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‘X-men Gold #1’: Give Peace and Understanding a Chance

The Xmen's powers and their conflicts are like the weather. Sometimes they're like a simple gust of wind. Sometimes, a full-blown, not peaceful at all hurricane.

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‘X-men Prime #1’ Takes a Breather, Then Prepares for More Conflict

From sterilization and decimation to hope and promise, the X-men move forward.

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‘Hokusai x Manga’ Explores the Roots of Manga

'Hokusai x Manga' traces the influence of popular Japanese visual art, from the 17th century forward, on contemporary manga.

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Capping Off a (Somewhat) Extraordinary Journey: ‘Extraordinary X-men #20’

To go from the brink of extinction to a friendly baseball game is a journey that requires a lot more than 20 issues and a crossover event.

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The Enemy Within (and Beyond) in All-New Wolverine #18

Tom Taylor channels the spirit and passion of "Enemy of the State" and succeeds.

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It’s Apple’s World, Just Click and Agree to It

Ever wonder what you agree to when you click on the terms and conditions for iTunes? Read R. Sikoryak's Terms and Conditions and be awakened.

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‘Inhumans vs. X-men #6’: A (Not So) Bittersweet End

Inhumans vs. X-men fights an uphill battle that may as well be upside down.

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A Letter From Your Lesbian Friend to Your Black Friend

Some reflections on the challenge of educating allies, with the help of Ben Passmore's Your Black Friend.

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‘Champions #6’: There Are Better Ways to Do Good

The Champions have successfully started a movement, but they've also triggered a backlash.

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‘Infamous Iron Man #5’ and the Long Road From Infamy

The world still sees Victor Von Doom as an infamous villain, but that infamy is the greatest strength of the story.

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The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

The steampunk cityscapes are fantastic in The Theory of the Grain of Sand, yet the underlying mystery is subtle.

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‘Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4’ Is a Case Study in How Well Spider-Man Works as a Family

Superheroes can not only have families -- those families can make for compelling storylines. No deals with Mephisto required.

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Do Our Superheroes Satisfy a Secret Craving for Authoritarianism?

Chris Gavaler's On the Origins of Superheroes raises compelling questions about our fascination with men in tights.

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A Hardened Villain Crafts a New Narrative in ‘Kingpin #1’

Wilson Fisk, the original Kingpin, is the crime lord by which all others are measured.

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The Uncanny Truth Hurts (and Astonishes) in ‘All-New X-men #18’

This is not just another tie-in where a teenaged Cyclops whines at feeling so overwhelmed.

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‘Pretending Is Lying’ Explores the Complexity of Human Relationships

The nostalgic self-reflection in Dominique Goblet's work is painfully honest and verges on the bittersweet.

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‘Inhumans vs. X-men #3’ Gives Us Underwhelmingly Misguided Underdogs

In the Inhumans/X-men conflict, one side tries to be an underdog at the expensive of a compelling story.

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This Graphic Novel Adaptation of ‘Kindred’ Is Made Awkward With KLOKs! and CHOOMs!

If you’ve never read any of Octavia E. Butler's works, Kindred is a good place to start, but this version is a little too manga for such a serious work.

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Marvelous Monstrous Mayhem in ‘Monsters Unleashed #1’

This is an over-the-top, action-packed thrill ride that pits iconic heroes against giant monsters

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Memory Drawings in Film and Print: ‘Seth’s Dominion’

Seth’s Dominion offers a full picture of an exciting artist brimming with imagination, and with a great deal more to create.

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