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Mourning in America: Remembering ‘Twin Peaks’

Frustrating expectations was part of Twin Peaks modus operandi.

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Infighting With Underdogs in ‘Civil War II: X-men #4’

The X-men battle each other, but leave a minimal impact.

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Twists, Turns, and Burns in ‘Superwoman #2’

Lois Lane's loss is not Lana Lang's gain.

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Restoring the ‘Women of Abstract Expressionism’

A well-designed, absorbing effort to restore women artists to their proper place in the history of the movement.

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‘Supergirl #1’: Same Symbol, Different Journey

Within her cousin's shadow, Kara Zor-El forges her own path.

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On the Art of Pairing Cover Art With Literature: Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover

The kind of detail and broader thinking that goes into creating a singular design aesthetic for a Penguin series is often imaginative, clever, and beautiful.

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Body-Swapping Superhero Slapstick in ‘All-New Wolverine Annual #1’

A body-swapping story that is high in entertainment value, but shallow in depth.

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The Girl of Steel Gets It Right in the First Season

Supergirl manages to balance a large (and growing) ensemble cast with aplomb, but any show with this many costumed characters can come off as a bit silly.

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‘Action Comics #962’: Deriving Novelty From the Inane

Is it possible to put this genie back in the bottle without destroying the bottle and everything else within a five-mile radius?

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Requiem for the Green Goliath: ‘Civil War II: The Fallen #1’

The death of Bruce Banner is met with drama, angst, and a different kind of anger.

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‘Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture’ Can Hardly Be Bettered

It is to the credit of the editors that they cover as much ground as they do, and in such style.

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Nils Büttner’s Examination of Hieronymus Bosch Pales in the Light of Its Subject

Hieronymus Bosch was a fantastic painter whose weird conception of the world stirs strong emotions. This new translation of Nils Büttner's analysis of the artist, alas, doesn't.

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All-New, All-Different Avengers Annual #1

An insight from fans creates a colorful world for Ms. Marvel.

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‘Into the Maelstrom’ Provides a Fascinating View of 20th Century Underground Movements

Free music performer and writer David Toop spends much of his latest effort exploring the philosophical and artistic movements from which pre-1970 performers drew inspiration.

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Moving Beyond the Dream Theory: A New Approach to ‘Mulholland Drive’

With doubles, strange coincidences and nightmarish elements, David Lynch shows us the reality of Hollywood living.

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Present and Future Intrigue in ‘Extraordinary X-men #12’

The conclusion of Apocalypse Wars finishes strong and offers new possibilities.

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‘Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life’ Is Grounded in Reality

Recommended reading for those whose lives were saved in the nick of time, and were transformed into their better selves, thanks to Amazons, Caped Crusaders, and Mutants.

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‘Snotgirl’ S’not Your Average Comic

Bryan Lee O'Malley blows his nose at social media and fashion culture.

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The ‘Chainmail Bikini’ Success Story: Challenging Sexism in Gaming and Comics

A growing array of writers are challenging previously dominant tropes of misogyny, sexuality, and whiteness; 40 of them can be found here.

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Grant Morrison Takes ‘Heavy Metal #281’ for a Spin

A special issue, dedicated to sex, 'cause we've never seen that before in the Heavy Metal series.

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20 Questions: Rachael Yamagata

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"After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.

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