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52/52: The Last Pass, by Gary M. Pomerantz

September 18, 2020 10:12 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: The Last Pass, by Gary M. Pomerantz

Nominally a book about ‘50s Celtics leader Bob Cousy—and revelatory on that front, showing him as basketball’s first transformational star—but... View Article


52/52: Akira, Vol. 3, by Katsuhiro Otomo

September 10, 2020 10:57 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Akira, Vol. 3, by Katsuhiro Otomo

Either Akira vol. 3 or Miracleman #15 contains the most viscerally affecting depiction of the destruction of a city. Miracelman... View Article


52/52: Vision, by Julia Gfrorer

September 9, 2020 10:54 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Vision, by Julia Gfrorer

When was the last time body horror in a comic actually made you physically uncomfortable? I can’t remember the last... View Article


52/52: Hell to Pay, by George Pelecanos

September 3, 2020 10:00 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Hell to Pay, by George Pelecanos

I think I love everything about Pelecanos’ Derek Strange novels except the endings. Pelecanos’ characters are so deep, his settings... View Article


52/52: The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson

August 25, 2020 10:00 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson

Not usually a book, this edition of Jackson’s seminal story (and foundational folk-horror text) is Suntup Press’ numbered edition, rendered... View Article


52/52: The Book of V, by Anna Solomon

August 22, 2020 9:37 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: The Book of V, by Anna Solomon

Solomon’s realist literary fiction isn’t my usual, but her novels are compelling and thoughtful. Here, she does something I haven’t... View Article