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Hans Christian Andersen Would Be Delighted With Sanna Annukka’s Illustrations

Annukka enhances the reading experience of The Snow Queen and The Fir Tree with her distinctive artistic approach.

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Ted Rall’s Bernie Bio Has Extra Relevance in the Wake of the Democrats’ Presidential Defeat

While clearly endorsing Bernie Sanders’ politics, Rall offers an interesting and balanced portrait of the man behind the politics.

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Setting Up An Ominous (and Overdue) Conflict in ‘Inhumans vs. X-men #0’

A clash between the Inhumans and X-men is inevitable, but it can still be compelling.

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The Fight Is Rigged in Death of X #4

Death of X is a cage match between one side that has the unconditional backing of Disney's lawyers and another that remains under the boot of a rival company.

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Biography of X-Men Comics Writer Chris Claremont Is Weighed Down With Words

Claremont's long-form X-Men story, told over 186 issues, proves he's the master of the form. Jason Powell's new book offers an exhaustive issue-by-issue commentary.

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‘Now Thanos #1’ Challenges the Complexities of Pure, Unambiguous Evil

Expanding the narrative of a wholly evil madman comes with challenges and surprising intrigue.

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Wonder Woman Embraces Men’s World. Men’s World Embraces Her Back

Wonder Woman fights in a crowded mall after drinking a margarita with men.

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Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’ Is No Less Shocking in This Graphic Adaptation

Miles Hyman implicitly connects Jackson's stoning ritual and the reaping of grain; illuminating, perhaps, the interconnection of life and death in both.

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Worth Within Unworthiness in ‘The Unworthy Thor #1’

An overdue insight into Odinson's unworthiness sends him down a refreshing new path.

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Art, Journalism and War in Sarah Glidden’s ‘Rolling Blackouts’

Glidden's use of watercolors is beautifully rendered, creating a consistent visual language throughout that is a pleasure to look at.

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Heritage, Identity, and Idols in ‘Ms. Marvel #12’

Kamala Khan does some soul searching and reminds us why we love her.

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M. R. James’ Ghost Stories Work Eerily Well in This Graphic Fiction Form

Leah Moore and John Reppion deliver thrills and chills in a way that M. R. James would surely have approved of -- in shadows and by degree.

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‘The Case of Alan Turing’ Gives the Enigma Project the Graphic Treatment

This treatment focuses not just on the technical matters of encryption, but also on the human factors that may prove decisive in breaking a code.

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‘Brief Histories of Everyday Objects’ Ponders, What’s Up With the Toothbrush?

In comic form, Brief Histories of Everyday Objects puts everyday objects under clever ideological scrutiny.

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Channeling Heroism Through Infamy in ‘Infamous Iron Man #1’

Victor Von Doom enters a new and compelling role in the Marvel universe.

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Barbara Yelin’s ‘Irmina’ Makes Clear: There’s a High Cost to Ignoring One’s Political Climate

The provocative and visually stunning Irmina explores Nazi-era questions of culpability that resonate eerily with today's world.

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‘Darth Vader #25’: It’s Not Enough for Our Villains to Just Be Villainous Anymore

Make no mistake. Darth Vader does nothing remotely heroic in this issue. Yet Kieron Gillen's creation is darkly compelling.

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Cyclops Reveals a Bias Narrative in ‘Death of X #1’

We finally get a chance to see the horrific details of why Cyclops is the worst thing to happen to mutants since Chuck Austin.

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A Kick Ass/Kick Arse Depiction of the Stylish Mods in ‘60s England

Jim McCarthy and Kevin Cross, writers and graphics artists from either side of the Atlantic, join forces to create a candid tale of the Mod scene.

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