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Blackest Night #8

Blackest Night #8

Capes and tights: Wow, here are two posts in one weekend about what’s wrong with superhero comics! Charles Hatfield picks up Blackest Night but just gets tired thinking of all that continuity, while PC Weenies creator Krishna Sadasivam picks up three new comics and finds none of them is accessible to new readers.

Meta: Jeet Heer gives his candidate for worst comics criticism of the 21st century. It’s short so go, read, laugh.

A day at the museum: Erica Friedman visits the exhibit on Garo, the alternative manga magazine, at the Center for Book Arts in New York, and she brings along manga creator Rica Takashima, who adds context and commentary.

Dear Diary: Brian Heater reviews Snake Pit 2009, the latest volume in Ben Snakepit’s long-running diary comic. It sounds like Snakepit, who has been doing this for almost 10 years, is growing weary and may bring it to a close at the end of this year.

Review: Paul Gravett presents a thorough analysis of Daniel Clowes’s Wilson, once he recovers from the book’s incidental resemblance to a British children’s annual.

Review: Jim Rugg reviews Joe Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza at Trouble With Comics, which is showcasing an intriguing mix of writers in their Guest Reviewers Month:

It is not a happy story to read. But it is a remarkable comic, a graphic novel in every sense of the phrase. The strength of images in the hands of someone who knows how to wield that power is rare.

Review: NY Times critic George Gene Gustines reviews James Sturm’s Market Day:

Mendleman has the soul and vision of an artist. He constantly observes, absorbs and converts the chaos of life around him into patterns for his rugs. In one early scene, as day begins to break, Mendleman sees “a sliver of pink framed by the gray earth and clouds,” which he imagines, and Mr. Sturm depicts, as a simple rug.

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Hello. My name is Tonya Cooper and I am the co-owner of InVision Comics. I’d like to know if you would review our comic book. Wecan send to you a PDF of the first issue and a jpg of the cover at anytime.

Title:Genecy
Issue Number:1

Publisher Website:www.invisioncomics.com
Publisher Name:InVision Comics
Writer:Gerald Cooper
Pencils:Eddy Barrows
Inks:Eddy Barrows
Colors:By Tim Ogul and Oren Kramek
Number of pages:36
Price:$5.00
Color:*Full color High gloss
Safety Content Label:15 and up

Publishers Blurb: “An extremely feared and militaristic nation, proudly recognized as the Grunnod, has stolen freedom, joy and fortune from an entire galaxy. They are in search of an ancient artifact from a long, forgotten time. It is believed to unlock a door to an immense and immeasurable power. Many scholars, and others believed to be immortal, have died of old age trying to exhume it. This relic is believed to be hidden deep within the innards of a Grunnodian possessed world.

A broken soul seeks revenge for what the cruel Grunnodians have done to his people. He escapes. And when a tortured victim finds power and purpose, the shacklers that face him sing a sad song …

GENECY!”

Thank you very much!
Tonya Cooper
InVision Comics
513 – 886 – 3775
http://www.invisioncomics.com
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