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Bureaucrats and Grunts: B.P.R.D. Women

Mike Mignola and John Arcudi treat their female characters with respect.

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Poster Boy

The poster art of Chris Williams.

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And You Fuck Them Up Right Back: Stitches and the Ethics of Memoir

Much of Stitches is about settling scores.

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La Chinoise and Marxist Sheep

“For us, in that apartment, where we were, Marxism was a bit like the sheep.”

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Embalmed Ones, Fabulous Ones, Those That Tremble as if They Were Mad

There are no outrageous surprises on the collated Eurocomics list (though individual choices, of course, are more idiosyncratic). Rather, the critics who participated in the poll chose works which (a) have been translated into English, (b) have been canonically sanctioned as works of influence and merit by important critics, and/or (c) span the major periods of Eurocomics production.

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Hooded Polyp: Born Again Again

“How much more basic can you get? I made up a superhero and named him ‘Power.’”—David Mazzucchelli describing the cartoons he drew as a child, from his Comics Journal #194 interview (1997). How should we evaluate David Mazzucchelli’s career? His work tends to fall neatly into three chronological periods. The first is his superhero period […]

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