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Wonder Woman: Amazon, Hero, Icon by Robert Greenberger

A princess, a monster-slayer and as powerful as Superman. Now, let's talk about the kink.

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DC Comics artist and co-publisher, Jim Lee, has an iPad. And he has put it to very good use, sketching iconic DC characters the Joker

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Egads! Comics! In the Library!

Comics, that great corrupter and retarding influence on youth, evoke fear in librarians -- fear of the adults, that is, not the children.

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Marvel recently unveiled it’s new application for Apple’s iPad, and it’s essentially the already existing iPhone application Comixology, but limited to Marvel

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9 Mar 2010 // 9:00 PM

Creator: Various

In comics not everyone can write nor draw (nor ink, color nor letter). So, there will always be 'great' works that cannot be attributed to a single talented contributor.

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Point Omega by Don DeLillo

Entirely too long at 117 pages, Don DeLillo’s latest novel was inspired by an installation at the Museum of Modern Art in 2006 called 24 Hour Psycho.

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A Case for Comics in College

My name is (insert name here) and I am a visual learner -- and other reasons why comics is a relevant subject for the college curriculum.

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The Paris Review Interviews, Vols. 1-4, Edited by Philip Gourevitch

If you love to read, love to write, or are simply curious about how great authors think and talk about their craft, you’ll find these interviews endlessly fascinating.

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How to Hold a Woman by Billy Lombardo

This debut novel-in-stories examines the way an American family deals with the murder of their daughter and the fractured relationships that exist as a result.

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Supervillains and Philosophy by Ben Dyer, ed.

"Does a supervillain see himself as a supervillain? Does he see his own actions as evil?"

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Tales Designed to Thrizzle: Volume One

Are you worn out by unnecessary foreplay? Michael Kupperman has the answer.

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Forget McCloud (or Maybe Not, Baudrillard)

Scott McCloud's text does not make any concessions to doubters. It gives people permission to start from the presumption that comics are 'real' art, as well as 'real' literature.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Supergirl’s Shorts

Supergirl's summer costume change -- which included concealing shorts under her skirt as she flew about, kicking butt -- reveals a lot about our changing superheroes.

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The Humbling by Philip Roth

Simon Axler, a stage and screen actor of near legendary stature, has earned the “reputation as the last of the best of the classical American stage actors.” The novel begins: “He’d lost his magic.”

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Nicholson Baker’s Enthusiasms and Passionate Obsessions

Nicholson Baker writes from his enthusiasms, which are many and ever changing. Among other things, his books have focused on sex, John Updike, public libraries, and pacifism and World War II. His latest, The Anthologist, is his love letter to poetry.

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Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow

In this book, E. L. Doctorow is like a great magician trying to make a monumental illusion out of a street corner shell game, just to prove that he can.

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Are Comics Like Reading with Training Wheels?

Reading a comic requires multiple forms of literacy and levels of interpretation. Every movement from word to image and back again so as to create a coherent, narrative whole engages the reader’s brain in distinct ways.

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29 Sep 2009 // 1:30 AM

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152

Tough medicine -- and great satire -- goes down easier in a funny-animal pill, when animals serve as icons for human concerns.

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17 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Comic Re-Imagining

Not all comic book adaptations are created equal, especially not when comparing our own imaginings with what actually happens when books are moved from print to screen.

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Abstract Comics

If nothing else, it seems that Abstract Comics makes explicit that the line between comics and high art is beginning to disappear.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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