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Comic book confidential

Comics 'grew up' in the late 805 thanks to three seminal titles: The Watchmen, Maus and The Dark Knight Returns. After a short-lived adult life they were once again dismissed as ‘nerdy'. But the appeal of comics won't go away.

Words: Miles Fielder

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EMPORIO ARMANI'S SPRING/ SUMMER collection will be available in a special sale which started on Saturday 1 July, if you’re fast there's still time to seek out a designer outfit. Emporio Armani, The Italian Centre, John Street, 0141 552 2272. lRA[)|l|Ol\l/\l lle l'HODS ARE the hallmark of P)r'l(i(}(“v"./(ll(‘l', a re<ent addition to [Edinlnirtjh's (raft s<ene With a Wide range of pottery,

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A FORMER IRONMONGERS on Glasgow's Byres Road has been converted into new jewellery shop Chaebol. The brainchild of brothers David and Andrew Forrest, the new shop showcases a vast range of contemporary jewellery alongside a state-of—the-art body piercing clinic items to look out for include a UV range for clubbers and exclusive body jewellery in platinum and