The Buy Pile

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The Buy Pile

Hannibal Tabu's long running review column THE BUY PILE may sometimes be brutal, possibly even without provocation, but it always shoots straight when taking a gander at the week's latest comics.

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The Buy Pile: Of Machines and a Mockingbird

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The Buy Pile: Gunfire Shapes The Galaxy

The Buy Pile: Gunfire Shapes The Galaxy

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The Buy Pile: Nuts To Doctor Doom!

The Buy Pile: Nuts To Doctor Doom!

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The Buy Pile: Best Friends, Lost Sons & A Pregnant Superhero

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The Buy Pile: Hard Lessons in American and Cybertronian Life

The Buy Pile: Hard Lessons in American and Cybertronian Life

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The Buy Pile: Visions of the Afterlife

The Buy Pile: Visions of the Afterlife

Tom King tells intense tales of synthezoids, while Joshua Hale Fialkov writes one of the most interesting conversations ever.

The Buy Pile: Terrorists In Space? Nuts To That!

The Buy Pile: Terrorists In Space? Nuts To That!

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The Buy Pile: Monsters, Music & Mercenaries

The Buy Pile: Monsters, Music & Mercenaries

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The Buy Pile: Initiate The Coulson Protocols

The Buy Pile: Initiate The Coulson Protocols

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The Buy Pile: Cobra World Order

The Buy Pile: Cobra World Order

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The Buy Pile: Love, Lies and Revolution In Space

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The Buy Pile: A Lump Of Coal from The Krampus

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