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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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A Comic Book Look at Guns N’ Roses Wild Ride Through the Perils of Rock ‘n’ Roll Decadence

With Axl, Slash and Duff at least now set to reunite for the 2016 Coachella Festival and a rumored summer tour, Reckless Life comes at a great time to revisit the band’s colorful history.

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Fantagraphics Artist Daniel Clowes Takes on Gender Inequality in Comics Establishment

Artist Daniel Clowes and his publisher Fantagraphics, unleashed a storm of media attention last week when they announced Clowes would be withdrawing his name as nominee for the prestigious Grand Prix d’Angouleme

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13 Jan 2016 // 2:05 AM

Beer Is a Funny Thing

The Comic Book Story of Beer shows how the evolution of beer parallels the evolution of civilization. Bottoms up to civilization!

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The Morningstar Shines Again in ‘Lucifer #1’

The Devil you know is back in his newest Vertigo chapter.

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Back to the Drawing Board With ‘Flash Gordon Volume 4: The Storm Queen of Valkir’

At first, Austin Briggs’ work feels like a simplified version of Alex Raymond’s, the boldness of the characters’ figures and poses replaced by understated charm.

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21 Dec 2015 // 7:00 AM

Avengers Assemble!

The Avengers have never before been assembled quite as exhaustively as in the pages of The Avengers Encyclopedia.

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Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel

Paul Levitz weaves comic legend Will Eisner's life into the long history of sequential art in the 20th century.

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The Modest Man Returns in ‘Huck #1

Mark Millar's new hero is as simple as he is super.

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Alicia Vikander Digs Deep for Sympathy in Transgender Film ‘Danish Girl’

The Danish Girl is hitting theaters at the tail end of a year in which transgender stories finally began to appear on-screen.

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Powers Are All in the Family in “The Vision #1”

The Vision has settled down. But that hardly means things are settled.

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It’s Alive! The Changing Face of Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein

Dick Briefer's Frankenstein was a patchwork monster, both horrible and hilarious. Few comic book creations can claim as much life as this creature possessed.

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The Necessary Audacity of ‘Bitch Planet’

Kelly Sue DeConnick doesn't go easy on the patriarchy.

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Call for Papers: Role-Playing the Queer - LGBTQ+ Characters in RPGs

Is role playing a queer character akin to black-face performance? Or is it something different?

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Arrow: Season 4, Episode 1 - “Green Arrow”

Arrow slowly but surely embraces its comic book roots, which results in an exciting season four premiere.

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Vulnerable Invincibility in ‘Invincible Iron Man #1’

Forging a more balanced Tony Stark.

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6 Oct 2015 // 12:28 PM

Ellen Page Embraces Open Life: “I Could Not Be Happier”

Coming out has clearly liberated Ellen Page, but she was cautious when talking about LGBT issues, choosing her words carefully so as not to offend.

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18 Sep 2015 // 8:42 AM

An Open Challenge From Gay Muslim Filmmaker, Parvez Sharma

In the documentary A Sinner in Mecca, Sharma explores the effect of Wahhabism on the centuries-old pilgrimage.

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‘The League of Regrettable Superheroes’ Is a Heroic, Enjoyable Effort

Jon Morris’ book is a courageous, witty look at 100 short-lived superheroes you’ll never see coming to a theater near you.

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What Should One Make of Childlike Comics Depicting the Exploits of an Erotic Dancer?

Canada's first autobiographical comic chronicles the drama of a stripper's life in a lighthearted and welcoming way.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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