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Pick of the Week – Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland

I grew up in Cleveland, actually not far from where Harvey Pekar lived.  So when it was announced one of his final projects before his death was about that city, I was beyond excited.  Having read it, Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland is fantastic.  While it covers a time of the city I wasn’t born, I called my parents after reading it asking if they knew the references he made.  But the graphic novel is more than just about Cleveland, Ohio, it’s also a story about America’s major cities as a whole, many who suffer like the city dubbed “The Mistake By the Lake.”  There’s a few more projects still to come from Pekar, but as a whole, this is up there as one of my favorite works by any comic creator.

  • Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland – see above
  • Secret History of D.B. Cooper #2 – I’m sure many of you skipped the first issue of this awesome series.  It’s so bizarre and entertaining.  I don’t even know how to describe it other than awesome.
  • Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #4 – I’m loving IDW’s Transformers relaunch with two stories focusing on two very different things, it’s never been a better time to be a Transformers fan.
  • 3 Story: Secret Files of the Giant Man – Matt Kindt’s new 3 Story one shot is amazing. I’ve read it, it’s an absolute must buy.
  • The Shadow #1 – Garth Ennis doing the Shadow?  Yes Please!
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