New Reads at the Wow Cool Shop

New Reads at the Wow Cool Shop

Recent posts on Wow Cool Katriona Chapman’s Follow Me In – Reviewed by Rob Clough You’ve Seen Love Death And Robots, Right? Editorial comment moment here. It was OK. About three episodes were pretty memorable. Yeah, I’d totally watch another season. Celebrate [St. Patrick’s Day] With...

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Katriona Chapman’s Follow Me In – Review

Katriona Chapman’s Follow Me In – Review

Follow Me In is Katriona Chapman’s debut book from UK publisher Avery Hill. It details a transformative trip to Mexico with her then-boyfriend and focuses on the details of the trip as well as her ambivalence toward her boyfriend thanks to his alcoholism. Best known for her autobio...

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The Amazing Spider-Man Comic Strip Says Goodnight

The Amazing Spider-Man Comic Strip Says Goodnight

Sunday March 17 2019, saw the last Sunday installment of the 42-year long run of the syndicated Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man comic strip. The last daily strip was published on Saturday, March 23. Creators Alex Saviuk and ghost writer Roy Thomas make cameo appearances in the first...

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New Beans In Wow Cool Land

New Beans In Wow Cool Land

Recent posts on Wow Cool Good Omens Official Trailer Released Steven Cerio’s ABC Book – A Drug Primer The Stupid Pages The Stupid Pages 47 – The Walrus Zippy The Pinhead Read the last two weeks of strips – right. now! New Books, Comics, Zines & Video New Backlist Titles  

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Steven Cerio’s ABC Book – A Drug Primer

Steven Cerio’s ABC Book – A Drug Primer

Steven Cerio’s ABC Book – A Drug Primer first appeared some two decades ago as a slim hardcover book from the late Gates of Heck Press. It took you on a trip from A for “Angel Dust” to Z for “Zoloft”.  The satiric psychedelic tome went on to win a Firecracker...

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New on Wow Cool

New on Wow Cool

In like a lion! The big news this week is that we have added Zippy the Pinhead by Bill Griffith to the site. Read it everyday in full color. Strips are archived for two weeks. We also have many new reviews, features & new books, comics and zines. Recent posts on Wow Cool Preorder Dylan...

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Links Keep Tumbling Down

Links Keep Tumbling Down

It’s been a couple of months since the last installment of the ‘something good to read on a Sunday’ linkdown bonanza. We’ll see how far we can get down the accumulated backlog of goodness assembled in that interim. How far down the rabbit hole can you go? Art: A Hundred...

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Hellen Jo’s Jin & Jam – Review

Hellen Jo’s Jin & Jam – Review

There’s little that’s quiet about Hellen Jo’s Jin and Jam, a Sparkplug Comic Books release. In the tradition of cartoonists like Charles Schulz, she’s clearly exploring different aspects of her self through her various characters. Jo’s characters are very much...

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Liz Suburbia’s Egg Cream #1 – Review

Liz Suburbia’s Egg Cream #1 – Review

Note: This review contains major spoilers for Egg Cream and for the proceeding work Sacred Heart.  Egg Cream #1 is Liz Suburbia’s compromise between working non-stop on a new book and doing a one-woman anthology on the side. This series will anthologize the follow-up to her book Sacred...

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David King’s Danny Dutch – Review

David King’s Danny Dutch – Review

In small press comics, the output from a publisher tends to reflect their own personal aesthetic, even when they exert no editorial control over them. That shows through in things like design and format, creating a sort of house style, especially when a publisher puts out a limited number of...

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New Comics at Wow Cool

New Comics at Wow Cool

It’s February! Wow! Month will be over soon and it’s barely started. We’ve got a few new books for you to enjoy, from Umbrella Academy to the latest Narwhal & Jelly adventure. A few old gems have been polished up and added to the shop as well. Things were a little slow...

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Happy Birthday Grant Morrison!

Happy Birthday Grant Morrison!

Thee Glaswegian wizard writer turns 59 today. Grant Morrison, MBE is a Scottish comic book writer and playwright. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics’s Animal Man, Batman, JLA, Action Comics, All-Star Superman...

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New Arrivals at Wow Cool

New Arrivals at Wow Cool

Hello! It is still January 2019 it seems, and we have a bunch of updates since our last check in a couple weeks ago. New reviews, new books and a new free digital comic from Sparkplug Books. Wow Cool will be up at the Foster City Library on Saturday February 2nd for the PLCAF Expo.

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Simplicity : The Life of Alex Toth

Simplicity : The Life of Alex Toth

Originally appearing on the DVD set Space Ghost & Dino Boy: The Complete Series this is the only documentary on the life and work of the great cartoonist Alex Toth that we’ve ever heard of. There is an anecdote involving Jack Kirby around 43 minutes in that will blow your freaking mind...

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K. Thor Jensen’s Cloud Stories – Review

K. Thor Jensen’s Cloud Stories – Review

If Red Eye, Black Eye was K. Thor Jensen’s version of a comics senior thesis, then his short story collection Cloud Stories was his PhD. dissertation. The former had all that young cartoonist energy, for good and ill, especially as a work of autobiography. There were plenty of times where...

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Welcome 2019 With Some New Reads

Welcome 2019 With Some New Reads

OK, that little holiday break thing is past us now and we’ve got a few treats for you old and new. We are also still taking pre-orders on Rad Erwank/Conspiracy Dog. As you may have heard, online social networks have been a bit of a rats nest in recent times. After reviewing our main image...

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K. Thor Jensen’s Red Eye, Black Eye – Review

K. Thor Jensen’s Red Eye, Black Eye – Review

K. Thor Jensen’s Red Eye, Black Eye (Alternative Comics) is the work of a young cartoonist. That is literally true, as the book was published in 2007 after being serialized online, but the tone and content is very much of a man in his mid-20s trying to figure out his life. As such, a...

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Welcome to the Show It is Starting Now

Welcome to the Show It is Starting Now

I’m not going to hold your hand on these. It’s been a long week. Go click some links and stare at some stuff. Stop by my shop later today and we can chew the fat about it. Tempeh if you’re vegan. Firstly: Variety has A First Look at: Alan Moore’s ‘The Show,’ Starring Tom Burke...

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Jason Shiga’s Bookhunter – Review

Jason Shiga’s Bookhunter – Review

One reason why I love comics is that I occasionally run into a creator producing art that would only work as comics. I prefer not to use reductive terms like “pure cartooning”, but I have a great appreciation for many artists who rethink this idea of making marks on paper for a...

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