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‘Green Arrow #41’ Is Just, Plain, Good Storytelling

A grittier, more grounded Green Arrow is nothing new, especially for fans of CW's Arrow, but Benjamin Percy and Patrick Zircher take that concept to a new level of dark in Green Arrow #41.

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It’s ‘Death Race 2015’ in ‘Ghost Racers #1’

Fast and furious! The demons take to the road! In Ghost Racers #1 the superhero genre is stretched to the limit.

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‘Justice League #41’ Chronicles a Catalyst of War

A war of dark secrets, epic scales, and everything in between.

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The Other Dark Knight Returns in “Midnighter #1”

Midnighter's single and ready to mingle (and kill a lot of people) in latest solo series.

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Sunday Morning Coming Down in ‘Airboy #1’

This stuff is irreverent. Funny. Not suitable for children. Not suitable for adults. Wrong in so many ways. Unexpected. Crazed. Perfect.

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Hollow Redemption in ‘Wonder Woman Annual #1’

Wonder Woman responds to the Amazons' atrocities, but it's not in time and not enough.

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Kiss and Kill: Vixens, Vamps & Vipers

Although the Golden Age of Comic Books gave us strong, independent and heroic women, the same era also showed a darker side -- villainous women punished for attempting to rise.

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It Feels Like Summer in ‘Planet Hulk #1’

Gladiator Captain America riding a big red T. Rex. I think you get the picture.

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The Best in the Worst Circumstances in ‘Old Man Logan #1’

Wolverine is the best he is at what he does and in a world where he gets to prove it.

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A Return to Innocence in ‘Convergence - Shazam! #1’

The stakes are purposefully kept low in Convergence: Shazam! #1, which works as a highly entertaining reintroduction to Golden Age Captain Marvel.

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‘A-Force #1’ Is Gender-Neutral Awesome

How to make an all-female team of heroes awesome for all genders.

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In ‘Secret Wars #2’ Gravity Reverses

Right from the start of Secret Wars #2, it feels like gravity is reversed. This feels big. This feels important. This feels new.

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Can Selfishness Be a Virtue?

Through the magical intersection of text and image The Age of Selfishness seeks to clarify the philosophy of Ayn Rand, and how it influenced the Masters of the Universe.

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Clear Skies and Clearer Understanding in ‘Storm #11’

A perfect ending to a story that reminds us why the X-men's resident Weather Goddess is truly worthy of worship.

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It’s Not the Spirit of (19)76 in ‘Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters #1’

It's disappointing that so little of the original spirit of these characters found its way into this book.

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A Stiff Drink of Humility in ‘Superman #40’

A drunk Superman is both entertaining and insightful.

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‘The Multiversity #2’ Is More Than an Empty Hand

At the beginning of this series, Grant Morrison's ambiguities looked like strengths. Here, at the end, they are clearly weaknesses.

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11 May 2015 // 8:50 AM

Coming Out Honestly in ‘All-New X-Men #40’

Bobby Drake, the X-Men known as Iceman, is outed by a close friend. But could the situation have been handled better?

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Inferior Superiority in Marvel’s ‘Superior Iron Man #8’

A high-tech concept downgrades to a low-tech, but serviceable narrative.

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6 May 2015 // 7:38 AM

The Percussions and Repercussions of Falling in Love

Alex and Ada begin to fall in love. This does not go without repercussions though. Sentient androids are illegal, and the vitriol towards them, is growing.

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