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Black Widow Earns Her Mark in ‘Black Widow #19’

The story of the infamous "red" in Natasha's ledger is brought to light.

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Four Great Things About ‘Nonplayer’

It's been four years since the release of the first issue of Nonplayer, but it's been well worth the wait.

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‘Prez’ Answers Thomas Jefferson’s Call for a ‘Dangerous Freedom’

Thomas Jefferson said, "Rather a dangerous freedom than a peaceful slavery." The stunning comic Prez shows the true meaning of that statement.

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‘Inside Out’ Finds Disney and Pixar Working Together Successfully

Although it sends reductive messages about the emotions of young girls, Inside Out is of the kind of brilliance that Pixar used to churn out regularly, before it was bought out by Disney.

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“Insider Access” to Disney Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Meant Bonus Features

Fathom Events early screening of Disney Pixar's Inside Out put (what might be) future DVD special features on the big screen for film fans.

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Before Charlie Hebdo: The Cartoon Wars

Why is it that cartoons, more than any other expressive form, have incited the wrath of religious backlash?

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It’s ‘Death Race 2015’ in ‘Ghost Racers #1’

Fast and furious! The demons take to the road! In Ghost Racers #1 the superhero genre is stretched to the limit.

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Will the ‘Supergirl’, ‘Lucifer’ and  ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Shows Be Transmedia or Tranq-Media?

Our expectations around for these upcoming TV shows get to the very heart of transmedia as a phenomenon.

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The Many Faces of Love in ‘The Names’

Our three-part series looking at Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez's The Names draws to a close with a love note of sorts.

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‘New Life and New Civilizations’: The ‘Star Trek’ Saga in Comics

This is a deep and intelligent look at the various incarnations of Star Trek on the gridded page -- and not just from super fans and convention-goers.

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There Are No Strings on Me: Ultron and the Top 10 Comicbook Robots

Ultron may be the most famous, but he's hardly alone in the ranks of comicbook automata. Here's a list of the 10 most interesting and important robot characters in comicbook history.

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Loyalty and Tribalism in ‘The Names’

The nastiest, scariest, most threatening villains in The Names are a group of betrayers within the Names known as the League of Psychopaths, and this is only the beginning.

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‘A-Force #1’ Is Gender-Neutral Awesome

How to make an all-female team of heroes awesome for all genders.

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26 May 2015 // 9:08 AM

Double Take: ‘Fantasia’ Muses on Music

Fantasia stands alone as a virtuoso tribute to the virtuosity of its music.

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‘Tomorrowland’ Is a Future That’s Past

In loving a future that used to be "better", Tomorrowland is predictably incoherent. It wants an old future, one that's long gone.

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In ‘Secret Wars #2’ Gravity Reverses

Right from the start of Secret Wars #2, it feels like gravity is reversed. This feels big. This feels important. This feels new.

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Black Widow and the Burden of Being the Female Avenger

All too often, when you have a token female in a story, that character's primary super power is simply that she's a girl.

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‘It’s the Pictures That Got Small’ Tells of Hollywood’s Golden Age Like Only a Diary Can

Charles Backett's diaries provide readers with a close and very personal look at the genius of Billy Wilder and a glance at nearly every other Hollywood big-wig of the Golden Age.

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11 May 2015 // 9:50 AM

Coming Out Honestly in ‘All-New X-Men #40’

Bobby Drake, the X-Men known as Iceman, is outed by a close friend. But could the situation have been handled better?

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The Superhero Film Bubble Continues to Grow With ‘The Avengers - Age of Ultron’

As deft in its dialogue as it is predictable with its action sequences, Age of Ultron is a frustrating experience, forever hinting at depths that it can’t be bothered to explore.

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'True Detective': Maybe Tomorrow

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"True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?

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