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Charles Burns' Sugar Skull comics review

By Leroy Douresseaux

Follow me on Twitter. The graphic novel trilogy that began in X'ed Out and continued in The Hive comes to an end with Sugar Skull, written and drawn by the trilogy's creator, Charles Burns.  The long strange trip of a guy named Doug comes to an end that is both mind-bending and heart-wrenching (or pathetic, depending on how you look at it). In X’ed Out, Burns introduced Doug, a photographic artist who has a head injury of some kind.  One night, he awakens and sees his cat, Inky, who is supposed to be dead.  Doug follows Inky through a hole torn in a brick wall, where he discovers a place called The Hive.  This place is likely an alternate reality that has been induced by the trauma Doug experienced and by the prescription medications he uses.  In the Hive, Doug's persona becomes that of “Johnny,” a version of Nitnit, his...  



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VIZ Media Announces Takeshi Obata at 2014 NY Comic Con

Oct 1, 2014 - 21:38

@VIZMedia and Reedpop welcome manga artist Takeshi Obata to the 2014 New York Comic Con; he is the artist of "Death Note."  


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VIZ Media Announces 2014 New York Comic Con Schedule

Sep 30, 2014 - 23:25

@VIZMedia will be at 2014 New York Comic Con (Booth #1944), and announces special events, convention exclusives and an appearance by Takeshi Obata.  


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My Love Story: Volume 2 Advanced manga review

Sep 30, 2014 - 22:21

@VIZMedia presents My Love Story!! Volume 2, in which Takeo Goda revels in having a girlfriend and prepares for a big date.  


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Review: Southern Bastards #4

Sep 30, 2014 - 21:49

@jasonaaron and @jasonlatour deliver one of the best single issues of a comic all year.  


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Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #3 - First Look

Sep 30, 2014 - 19:00

When Alice asks the Doctor if they can visit one of her mother’s musical heroes, she’s initially disappointed  


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Action Lab Joins the Top 20

Sep 30, 2014 - 18:54

Action Lab Entertainment began four years ago as response to the need for new voices and new concepts  


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New Comics Customer White Paper

Sep 30, 2014 - 18:51

The composition of the comics and graphic novel audience is changing rapidly


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ERB Revisited, Part 3

Sep 30, 2014 - 14:09

Rediscovering ERB's most famous creation, Tarzan of the Apes


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Review: D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die

Sep 29, 2014 - 21:52

This weird and unique point and click adventure is engaging and welcomed.


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VIZ Media Announces "Honey Blood"

Sep 29, 2014 - 11:04

@VIZMedia announces the new shojo manga, "Honey Blood," the story of a beautiful girl who falls for the old-world charm of a mysterious writer.


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DC Comics On-Sale 10/01/2014

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:03

New series: "Gotham Academy," "Lobo," and "Flash Season Zero" begin; plus, new issues of Batman Eternal, Action Comics, and more.


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Marvel Comics On-Sale 10/01/2014

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:03

New series: "Thor" "Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier," and "Guardians 3000" begin; plus, new issues of Edge of Spider-Verse, and more.


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IDW Comics On-Sale 10/01/2014

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:02

New issues of Angry Bird Comis, Kill Shakespeare Mask of Night, Rogue Trooper Classics, Silent Hill Downpour Anne's Story, and more.


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Dark Horse Comics On-Sale 10/01/2014

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:02

New books: The Art of the Book of Life and The Art of Naught Dog; plus, new issues of Usagi Yojimbo Senso, Concrete Park Respect, and more.


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Image Comics On-Sale 10/01/2014

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:01

New series: "Cutter" and "Li'l Depressed Boy Supposed to be There Too" begin; plus, new issues of Burn the Orphanage Reign of Terror, God Hates Astronauts, and more.


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General Comics On-Sale 10/01/2014

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:00

Comic books and related matter from Diamond Distributors' non-premiere publishers for the week of October 1, 2014.


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Johnny Bullet - Still Working on It

Sep 28, 2014 - 22:37

This panel took me an entire day. It's from strip number four of Johnny Bullet.


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Honey Blood: Volume 1 Advanced manga review

Sep 28, 2014 - 11:49

@VIZMedia presents Honey Blood Volume 1, in which a teen girl meets a popular author of vampire romance novels and falls for his mysterious ways.


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