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Clawing (and Struggling) for Relevancy in ‘X-men Blue #4’

Everything Jimmy Hudson does just makes Wolverine fans miss Logan.

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‘Generation X #1’: A (Familiar) Youth Revival

Christina Strain and Amilcar Pinna bring the X-men's young guns back into the mix with a fresh foundation devoid of sterilization or extinction.

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Fans Killed the Magic of Mystery in Hollywood Films

The Force is no longer mysterious. We've demanded to know everything about Logan’s history at the expense of his mystery. Hollywood complies. The magic is dead.

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The Reluctant Superhero: The Guilty Walk of David Banner

The Incredible Hulk offered a number of metaphors for both post-war guilt and issues of white masculinity.

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The Creators of ‘Secret Empire #1’ Take a Huge Risk With This Issue

Hydra may be fascist, but those who buy into it gain a level of security and certainty that doesn't require mind control to appreciate.

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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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Music in Motion: On ‘Jazz as Visual Language’

A "jazz studies" scholar looks at jazz as integral to and informed by film and television depictions of the music and its methods.

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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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Behind Francis Ford Coppola’s Magic, the Work: ‘The Godfather Notebook’

No one other than Coppola could have directed The Godfather, because the mental effort to work Puzo’s world into film is on the level of science fiction.

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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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‘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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‘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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‘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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2 Mar 2017 // 4:00 AM

The Reluctant Superhero: Marvel TV in the ‘70s

Before the rise of the MCU, Marvel attempted to bring some of its most famous superheroes to television.

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This New Spielberg Biography Falls Short in its Analysis of a Storied Man

Film historian Molly Haskell's Steven Spielberg covers all of Spielberg's life, but its pointed analytic lens is too small to properly put his life's work in perspective.

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Slowdive Sell Out Brooklyn and Release Bonus Song "30th June"

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"Although sound issues delayed their set on the second night, Slowdive put on an unforgettable show in Brooklyn, or rather two shows.

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