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National Comics: Madame X Tells Your Halloween Future On The Wednesday Run – October 24, 2012

With Halloween only a week away, it makes sense to be reading comics about serial killers, cults, vampires, werewolves, demons and other sorts of monsters, real or imaginary, don’t you think?

I mean, one has to get into the mood of the season, somehow. Bite size Kit Kat, Aero and Coffee Crisp bars and Reese’s Pieces or Smarties boxes, bought in bulk bags at the local supermarket, although a fine start, doesn’t seem to scratch the Halloween itch nearly enough.

So, how about a visual tale of psychics, tarot cards, crime and…lawyers? Would a mysterious character called “Madame X” help scratch your Halloween itch?

You bet she would!

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Avengers Vs Xmen? I, Vampire? Justice League Dark? The Mind (And The Collector) Is Conflicted With Crossovers This Week On The Wednesday Run – March 21, 2012

In the comic book industry, the big, company-wide, every-character-you-can-think-of-going-up-against-the-biggest-baddest-villian-imaginable-with-the-most-ultimate-of-stakes-on-the-line series is generally reserved for the summertime. It’s like sequential storytelling’s version of a popcorn-coma Michael Bay film.

Well, here in southern Ontario (and, actually, much of North America), we’ve had some exceptionally warm weather for the month of March. Maybe it’s that reason, then, that both Marvel Comics and DC Comics are getting their major story arcs in gear a little early this year.

And it’s causing a bit of a dilemma this Wednesday in terms of deciding what one comic a reader should pick up.

How can you decide between these three fascinating comics out today?

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The Wednesday Run – September 14, 2011

It’s another Wednesday on the comic book store shelves and it’s another DC title that gets my attention. Sorry to all you Marvel lovers out there, but this was always going to be DC’s month. Still, if you just need to read a comic, any comic from the “House of Ideas,” then go pick up Ultimate Comics Spider-Man # 1. Not for the fact that Spider-Man is now Miles Morales, a teenager of African-American and Latino decent, which might prove interesting in itself, but for the amazing Sara Pichelli artwork!

I’ve already discussed my 10 most anticipated titles of DC’s new 52 comics appearing throughout the month (you can read about them here and here), but it’s Demon Knights that has raised my eyebrow this week. Read the rest of this entry

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