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December 23, 2008
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Scott Cederlund names The Black Diamond as one of the Best Comics of 2008: "Almost a year after the conclusion of this miniseries, Young’s ending to this story has still perplexed and delighted me. The abandonment of regular comic narrative was a brave choice as a voice of God type of narrative takes over for the conclusion of the story."

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...and there's an end-of-the-year wrap-up interview with me over at Johanna Draper Carlson's Comics Worth Reading, where I say things like: "We’re creator-focused, so we’re not killing trees to put out the next adventure of Copyright Retention Monthly, or something. We’re bringing you the next Adam Beechen OGN, or unveiling the Next Big Talent, or whatever. When we put out a book, we’re offering up an entertainment event."


December 22, 2008
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Alex Ness gives Holmes a shout-out as one of the best books of 2008: "Lastly, but not least I suggest every fan of Sherlock Holmes to turn off their snooty outlook and allow me to offer this fun, outlandish book. HOLMES by Omaha Perez is the collection of the story begun by Perez back in 2005, and completed and offered now by AiT/Planet Lar. Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes are a new odd couple here, with Dr. Watson providing Holmes with narcotics, and the two search for the skull of Joseph Hayden. What a strange trip it becomes... I preferred Bodhisatva by Perez, mostly because it went far deeper philosophically and was so different from anything else around at the time. HOLMES is also different, but, more a wild spoof than a true addition to the mythos of Holmes and Watson. The art is good, I liked it, and the story was funny. But ultimately this seemed more an excursion of let me try this than I have an idea. I still recommend it, but be prepared to snort in disgust if you like Sherlock Holmes, and giggle in amusement if you do not."


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