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martin wagner's hepcats comic book cover

Wizard #16: Martin Wagner

Troubled self-publisher Martin Wagner, and his comic Hepcats, was the focus of my tenth "Palmer's Picks" column. Where did it all go wrong?
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the cast of very vicky

Wizard #42: Very Vicky

Self-published '90s comic Very Vicky was profiled in "Palmer's Picks" along with its creators Jana Christy and John Mitchell.
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scott mccloud's destroy comic book cover

Wizard #20: Scott McCloud

I profiled Underrstanding Comics author Scott McCloud before his landmark book. Delve into his early work with a revisit of my original "Palmer's Picks."
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larry marder's tales of the beanworld comic book cover

Wizard #22: Larry Marder

Larry Marder's Tales of the Beanworld is a most peculiar comic book experience, but my "Palmer's Picks" about it had a decidedly peculiar opening line.
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art spiegelman's iconic cover of raw magazine #1

Wizard #10: Anthologies

Anthology comics Raw, Taboo and Drawn & Quarterly get the spotlight in this reexamination of my fourth "Palmer's Picks" column.
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jar of fools by jason lutes

Wizard #58: Top 10

Wizard's unofficial small press issue featured a special Palmer's Picks rundown of Ten Small Press Books You Should Own: Hate, Eightball, Dirty Plotte, and more!
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cover of the first trade paperback of art speigelman's maus a survivor's tale from raw magazine

Wizard #17: Christmas 1992

Take a look back at what might be the weirdest Christmas list ever assembled: Maus, Bone, Skin, Madman, and more in "Palmer's Picks" from winter 1992.
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dave sim's cerebus wielding a hammer standing on a crumbled statue of superman

Wizard #7: Dave Sim

I tackle the controversial Cerebus and its equally contentious creator Dave Sim as I reexamine the second installment of "Palmer's Picks" from 1992.
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alan moore and bill sienkiewicz's big numbers cover image

Wizard #14: Alan Moore

Alan Moore, Big Numbers, From Hell, Lost Girls, glaring typos, and flatulence...all in my revisit of "Palmer's Picks" from 1992.
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a selection of alternative comics from the 1990s, including robert crumb, joe matt, joe sacco, roberta gregory, julie doucet, chester brown, terry laban and stephen bissette

Wizard: How To Collect Comics

And now for something completely different...an unpublished article about indy comics written for a specialty magazine co-produced by Wizard and Toys R Us.
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black hole by charles burns

Wizard #77: A Small World?

Was there a future for the small press after the late '90s comic book market crash? I tried to answer that question with this feature in Wizard #77.
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morpheus from the cover of neil gaiman's sandman #1 by dave mckean

Wizard #6: Neil Gaiman

Revisiting the very first "Palmer's Picks" column from Wizard Magazine and my essay about Neil Gaiman's iconic Sandman series.
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