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The Catalyst of a Genesis in ‘Secret Wars #9’

A new Marvel Universe is forged, refined, and polished in the most satisfying way possible.

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‘Steven Universe’: Cartoon Network’s Avant-Garde Animation

Steven Universe's brightly colored world offers nuanced characters and complex plots by doing everything "wrong" by the outmoded standards of typical animated programs.

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Fantagraphics Artist Daniel Clowes Takes on Gender Inequality in Comics Establishment

Artist Daniel Clowes and his publisher Fantagraphics, unleashed a storm of media attention last week when they announced Clowes would be withdrawing his name as nominee for the prestigious Grand Prix d’Angouleme

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13 Jan 2016 // 3:05 AM

Beer Is a Funny Thing

The Comic Book Story of Beer shows how the evolution of beer parallels the evolution of civilization. Bottoms up to civilization!

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The Morningstar Shines Again in ‘Lucifer #1’

The Devil you know is back in his newest Vertigo chapter.

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As With ‘Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #2’, Every Relationship Faces Challenges

Emotional depth mixed with forced insecurities create a shallow narrative.

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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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Indie Horror Month 2016: Diving into 'Reveal the Deep'

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"In Reveal the Deep, the light only makes you more aware of the darkness

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