I always believed it was the things you don’t choose that makes you who you are. Your city, your neighborhood, your family. People here take pride in these things, like it was something they’d accomplished. The bodies around their souls, the cities wrapped around those. I lived on this block my whole life; most of these people have. When your job is to find people who are missing, it helps to know where they started. I find the people who started in the cracks and then fell through. This city can be hard. When I was young, I asked my priest how you could get to heaven and still protect yourself from all the evil in the world. He told me what God said to His children on Light Weeks. “You are sheep among wolves. Be wise as serpents, yet innocent as doves.”


Josh Flanagan says try…

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Star Wars: Vader’s Little Princess

By Jeffrey Brown

If this wasn’t a Star Wars book, I’d still buy it, because Jeffrey Brown is great. But it is also a Star Wars book, and a sequel at that. Brown’s funny, touching, and incisive view of parenthood under the guise of a pop culture dalliance is worth your time and money, and I can’t wait to place it next to its predecessor on the shelf.


Conor Kilpatrick says try…

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Superman Family Adventures #12

By Art Baltazar & Franco

It’s the final issue of the best Superman book going right now, and one of the best books that DC is putting out, period. So why should you check this one out? You should check this one out because it’s wonderfully drawn and funny and usually full of knowing nods to the more problematic aspects of The New 52. And then when you read it see what you had been missing for the last year, you will slap yourself on the forehead in a comically exaggerated way and then run out and buy all the back issues.


Paul Montgomery also says try…


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The Creep HC

By John Arcudi, Jonathan Case, Tonci Zonjic

While it’s not the Radiohead oral history the title may suggest, I’m pretty stoked for my next helping of John Arcudi. My fellow Philadelphian partners with Jonathan Case (Green River Killer) on a chilling yarn about murdered kids and the butt ugly detective tasked with getting them some justice. I should clarify: Jonathan Case isn’t the actual Green River Killer, he just drew the thing.



  1. Love the quote. One of my favorite films/novels.

    I think I’ll try out The Creep. I’ve heard good things and it sounds up my alley. I bought the first Brown SW for my cousin and his little girl, and they both enjoyed it so I may snatch up the sequel for them too.

  2. I read The Creep in issues, and it was fantastic. Jonathan Case is a knockout artist in the making. I’m also gonna pick up the hardcover.

    • Man.,. i read it in issues too and it made an impression … Great art and writing. I hope we see more from them. They were the highlight of my comics reading when they were coming out.

  3. How did Jeffrey Brown get rights to the Star Wars franchise? I wonder if you even need to get rights to do such a book. That’s amazing.

    • Licensing. There are a TON of Star Wars books out there.

      (It wouldn’t be Brown that got the license, it would be Chronicle Books who would have then hired Brown to do them.)

  4. Avatar photo Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Two delightful all-ages books and a third about dead kids. The iFanboy difference.

  5. Vader’s little Princess should be in my mailbox as we speak. It’s for my 17 yr old daughter. cuz I’m that kind of dad. I’m gonna read it first of course. It’s my second J Brown book and like him a lot.

  6. Father of boy-girl twins, and loved Vader and Son. Little Princess disappeared from my Amazon wish list, so I’m anticipating getting it as a gift. Yes, they will be Luke and Leia for at least one Halloween. Possibly every Halloween until they’re old enough to protest.

  7. Avatar photo whybigfoot (@whybigfoot, @bwachter70) says:

    My daughter loves Superman Family. She was very upset that it is being canceled.