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‘Ninjak #1’ is Too Fresh to Fade

Valiant's new Ninjak reboot is remarkably fresh and a lot of fun.

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‘Saga #27’ Characters Are Unforgettable

Saga propels readers into new and unchartered, yet always compelling, spaces. From the horribly exotic to the stunningly beautiful, the characters are impossible to forget.

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A Confluence of Conflicts in ‘Convergence #1’

The arena for a multiversal clash is set, but lacks theatrics.

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‘The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1’ - Don’t Read This Comic

I should have listened to the cover. After all, the warning was clear: "You must NOT read this comic!"

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Exposing Strengths and Weaknesses in ‘Batman/Superman Annual #2’

Superman's strengths are once again explored, but his weaknesses tell the story.

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‘Wayward Volume One: String Theory’ Beautifully Captures Accurate Folkloric Context

The comic series Wayward depicts the struggles of a group of supernatural teens growing up and fighting evil on the streets of modern Tokyo.

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‘New Suicide Squad #8’ Raises More Questions Than Answers

A heated confrontation between Black Manta and Amanda Waller is the highlight of New Suicide Squad #8.

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Overwhelming and Overdue Humility in ‘Uncanny X-men #32’

Cyclops is put in a difficult position that reveals his vulnerabilities, amongst other things.

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‘Seraphim 266613336 Wings’ Will Set Your Imagination Afire

This little-known collaboration between, Mamoru Oshii and Satoshi Kon, two giants of anime was never completed. But it’s very much worth reading anyway.

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Foul Play in ‘Strange Sports Stories #1’

There is plenty of horrible fun to be had in this weird mixture of horror, science fiction and good old fashioned, healthy, wholesome sports.

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25 Mar 2015 // 6:22 AM

In Gotham The Kids Are Alright, Day Two

By incorporating genres as diverse as Harry Potter, Dan Brown and Van Helsing, Gotham Academy #5 is as close to perfect as you can get.

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24 Mar 2015 // 12:17 PM

In Gotham the Kids Are Alright, Day One

It’s when publishers create titles outside the hype of their most recognizable heroes that writers and artists are able take risks that can lead to some of the most innovative and original comic books available. This is where Gotham Academy comes in.

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Revealing Strengths and Vulnerabilities

Superman reveals his identity and spends a day without his powers, but he still finds a way to be a heroic ideal.

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18 Mar 2015 // 8:30 AM

Detangling the Web

Spider-Woman #5 is a master class in art and is what seems like the beginning of a fantastic story, set at street level, which is exactly what this character needs.

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If It Looks Like a Duck

In Howard the Duck #1, Zdarsky and Quinones get the most important things right. They get Howard right.

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“All-New X-men #37” Gives Us a Frenemy Indeed

Emma Frost teaches Jean Grey a few important lessons in unorthodox ways that feel oddly fitting.

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‘Arkham Manor #5’ Becomes the New Series’ Penultimate Issue

Arkham Manor #5 brings the series to its Batman-heavy, ass-kicking climax.

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‘Neverboy #1’ on How to Not Fade Away

Neverboy is a tight little story that begs to be read twice.

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Royalty and Rebels in ‘Princess Leia #1’

Princess Leia begins an important part of her journey towards becoming a true rebel.

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4 Mar 2015 // 8:29 AM

‘Batgirl #39’ and the Burn of a Social Media Reboot

Batgirl began her stay with the kind of bang that could only come from being anointed by social media. In this issue, we see that fake love begin to unravel.

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