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Very Near Mint Vol. 1

Sam Jones and Colin Turner own the Splash Page, a pretty rad comic shop. They have a new employee, Nate, and Colin’s ex-girlfriend, Mackenzie, is back in town. Everything seems like it’s pretty great. That is, until this week’s new comics don’t show up, and a rival comic book shop opens across the street, and all hell breaks loose.

The Good
How could I not enjoy a book like this as a comic fan and all around geek?  It’s practically a graphic novel of “a day in the life of comic shop owners”, but with an interesting fictional book twist.  I personally appreciated what I felt was a Clerks influence, in both characters and humor.  I also like that it does a good job of taking stereotypes from comic fandom but not overdoing it.

The Bad
It’s too soon to make any overall op...

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Irresistible #1

Allen Keeg was your average middle age heart-broken sap who just went through the worst break up in his life. That was a year ago. Since then, Allen’s been having trouble getting back into the swing of things. But all that’s about to change. When Allen saves an old woman from being mugged, he will be given an amazing supernatural ability that will change his whole life. But is the gift of being irresistible to every woman he meets a gift or a dreadful curse?

Raven Gregory does it again with this tale of a man just wanting to feel loved again.  Who hasn’t found themselves in this scenario before?  Every guy the world over, despite what they may say, just wants to be the object of every woman’s eye...

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The Back Pain Avenger

2012 Illinois Arts Council Award Recipient. The Back Pain Avenger is a non-medicated memoir of rehabilitation. This alternative back pain relief book is loaded with comics, not endless chiropractor bills.

Discover how one eccentric leader in the disability community finally overcomes his back injury and no longer suffers from chronic back pain. Find out if the unorthodox methods he uses in healing back pain will work for you. This hard to believe, funny, yet true story is written and illustrated by award-winning author Joe Chiappetta.

Disability advocates, people with disabilities, their family members, as well as healthcare professionals and businesses that employ people with disabilities will be aching with laughs, insight, and the awareness that brings healing in this lighthearted ye...

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The Wonderboy Serials : Season 1

“Who will save us from Wonderboy?”

A lone man with extraordinary powers is responsible for the longest sustained global peace in modern history. Though worshiped for toppling brutal regimes, wiping out crime, and cleaning up financial institutions, dark realizations about Wonderboy threaten to unravel his hold on the public imagination.

A modern reinvention of the serialized dime store novel, the “Wonderboy” series examines the real-world implications of an all-powerful superhero from many perspectives such as a brilliant supervillian wasting away in a maximum security prison and a feminist blogger determined to expose the truth about Wonderboy to an adoring public...

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Eggs

24 pages of achingly bittersweet awesome from everyone’s favorite bassist from psychedelic rock band, The Gentle Art of Floating. This book is rated Mature Eyes Only.

The Good
This is a neat little compilation of honest stories, and you may just find yourself relating to one. Even if you can’t, they are tales about life that you can get a laugh from.  With sections involving everything from working at a sex shop, to the woes of school, the stories are certainly meant to entertain.  The newspaper comic style you don’t usually see in a book suits the approach to storytelling.

The Bad
Although some of the stories you may be able to relate to, not everyone will be able to appreciate all of the topics discussed...

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