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Clones, Drama, and Squirrels In ‘All-New Wolverine #7’

This is part buddy cop and part Disney movie. It's a strange combination that doesn't work on paper, but it works beautifully in All-New Wolverine #7.

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Jon Favreau Delivers a Future Family Classic With ‘The Jungle Book’

It may be a live action adventure, but The Jungle Book has all the magic of Disney's original animated effort, and much more.

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Mindbending Avenging in ‘All-New, All-Different Avengers #8’

This comic gives the impression that the human mind is stronger and more rational than daytime talk shows would have us believe.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Brings a Steady Hand to ‘Black Panther #1’

Acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has never written a comic book before, but this first issue of Black Panther puts to rest any fears of a vanity project gone bad.

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‘Justice League: Darkseid War Special #1’ Attempts to Shed Light on Its Villain’s Motivations

Insight into Darkseid's daughter reveals an atypical daddy's girl.

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The Extraordinarily Advanced Basics in ‘X-men 92 #1’

The golden era of X-men injects fresh energy into a current era of uncertainty.

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28 Mar 2016 // 9:00 AM

Fuller House: Season 1

While the series relies on many of the same beats as the original, it hits the right notes with "DJ" Stephanie.

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‘Extraordinary X-men #8’ Serves as an Apocalyptic Catalyst

These young X-men didn't expect they'd have to deal with Sugar Man, time machines, or apocalyptic futures.

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Jughead Comes Out in ‘Jughead #4’

The reveal of Jughead's sexuality made headlines. How does this affect his plans for school sabotage?

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Families, Flashbacks, and Fodder in ‘International Iron Man #1’

Tony Stark's secret origin takes a small, but meaningful step forward.

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‘Snowden’ Is a Good Introduction to Our Era’s Struggle for Free Speech and Privacy Rights

Award-winning cartoonist Ted Rall offers a graphic novel to inspire the next generation of whistleblowers and activists.

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This Graphic Novel Brings Fresh Life to the Gonzo Quest for the American Dream

Hunter S. Thompson's "Vegas book" remains relevant as it subversively confronts the disillusionment and desperation that he saw corrupting his beloved American dream.

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When Worlds Collide (and Thrive): Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3

An unusual crossover creates extraordinary results.

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17 Feb 2016 // 2:05 AM

May the Puke Be With You

Brian Chippendale’s Puke Force has static on every page; not motionless images but bits of visual noise. It's like watching a great old TV show with bad reception.

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‘Deadpool #7’ Is Overpriced, Chaotic, and Undeniably Entertaining

Rude, crude, and perfectly in context.

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Ben Kenobi Returns in ‘Star Wars #15’

Jason Aaron provides another glimpse of Obi-Wan's years on Tatooine. But who has he become?

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‘The New Mutants’ Is Rooted Both in Scholarship and in the Rich History of Superhero Narratives

Books about comic books, even scholarly ones, should be fun; The New Mutants certainly is.

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‘Spider-Man #1’ Shows That Adolescence Is Everybody’s Kryptonite

Give any teenager superpowers and they'll still struggle with just being a teenager.

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Living in a (Fleeting) Moment With ‘All-New, All Different Avengers #4’

A new era of Avengers brings a new and fitting narrative.

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An Icon is Reborn in ‘The Legend of Wonder Woman #1’

The mythical story of Wonder Woman is retold as a young Diana seeks her destiny.

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