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Etelka Lehoczky

Etelka Lehoczky appears in the following:

'SuperMutant Magic Academy' Is Hogwarts With Nuts (And A Cherry)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kurt Vonnegut once famously described book critics as donning armor to battle a hot fudge sundae. Jillian Tamaki takes on Harry Potter in SuperMutant Magic Academy, but she's tossing marshmallows.

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A City Full Of Contradictions, And A Trilogy To Match In 'Nocturne'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The second volume of Anne Opotowsky's lavish trilogy about the Kowloon Walled City is like the city itself — vibrant and contradictory, its skilled atmospherics sometimes marred by sloppy art.

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'Lovelace And Babbage' Is A Thrilling Adventure

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sydney Padua's rollicking graphic novel about computing pioneers Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace transforms punch cards and little brass cogs into the stuff of legend, says critic Etelka Lehoczky.

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'Lulu Anew' Is No Lifetime Movie

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Étienne Davodeau's new graphic novel sounds like it could be laden with chick-flick schmaltz, but critic Etelka Lehoczky says this tale of female self-discovery is fresh, funny and unexpected.

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The 1970s, Warts (And More Warts) In 'Inner City Romance'

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Underground cartoonist Guy Colwell's dyspeptic chronicle of the 1970s captures a decade when idealism was out of style. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says Colwell's style is uneven but at times beautiful.

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'Displacement' Floats Too Close To The Surface

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lucy Knisley's new Displacement is a buoyant memoir of a cruise with her elderly grandparents. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says the book is engaging and lovely, but snorkels when it should dive deep.

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Low-Key, Real-Life Heroism In 'March: Book Two'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Rep. John Lewis continues his graphic memoir series about the civil rights movement in March: Book Two. He isn't afraid to humble the famous and focus on those whom history often overlooks.

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A Cool, Painstaking Account Of A Difficult Past In 'Fatherland'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nina Bunjevac tackles two troublesome subjects in Fatherland: Her Serbian nationalist father, and the occasionally violent, extremist history of his country — all in a controlled, icy-cool style.

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Millennia Of History, Beautifully Illustrated 'Here' In One Room

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Richard McGuire's Here started small — as an underground magazine cartoon 25 years ago. But it's grown to an epoch-spanning narrative that captures all the bits of history happening in one room.

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Purple Spirit Ninjas And Mohawked Foxes: 'Shutter' Is A New Adventure

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The first six issues of Shutter have been released as a trade paperback, and critic Etelka Lehoczky praises the comic's decidedly pointed take on classic exploration and adventure narratives.

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Helmets Aren't Always Enough To Keep Players Safe

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cricketer Phillip Hughes was wearing a helmet this week when a ball struck and killed him. NPR's Scott Simon wonders if some safety measures also encourage people to take on more risk.

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An Artist Draws His Journey Away From War And Death, With Gratitude

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shigeru Mizuki's Showa 1944-1953 is the third volume of his massive, autobiographical history of Japan and WWII, packed with anger at generals who ordered him to die, and gratitude for his survival.

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I'm Not Scary, I'm Just Drawn That Way: Great Comics For Halloween

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ready for a Halloween scare? Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says these graphic novels and compilations — packed with creepy cults, alien monsters, gravediggers and ghosts — are just the ticket.

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The Battle For Dreamland, Revisited In 'Nemo'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A lavishly produced new tribute to Winsor McCay's Little Nemo comics gathers dozens of today's artists to revisit Slumberland. Critic Etelka Lehoczky says the book is beautiful but unchallenging.

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The Freaky, Fabulous, Feminist 'Secret History' Of Wonder Woman

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Jill Lepore's new book about Wonder Woman reveals the unconventional life of her creator, William Moulton Marston, who invented the lie detector, championed feminism, and lived with two women at once.

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Rebooted Comic Heroine Is An Elegant, Believable 'Marvel'

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Author G. Willow Wilson and artist Adrian Alphona introduce the new Ms. Marvel — a 16-year-old Muslim girl from Jersey City — with elegant line work and utterly believable characterizations.

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Simple Sketches Of A Complicated Cure In 'The Hospital Suite'

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Cartoonist John Porcellino details a decades-long health struggle in his new graphic memoir. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says Porcellino's spare art is a powerful way to engage with the topic of illness.

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'Sally Heathcote' Rescues Women's Suffrage From The Doldrums

Monday, September 22, 2014

A working-class activist anchors this graphic novel portrayal of British suffrage. Sally Heathcote is a compelling mix of visual ingenuity and historical accuracy.

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Rescuing Science From The Military ... With Comics?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A new box set collects Matt Hawkins' comic Think Tank, which follows a sexy, scruffy scientific genius attempting to break away from his job developing lethal weapons for the military.

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Songs Of Innocence And Bitter Experience In 'Dreamless Dead'

Friday, August 22, 2014

Comics critic Etelka Lehoczky says the wildly discordant art styles in a new graphic novel compilation of World War I poetry work to illuminate the emotional chaos of soldiers on the Western Front.

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