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V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015


Reading Recommendation: Monstress

Marjorie Liu transposes real-world issues into a fantasy world

By Maggie Grimason [ Tue Nov 24 2015 3:48 PM ]

Writer Marjorie Liu wastes no time in her new comic series, Monstress.

Within the first issue alone the main character has evolved three times over from slave, to prisoner, and beyond. Not only is the character development rapid and spot-on, but the world building is immediate and visceral. We can thank Liu's collaborator, Tokyo-based Sana Takeda, for her contributions to the ornate, mystical aesthetic of Monstress.

Perhaps most importantly, Liu is taking on heavy issues in the story of the series- identity, racism, the legacy of war and the degradation that comes with drug abuse.

I highly suggest keeping up with Monstress as the story evolves. The first two issues are out now from Image Comics.

V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015

The Daily Word in Calvin and Hobbes, Governor Martinez, and a Zoolander sequel

By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Nov 18 2015 1:16 PM ]
The Daily Word

Thirty years ago today the first Calvin and Hobbes comic was published. Go read it and relive your childhood.

The Lobo's best season in much too long causes a surge of local pride.

Drunk girls and puppies, a match made in Buzzfeed heaven.

The third article of a four part investigative story on the examination of Governor Martinez' campaign spending.

Previous generations have screwed the current one. Let's try and break the cycle.

Zoolander returns.

V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
Curious George stops by Page One at 2pm to help them celebrate their 34th birthday.

Culture Shock


Between learning contra dance, scoping artsy houses from the inside and celebrating both Independent Bookstore Day and Free Comic Book Day, there’s no time for boredom in ABQ.
V.24 No.7 |


The Daily Word in bulldozing the Bosque, movie moms and R. Crumb

By Lisa Barrow and Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Feb 17 2015 4:37 PM ]
The Daily Word

Want to rally Wednesday afternoon to halt construction in the Bosque?

Balance out those avocados with some spicy chile. Capsaicin "appears to prevent weight gain in mice that are fed a high-fat diet."

Why do prosecutors always get their way?

Alibi writer Genevieve Mueller noticed something strange about movie moms.

The younger Bush can't escape the legacy of his older, poodle-painting brother.

Are insurance companies rewriting Hurricane Sandy damage reports to save money?

Avail yourself of R. Crumb's regimen for staying sane.

V.23 No.52 |


The Daily Word in a toddler killed a woman in Walmart with her own concealed-carry gun

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Dec 30 2014 2:43 PM ]
The Daily Word

You got problems? These comics have PROBLEMS.

New Mexico's antiquated liquor sales restrictions may loosen up some more.

Would eliminating cheap booze reduce the incidence of DWI?

TLC Driving School finally (not really) explains why they closed without notice.

The new overseer of the EPA is a climate-change denier.

You can't drink beer in an alligator herd.

Looks as though parts of the missing Air Asia plane and some bodies of passengers have been recovered.

A toddler shot and killed a woman in a Walmart. The questions this raises about America and gun safety would seem too large to ignore–but I bet we'll have no problem ignoring them anyway.

If you aren't familiar with Hip Hop Family Tree Comics, start with this week's Boing Boing installment, then gorge on archives or buy a copy. Ed Piskor's comic has become something I greatly anticipate every week.

V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014
“Super Girl” by Sara Richard

Gallery Review

Badass Lady-Love

Women of Comics soars at Metropolis

By Holly von Winckel
In a new show at ABQ’s comic art gallery, women are loved for being badass, and no one minds that most of them are not real people.
V.22 No.48 | 11/28/2013

Culture Shock

By Lisa Barrow
Shock yourself into Burque cultural awareness and make your eyeballs happy with this week’s Culture Shock.
V.22 No.32 | 8/8/2013

Arts Feature

Our Bodies, Our Stories

New sex and relationship book empowers everybody

By Eva Avenue
In candidly self-aware comics and essays, Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf explores the spectrum human relationships and sexuality. All of it.
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
V.8 No.35 • September 2-8, 1999
Tony Millionaire


Alibi Flashback: Hey Kids! Comics!

Two-fisted words and pictures team-up was an annual tradition

Picture this: Back in the day, Alibi produced an annual comic-centric issue. It featured columns illustrated by many of the talented cartoonists with which we’ve worked. This was labor-intensive, time-consuming and really hard to do on a deadline. The result, however,was some of our favorite copy.

V.20 No.52 |


The Daily Word in a close caucus, quasicrystals and zombie bees

By TOM NAYDER [ Wed Jan 4 2012 9:33 AM ]
The Daily Word

Close one in Iowa last night.

Bachmann is out, Perry is reassessing.

Is it now OK for presidential candidates to cry?

New interchange design for I-25/US 550 unveiled.

Teen run over in Rio Rancho Hastings parking lot.

How much money does Sesame Street make?

Bandai Entertainment, one of the major companies involved in bringing anime to America is closing its doors.

Hybrid sharks found off the coast of Australia.

Facebook hands out White Hat debit cards to friendly hackers.

Should smokers who roll their own have to pay the full cigarette tax?

The only known naturally occurring quasicrystal is actually part of a meteorite.

Top 10 worst women of 2011.

Yeti crab is one of the new creatures discovered near Antarctic hot springs.

George Leutz's third attempt at a Q*Bert world record fails.

Dennis Rodman is starting a topless basketball team.

Hey, what's under that woman's dress?

Snoop stops smoking long enough to help a lady win a car on The Price Is Right.

Happy New Year 2012!

Trailer for Steven Van Zandt's new Netflix-exclusive series Lilyhammer.

The 11 best comics of 2011 were …

What's worse than bees? How about zombie bees!

These Christian kids just fixed your favorite song.

Welcome to The Obliteration Room.

Year-long exposure of the Toronto skyline is pretty sweet.

R.I.P. British cartoonist Ronald Searle.

Happy Birthday Yoshimoto Nara!!!

Thanks Constance!

V.20 No.48 |


The Daily Word in bendy straws, storm and indefinite detention

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Dec 1 2011 10:17 AM ]
The Daily Word

Kid hauled off to juvy for burping in class, according to civil rights lawsuit.

New Mexico 10th worst-run state in the union, says finance pub.

Occupy evictions in LA were fraught with violence and arrests, and only certain media were allowed to observe.

Big storm headed our way. Is the gas company ready this time?

Senate considers a bill that could allow terrorism suspects—including Americans—to be held indefinitely without trial.

Horses may be killed for their meat after Congress lifts a ban on funding for inspections.

Man imbued with the holiday spirit freaks people out.

Superman comic sold for more than $2 million.

APD chief and mayor want you to vote on the look of the new police cars.

The history of the bendy straw.

V.20 No.41 |


The Daily Word in Republican Debates, Prisoner Exchange and Strip Searches

By Tom Nayder [ Wed Oct 19 2011 9:38 AM ]
The Daily Word

Republican presidential candidates debated in Las Vegas last night. Hey Sarah Palin, who do you think won?

Turkish troops enter Iraq after Kurdish attacks kill 26 Turkish soldiers.

Tea Party leaders asks small businesses to stop hiring people until Obama stops his war against business.

Prisoner exchange in Israel.

Lions, tigers and bears on the loose in Ohio after zookeeper commits suicide.

Officer-involved shooting in Grants.

Doctors say you should never use bumper pads in infant cribs.

Strip search called for at the World Scrabble Championship after a letter goes missing.

Bill Gates to testify in Windows 95 antitrust case. Wait, what?

America's angriest cities.

In 2013 we mine the moon!

For fretful parents only: how to diagnose your toddler with ADHD.

Ten things debt collectors won't tell you.

New Zealand Mom spreads STD rumor to sabotage daughter's rival.

This day in history: wind power edition.

Eighteen years after his death, River Phoenix's final movie will be released.

How Barnes & Noble is wrecking comics.

The Stone Roses set to reunite after 15 years.

Movember is almost upon us.

Horror nerds are the worst type of nerds, right?

Harry Belafonte falls asleep during interview.

Screw you puppies!

True Blood adds new blood characters.

Happy Birthday Robert Reed!!!

V.20 No.36 |


The Daily Word in falling satellites, no clergy allowed at 9/11 ceremony and people wearing clown noses to spread joy.

Plus, let's ban deep sea fishing.

By Summer Olsson [ Fri Sep 9 2011 10:15 AM ]
The Daily Word

This satellite is going to fall to Earth, but NASA says it probably won't hit anyone.

More allergens this Fall than ever, including extra mold.

A team of marine scientists want to put a stop to deep sea fishing.

The private medical data of 20,000 patients was online without detection for almost a year.

Threat of terror attack has Department of Homeland Security beefing up.

Mayor Bloomberg bans clergy from 9/11 commemoration.

Xkcd reminds us that sending files is tricky.

Old-timey curse words and gross insults.

A muslim school navigates how to teach students about 9/11.

This poem reminds you to feel awesome about yourself.

A group that wears clown noses to make people smile, and wants you to wear them too.

V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011

Culture Shock

By Summer Olsson

Bubonicon, Steampunk Style

A totally killer schedule is in place for Albuquerque’s annual, homegrown festival of science fiction and fantasy. The theme of this year’s convention is steampunk, which we at the Alibi are crazy about [Feature, “Full Steam Ahead,” July 21-27]. There’s a costume contest on Saturday night, a discussion on “Steampunk Definitions: More Than Victorian Clothing,” a make-and-take workshop with gears, and vendors selling corsets, cloaks and all the other bits and bobs to fulfill your mechanical-wonder needs.

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V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011

Comic Reviews

Comic Speed Readin’

Tiny reviews of local creations

By Summer Olsson
Sweet 7000's Baaadassss Comics. This is the full, funky name of 7000 BC, a local nonprofit that supports New Mexican comic book writers and artists. Yes, the moniker is partially inspired by the independent nature of that one Melvin Van Peebles film you just thought about, but it also references the elevation of Santa Fe, where the group was founded. The comic book lovers on the Alibi editorial staff reviewed a handful of new 7000 BC offerings.
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