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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: Not So Fast, Memin

    On Comics: Not So Fast, Memin

    Poor Shawnedria McGinty. Last week, the Houston native was walking through the books at her local Wal-Mart, when a brightly-colored comic caught her eye. The star was a mischievous, Spanish-speaking monkey, who usually ended up in one sticky situation…
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    Music, All Shook Down Comix Couture 101

    Comix Couture 101

    By Matthew Shaer "I could cite the influence of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne aesthetics, with their roots in fantasies of power, speed, and flight, or posit the costume as a kind of fashion alter ego of the heavy,…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: How to Fight Criminals With Just 15 Years of Training!

    On Comics: How to Fight Criminals With Just 15 Years of Training!

    "Dark Knight" opens this weekend, and a lot of you are probably thinking about donning your own horns and cape and kicking a few local criminals in the balls. But be careful! A life of crime-fighting can only take…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: Peace, From Right to Left

    On Comics: Peace, From Right to Left

    By Matthew Shaer Back in March, a US sailor – allegedly! – robbed and murdered a taxi driver in the Japanese port town of Yokosuka. This was bad for the Navy, so the Rear Admiral apologized directly to the…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: Peering Behind the Curtain

    On Comics: Peering Behind the Curtain

    By Matthew Shaer The late-summer/early-fall line over at awesome indie publisher Drawn and Quarterly is looking grand: a sequel to “Aya,” by Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie, called “Aya of Yop City,” a Rutu Modan book called Jamilti and…
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    Music, All Shook Down DC Executive Editor on His Way Out the Door?

    DC Executive Editor on His Way Out the Door?

    By Matthew Shaer i09, Gawker Media's sci-fi/geek culture blog – tagline: "Strung out on science fiction" – is reporting/speculating that Executive Editor Dan DiDio may be on his way out the swinging doors of DC. (Faster than a speeding…
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    Music, All Shook Down 'Drawing criticism' at the NY Post, and other Astonishing Tales

    'Drawing criticism' at the NY Post, and other Astonishing Tales

    By Matthew Shaer A couple of comics-related items came bubbling up to the mass media surface this week – chief among them a charge of "lifting" leveled at the New Yorker. In a report published in the New York…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: Inside the 'Mane' Vein

    On Comics: Inside the 'Mane' Vein

    By Matthew Shaer Adrian Tomine, occasional New Yorker cover artist and “Optic Nerve” star, made headlines late last year with “Shortcomings,” a book the NYT called “an investigation into matters of the heart.” Mostly correct: Tomine does mine the…
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    Music, All Shook Down Christian Bale: Mom Started It!

    Christian Bale: Mom Started It!

    Erstwhile Welsh actor Christian Bale has been in the news a lot today, and not because "The Dark Knight" made gazillions of dollars and broke all sorts of box office records. Turns out Bale – who has donned the…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: Strong Early Reviews for Leterrier's 'Hulk'

    On Comics: Strong Early Reviews for Leterrier's 'Hulk'

    By Matthew Shaer So the web's communal temperature spiked yesterday afternoon after some early reviews of "The Incredible Hulk" were posted over at Ain't It Cool News. If you believe everything the AICN anonymous critics/shit-stirrers say – and who…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: 'Dark Knight' is a 'Thunderbolt,' or Something

    On Comics: 'Dark Knight' is a 'Thunderbolt,' or Something

    "Heads up: a thunderbolt is about to rip into the blanket of bland we call summer movies." So says the perennially overheated – and often bland! – Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. Like a whole host of insidery types,…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: An "Event" Overload?

    On Comics: An "Event" Overload?

    By Matthew Shaer Back in the day – before the attack of the portable electronic devices but after the attack of the basement-dwelling bloodsuckers – Stephen King used to toss around a theory about the problematic nature of the…
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    Music, All Shook Down More 'Watchmen' details released

    More 'Watchmen' details released

    By Matthew Shaer News keeps gushing out of Warner Bros. on the "Watchmen" project, which Alan Moore, the author of the original book, has disavowed. Current cast listing puts Billy Crudup up front as the bright blue Dr. Manhattan,…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: A Webcomix Reading File

    On Comics: A Webcomix Reading File

    By Matthew Shaer Over at Digital Strips, the Midnight Cartooner notes that, “More and more creators are learning that it’s easy as cake to take their webcomics and get them printed. Even if an established printing house won’t pick…
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    Music, All Shook Down On The Radar: Michael Turner

    On The Radar: Michael Turner

    By Matthew Shaer Marvel announced today that Michael Turner – he of "Witchblade" and, like, 38 million DC covers – has drawn up two variant portraits for next month's "Wolverine." (One’s a “sketch” variant, so expect to fork over…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: There Might Be $50,000 in Your Closet (But Probably Not)

    On Comics: There Might Be $50,000 in Your Closet (But Probably Not)

    The International Herald Tribune had a pretty good piece this week on the crazy prices original comic book art is now drawing at auction houses. What's most remarkable is the appreciation on some of this shit, which can include…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: Did A.O. Scott Just Ruin 'Hancock' for Everyone?

    On Comics: Did A.O. Scott Just Ruin 'Hancock' for Everyone?

    In his review of the Will Smith superhero movie "Hancock," CNN's Tom Charity described a final plot twist coming "so far out of left field you would need a crystal ball to see it coming." Like most critics, he…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: Stars align for 'Iron Man'

    On Comics: Stars align for 'Iron Man'

    By Matthew Shaer Good news for Marvel this weekend: the Jon Favreau-powered "Iron Man" flick is a critical smash. No small achievement, really, considering that most recent comix-related films have been hung out to dry in the mainstream press,…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: Superman, Shrunken

    On Comics: Superman, Shrunken

    By Matthew Shaer Can’t be bothered to actually flip the pages of your favorite comic book? Worry not: you’ll soon be able to digitally geek out through the magic of the mobile. Reuters is reporting that several cell carriers…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: Page Diving

    On Comics: Page Diving

    By Matthew Shaer From 1998 to 2007 the New York-based artist Allan Norico showed up at a whole hell of a lot of shows, mostly of punk/rawk variety. He saw Avail at the Knitting Factory in '06, and Mewithoutyou…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: Crazy Lady Hates Comic Books, You

    On Comics: Crazy Lady Hates Comic Books, You

    Do you read comic books? Then you are dumb, and also, you are a "ne'r-do-well." So says crazy Chicago lady Fran Gelb, who this week wrote an angry letter to the Windy City's Trib. "In my early school…
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    Music, All Shook Down How to score with a 900-year-old wizard

    How to score with a 900-year-old wizard

    By Matthew Shaer So Matt Wagner, a veteran of "Sandman Mystery Theater" and "Grendel," is returning to Vertigo this week with his take on "Lady Xanadu." And the whole thing is actually a bit of a disaster. If one…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: File Under 'Phantasmagoric'

    On Comics: File Under 'Phantasmagoric'

    By Matthew Shaer Vertigo and DC recently revived "House of Mystery," a rock-'em/sock-'em/blood-splattered horror series famously targeted by the Comics Code Authority in the late '50s. (Check David Hajdu's great "Ten-Cent Plague," published this spring, if that part of…
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    Music, All Shook Down On Comics: Who is the Best Joker Ever?

    On Comics: Who is the Best Joker Ever?

    "With his butchered face resembling a wrinkled finger wrapped in a Band-Aid for too long, his love of chaos drives the Joker to take giddy pleasure from dragging everyone down to his murderous level." That's film critic Joe Neumaier,…
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    Music, All Shook Down Have Armor, Will "Adjust Your Claims"

    Have Armor, Will "Adjust Your Claims"

    By Matthew Shaer In this week's "Batman" – the first in the "R.I.P." series, which is shaping up to be pretty damn good – Bruce bemoans the fact that "the only criminals left in Gotham are these stupid homemade…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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