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6 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

While the technique is simple and almost child-like, Brown's sense of composition and perspective display artistic talent that might not be immediately apparent to all.

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Vaughan and Harris insert yet another facet of reality into the fictional world of comic book superheroics, one that has gone largely overlooked: politics.

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23 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

She is very unlike the usual female protagonist: she drinks, she smokes, and she kills.

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10 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

This story is for anyone who is a fan of family-friendly quest adventures.

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10 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

We, the consumers of capitalist society, are complicit in and just as responsible for all the oppression that our culture exports.

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27 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Wang is heinous in the extreme, not because of its content, but because of the offhand manner in which it is presented.

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27 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

It disappears is constructed around an obscure personal symbology that is nearly impenetrable.

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Neither Rick nor Tania makes the mistakes that make Westerners, and especially Americans, disliked overseas.

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30 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

The audience is invited to reassemble the diverse strands of conflicting pictorial information and synthesize their own meaning out of it.

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30 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

One of the most charming aspects of the work is that it tells a wonderful, engaging story without falling back on gender stereotypes.

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30 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

The ending of the story radically redefines its boundaries, turning what had seemed to be a series of single-issue, comic vignettes into a surreal psychological study.

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10 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

As with the great Sam Raimi directed films, Aunt May is given room to develop into a three-dimensional character and not just be the victim that Spider-Man needs to rescue.

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10 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

If the comic book medium is to differentiate itself from reality TV or the like it needs to draw the line somewhere.

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10 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Carnet De Voyage is special in that it gives you a glimpse into the mind of the young, wandering artist, always with a sketchbook and pencil, filling page after page with drawings of the world around him, not wanting to miss a single thing.

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14 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

When you look deeper, subtle aspects of the artwork come to life, making you wonder how you didn't see it at first glance.

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14 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Audiences are more and more content to laugh at mindless buffoonery without any real punchline, and lazy writers and directors are more than happy to give it to them.

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14 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Whether mockery, parody, homage, or something else entirely, Marvel is reinventing their own number one competitor, and doing it in brilliant fashion.

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14 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Tomine questions traditional sexual values, asking us the readers to engage this question and to answer individually.

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1 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

While forcefully shattering the architecture of the superhero comic, each author has, in their most famous pieces, lovingly preserved the foundation from which to build upon.

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1 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

He tells simple stories in a way that is perfectly suited to the medium of sequential, illustrated narrative, known more commonly as 'the comic book'.

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