Red Rocket 7

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Nov 01, 2008 Comic Books Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Hey Jude, have you heard the tale of Red Rocket 7? Let me take you there. A rising rock star in the mid-’90s, Red Rocket 7 takes the stage at a sold out Portland show. As he strums his first notes a strange scaly Enfinite alien assassin targets him with a laser pistol. More

Nov 01, 2008 Comic Books Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Jesse Reklaw’s Slow Wave takes readers’ submitted dreams and turns them into four-panel comic strips. Dark Horse collects most of his strips from 1999–2003 in The Night of Your Life, a sturdy, hardbound volume. More

Nov 01, 2008 Comic Books Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Twenty-five years ago, Mister X was an expressionistic trip for the mind. Dark Horse’s remastered hardcover collection lives up to that legacy. More

Joker

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Nov 01, 2008 Comic Books Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

When the Joker is released from Arkham Asylum, his first order of business is to reclaim his territory and to show Gotham’s other villains (notably Two Face and The Penguin) who’s boss. The story is told from the perspective of a two-bit hood named Jonny Frost, who volunteers to pick up the Joker from the asylum and hopes to hit the big time as the Joker’s right-hand man. More

Jamilti and Other Stories

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Nov 01, 2008 Comic Books Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Rutu Modan’s characters recall the “clear line” style of Hergé’s Tintin series or the late Margaret Kilgallen. Despite these comparisons, the Israeli cartoonist fashions unique colloquial narratives that recede into each panel with a restful color palette. More

Nov 01, 2008 Comic Books Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Writer Matt Fraction’s deft narrative explorations of Shell Head’s personal five nightmares dig up his past with Obadiah Stane and his misgivings regarding the future. More

Nov 01, 2008 Comic Books Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

The first two issues of the 5-issue miniseries Back to Brooklyn don’t show much promise, nor do they make a convincing case for why we need yet another clichéd gangster tale. More