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Channeling Heroism Through Infamy in ‘Infamous Iron Man #1’

Victor Von Doom enters a new and compelling role in the Marvel universe.

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‘Becoming Unbecoming’ and the Toll Extracted From Survivors

This graphic novel offers an incomparably powerful critique of misogyny and male sexual violence against women.

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What Happened, Miss Simone? Captures Its Subject in Stained Glass

This award-winning documentary raises the bar for how Simone is represented in popular culture and history books. It's now on DVD with a 15-song bonus CD.

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‘Darth Vader #25’: It’s Not Enough for Our Villains to Just Be Villainous Anymore

Make no mistake. Darth Vader does nothing remotely heroic in this issue. Yet Kieron Gillen's creation is darkly compelling.

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‘The Angel of History’ Reflects on the Costs of Assimilation

The Angel of History is an evocative religious and sexual elegiac with a dark and stirring current of comedy running through it.

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A Kick Ass/Kick Arse Depiction of the Stylish Mods in ‘60s England

Jim McCarthy and Kevin Cross, writers and graphics artists from either side of the Atlantic, join forces to create a candid tale of the Mod scene.

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What Are You Laughing At?

LGBT+ comedians are enjoying enough success to offset the barrage of gay jokes that seek to demean. They have Paul Lynde and Jack "Moms" Mabley to thank.

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Keith Moon Graphic Novel ‘Who Are You?’ Leaves You Questioning

Jim McCarthy's passion for the project comes through at times, but it isn't enough to carry an uneven book.

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‘Saga #38’ Is Devastatingly Dramatic In the Best Possible Way

An epic, exotic space opera delivers a dramatic impact for the ages.

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Infighting With Underdogs in ‘Civil War II: X-men #4’

The X-men battle each other, but leave a minimal impact.

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Twists, Turns, and Burns in ‘Superwoman #2’

Lois Lane's loss is not Lana Lang's gain.

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‘Supergirl #1’: Same Symbol, Different Journey

Within her cousin's shadow, Kara Zor-El forges her own path.

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Body-Swapping Superhero Slapstick in ‘All-New Wolverine Annual #1’

A body-swapping story that is high in entertainment value, but shallow in depth.

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The Girl of Steel Gets It Right in the First Season

Supergirl manages to balance a large (and growing) ensemble cast with aplomb, but any show with this many costumed characters can come off as a bit silly.

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‘Action Comics #962’: Deriving Novelty From the Inane

Is it possible to put this genie back in the bottle without destroying the bottle and everything else within a five-mile radius?

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Requiem for the Green Goliath: ‘Civil War II: The Fallen #1’

The death of Bruce Banner is met with drama, angst, and a different kind of anger.

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All-New, All-Different Avengers Annual #1

An insight from fans creates a colorful world for Ms. Marvel.

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Present and Future Intrigue in ‘Extraordinary X-men #12’

The conclusion of Apocalypse Wars finishes strong and offers new possibilities.

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Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie

The new Agatha Christie biography is a graphic novel in form but a mere flipbook in narrative.

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‘Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life’ Is Grounded in Reality

Recommended reading for those whose lives were saved in the nick of time, and were transformed into their better selves, thanks to Amazons, Caped Crusaders, and Mutants.

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Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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