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23 Mar 2016 // 12:59 AM

Gracie Allen for President!

The Comedian's 1940 Surprise Party brought America much needed unwise wisdom and foggy acuity.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 16 - “Falling”

A little dose of red kryptonite does just exactly what it's supposed to: makes Supergirl vulnerable in a far more human way.

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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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9 Mar 2016 // 2:30 AM

‘Jessica Jones’ and Gendered Forms of Seeing

It’s alarming that Jessica Jones' expressions of self-control and autonomy play into rather than controvert the pedophilic misogyny she fights in the form of Kilgrave.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 14 - “Truth, Justice and the American Way”

This week's episode of Supergirl addresses one of today's most pressing issues and allows aliens and superheroes to take on metaphorical, and moral, significance.

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Divine Plans and Unholy Agendas in ‘Wonder Woman #49’

Wonder Woman navigates the hazardous (and deceptive) world of the gods.

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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 // 2:05 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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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 // 7:00 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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