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25 Mar 2015 // 7:22 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 // 1:17 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 // 9:30 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 // 9:29 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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“Spider-Gwen #1” Grants a True Second Life

Gwen Stacy takes on a new role and crafts a new legacy for Spider-Men and Spider-Women alike.

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In ‘John Carter, Warlord of Mars #4’ a Warrior may Change His Metal

Marz and Malsuni manage the difficult task of remaining true to the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs while producing a story that seems fresh and new.

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Beyond Good and Evil: “Multiversity: Mastermen #1”

Mastermen is a masterwork. A perfect 10. The greatest issue yet in this stunningly good series. Bravo, Mr. Morrision! Bravo!

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24 Feb 2015 // 10:28 AM

A Shot Across the Bow: “Hawkeye #21”

This penultimate issue is essentially Home Alone, if Macaulay Culkin was an Avenger and the Sticky Bandits were a bunch of Eastern European mobsters in tracksuits and armed with machine guns.

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Weaving A New Web: “Silk #1”

Cindy Moon's story is just beginning, but her potential is still growing.

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Time Slips: “Guardians 3000 #5”

Guardians 3000 is a thrill ride, a roller coaster, a starship making 180 degree turns.

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The Dark Side of Empires: “Darth Vader #1”

Forget the prequels. Even when he's on the Emperor's bad side, this is the Darth Vader that everyone wants to see.

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I’m Nuts for Squirrel Girl: “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2”

You might think that it is easy to be confident when you are, after all, UNBEATABLE, but it really isn't. Unbeatable or not, a crush can still be pretty embarrassing.

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‘The Warren Commission Report’ Reveals How Much the JFK Assassination Remains a Mystery

There's a lot to admire about this graphic-fiction account of the complicated and controversial evidence surrounding the Kennedy assassination

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A Colorful Cosmic Convergence: “Guardians of the Galaxy and X-men: Black Vortex Alpha #1”

The X-men and the Guardians of the Galaxy come together again in a story that's as volatile as it is fun.

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