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Fancifully Festive Grit in ‘Klaus #2’

Grant Morrison delivers a tough yet satisfying holiday treat.

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Back to the Drawing Board With ‘Flash Gordon Volume 4: The Storm Queen of Valkir’

At first, Austin Briggs’ work feels like a simplified version of Alex Raymond’s, the boldness of the characters’ figures and poses replaced by understated charm.

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21 Dec 2015 // 8:00 AM

Avengers Assemble!

The Avengers have never before been assembled quite as exhaustively as in the pages of The Avengers Encyclopedia.

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Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel

Paul Levitz weaves comic legend Will Eisner's life into the long history of sequential art in the 20th century.

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This ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Falls Short as a Tall Tale

The last (and least) of Gene Kelly's experiments with animation.

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The Modest Man Returns in ‘Huck #1

Mark Millar's new hero is as simple as he is super.

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‘Toto and His Sisters’ Discover Community and Compassion Through Filmmaking

In Toto and His Sisters, as the children engage in the filmmaking process, as they share their lives with one another and with Nanău and with you, their possibilities loom larger than their losses.

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Powers Are All in the Family in “The Vision #1”

The Vision has settled down. But that hardly means things are settled.

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‘Extraordinary X-Men’ #1 Is Extraordinarily Lacking

A dark time for the X-men is made darker by a lack of details.

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Help Is Hell in ‘Clean Room’

Gail Simone brings the scares in her new Vertigo project.

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‘Tomorrowland’ Captures Sci-fi’s Shiny Surfaces but Misses Its Geeky Heart

Brad Bird’s message, with which he clubs the audience about the head and shoulders, is that we could have had jet packs, space travel, and all of that by now -- if only we hadn’t stopped believing.

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It’s Alive! The Changing Face of Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein

Dick Briefer's Frankenstein was a patchwork monster, both horrible and hilarious. Few comic book creations can claim as much life as this creature possessed.

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The Necessary Audacity of ‘Bitch Planet’

Kelly Sue DeConnick doesn't go easy on the patriarchy.

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Arrow: Season 4, Episode 1 - “Green Arrow”

Arrow slowly but surely embraces its comic book roots, which results in an exciting season four premiere.

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Doctor Who: Season 9, Episode 4 - “Before the Flood”

The second half of this two-parter is an object lesson in how to make good drama.

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9 Oct 2015 // 10:00 AM

‘Pan’ Doesn’t Fly

The problems here are numerous, the reasons for them ridiculous.

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Vulnerable Invincibility in ‘Invincible Iron Man #1’

Forging a more balanced Tony Stark.

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6 Oct 2015 // 11:00 AM

Doctor Who: Season 9, Episode 3 - “Under the Lake”

“Under the Lake's" writing, direction, and performances manages to breath new life into a tired premise.

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A Practically Impossible Friendship: The 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of ‘The Bear’

Jean-Jacques Annaud's classic naturalist dramatization of a "practically impossible friendship" between two bears gets a visual update but retains all its original emotion.

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29 Sep 2015 // 10:00 AM

‘Doctor Who’: Season 9, Episode 2 - The Witches Familiar

In part two of the season opener, writer Stephen Moffat relies on easy solutions to the impossible problems set up in part one.

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The Vast Loneliness of 'No Man's Sky'

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"You cannot escape yourself in No Man's Sky. There is little to do but analyze the self.

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