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Saturday, April 10, 2004
  Entertainment Weekly Covers Comics
In the April 16, 2004 edition of Entertainment Weekly (#760), the subscribers-only supplement "Listen2This" covers comics once again.  The comics section has expanded slightly over the past few installments:  It now spans one-and-a-half pages instead of only a single one.  (One of those narrow vertical ads fills up the remaining half of one page.)   Four comics are reviewed:
Interestingly, the graphics accompanying the reviews for Abadazad and Van Helsing's Night Off are incorrect, instead depicting, respectively, Ed Benes' version of Huntress from Birds of Prey and Iron Angel from Howard Chaykin's Mighty Love.  Simple screwups or sinister subliminal promotion for comics from EW's sibling company, DC Comics?

In a bold new direction, CrossGen begins publishing popular DC characters under different names.  Meet CG's latest heroine, Abadazad!
"Yeah, it really is Van Helsing's night off, so he asked me to cover for him."

Upcoming comics mentioned are:  Chosen, The Black Forest, Touch, Daredevil: Father, Dawn of the Dead, and The Complete Peanuts: 1950-1952.

Neil Gaiman also reminisces about his all-time favorite graphic novel, Tantrum by Jules Feiffer, reprinted in 1997 by Fantagraphics and featuring an introduction by...Neil Gaiman.
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