks. It's the best
Marvel event ever, and you want it to be more like Operation Galactic Storm.
Sure, that had a fun videogame ("Thank you, Quicksilver!"), but an AWFUL comic.
PATRICK: This is stupid and I no longer have the patience for it.
PATRICK: If Civil War #4 had been on time, maybe I'd give it a 7, but as
6 Grahams. Good night.
W. DAL: Uh, okay. That was abrupt. I'll go
8 Grahams, and cross my fingers for another Grahamtagonism anytime soon. Have
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