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Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions. It was the best of times, it was the...no, it was nowhere near the best of times, as the politically and socially turbulent pages of Alison Bechdel's Essential Dykes to Watch Out For attest. It was a fine year for comics, how ... More >>
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