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Comics/Culture #3: Stray Bullets and Billy Joel

By Zak Edwards

Stray Bullets: Killers #6 came out last week and, as always, I was excited to get my copy and even more delighted by how good the series still is. In fact, saying it’s just as good is an insult. The years writer/artist David Lapham took off from from his beloved Stray Bullets gave him more experience, and that experience is in every panel of its glorious return. But every time I pick up an issue, I think of Billy Joel. You see, Michael Ian Black wrote one of the funniest books in existence back in 2008 called My Custom Van. In between the introduction by Abraham Lincoln and a fictional story about getting told off by a woman in an elevator, Black writes the story of Billy Joel heading to a party, knowing in his heart of hearts they’re going to make him play “Piano Man.” Despite a career spanning...  

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