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7 Mar 2013 // 11:10 PM

Go Ahead, Disney… Rough Up ‘Star Wars’

Whatever Disney does to Star Wars, let's at least hope they keep its rough aesthetic.

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8 Nov 2012 // 5:00 AM

May the Mouse Be With You

For now, fans can rejoice in knowing that there is more Star Wars -- much more -- on the way. Where it's coming from, however, could be a whole new world of worries.

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The Major Comics Publishers Skipped Geek Girl Again, But Is That Such a Bad Thing?

In my review of last year's convention I made the case for Marvel and DC to be in attendance. After attending this year's convention, I think a case could also be made for the major publishers to stay away.

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Fanboy Fury and Authoring ‘Before Watchmen’

Why have fanboys, this group of devoted readers, turned against the mainstream comics industry?

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Brian Wood’s New York: The Conclusion of the DMZ Series

Whatever the social and political issues Brian Wood and Ricardo Burchielli, and their occasional collaborators, chose to examine through the DMZ series, those examinations were always grounded in and refracted through New York.

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Comics Needs Women: Why Marvel and DC Should Have Been at Geek Girl Con

There is goodwill to be spent and good faith conversations to be had about the place of women and female characters in the DC and Marvel universes, and an event like Geek Girl Con is an ideal place for that kind of dialogue.

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The 10 Greatest Disney Animated Films of All Time

With the 3D Lion King currently the number one movie in America, it's time to look back at the 10 greatest films in the history of the House of Mouse.

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The Comics Writer and the Fall of the Superpowers

We often think of comic books as the height of escapism, but recent events point to an industry in a death spiral, due in no small part to how badly it mistreats the writers on which it depends.

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West Coast Sound: Is Disney Victim to the “Decision Illusion”?

Is Disney's decision to let go of its subsidiary Marvel's entire West Coast marketing team a sound one? The question is certainly nowhere near as interesting as what this decision signals about the entertainment industry as a whole.

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‘Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête)’: At Odds with Itself

Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast remains a bizarre, eerie and unusual film, filled with dark characters, troubling themes and some truly awe-inspiring visuals.

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Recent Retro, Or What Will We Be Nostalgic About in the Future?

A look back at a 1990’s childhood, with “where is it now?” updates!

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Captain America and a Past That Must Linger Still

Despite the dark times that birthed the original Captain America #1, there was a hopefulness to the character. Writer Ed Brubaker however offers a Cap worn down by personal history. Or is that the point?

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Messrs. Waid, Rivera & Martin Reintroduce a Devil You Don’t Know But Should

It's hard to read a Daredevil book and not recall gifted creator Wally Wood. In the hands of incoming series-writer Mark Waid, the tragedy of Wood's life becomes woven into the very fabric of the Daredevil character.

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Print-On-Demand and the Future of Independent Publishing, Part 2

PopMatters speaks to major figureheads in the POD industry to determine where it is, what it can do, and most importantly, where it's going ...

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‘The Superman Motion Picture Anthology, 1978-2006’: My Supermania, Reawakened

Most of the films in this anthology will be kryptonite to you. But if you are looking for the origins of the 20th century's pop culture fascination with gods and heroes, this is the set for you.

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Discover a Hero in ‘Cedar Rapids’

What's at first blush a light-hearted comedy is actually a much more profound tale.

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Afflicting the Comfortable: An Interview with Terry Moore

The comic industry's great humanist talks about the end of Echo, his new series, Rachel Rising, and ponders ideas such as, "What if you mate the China syndrome with a collider?"

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22 Jun 2011 // 11:00 AM

Merchandise sales drive Pixar’s ‘Cars’ franchise

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to sequels, “Cars 2” flies in the face of conventional Hollywood calculus. Its predecessor was the least well-reviewed of Pixar Animation

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Various Artists: TRON: Legacy Reconfigured

Yet another disposable remix album proving that zero multiplied is still zero.

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The Changing Nature of the Nature of Art

As artists have become less concerned with telling stories and more concerned with creating emotional connections and mimicking experiences, art has shifted from creating beauty to expressing the heady nature of 'truth'.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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