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Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days by Brian K. Vaughan

Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days follows New York City superhero Mitchell Hundred as he decides to retire when he realizes he can effect real change by becoming Mayor of his city. The story flashes back on Hundred during his … Continue reading

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Refresh, Refresh by James Ponsoldt, Benjamin Percy, and Danica Novgorodoff

When your whole world has been reduced to shades of gray, the blooming ruby splashes of blood from your homemade fight club really stand out. A group of teen boys suffer the myriad pains of their fathers’ deployment, watching their … Continue reading

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Ode to Kirihito by Osamu Tezuka

Here’s a bizarre tale by “the godfather of Japanese manga comics”. Dr. Kirihito of M University Hospital takes a research trip to a remote village where a man with the mysterious Monmow disease has come from. While there, in addition … Continue reading

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A Contract with God by Will Eisner

In the four short stories contained in A Contract With God, Eisner examines life in the 1930’s Bronx tenements that sprung up in New York after WWI. These neighborhoods accommodated the influx of immigrants and bred a close neighborliness ripe … Continue reading

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Shenzhen: a Travelogue From China by Guy Delisle

“I realize that I’d remembered only the good things…how exotic it was…because with time blocking out the bad, memory is always bound to be a bit naive and stupidly optimistic.” Guy Delisle returns to China for the second time to … Continue reading

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