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November 2012

Plato at the Dinner Table: Exclusive Preview of “Sword of Sorcery #2”

Sword of Sorcery #2 evokes both Plato's Republic and HBO's Game of Thrones


Stephen King’s Debt to Horror Comics

Crusty old horror comics have played a significant role in the work of author Stephen King.


Suddenly Human: Exclusive Preview of “Phantom Stranger #2”

Suddenly, it's the moment of choice for the Phantom Stranger. And unexpectedly, it plays out in Soccer-Dad Country, with the unseen presence of Norman Mailer…


Seeing and Being Seen: Exclusive Preview of “Fairest #9”

Award-winning writer Lauren Beukes continues her first arc on the Fables spinoff…


October 2012

When Shakespeare Comes Knocking: Exclusive Preview of “Fables #122”

Quietly over the summer, Bill Willingham's Fables passed the 120-issue mark, and celebrated ten years of unbroken publication. Now, with "The Destiny Game" the series enters a new evolution…


Prehistory of Violence: Exclusive Preview of “Minutemen #4”

"Ad fontes", Erasmus' rallying cry for secular humanism speaks to a moment when the past is leveraged to confront the threats of the present, at the expense of the future. It is a crucial moment of crisis, and one that appears perennially through human history. And one rendered beautifully in Darwyn Cooke's Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4. Here's your exclusive preview.


The Dealmaker and the Damned: Exclusive Preview of “Demon Knights #13”

In Demon Knights #13, Etrigan's plan for betraying his comrades is finally revealed. But the in-story encounter with Lucifer is eerier than it somehow should be. Is writer Paul Cornell hinting at Lucifer being machine code AI?


September 2012

The Ghosts That Haunt Me Still: Exclusive Preview of ‘Superman Action Comics #13’

When Grant Morrison dedicates this story to Ray Bradbury, it is more than simple a sign of respect for a past master and admiration for a formative influence. It is an abiding statement about a radical shift in the nature of our relationship to our fiction, and our past.


Becoming Jonah Hex: Exclusive Preview of “All Star Western #0”

"I remember not wanting to like it, but I did…" Please enjoy your exclusive preview of the forthcoming All Star Western #0.


Object Lesson: Exclusive Preview of “Nightwing #0”

Almost the entire story of Batman's origin is encapsulated in that moment his mother's string of pearls shatter. Now, in Nightwing #0, writers Tom DeFalco and Kyle Higgins introduce an equally mythic object for Dick Grayson…


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