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Fighting the '90s Culture Wars with Grant Morrison's 'The Invisibles'

In Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential address he evoked fear of "crossdressers in our midst" as a metaphor for the infiltration of liberal political culture. Grant Morrison's The Invisibles comics proved he had reason to fear.

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Superman and the War Against Anachronism

The impulse is to "update" Superman, to make him "relevant". But what could be more deadening than making an enduring cultural icon "relevant" to passing trends?

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Meet the New DC, Same as the Old DC: 'DC Comics: The New 52'

Everything, from artistic competence to the price point, has risen since the '90s. All that’s missing are the embossed holofoil covers and polybags.

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And Action…: The Grant Morrison Exclusive, Act 2

In a time when the novelty of DC's company-wide reboot seems to push writers in the direction of a ground-up redesign of their characters, Grant Morrison does the unexpected with the original superhero. PopMatters presents Grant Morrison, and his thoughts on Action.

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We Can Be Heroes: Talking 'Supergods' with Grant Morrison

Grant Morrison’s ability to make connections between seemingly humdrum events and grandiose ideas becomes infectious. Reading Supergods and immersing in his ideas gives one as much kick as a radioactive spider bite.

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All-Star Superman

This story transcends all other Superman stories ever told, becoming the definitive take on the character almost without trying.

Kevin M. Brettauer
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The Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul

Ultimately this series is representative of the potential hazards that can arise when one works in the comic book medium.

Shawn O'Rourke
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Disinformation: The Complete Series

Disinformation is a lot like the Weekly World News as written by James Randi and the staff of The Skeptical Enquirer.

Bill Gibron

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