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Weekly Hit (and Miss) List: 9/06/2011

by Ben Peirce

A day late this week due to the Labor Day holiday (I was busy sitting by the lake and reading comics).  If you’re just joining us, the Weekly Hit (and Miss) List is a rundown of the best and worst things I read this week. It doesn’t have to be new – just new to me.

THE HITS

Asterios Polyp | Pantheon Books | David Mazzucchelli (w/a)

Ok, I’m a little late to the party on this one.  Plenty has already been said about this Eisner-winning OGN and a 3-sentence review wouldn’t begin to do it justice, so I’ll leave it at this: Get it. Read it. Read it again.  Asterios Polyp an absolute masterpiece of comic storytelling and worthy of a place among the all time greats.  If Watchmen was a deconstruction of the superhero genre, Asterios Polyp is a deconstruction of the comicbook art form itself – and it’s every bit as good! BUY IT

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