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Los Saicos: Demolición: The Complete Recordings

Occasionally compared to their North American contemporaries the Trashmen, Los Saicos sound more feral.

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‘Scott Pilgrim’ and What Movies Mean to Comics

Why do comics readers care about the movies made from their favorite books?

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‘A God Somewhere ’ Is a Challenging and Thoughtful Take on the Superman Story

So what would you do if your best friend became virtually indestructible? More to the point, what would your friend do?

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‘Art in Time’ Makes For a Terrible Kind of Pleasure

Romantic literature, Norwegian death metal records, and especially comics: no matter what your cultural obsession may be, you’ll always hunger for more. Here, at least comics-wise, you're fed well.

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Thrills, Trills and Outcasts, But Still No Happy Homo in the 24th Century

Is Star Trek only able to come out on the Internet?

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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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Various Artists: Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia

It's the particular pitch of a female singer like Ros Sereysothea that makes this music singular.

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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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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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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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19 Jan 2010 // 8:59 PM

Rolling Stones: In the 1960s

This two-disc set is a decent attempt at encapsulating the group's early career -- a formidable task given the complexities of both the band and the era.

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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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All Cried Out: A Queer Ear for Blues’ Wailing and Recovery

As a kid I listened to my favorite high-voiced divas croon and trill through lyrics of love and loss and recovery as if I had

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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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//Mixed media

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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