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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 13 - “For the Girl Who Has Everything”

This week's episode of Supergirl is inspired by one of the best known and most critically lauded Superman stories in the Man of Steel's long history; it fails precisely where that story succeeded.

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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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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 12 - “Bizarro”

A version of the Silver Age comic book villain, Bizzaro, makes a first appearance on CW's Supergirl.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 11 - “Strange Visitor From Another Planet”

Supergirl hits its stride in an episode about immigrants and aliens.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 10 - “Childish Things”

With "Childish Things", Supergirl manages the kind of quirky comic book storytelling combined with genuinely interesting characterizations that make for the very best in superhero television.

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Fantagraphics Artist Daniel Clowes Takes on Gender Inequality in Comics Establishment

Artist Daniel Clowes and his publisher Fantagraphics, unleashed a storm of media attention last week when they announced Clowes would be withdrawing his name as nominee for the prestigious Grand Prix d’Angouleme

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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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As With ‘Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #2’, Every Relationship Faces Challenges

Emotional depth mixed with forced insecurities create a shallow narrative.

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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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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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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 8 - “Hostile Takeover”

Two compelling stories, one about the return of Supergirl's Kryptonian aunt and the other about an email leak at Kara's employer, never quite manage to come together in "Hostile Takeover."

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 7 - “Human for a Day”

This episode of Supergirl illustrates the difficult task of making the narrative and character elements of a story match the iconic imagery associated with the heroes.

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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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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Red Faced”

Supergirl is at its best when it maintains a nice balance between earnest but absurd superheroics and lightly drawn and funny human drama; in other words, between robot fights and game night.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 4 - “Livewire”

A cool villain and the marvelous Calista Flockhart weren't quite enough to save this episode from the family drama and boring backstory that threaten to bring this series down to earth.

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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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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 3 – “Fight of Flight”

"Fight or Flight" proves that Supergirl is no Jimmy Olsen.

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Revisiting ‘Girlfriends’: A Forgotten Film of Second-Wave Feminism

Stanley Kubrick was right. Girlfriends is one of the finest American films of the ‘70s.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 2 - “Stronger Together”

After two episodes of Supergirl it is clear that the best and strongest thing about this series is Supergirl herself; Melissa Benoist steals every scene that she is in.

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