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Legacy, Family, and Ninjas in ‘Marvel Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1’

This comic is worth its weight in dead undead ninjas.

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‘The Many Lives of Catwoman’ Captures the Many Influences of This Multifaceted Superhero

Author and comic book historian Tim Hanley explores the far more than nine lives of DC’s Catwoman in this thoroughly in-depth biography/cultural contextualization.

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The Wordless Protagonist of ‘Leaf’ Doesn’t Save the World—Just Improves It

The absence of life-or-death consequences in Daishu Ma's debut graphic novel lowers the stakes while raising the novel’s quiet complexity.

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‘Uncomfortably Happily’ Considers the Radical Notion of Expecting Less of One’s Self

Marriage and creativity through the eyes of an artist burdened by student debt and the frustration of a changing economy.

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Rising Ashes From Two Eras: ‘Marvel Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1’

Two stories, one character, and a shared fate converge in a moment of cosmic drama.

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It’s Anger Across The Ages in ‘Marvel Generations: Banner Hulk & Totally Awesome Hulk #1’

Two Hulks from two eras, Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho, do a lot of smashing but leave surprisingly little impact.

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Dave Chisholm’s Wildly Imaginative Audio/visual Experience, ‘Instrumental’

An allegorical exploration of the idea of just how far some musicians will go to “make it”, Instrumental takes things to the extreme.

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Plots, Premonitions, and Pitfalls for an Empire in ‘Secret Empire #7’

The cracks in Hydra's empire widen as drama and losses escalate.

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The Top Tier X-men Assemble for a Top Level Blockbuster in ‘Astonishing X-men #1’

Astonishing X-men may be the most important X-men comic to come along since Secret Wars.

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The True Origin of the Superhero Film Craze? ‘X-Men’ Comics

Bryan Singer's first X-Men film launched the comic book film craze that is still sweeping through Hollywood. But it had a predecessor in Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men Volume 1.

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‘Sand + Bone’ Confronts What War Does to a Man

Sand + Bone doesn't take a position so much as it illustrates a problem.

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Convergence of Character and Chaos In Marvel’s ‘Dr. Aphra #9’

Dr. Aphra continues to carve her own place in a galaxy far, far away.

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‘Puffin Rock’ Opens Up a World of Ecological Imagination for Children

What differentiates Puffin Rock from its peers in the crowded market space of children’s educational programming is its commitment to place and how it imagines authority.

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‘Wonder Woman #25’: From Rebirth to Resolve

Greg Rucka completes Wonder Woman's rebirth journey with heart, compassion, and wonder.

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What Can Women do? Pretty Much Anything: ‘Wonder Women’

"We have to get the stories of these women out into the world. Because representation matters."

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Crushing Adamantium Claws and Other ‘Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1’

The concept of living weapons in the Marvel Universe will make anyone who has ever had to clean up blood stains roll their eyes.

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A Mother and Her Trans Son Try to Connect ‘At the Broken Places’

Can a mother and trans son write their way out of the rift that tore them apart?

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Does Mariko Tamaki Think in a Gothic Font?

Mariko Tamaki’s words exist in an in-between state, neither entirely physical nor entirely a free-floating consciousness.

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United, Divided, and Spited: Marvel’s ‘Secret Empire United #1’

The real world and the world of Secret Empire intersect to create a relevant, yet compelling story.

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It All Began the Day ‘Blade’ Sliced Through the Silver Screen

How Blade found success out of the rubble of comic book films and Marvel's bankruptcy.

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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

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"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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