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The Real Draw of ‘Jessica Jones’ Is Its Complex, Flawed, and Nuanced Characters

The stark, urban beauty of Jessica Jones draws the viewer into the world and the stories of broken people that’s nearly impossible to stop watching.

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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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 10 - “Maveth”

Death begets life, and vice versa, in the mid-season finale.

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21 Dec 2015 // 8:00 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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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is destined to be big, but can rival films follow it into hyperspace?

That “The Force Awakens” will reap massive returns for its studio, the Walt Disney Co., is undeniable. What is less clear is what sort of ripple effects the film will have on the wider Hollywood ecosystem around it.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 9 - “Closure”

Breathtaking action and heartbreaking turns lead to numerous confrontations as the show goes into its fall finale.

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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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40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise

Back by popular demand! Recommendations from "40 Nights at the Movies" will keep you, your dog and your elephant glued to the couch for months.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 8 - “Many Heads, One Tale”

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s season three hits its "tipping point" as all the narrative puzzle pieces fall into place.

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20 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation

Drawing from years of fieldwork with Tamil filmmakers, artists, musicians, and craftsmen in "Kollywood", Reel World explores what happens to life when everything begins to look and feel like cinema.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 7 - “Chaos Theory”

"Chaos Theory" offers a narrative fork in the road by reinventing Lash's backstory.

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‘The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray’ Boldly Goes Where No Reasoning Mortal Has Gone Before

Robert Schnakenberg provides a humorous string of golden informational nuggets about the existence and philosophy of one of the world’s least understood and most fascinating weirdos.

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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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 6 - “Among Us Hide”

The episode's uneasy alliances and heartbreaking twists highlight the similarities and differences between organizations, individuals, and even mediums.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 5 - “4,722 hours”

The relatively quiet “4,722 hours” shows the ways in which we create paradise even in the midst of the ugliest realities.

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Roger Luckhurst’s ‘Zombies’ Is Gory and Highly Informative

Zombies is just as much an anti-imperialist work as it is an historical examination of the walking dead.

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Weakness Is Strength in ‘Karnak #1’

Karnak sets out to save Inhumanity, one weak spot at a time.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 4 - “Devils You Know”

“Devils You Know” offers new insight into the season’s arc, while visual effects supervisor Mark Kolpack shares how to balance special effects and narrative.

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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