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WEDNESDAY :: AUGUST 20, 2014



STAFF PICKS :: AUGUST 20, 2014


NEW RELEASES FOR AUGUST 20, 2014



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justin_staff_picksJUSTIN’S PICK :: HIP HOP FAMILY TREE VOL 02: Ed Piskor and Fantagraphics drop the second volume of this exhaustively researched and obsessively detailed history of America’s most misunderstood (and misappropriated) indigenous art form. Like comic books, baseball, and its predecessor jazz, hip-hop is a mode of expression that is undeniably ours, and for better or worse, it has infiltrated the global consciousness. Piskor has revealed himself as an authority on the subject, and I can’t think of anyone I’d rather see setting pen-to-paper in this pursuit. The treasury format gives the art plenty of room to breathe, while lending an essential old school nostalgia. If you missed out on the opening chapter of this modern masterpiece, worry not…Fantagraphics also offers a new printing of volume one to satisfy your souls. Read up, son!

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rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: MULTIVERISTY #1: DC Comics is giving Grant Morrison the keys to 51 alternate Earths in the DC U. 51 different universes (The Multiverse), each with their own particular spin on the superheroes we know and love. The concept of the DC Multiverse isn’t a new one, it’s been around since the 1960s but Grant Morrison is attempting to flesh it all out in this new series. Sounds pretty interesting. I really like this variant cover by Morrison himself.


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Chris Burnham’s
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andy_staff_picks ANDY'S PICK: I am a classic comic strip fanatic. And in the past I’ve hated most of the comic book updates of the old strips. I’ve enjoyed the Popeye run from LangridgeNeely and others because their comic was true to the source material. But most of the time– DC’s Modesty Blaise (meh), that late ‘80s Popeye superhero revamp (ugh!), the Marvel Annie comic (YIKES!!) –they have been a source of embarrassment at best. So when I heard about IDW’s update of Windsor McKay’s all time great strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, I said no way. Can’t they just leave things well enough alone? But then I saw the beautiful cover by Gabriel Rodriguez and I became a bit less guarded. The artwork has a spark of the master. Then I found out that the writer of the series was none other than Eric Shanower–who has done such a splendid and respectful job on the OZadaptations–and I thought…. maybe. Then I heard the plot– King Morpheus’ daughter needs a playmate and he may be drafted into service to dream’s daughter against his will– and I admit I’m all in on this gamble.  This looks too good to miss.

nemo seth_staff_picksSETH’S PICK :: LITTLE NEMO: RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #1: Though an obvious statement, it’s worth noting that Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo stories revolutionized the way cartoonists approached panels and pages. It’s hard to believe that a newspaper strip now over 100 years old was able to employ such imagination and craft. There have been more recent forays into Slumberland, but most of those have existed within non-comics forms like video games and animated films. IDW’s ambitious new Little Nemo series marks the first time in decades that we’ve seen new all ages Slumberland stories in comics. To tackle such a daunting project, IDW tapped Eric Shanowerand Gabriel Rodriguez to bring Nemo to the modern era. With decades of work adapting the Oz stories for comics, Shanower is a natural choice for this effort. While I’m not as familiar with the work of Rodriguez, it’s hard to deny the popularity of his work on Locke and KeyLittle Nemohas been around for over a century, but there’s still a multitude of comics fan who have likely never read any of those original strips. Hopefully this series will be a success and new readers will discover the genius of Winsor McCay. nemo1Just in case you need an example of McCay’s original Nemo genius – we all could use that reminder: mccay1

BOOKS SHIPPING THE WEEK OF AUGUST 20, 2014

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