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Thursday, October 16 2014

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.


Tuesday, October 7 2014

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.


Wednesday, July 23 2014

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.


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.


Monday, June 2 2014

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.


Monday, March 24 2014

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

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


Friday, September 6 2013

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.


Friday, August 30 2013

Afropunk Fest: 25 August 2013 - Brooklyn, NY (Day 2 Photos)

Within contains thoughts on the entirety of Afropunk Fest and photos from Day 2, including Big Freedia and Vintage Trouble.


Thursday, August 29 2013

Corruptive Influence: “Justice League Dark #23”

The concept of pure, tangible evil and corruption is fueling DC's "Trinity War" and it plays right into the most villainous of hands in Justice League Dark #23.


Tuesday, July 16 2013

No Place for Daydreamers: Becky Cloonan’s DIY Comics

Gothic-styled heartbreak figures into Becky Cloonan's self-published trilogy, but that ain't the half of it.


Sweet Tooth #1-5 (Reviews) [8.Mar.10]
The Black Cherry Bombshells (Reviews) [16.Feb.10]
Azrael #1-3 (Reviews) [8.Feb.10]
The Word Made Flesh: Chronicling The Unwritten (Graphic Novelties) [8.Feb.10]
R.E.B.E.L.S. #1-6 (Reviews) [12.Jan.10]
The Island of Mr. Lemire: Why The Nobody Matters (Graphic Novelties) [12.Nov.09]
Madame Xanadu: Disenchanted (Reviews) [3.Nov.09]
Wednesday Comics #1-7 (Reviews) [23.Sep.09]
Notes from the Road: Comic-Con 2009 (Graphic Novelties) [29.Jul.09]
On the Bubble: 5 TV Shows Worth Saving (Channel Surfing) [1.May.09]
Something to Do with Death (Columns) [5.Jan.09]
Life: Season 1 (Reviews) [28.Oct.08]
Life: The Classic Collection (Reviews) [27.Oct.08]
Life (Reviews) [29.Sep.08]
Incognegro (Reviews) [3.Mar.08]
Life (Reviews) [26.Sep.07]
Superman: Emperor Joker (Reviews) [28.May.07]
The Exterminators (Reviews) [19.Apr.07]
Casanova #1-7 (Reviews) [10.Apr.07]
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