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Talking 'Steampunk'd' With Jeannie Mai

Jeannie Mai hosts GSN's Steampunk'd, a ten-episode long experience into the world and culture of steampunk.

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'Death Sentence London' and the Success of Doomed Generations

Death Sentence: London #3 makes me consider what it would be like if we lived under a President Trump.

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Love and Other Skirmishes in 'Death Sentence London #3'

How do you outdo yourself, if you've already produced a masterpiece? Sometimes you succeed in a way that redefines success itself.

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'Lantern City' and its Steampunk Futures

There's a depth to Lantern City that great artists like Victor Hugo and J.D. Salinger and the Marx Brothers have been struggling with since the very beginning.

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'Lantern City' and Its Steampunk Origins

Origins aren't predicative of outcomes. But the consequences of choices are compounded over time. This becomes remarkably apparent with Lantern City's choice of genre in steampunk.

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Plumbing the Depths of Space and Human Psychology in 'Southern Cross'

On its surface Southern Cross is a simple tale—a beloved sister dies, a loving sister hops an interplanetary transport to reclaim the body and investigate the death. But there hidden depths here, both literary and human.

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What's at Stake with Warren Ellis's 'Injection'

Warren Ellis tackles the same theme from Marlowe's Faustus, and carries the grander ambitions of comics with him.

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'Prez' Answers Thomas Jefferson's Call for a 'Dangerous Freedom'

Thomas Jefferson said, "Rather a dangerous freedom than a peaceful slavery." The stunning comic Prez shows the true meaning of that statement.

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Cars That Will Kill You, An 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Triptych Finalé

Thus far, we've seen director Joss Whedon leverage the history of comics fandom and of Hollywood film in a grand and postmodern experiment. Here's why.

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The Face in the Puddle

The central image of Spawn #251, the reflection of the monster in a puddle, speaks volumes about both the comics industry, and ourselves.

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Avengers Age of Ultron, a Triptych's Second Frame

Avengers: Age of Ultron is an amazing spectacle and there's very little you don't see. But if there is something unnoticed, it might be how seamlessly Whedon crafts the movie into the history of Hollywood.

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A Response to Avengers: Age of Ultron, in Triptych

Even after Daredevil, especially after Daredevil, Avengers: Age of Ultron might be the finest realization of the Marvel Universe on screen.

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Every Generation Gets the 'Daredevil' It Deserves

Marvel's Daredevil is a reminder that our pop culture, even that which is rooted in the pulp tradition, can be vivid, vital, and powerful.

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'Frankenstein Underground' and the Deaths That Tax Us

Frankenstein Underground is the magnificent postmodern crown jewel in the Hellboy-verse that creator Mike Mignola thinks of as a love-letter to Edgar Rice Burroughs. We think otherwise.

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The High Art of Disownership in 'Death Sentence: London'

Death Sentence: London is quite possibly the most important work of 2015.

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Janelle Asselin, Rosy Press and the Reinvention of the Ordinary

Sometimes once in a rare while someone with a single idea disrupts an entire industry. Veteran Editor Janelle Asselin's Rosy Press might just be that idea for this generation.

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'Invisible Republic' Gives Us Two Tales, Twinned With Shakespeare

Smashing the hubris of grand space opera against the neonoir of political investigative journalism, it’s only a matter of time until we make the leap to Shakespeare.

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Big Neon Kill Machine

In Suiciders, series creator Lee Bermejo gives us an elegant drama of transitions, and in doing this offers perhaps the most innovative mediation on LA itself.

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'Injury Time' and Others for 'The Black Hood'

A quatrain of "ways of looking", as Wallace Stevens put it, at the groundbreaking first issue of Dark Circle’s relaunch of The Black Hood.

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'Rebels' Argues for Freedom As Pop Culture

Rebels is the book I was waiting for Brian Wood to attempt. Since long before Local, since before Northlanders since even before DMZ. It’s the story of the American Revolution, told in a way that only Brian Wood can.

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