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The Extraordinarily Advanced Basics in ‘X-men 92 #1’

The golden era of X-men injects fresh energy into a current era of uncertainty.

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Marvel’s Secret Weapon Can Bridge the Gap Between Its Movies and Netflix Series

The Marvel Cinematic Universe might benefit from recruiting one of its forefathers before expanding further into the unknown.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 13 - “Parting Shot”

The thrilling spycraft nature of "Parting Shot" portends big shifts in the team’s dynamics.

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Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 2 - “Dogs to a Gunfight”

A plot-heavy second episode brings us closer to greater discussions of morality.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 12 - “The Inside Man”

The proliferation of Inhumans allows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to ask some serious questions about the responsibilities of power.

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Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 1 - “Bang”

Daredevil's season two premiere doesn't start off with a bang so much as a sharp tap on the shoulder.

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Families, Flashbacks, and Fodder in ‘International Iron Man #1’

Tony Stark's secret origin takes a small, but meaningful step forward.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 11 - “Bouncing Back”

There’s a lot to catch up on as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns from its long hiatus.

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Agent Carter: Season 2, Episode 10 - “Hollywood Ending”

It’s a wrap on the "Hollywood Ending" of Agent Carter season two; will there be a sequel?

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Agent Carter: Season 2, Episodes 5 to 9

Peggy Carter is the center of gravity that draws those around her into her orbit.

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Agent Carter: Season 2, Episode 4 - “Smoke and Mirrors”

Delving into the pasts of both Peggy Carter and Whitney Frost deepens their already strong characterizations.

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When Worlds Collide (and Thrive): Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3

An unusual crossover creates extraordinary results.

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17 Feb 2016 // 3:05 AM

May the Puke Be With You

Brian Chippendale’s Puke Force has static on every page; not motionless images but bits of visual noise. It's like watching a great old TV show with bad reception.

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‘Deadpool #7’ Is Overpriced, Chaotic, and Undeniably Entertaining

Rude, crude, and perfectly in context.

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‘Political Animals’ Is a Rich and Wide-ranging Study of Contemporary Feminist Film

“Girls to the front!” Sophie Mayer’s superb study of contemporary feminist filmmaking is provocative, critically insightful and addictively readable.

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Keeping Up With Jessica Jones, the Postmodern Anti-Hero Next Door

Jessica Jones breaks the Marvel superhero mold in a distinctly postmodern way.

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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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Agent Carter: Season 2, Episodes 1-3

In its second season, Agent Carter's brightly colored world continues to be well worth visiting.

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‘Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents’ Ranks 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Films

Not only does this collect all the film ephemera into one place for easy reference, it also serves as a springboard for the kinds of conversations that energize sci-fi fans.

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I Was So Bored Watching ‘Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens’

Star Wars is the latest exemplar of a genre that's accelerating toward its own creative exhaustion. That genre, of course, is the Hollywood tent-pole.

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