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Can an Illustrator Capture One Man’s Descent into a Void?

Imagine sitting, chained in place, watching the light from a window move across the wall. Guy Delisle imagines and renders it in Hostage.

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Progress Through Enlightenment, Progress Through Force: ‘Infamous Iron Man #7’

While stories about heroes becoming villains are nothing new, a character like Victor Von Doom requires a certain level of refinement.

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‘Exit Wounds’: On the Haunting Presence of a Missing Lover

An abandoned lover enlists the help of an abandoned son to identify the corpse of the terrorist victim who betrayed them both.

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Digital Dynamics With Analog Antics in ‘Ms. Marvel #17’

Ms. Marvel appeals to relevant drama, but struggles to make it a meaningful spectacle.

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Of Batwomen and Squirrel Girls: Why Comics Are Becoming Increasingly Female

When C2E2 2017 begins Friday in Chicago, the comic book publishing industry will look much more female than it has been in decades.

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‘X-men Blue #1’ Brings Back an Original Cast With Renewed Energy

The original X-men get a fresh, but familiar infusion of energy.

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‘X-men Gold #1’: Give Peace and Understanding a Chance

The Xmen's powers and their conflicts are like the weather. Sometimes they're like a simple gust of wind. Sometimes, a full-blown, not peaceful at all hurricane.

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‘True South’ and the Foot Soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement

True South functions as a reminder of how great and important Eyes on the Prize is, and why it remains essential.

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‘X-men Prime #1’ Takes a Breather, Then Prepares for More Conflict

From sterilization and decimation to hope and promise, the X-men move forward.

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Capping Off a (Somewhat) Extraordinary Journey: ‘Extraordinary X-men #20’

To go from the brink of extinction to a friendly baseball game is a journey that requires a lot more than 20 issues and a crossover event.

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The Enemy Within (and Beyond) in All-New Wolverine #18

Tom Taylor channels the spirit and passion of "Enemy of the State" and succeeds.

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It’s Apple’s World, Just Click and Agree to It

Ever wonder what you agree to when you click on the terms and conditions for iTunes? Read R. Sikoryak's Terms and Conditions and be awakened.

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‘Inhumans vs. X-men #6’: A (Not So) Bittersweet End

Inhumans vs. X-men fights an uphill battle that may as well be upside down.

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A Letter From Your Lesbian Friend to Your Black Friend

Some reflections on the challenge of educating allies, with the help of Ben Passmore's Your Black Friend.

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Witnessing Sexual Trauma: The Complex Facets of the Gaze in Phoebe Gloeckner’s Work

How Phoebe Gloeckner creates the "Feminist Gaze" and critiques Western art in her taboo-defying graphic narrative, A Child’s Life.

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‘Champions #6’: There Are Better Ways to Do Good

The Champions have successfully started a movement, but they've also triggered a backlash.

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‘Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4’ Is a Case Study in How Well Spider-Man Works as a Family

Superheroes can not only have families -- those families can make for compelling storylines. No deals with Mephisto required.

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Do Our Superheroes Satisfy a Secret Craving for Authoritarianism?

Chris Gavaler's On the Origins of Superheroes raises compelling questions about our fascination with men in tights.

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‘Inhumans vs. X-men #3’ Gives Us Underwhelmingly Misguided Underdogs

In the Inhumans/X-men conflict, one side tries to be an underdog at the expensive of a compelling story.

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Marvelous Monstrous Mayhem in ‘Monsters Unleashed #1’

This is an over-the-top, action-packed thrill ride that pits iconic heroes against giant monsters

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