Bento Review: Put The Book Back On The Shelf

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Comic Bento’s theme for the month was “amped,” with everything being connected to music somehow.  Besides being pleased that didn’t mean a Dazzler trade from Marvel, I think I got the most eclectic collection yet.

First up was something from Image called Put the Book Back on the Shelf:  a Belle & Sebastian anthology.  Review after the cut.

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Bento Review: Rai: Welcome To New Japan

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I can remember, back in the 90s when Image Comics formed around Marvel’s biggest artists jumping ship to form their own company, being told by various comic shop owners and clerks about just how darn good Valiant comics was doing at about that time.

I only got a scattering of Valiant books, and while they weren’t bad, my finances can only stretch so far.

Recently, Valiant’s characters and line have returned and have been getting a lot of buzz.  And the good folks at Comics Bento sent me one…

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Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #38: The Maxx

the-maxxImage Comics exploded onto the scene when its founding members all quit Marvel (and, symbolically since none of them worked there at the time, DC) to form their own publishing company.  Image was made up of smaller publishers that sort of worked together, but for the most part each creator was on his own.  Though initially superhero oriented, as befitted the work the founders were doing when they quit Marvel, Image Comics today publishes a wide range of titles and isn’t above doing some experimental work outside the superhero genre.

One of the characters that may have bridged that gap was the Maxx.

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Jimmy Recommends: Chrononauts

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I may or may not have a friend who is working on a super secret project with writer Mark Millar.  He may or may not have asked me to familiarize myself with Millarworld for reference.  So this past weekend I checked out a book called Chrononauts from Image Comics.  And so should you.  I’ll break down why after the cut.

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Comic Recommendation – THE AUTUMLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW

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If you’re a comic book fan like me, you have two major problems. The first being that you spend too much money on your current comic runs, and the second being that you are always wondering if there is an new run you should start. Well let me assure you fellow comic fans, you are not alone. But – despite these ongoing problems (which we will not address today) I implore you that if you are wondering if there are new runs you should start, let Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw satiate your hunger.

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