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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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It Should Have Been a Joke: “Zombies vs. Robots #1”

The robots are fierce and out of control. The zombies are hungry, rapacious, rattleboned and desperate.

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We All Got Drawn Here: “The Multiversity: Guidebook #1”

This book is a wonder. Oh boy, is it a wonder.

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The Ties That No Longer Bind: “Uncanny Avengers #1”

The aftermath of a major retcon can't be ignored, but it can't be rushed either.

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What Does a Mexican Comic Hero and a Citizens’ War Crimes Tribunal Have to Do With Each Other?

Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires is a blend of narrative genius with deep political philosophical significance, couched in a surreal blend of comic and prose.

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A Royal Struggle: “Wonder Woman #38”

Wonder Woman is the ultimate feminine ideal, but even she deals with her share of insecurities.

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The Return of the Big Red Cheese: “The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures #1”

After the tour de force of last issue's Pax Americana, this issue demonstrates conclusively that Grant Morrison is a master of all the genres in the comicbook superhero playbook.

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A Bolder, New Hope: “Star Wars #1”

Marvel Comics takes its first step into a galaxy far, far away and offers plenty of reasons for more hope.

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They’re Making a Movie About Ant-Man: “Ant-Man #1”

Ant-Man learns that living small (in his case, really small) can sometimes be better than living large if it means that you get to be with your kids, watch them grow, dry their tears, all that stuff.

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A Larger Legacy: “Wolverines #1”

The death of Wolverine is not quite the same as the death of Kurt Cobain or Brett Favre’s retirement, but he’s a character that casts the biggest shadow in all of X-men.

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Reverted Meaning: “Avengers and X-men: AXIS #9”

An event comes to a solid end, but is too lacking to be anything more.

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When It Really Could Be Worse: “All-New X-men #34”

The O5 X-men think their future is bad, but a trip to the decaying world of Ultimate adds some needed perspective.

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Look at the Women: “Bitch Planet #1”

Bitch Planet gives us naked bodies and bloody violence. (Naked bodies and bloody violence in space, no less!) It's called Bitch Planet for God's sake. And it gives us something more.

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Grading on a Curve: “Spider-Man and the X-men #1”

Spider-Man's first teaching experience with mutants has some new twists, but misses out on important lessons.

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Potently Poetic Adaptation: “ODC-Y #1”

Fraction’s writing, which dips in and out of epic verse with a casual mastery, demands a close attention to rhythm and meter, but retains his unique voice.

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The Results of True Collaboration: ‘The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio’

Reading this book is like entering the offices of Simon and Kirby and rifling through their files, scouring the slush pile, even breathing in the smoke from one of Kirby’s cigars.

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