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18 Jun 2014 // 7:00 AM

The Shroud of Going Public: “Daredevil #3”

Mystical mayhem in Daredevil. Daredevil is being stalked by The Shroud, a Batman-style vigilante. Except for the part where he trades his eyes to some sorcerers for the ability to command shadows.

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17 Jun 2014 // 9:05 AM

Highwater Everywhere: “Detective Comics #32”

In Detective #32, there is water on nearly every page. And blood.

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Humanizing the Gods: “Amazing X-men Annual #1”

Storm gives lessons in what it means to be both a goddess and an X-man.

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11 Jun 2014 // 7:30 AM

All Hell Breaks Loose: “Sovereign #3”

In Sovereign #3, a natural storytelling flow was replaced with methodical plotting and you can feel the writing happening.

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10 Jun 2014 // 7:50 AM

Poseidon Invictus: “Swamp Thing #32”

Charles Soule does an excellent job with the Swamp Thing/Aquaman conflict, managing to make them both seem menacing as they battle, not only against their common enemy, but also over the watery “turf”.

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Radical Concepts In Lovability: “Ms. Marvel #4”

As new Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan struggles on her path to become a hero, she finds a way to make herself more lovable.

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4 Jun 2014 // 5:48 AM

Good Ol’ Fashioned Showdown: “Southern Bastards #2”

Co-creators Jason Aaron and Jason Latour remind us at every turn that we’re in the Deep South and its inhabitants play by a different set of rules here.

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The Mad Titan’s Cold Sneer of Command: “Thanos Annual #1”

This is my favorite version of Thanos: scripted by Jim Starlin and penciled by Ron Lim.

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Evil Defeats Evil: “Forever Evil #7”

Fighting evil with evil by being good, thereby serving evil.

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At What Price, Reinvigoration?: “Hulk  #3”

Does the revitalizing of Bruce Banner, scripted so flawlessly in Waid’s earlier Indestructible Hulk, signal a loss of relevance for the Hulk himself in successor title Hulk?

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27 May 2014 // 7:02 AM

Vaughn’s Authentic Creative Voice: “Saga 19”

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples manage to top themselves, commanding your attention and setting Saga apart from every other comic on the stands.

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21 May 2014 // 9:40 AM

The Next “Scott Pilgrim?”: “Lumberjanes #2”

Right off the bat, Lumberjanes grabs you with its catchy title and fun concept—girl scouts fight monsters in the woods.

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Doomed Concept: “Superman Doomed #1”

Superman faces one of his most daunting foes in a way that has limited potential.

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Return to the Whimsy of the Space Race: “Archie #655”

Cosmo the Merry Martian was a short-lived comic published by Archie Comics in the late 1950’s. It was colorful and funny, in a juvenile sort of way, and right at home in the era of flying saucer flaps and the space race.

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Learning to Crawl between the Panels: “Amazing Spider-Man #1.1”

As the writer of such critically acclaimed Spider-Man storylines as “Spider Island” and “The Superior Spider-Man” Dan Slott faces his most daunting task yet—writing between the scenes of the original Lee/Ditko origin story.

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13 May 2014 // 3:00 AM

A Single Arrow Flying Backwards in Time: “Futures End #1”

DC Entertainment begins its highly competent integration of its “Beyond” timeline with the “New 52.”

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Like Father Like Son: “Cyclops #1”

Nobody is good at being a teenage boy or the father of a teenage boy, but the struggle makes a great story.

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7 May 2014 // 6:38 AM

Pog-Bound: “Regular Show #12”

This issue was a trip. A blast from the not too distant past. And most importantly it had pogs. Remember those?

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It’s Clicking when You Can Hear the Voice Actors: “Dexter’s Laboratory #1”

Dexter and perpetual thorn in his side, Dee Dee, are back—with their personalities intact.

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A Step Back From Amazing: “Amazing Spider-Man #1”

Peter Parker is back, but so are the flaws that make him less than superior.

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