Tupelo #1

Written by Matt DeGennaro
Art by Phil Elliott
32 pages, black and white
Published by Slave Labor Graphics

Every now and then, strange comics show up in my mailbox. There’s something great about it, to be honest. You open up an envelope, find a book you’ve never heard of before, sit down to read it, and discover that it’s absolutely fantastic. In the case of Tupelo from Slave Labor Graphics, that’s exactly what happened.

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Street Angel #1

Written by Jim Rugg and Brian Marcua
Art by Jim Rugg
24 pages, black and white
Published by Slave Labor Graphics

All right, I admit it. I’m the last one to the party when it comes to Street Angel. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to read it—anyone and everyone I know has raved about it for some time now. And you know what? They’re all absolutely right, because Street Angel is an utter delight.

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Private Beach #7

By David Hahn
24 pages, black and white
Published by Slave Labor Graphics

If you try and compare something to the television show “Twin Peaks”, all most people seem to remember was the over-the-top aspects of the show and that it became incomprehensibly strange and sputtered out into oblivion. What most people don’t remember is that the first season of “Twin Peaks” was a tightly-written show where character interactions kept audiences glued to their television sets, while a slight air of strangeness and mystery permeated the show. So when I say that Private Beach in many ways reminds me of “Twin Peaks”, I’m talking about the first season… and yes, it’s very much a compliment.

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