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Finding Elvis Religion in Mike Burrell's 'The ​Land of Grace​'

The Land of Grace is at once a critique of religious faith, a comic romp through the weirdness of Elvis culture, and a horror story in which death and resurrection aren't so much an Easter miracle as a recurring nightmare.

Books

More Than Fangirls: Reading 'The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen' in Trump's America

There are a lot of strong female characters here. There are just as many, however, who are fit only to remind us of how far we have to go.

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Exploring Sacred Space with Jesse Jacob's 'Crawl Space'

Evocative of Edwin Abbott’s Flatland, Jacobs takes on environmental destruction, the desecration of the sacred, and the arrogance and selfishness that plague our politics and our world.

Comics

It's Batman at the End of Times in 'All-Star Batman' #1

Snyder and Romita have produced a riveting first issue and given us here, at the so-called end of times, the Batman we so desperately need.

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'In the Shadow of Frankenstein' Will Haunt Your Dreams

In the Shadow of Frankenstein provides a first-rate example of how the creature's heart continues to pump life into the horror genre.

Books

'Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life' Is Grounded in Reality

Recommended reading for those whose lives were saved in the nick of time, and were transformed into their better selves, thanks to Amazons, Caped Crusaders, and Mutants.

Comics

'Wacky Raceland #1' Is Dark and Unexpected

For those of us old enough to remember televised Saturday morning cartoons way back when, this take on the genre is a revelation.

Comics

Who's the Real Winner in 'Superman vs Muhammad Ali'?

Superman is earnest and virtuous; he is the world's finest. Ali's braggadocio and poetry and strength of character are on display; he is the greatest.

Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 22 - "Invincible"

"Invincible" manages to ratchet up the angst in anticipation of the season finale, while still providing tons of fun to counterbalance the menace.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 20 - "Rupture"

The Flash may not have his speed back yet, but this episode takes things full speed ahead.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 19 - "Back to Normal"

Barry Allen's no longer the "fastest man alive". His return to normal allows focus to shift away from him and onto other members of Team Flash.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 1 - "Versus Zoom"

The dark and dangerous threat of Zoom works better than it should, precisely because it's set against the generally happy tone of this show.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 19 - "Myriad"

Superman makes an appearance in this episode of Supergirl, but he's hardly needed.

Gregory L. Reece
Comics

Ta-Nehisi Coates Brings a Steady Hand to 'Black Panther #1'

Acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has never written a comic book before, but this first issue of Black Panther puts to rest any fears of a vanity project gone bad.

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