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Capping Off a (Somewhat) Extraordinary Journey: 'Extraordinary X-men #20'

To go from the brink of extinction to a friendly baseball game is a journey that requires a lot more than 20 issues and a crossover event.

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Setting Up An Ominous (and Overdue) Conflict in 'Inhumans vs. X-men #0'

A clash between the Inhumans and X-men is inevitable, but it can still be compelling.

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The Fight Is Rigged in Death of X #4

Death of X is a cage match between one side that has the unconditional backing of Disney's lawyers and another that remains under the boot of a rival company.

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'Now Thanos #1' Challenges the Complexities of Pure, Unambiguous Evil

Expanding the narrative of a wholly evil madman comes with challenges and surprising intrigue.

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Cyclops Reveals a Bias Narrative in 'Death of X #1'

We finally get a chance to see the horrific details of why Cyclops is the worst thing to happen to mutants since Chuck Austin.

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Present and Future Intrigue in 'Extraordinary X-men #12'

The conclusion of Apocalypse Wars finishes strong and offers new possibilities.

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'Extraordinary X-men #8' Serves as an Apocalyptic Catalyst

These young X-men didn't expect they'd have to deal with Sugar Man, time machines, or apocalyptic futures.

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'Extraordinary X-men #5' Is Basic, Bland, and Incomplete

The first arc has the basics, but not much else.

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'Extraordinary X-Men' #1 Is Extraordinarily Lacking

A dark time for the X-men is made darker by a lack of details.

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Sweet Tooth #1-5

In his latest opus, Jeff Lemire cries out for help. If only he were crying wolf.

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We Few, We Happy Few, We Bandaged Brothers: Jeff Lemire's The Nobody and the Quest for Self

A touching, heartfelt meditation on identity and isolation in a small town, Jeff Lemire is able to redress an H.G. Wells classic and make it as timely and disturbing as ever.

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Essex County Vol. 2

The act a guilty conscience names to explain itself is all too often only the smear of mortar used to set the final brick in place.

Jason A. Zwiker
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Essex County Vol. 1

This story speaks directly to those who were both comforted by and isolated by fantasy while growing up.

Jason A. Zwiker

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