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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 1 - “The Man Who Saved Central City”

This fabulous series has more in common with the comic book origins of these characters than with any cop drama.

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Bruce Wayne Enters the Madhouse in ‘Batman Annual #4’

Bruce returns home to Wayne Manor. And the madness he's left behind.

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“Damned If You Do…”: ‘Gotham’ - Season 2, Episode 1

This season premiere opens the door for Gotham to shake things up in the Caped Crusader's city, leaving viewers with exciting questions about the fates (which may not be set in stone) of these beloved characters.

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‘Supergirl’s’ Melissa Benoist Flies Toward an Audience and Network Expecting Heroics

Supergirl may be pretty tired for a while if CBS succeeds in its marketing push.

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Anatomy of a Betrayal in ‘Superman #43’

Lois Lane's betrayal is troubling, but underwhelming.

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The Birth of DC/Vertigo Comics Was a Messy One

In the '90s, Vertigo was a brand new day for comics, completely unprecedented. It celebrated grunge and alternative music. And then it became embraced by the mainstream.

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David Dastmalchian Jumps From DC to Marvel in ‘Ant-Man’, and Meets an Idol in the Process

David Dastmalchian joins a small group of actors who have appeared in films from each of the two big competing names in comic books, DC and Marvel.

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‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ 30 Years On

In 1985, Crisis on Infinite Earths was a necessary evil to tie together inchoate timelines in DC's grander continuity. No one could foresee this book coming to define the next 30 years in comics.

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Equals in an Unequal Struggle in ‘Superman/Wonder Woman #19’

When Superman is at his most vulnerable, the strength of his relationship with Wonder Woman is revealed.

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Police Brutality Is in the Headlines, So Where Is Our Jim Gordon of ‘Gotham’?

If you didn’t watch the first season of FOX’s Gotham, you’ve missed out on some fascinating commentary on the real-world problems of police brutality and corruption.

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‘Green Arrow #41’ Is Just, Plain, Good Storytelling

A grittier, more grounded Green Arrow is nothing new, especially for fans of CW's Arrow, but Benjamin Percy and Patrick Zircher take that concept to a new level of dark in Green Arrow #41.

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‘Justice League #41’ Chronicles a Catalyst of War

A war of dark secrets, epic scales, and everything in between.

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I Wish I Was Here: Exclusive Preview of ‘Sensation Comics - Featuring Wonder Woman #38’

Wonder Woman stands at the edge of a dark and foreboding forest. It's not a real vacation if there isn't a little bit of fear and loathing.

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DC Comics’ Universe Shifts As It Moves From Manhattan to Be Near Warner Bros. Studios

Convergence is not just a description of the universe-altering action in the panels of the comic book miniseries, it also describes the company’s new editorial path as it relocates closer to its on-screen brethren at Warner Bros.

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Hollow Redemption in ‘Wonder Woman Annual #1’

Wonder Woman responds to the Amazons' atrocities, but it's not in time and not enough.

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There Are No Strings on Me: Ultron and the Top 10 Comicbook Robots

Ultron may be the most famous, but he's hardly alone in the ranks of comicbook automata. Here's a list of the 10 most interesting and important robot characters in comicbook history.

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A Job for Superman: On Multiversity, Convergence and These Precious Mortal Hours

The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1 begins with a return to the beginning of the superhero genre, but not the real beginning.

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It’s Not the Spirit of (19)76 in ‘Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters #1’

It's disappointing that so little of the original spirit of these characters found its way into this book.

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The Ethics of Death-Defying Media

Furious 7's path to the screen is emblematic of the ways in which film and other media defy (and define) death as images develop lives of their own.

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‘Cries and Whispers’ Is a Life-Affirming Film About Death

To call Ingmar Bergman's red-drenched masterpiece Cries and Whispers essential to any collection would be a serious understatement.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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