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Graze Anatomy: Artifacts #1

In shaping a context where the fantastical elements of mythology are devalued, writer Ron Marz also shapes a context for tell the story of Top Cow as a company.

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Shutting Down: Vengeance of the Moon Knight Finale

After having successfully redefined the scope of the character over a year's worth of stories, writer Gregg Hurwitz writes the genetic launchpad for a new kind of Moon Knight.

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‘Melvin Monster’: Monstrous Hijinks for a Generation That Distrusted Its Parents

Melvin Monsters’ send-up of American family values sometimes takes a bitingly satirical turn.

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Peter Bagge’s Other Lives

Bagge's story is an exploration of the mediums and mechanisms that keep the riddle of the individual dancing between who we think we are, the projections and assumptions of others, and who we want to be.

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‘Blackest Night’—Crash! Bang! Pow!

Mood drips from these pages, and a pleasingly sinister undertone informs the whole thing—it's about death, after all.

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‘Batwoman: Elegy’ Is a Comic Masterpiece About an Openly Gay Superhero

Batwoman lives, much to the chagrin of Gotham's criminal underworld and the conservative commentariat.

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The Hole in Things: Batman #701

Returning to the scene of the crime, writer Grant Morrison humanizes Bruce Wayne's Batman, by depicting his fear.

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‘Scarlet #1’: ‘80s Grim ‘N Gritty… Now Available in 21st Century Female

With the creative team's first major collaboration since Halo it's clear that Alex Maleev has upped his game. But has Bendis?

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15 Jul 2010 // 3:10 AM

Shadowland #1

With high-level creative talent like event-runner Andy Diggle and core limited series artist Billy Tan, the real question for "Shadowland" is not whether it will succeed, but why it needs to.

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13 Jul 2010 // 2:40 AM

Days Missing #1-5

In the days missing from human history, we find the human story.

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8 Jul 2010 // 2:55 AM

Wonder Woman #600

Through a series of short stories and commissioned artworks, two artistic visions of Wonder Woman emerge. But can the more diligent and compassionate view of the character win out?

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Fame: Lady Gaga #1, Robbie Pattinson #1

It is easy to feel cheated when reading Bluewater's Fame books, as one of the most groundbreaking performers of the generation is marginalized through inept comics.

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1 Jul 2010 // 2:06 AM

Superman #700

Superman returns to Metropolis after the soul-crushing New Krypton Saga... but will things ever be the same again?

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29 Jun 2010 // 3:02 AM

Batman #700

Batman #700 is a triumph of writer Grant Morrison's project with the character, but after reading you'll want more. For all the wrong reasons.

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25 Jun 2010 // 3:08 AM

Stephen King’s N #1-4

With persuasive writing from Marc Guggenheim and opulent art from Alex Maleev, Stephen King's N. is clear example of the richness that can be achieved when translating prose into comics.

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22 Jun 2010 // 4:36 AM

Avengers Academy #1

With the game of Musical Avengers well underway, will Avengers Academy make it to its adolescent years?

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Oddly Compelling Confessional

How do you begin to read the life of Denis Kitchen? The man is a giant. And the equation is simple; no Kitchen Sink Press... possibly no Pulitzer for a comic book.

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15 Jun 2010 // 2:34 AM

Secret Avengers #1

With the new values of the Heroic Age espoused as a rebirth of The Avengers, Writer Ed Brubaker tackles the damage done by the "Dark Reign".

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10 Jun 2010 // 2:35 AM

War of the Supermen #1-4

Writer James Robinson proves himself an indispensable talent, and offers a severe meditation on genocide, and redemption in telling the tale of the '100 Minute War'.

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‘Black Blizzard’ Is a Highpoint of Japanese Comics

Black Blizzard is excellent example of the raw talent that emerged from the golden age of Japanese comics and the enduring readability of a good old crime yarn.

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