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Joe the Barbarian (Issue 1)

DC/Vertigo

Written by Grant Morrison; Art by Sean Murphy

Jan 26, 2010 Comic Books DC Comics

In the debut issue of Joe the Barbarian we meet Joe Manson. His mother constantly berates him to get his head out of the fantasy world of his sketchbook, and like many geeky adolescent boys he gets bullied at school.

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Jan 25, 2010 Music Issue #29 - Year End 2009 - Best of the Decade

What an incredible year for Animal Collective! First they release their monumental Merriweather Post Pavilion to near universal critical acclaim. It charts in the Billboard Top 20, a feat nearly unimaginable 10 years ago when the band began releasing albums.

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Fight Club Blu-ray

Studio: Fox

Jan 23, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

The first rule of Fight Club on Blu-ray is: You don’t talk about Fight Club on Blu-ray.

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One Model Nation

Image

C. Allbritton Taylor, art by Jim Rugg

Jan 22, 2010 Comic Books Web Exclusive

One Model Nation, an original graphic novel from Image, has a lot of cooks in the kitchen, and even the “who’s who” is a little muddied. “C. Allbritton Taylor” is also known as Courtney Taylor-Taylor, lead singer of The Dandy Warhols. Credited as “historian” is Donovan Leitch, of Nancy Boy, Camp Freddy, and some movie acting roles. The two are co-credited as coming up with the original concept as well.

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Jan 22, 2010 Live Hotrats

You are in between albums. You are bored. You are fooling around in the studio. A side project is born. This is the story behind The Hotrats, comprised of Supergrass’ persona, Gaz Coombes (vocalist/guitarist) and powerhouse, Danny Coffey (drummer).

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Jan 22, 2010 Books Web Exclusive

While the glam rock era of the early 1970s could arguably be one of the most scrutinized, mimicked, analyzed and ultimately eviscerated scenes in books, media, and copycat bands in recent years, Dave Thompson manages to put a new spin on his examination of glam by primarily focusing on that essential period from 1970-1973 when the lives of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reedarguably the triptych of vitality in glam rockneatly dovetailed to create a monumental shift in the face of rock music.

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Jan 22, 2010 Music Web Exclusive

How much faith can one have in a band that breaks up in the wake of the release of their third album? Shame really as The Rakes’ third-time-is-a-charm effort, Klang sounds like the British quartet is sticking to what it knows best: Taut and punchy energy that defined them since their debut, Capture/Release.

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Batman: The Cult – New Printing

DC

Written by Jim Starlin; Art and Cover by Bernie Wrightson

Jan 21, 2010 Comic Books DC Comics

One of the most underappreciated Batman stories is also one of the foremost examples of the superhero genre. That distinction belongs to Batman: The Cult: a miniseries created by writer Jim Starlin (Adam Warlock and the Infinity Watch, Captain Marvel), horror illustrator Bernie Wrightson (House of Mystery, Swamp Thing), avant-garde colorist Bill Wray (Punisher, Wasteland), award-winning letterer John Costanza (Swamp Thing), and the iconic editor Dennis O’Neil (Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow).

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Gamer Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Lionsgate

Jan 21, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

Neveldine/Taylor, aka Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, have already established themselves as energetic B-movie handymen after co-directing only three films. Their most popular films, Crank and Crank: High Voltage, deserve their own private champagne room in the Hollywood Hall of Fame, and now comes The Running Man for a new generation, Gamer.

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