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Wednesday, September 10 2014

Truth Is an Allusion: “The Wicked and the Divine #3”

Gods as pop stars. It’s a novel concept and one that could crumble under its own weight if not pulled off correctly. But so far, we’ve been treated to a thoughtful exploration of where divine intervention meets celebrity worship.


Tuesday, September 9 2014

A Quirky Legal Drama with Superheroes: “She-Hulk #8”

She-Hulk is a quirky legal drama, like Ally McBeal or Boston Legal. With superheroes.


Monday, September 8 2014

Making Death Matter: “Death of Wolverine #1”

Death is a revolving door in comics so how does the upcoming death of Wolverine have meaning?


Wednesday, September 3 2014

I Would Rather Be a Cyborg than a Goddess: “Pop # 1”

Curt Pires and Jason Copland delve into the mysterious origins of pop stars in their new miniseries from Dark Horse Comics.


Tuesday, September 2 2014

Not-So-Epic Showdown: “Wolverine #12”

What was billed as the biggest fight between Wolverine and Sabretooth to date ends up being a total rip-off.


Wednesday, August 27 2014

Quality Time and Honest Mistakes: “Wolverine Annual #1”

How an innocent camping trip can be ruined by a reasonable misunderstanding


Tuesday, August 26 2014

Not Just a Comicbook: “The Multiversity #1”

In this story of multiple worlds, fiction is fact and comicbooks are true.


Monday, August 25 2014

Not the Antidote You’re Looking For: “Trees #4”

I’d hoped that Trees would be the natural antithesis to those gimmicky summer crossovers with anticlimactic events written in marketing departments.


Wednesday, August 20 2014

Hello, New World (#Ferguson): “Batgirl #34”

In her final issue, writer Gail Simone provides the space for Batgirl to start over in a new world.


Tuesday, August 19 2014

Sex Police Future: “Sex Criminals 7”

Not many readers have put themselves in the headspace of a caped vigilante, but Jon and Suzie, the dynamic duo of deviant thoughts and sexcapades, embody our deepest desires, shame, regrets, and fears.


Monday, August 18 2014

Making Progress Fun: “All-New X-men #30”

Character development doesn't need killer robots or time-traveling enemies. It just needs to be fun.


Tuesday, August 12 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #1

An epic struggle that has all the right ingredients, but not enough of the most important one.


Monday, August 11 2014

The Book of the Revelation: “Thanos: The Infinity Revelation”

The greatest transformations in this story occur not among the stars, not in the above and beyond, not in the court of Infinity and Eternity, but in the characters themselves.


Wednesday, August 6 2014

All History Is Ancient History: “Outcast #2”

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s most recent title, Outcast, not only offers a meditation on demonic possession, but competes on equal footing with high-end dramas like The Leftovers and Ray Donovan.


Shigeru Mizuki’s ‘Showa’ Series Is a Sweeping Epic of Life, Death and War

This work offers an indelible and engaging combination of storyline, riveting life-and-death plot twists, historical education and passionately conveyed moral messaging on the horrors of war.


Tuesday, August 5 2014

The Long Harvest: “Bodies #1”

Long rains make for long harvests.


Monday, August 4 2014

Oversights and Afterthoughts: “Uncanny Avengers #22”

A story that had everything going for it ends with a deafening whimper.


Wednesday, July 30 2014

The One You See Coming: “Moon Knight #5”

Moon Knight #5 is a testament to the surrealization (not a word, do not use as one) of violence.


Tuesday, July 29 2014

Immigrants and Aliens: “Superman #33”

Superman is not an alien. He is an immigrant. There is a difference.


Monday, July 28 2014

Worthy of Worship: ‘Storm #1’

Ororo Munroe is considered a goddess by many, but it's how she earns that title that makes her divine.


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