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I Wanna Be Literated #146
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A Contract with God: And Other Tenement Stories Hardcover Centennial Edition by Will Eisner   Let’s talk about the words “graphic novel.” You know it just means comics, right? Well, the thing is, mainstream comics want to use it to label their kiddy superhero comics and try to “legitimize” them. Where it really applies is the comic book stories that have been approached with a sort of elegance and integrity that has eluded superheroes comics for the past god-knows-how-long. The...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017
From the GC Archives: I WANNA BE LITERATED! #47
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Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness Vol. 3 Hardcover by Bryan Lee O’Malley   Welcome back to more Scott Pilgrim, folks. Yes, volume 2 had parts largely adapted for the movie, but here is where things start to take off. Volume 3: The Infinite Sadness (I wonder what that’s a reference to) looks deeply in what is arguably Scott’s most complex fight. Unlike Ramona’s other evil exes, to Scott Todd is his current flame’s ex AND his ex’s current flame...

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016
From the GC Archives: I Wanna Be Literated! #34
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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Vol. 2 Hardcover by Bryan Lee O’Malley Our CNN-like coverage of Scott Pilgrim continues. There are few things as joyful as reading and rediscovering this book. Especially in this new hardcover deluxe format. Having gotten into the series after being blown away by the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, it’s very easy to simply proclaim that the books are better than the movie. Not so. The books tell a different story than the comics....

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Thursday, 15 September 2016
FROM THE GC ARCHIVES: I WANNA BE LITERATED! #40
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Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life Vol. 1 Hardcover by Bryan Lee O’Malley   It’s about time we highlight Scott Pilgrim in this column. Simply because it’s one of the best comic book series ever written. Throughout the series, Bryan Lee O’Malley has found a way to mix romance, heartbreak, music, video games, and superheros all into one package, all with lightning speed pace. For what it is, Scott Pilgrim has made a remarkable impact on pop culture, and you can...

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Tuesday, 06 September 2016