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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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A Confluence of Conflicts in ‘Convergence #1’

The arena for a multiversal clash is set, but lacks theatrics.

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Exposing Strengths and Weaknesses in ‘Batman/Superman Annual #2’

Superman's strengths are once again explored, but his weaknesses tell the story.

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‘New Suicide Squad #8’ Raises More Questions Than Answers

A heated confrontation between Black Manta and Amanda Waller is the highlight of New Suicide Squad #8.

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Warner Bros. Unveils a Slate of Superhero Films After Poor Summer

Warner Bros. has unveiled a slate of superhero films that the big Hollywood studio believes will help drive profit after it suffered through an uncharacteristically poor summer.

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7 Oct 2014 // 7:00 AM

The Games of Life

When we play house and doctor, we chart out an imaginary adult life. Something compels humans to grapple with their lives and their mortality through rules and in play.

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The Victor Belongs to the Spoils: 75 Summers of the Batman

Just a single thought about what Batman has come to mean over the last 75 years.

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23 Jul 2014 // 2:14 AM

A Tragedy Wanting to Happen: Death and Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is both sculpted by pain and feels creatively defined by it. Her recent feud with the Guardian, however, reveals that she is not entirely lost.

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The Rise Fall and Rise of Marvel Comics on Film Part 1: Origins and Eternities

Marvel Comics rules the box office today (three films based on Marvel Comics occupied the top 10 in May 2014 alone), but getting there was a long, hard, slow road.

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Take Me In, Take Me Home: Exclusive Preview of ‘Superman #29’

Be brave, Superman gets into an epic fight! And more!

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In Support of a Vast Scope: “American Vampire: Anthology”

Snyder and Albuquerque bookend the Anthology with an explosive and intimate character study of first American vampire Skinner Sweet. He’s the legend of Johnny Cash with fangs.

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