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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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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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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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OMAC #2 illustrates what can be achieved when the bar is lowered

Near the beginning of OMAC #2, a minor character named Sarge Steel spars against three training robots that he’s probably fought countless times before. He defeats them easily, but he isn’t proud. Instead, he poses a question, which seems an appropriate sentiment for this review. “C’mon, this the best we can do?”

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An Awfully Big Adventure: Wrapping Up DC’s Extreme Makeover

DC demonstrated the full power of their operation by delivering sales numbers that haven’t been seen in quite some time. Month one was a complete success. See you in month two.

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‘All Star Western’ Is at Home, Back East

In a longstanding tradition of using company-wide shakeups to offer a new and engaging visions of Jonah Hex, All Star Western offers perhaps the sincerest reboot of the entire New 52 run.

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“Red Hood & the Outlaws” is Editor’s Choice of DC’s New 52

Red Hood & the Outlaws is the pick of DC's relaunch. Here's why.

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The Flash’s Long Road Back to Existence

With the tragic events of "Flashpoint" behind him, what is Barry Allen's reason for moving forward? Co-writers Francis Manapul and Brian Bucellato offer an engaging portrait of a hero redefining himself.

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Prodigal Sons and Daughters Return in Teen Titans #1

In Teen Titans #1 writer Scott Lobdell captures that youthful energy of characters both honoring a heroic legacy, and rebelling against their forebears who enshrine it.

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25 Sep 2011 // 9:00 PM

Thus Far: DC’s New 52 at the Halfway Mark

A chat over Twitter last Sunday picks up on the halfway mark of DC's New 52. We talk about why we liked what we liked, why we hated what we did. Muse on where DC might be going. And how it got to go there because of where it's been.

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Revisiting the Rabbit Hole in ‘Batman #1’

Rather than jettisoning the structured themes from his earlier explorations of Gotham City, Scott Snyder decorates Batman #1 with these themes to great affect. But is this really the truly excellent #1 we've been craving?

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And… Action! It’s ‘Deathstroke #1’

In Deathstroke #1 writer Kyle Higgins' use of easily-recognizable action movie tropes is the farthest thing from derivative. Instead, it is a user-friendly shorthand for new readers to the little-known DC character.

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Choice in DC Comics’ New 52

With DC's New 52 reboot of their entire universe, the comicbook company is evolving a greater media savvy and a far deeper cultural relevance than ever before. But has DC simply borrowed from more adaptable publishers like BOOM! Studios?

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Drawn Together: Cornell’s “Demon Knights” and the Ideal of Camelot

In Demon Knights Paul Cornell not only dramatizes the idea of Camelot, but exquisitely reenacts it at one of the oldest comicbook publishers.

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Snyder et. al. Introduce the City as Character in “Gates of Gotham”

Delving deeply into Gotham City’s history, writers Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins and Ryan Parrott deliver something interesting with this series: Gotham as a character herself.

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The Real Story, But Not All of It

Perhaps more than a long, critical gaze at DC's history, Secret Origins makes the incredibly savvy move of rendering the company's 70-plus years as both heartwarming and resilient.

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25 Aug 2011 // 2:45 AM

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Booster Gold makes it out alive from the nightmare world of the Flashpoint. But the man emerging is just not the remarkable hero we've come to know since 52 and Justice League: Generation Lost.

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A Pointless, Truncated History Winds Up the “Batman”

“Storybook Endings”, the final issue of Batman, is pointless, but it is significant nonetheless. DC Comics deserves much of the blame for a severe lack of foresight regarding the final issue of one of their longest running titles.

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Detective Comics 881: The Death of a 74-Year-Old Legend

Why would DC end the run of its flagship title after 74 years, with the last year being arguably among its most historic?

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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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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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