Comics: Boring's Exciting Ride

A comic-book saga comes to a resonant end

You can stop holding your breath. With the release of Eightball #21, underground-comic-book artist Dan Clowes has finally brought to a close his yearlong, three-issue saga, David Boring. If you're not a comic book fan and you weren't holding your breath, you should at least know this: Boring, with its concluding issue, has proved itself a work that captures the feeling of being young and filled with ennui and living in America at the end of the 20th century.

The central plot of the series revolves around romance: Boring, a young man with a blank face, finds love with a mysterious...

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