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Chris DiBona recommends these 7 books:

DMZ Vol. 1: On the Ground (9781401210625): Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli, Brian Azzarello: Books

  • Rated 4 by 49 users
  • Fantastic if only a little too fantastic (I won't release any spoilers, but the thing under central park is just a bit too unrealistic for my taste) , this book is at its best, which is very good, when it concentrates on the travails of its main character, a reporter embedded deep in the city, experiences the civil wars effects on the city (New York) that straddles the line between the two sides. (Posted on Blog)

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  • About to tuck into the comics I picked up today. Powers, Scalped, DMZ graphic novels await! (Posted on Twitter)

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Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile: Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton, Sherilyn van Valkenburgh: 9781563899423

  • Rated 4.4 by 535 users
  • So I thought I'd hate fables. The premise is that characters from old fables are real, immortal and living amongst us in the middle of New York City. Like I said, sounds pat, and cute, and such, and except for the most recent compilation "Wolves" it's a very entertaining, enjoyable collection. (Posted on Blog)

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  • Reading the latest awesome "Fables" (http://bit.ly/6ukP8J), and read "Sword" #1 (http://bit.ly/83ox1k) , which was good, if a bit bloody. (Posted on Twitter)

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Powers Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl? (9781582401836): Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming: Books

  • Rated 3.9 by 43 users
  • Think Law and Order, SVU where the 'S' means superheros. It's really a remarkable rethinking of the entire superhero-among-us genre. Terrific art, story, pacing and suspense from book to book spanning the entire arc of the series so far. (Posted on Blog)

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  • About to tuck into the comics I picked up today. Powers, Scalped, DMZ graphic novels await! (Posted on Twitter)

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The Walking Dead: A Continuing Story of Survival Horror, Book 1 (8601200637427): Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn: Books

  • Rated 4.8 by 6189 users
  • This is a grim book, bring to the reader a world filled with zombies. Think of it as a companion piece to 28 days later and you won't be far off, it's sad though. Lots of death, as you might imagine. (Posted on Blog)

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  • Graphic novel 12. So good. (Posted on Twitter)

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Unmanned (Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1): Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra: 9781840237085

  • Rated 4.1 by 211 users
  • While the most recent compilation is weak, this is a very strong series detailing a world without men (save one) following a global catastrophe that left only women. (Posted on Blog)

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30 Days Of Night: Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith: 9780971977556

  • Rated 3.7 by 134 users
  • Go read Cory's post on it, he summarizes it handily. The art style is incredibly creepy and takes a little getting used to. Don't read at night. Don't visit Barrow, AK. This book proves that Vampires can still be frightening. (Posted on Blog)

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  • Did you know: 30 days of night was set in Barrow? Decent comic, never saw the movie. (Posted on Twitter)

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Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1 (9781582405001): Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, Ryan Ottley: Books

  • Rated 4.5 by 86 users
  • Think a young adult targeted high-school to college targeted superhero comic and you're pretty much spot on. It's fun enough, and better than no comics at all, but it's a lightweight, for sure. A really fun drawing style, too. Reads like a huge homage to ever superhero ever made. (Posted on Blog)

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Chris DiBona says,

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Fantastic if only a little too fantastic, DMZ is at its best when it concentrates on the travails of its main character, a reporter embedded deep in the city, experiences the civil wars effects on the city (New York) that straddles the line between the two sides.

The premise of Fables is that characters from old fables are real, immortal and living amongst us in the middle of New York City. Like I said, sounds pat, and cute, and such, and except for the most recent compilation "Wolves" it's a very entertaining, enjoyable collection.


Powers is a remarkable rethinking of the entire superhero-among-us genre. Terrific art, story, pacing and suspense from book to book spanning the entire arc of the series.


Walking Dead is a grim book, bring to the reader a world filled with zombies. Think of it as a companion piece to 28 days later and you won't be far off, it's sad though. Lots of death, as you might imagine.


Y the Last Man is a very strong series detailing a world without men (save one) following a global catastrophe that left only women.


The art style in 30 Days of Night is incredibly creepy and takes a little getting used to. Don't read at night. Don't visit Barrow, AK. This book proves that Vampires can still be frightening.


Think a young adult targeted high-school to college targeted superhero comic and you're pretty much spot on. It's fun enough, and better than no comics at all, but it's a lightweight, for sure. A really fun drawing style, too. Reads like a huge homage to ever superhero ever made.

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