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atomic city tales by jay stephens

Wizard #56: Jay Stephens

The second Palmer's Picks spotlight on Jay Stephens coincided with the launch of his two new comics, The Land of Nod and Atomic City Tales.
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a collection of minicomics including work by david lasky, aleksander zograf, matt feazell, elizabeth watasin, tom motley and sean bieri

Wizard #34: Marshal Law

Brutal superhero parody Marshal Law got the "Palmer's Picks" treatment, the only time I broke format to focus on a character instead of a single writer or artist.
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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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doug gray's eye of mongombo with a duck attacked by a gang of mimes

Wizard #8: Humor Comics

A look back at my very serious examination of some seriously funny cartoonists like Peter Bagge, Drew Friedman, Doug Gray, and more.
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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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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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al feldstein's cover of ec comics' tales from the crypt #22

Wizard #11 & #12: EC Comics

Back in the summer of 1992, I devoted two "Palmer's Picks" columns to EC Comics. Now you can relive the whole experience in one handy blog post!
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