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Kyle "Why I Hate Saturn" Baker's new collection

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David M RoggePerson was signed in when posted
08-25-2003
11:10 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the review - I had no idea this was in the pipeline. I must admit, I -loved- "Saturn" and have bought most everything else Kyle put out (although "King David" just didn't seem that good to me at least, and "Cowboy Wally" was really only good in parts). I'll probably buy the new one just cause I liked "Saturn" --- and since I'm now set up to be disappointed, it may even work out better!

My only suggestion on reading the piece was that at the end it would have been nice to say "but if you don't have "Why I Hate Saturn", it's worth every cent" (or something like that, more better written and all...)
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bigdaddyhamePerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2003
04:57 PM ET (US)
His "King David" and "I Die at Midnight" were both released in the past couple of years - he hasn't disappeared - he's just concentrating his efforts. King David has to be one of the most brutal, and comedic, retellings of the David story.

I've been a fan since before Cowboy Wally - when he illustrated the Shadow comic series in the late eighties-early nineties - it was banned before it could be completed but it was soooo wonderfull dark. And funny. Which is what I like about Baker - dark, but funny.
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xradiographerPerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2003
03:21 PM ET (US)
I'm still in love with my 1988 copy of "Cowboy Wally." Chock-full-o-panels. His newer stuff has more artwork and less text. That's fair--it's a comic. But I miss the Baker dialogue....
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dshahinPerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2003
02:34 PM ET (US)
The funniest parts of Undercover Genie come from the Instant Piano anthology series Baker & friends did for Dark Horse. Now that's a hard to find comic.

dan shahin
www.hijinxcomics.com
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Eileen GunnPerson was signed in when posted
08-23-2003
11:23 PM ET (US)
Funny thing, Cory. I just got off a phone conversation with Robert Morales about what Kyle is up to now.

Bob and Kyle have completed the Marvel comic miniseries, "The Truth: Red, White, and Black," which posits that the experiments that ultimately (in Marvel-land) created Captain America in WWII were Tuskeegee-style experiments on black army conscripts, and the first Captain America was black. It's a brilliant, dark, series. Unflinching, and there's lots to flinch about.

Kyle has recently published "The New Baker," a series of New-Yorker-cartoon parodies (including a funny, on-the-mark Charles Addams), as well as "Undercover Genie." Samples can be had a http://www.kylebaker.com, as DJrock sez.

Eileen
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djrock3kPerson was signed in when posted
08-23-2003
12:11 PM ET (US)
Howdy

Superagreed! I've always thought of Kyle as the next Jack Davis ( http://www.planetcartoonist.com/editorial/success_jackdavis.shtml )
Something we really do need. I Very Biased, having most of his stuff, to extent of buying "Reflex" rock magazines to get his "critics at large" strip with Evan Dorkin.

Check out http://www.kylebaker.com for even more "Quality Jollity"

Take Care
DJrock

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