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SDCC ’19: Marvel Studios Unveils Phase 4

By | Jul 20, 2019 | News

Marvel Studios announced a number of movies, new details and casting announcements for the next phase of movies and televisions shows in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con. The Marvel Studios panel first showcased footage from the 22 movies of the first three phases, and thanked fans for their support, and […]

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“Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor” #11

By | Jul 20, 2019 | Reviews

The shapeshifter ARC takes control of the TARDIS this week, but what are its motives in doing so? (Please note that this review will contain some light spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Yes, you read that right.) Written by Al Ewing Illustrated by Boo Cook Colored by Hi-Fi Lettered by Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy […]

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Five Thoughts on Adventures of Superman‘s “My Friend, Superman” and “The Clown Who Cried”

By | Jul 20, 2019 | Television

This week, Adventures of Superman introduces a few odd characters, and reveals something very specific about Clark Kent’s sense of humor. 1. Mr. Boombatz! “My Friend, Superman” features an Italian stereotype so broadly drawn you can see the grease stains on the television set. Tony, proprietor of a diner that serves such delights as “Super […]

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Saturday Morning Panels: Week of 7/17/19

By | Jul 20, 2019 | Columns

Welcome to Saturday Morning Panels! You know the drill. Each week the Multiversity staff lovingly scours the new releases to find you, our dear reader, our favorite panels and moments. And we have a fantastic line up for you this week! So kick-back, watch out for spoilers, talk about your favorites in comments section below, […]

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SDCC ’19: IDW To “Return to Vader’s Castle,” While Charles Soule Explores “The Rise of Kylo Ren”

By | Jul 20, 2019 | News

Two miniseries exploring the villains of Star Wars were announced at Lucasfilm Publishing’s San Diego Comic-Con last night. The first, “Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle” comes from IDW Publishing, and serves as a sequel to last year’s “Tales from Vader’s Castle.” Writer Cavan Scott returns along with cover artist Francesco Francavilla for the […]

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SDCC ’19: The 2019 Eisner Award Winners

By | Jul 20, 2019 | News

The 31st annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were held last night at San Diego Comic-Con: writer Tom King won four awards for his work on titles like “Mister Miracle,” which also earned artist Mitch Gerads two awards. Jen Wang also took home two Eisners for her graphic novel “The Prince and the Dressmaker,” as […]

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The Rundown: July 20, 2019 (SDCC ’19 Edition)

By | Jul 20, 2019 | News

Welcome back to The Rundown, our daily breakdown on comic news stories we missed from the previous day. Have a link to share? Email our team at rundown@multiversitycomics.com. Usually we don’t post Rundowns on Saturdays, but it’s SDCC weekend and there’s too much news to be left until Monday. In case you missed it, Dark […]

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SDCC ’19: Marvel Announces New “Spider-Verse” Series

By | Jul 19, 2019 | News

Marvel has announced that they will be going back into the Spider-Verse with a new Miles Morales-focused mini-series, simply titled “Spider-Verse.” “Miles Morales finally feels like he gets this Spider-Man stuff… and then falls through a portal! But isn’t the Web of Life & Destiny destroyed?” says Marvel in its description of the series. “Maybe […]

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“Moon Knight” #6

By | Jul 19, 2019 | Reviews

In recent years, Moon Knight has been a recurring character at Marvel Comics, with different iterations of the character being frequent but short-lived. The most recent run of the series, by Max Bemis and Jacen Burrows, ended last October and the title has yet to be relaunched. For the next 12 weeks, in this summer […]

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SDCC 19: DC Reveals Graphic Novels for Young Adults

By | Jul 19, 2019 | News

DC Comics revealed at a retailer event a fourth imprint for the company in DC Graphic Novels for Young Adults. This new imprint will comprise all of the previous young adult graphic novels that were categorized under the DC Ink imprint. The previously announced DC Kids imprint will be renamed DC Graphic Novels for Kids […]

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SDCC ’19: Marvel Announces “Doctor Doom,” “The Amazing Mary Jane,” “Future Fight Firsts,” Others

By | Jul 19, 2019 | News

Marvel made a few announcements at today’s San Diego Comic Con, beginning with “Doctor Doom,” starring the long-time foe of the Fantastic Four. The ongoing series, created by writer Christopher Cantrell and artist Salvador Larroca, will debut later this year.  Victor Von Doom – scientist, sorcerer, disfigured face, twisted soul – has been spending much […]

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“Fairlady” #4

By | Jul 19, 2019 | Reviews

“Fairlady” #4 is a good reminder that what a book is about and its central plot can often be two very different things. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Brian Schirmer Illustrated by Claudia Balboni Colored by Marissa Louise Lettered by David Bowman A client in an oversized cat mask hires Jenner for a […]

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SDCC ’19: Image Unveils Snyder, Soule and Camuncoli’s “Undiscovered Country”

By | Jul 19, 2019 | News

This article has been updated since its publication. Image Comics have announced Scott Snyder and Charles Soule’s upcoming collaboration, illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli, is titled “Undiscovered Country,” and will begin in November. The dystopian sci-fi series, which is an ongoing, depicts a United States that has literally walled itself off from the rest of the […]

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“The Orville: New Beginnings” #1

By | Jul 19, 2019 | Reviews

Full disclosure: I have never seen an episode of The Orville, but from the trailers I’ve seen it’s basically Star Trek as imagined by Seth McFarlane. I like Seth McFarlane, and I like Star Trek as much as the next person, so this should be fun. Mild spoilers for “The Orville: New Beginnings Part 1 […]

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“Sera and the Royal Stars” #1

By | Jul 19, 2019 | Reviews

Sera and the Royal Stars should be the name of a rival band in “Band vs Band.” Written by Jon Tsuei Illustrated by Audrey Mok Colored by Raul Angulo Lettered by Jim Campbell Civil war rages in the Empire of Parsa, and famine has struck. As the seasons refuse to turn, Princess Sera receives a […]

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Five Thoughts on Krypton‘s “In Zod We Trust”

By | Jul 19, 2019 | Television

As Krypton’s Second Season pushes forward, we continue to go into more serious and darker territory. From all appearances, it seems that Lyta is indeed dead. Since Lyta’s character is connected to almost every other major one, this throws everything into disarray. Seg is distraught, Zod becomes even more ruthless, and Brainiac gets a front-row […]

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“Batman” #75

By | Jul 19, 2019 | Reviews

At last, the final arc of Tom King’s run on “Batman” starts with ‘City of Bane.’ If this issue is any indication, this will be a worthy closing chapter to this long narrative, with hints and elements indicating that all major plot points are converging. Written by Tom King Illustrated by Tony S. Daniel & […]

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Pick of the Week: “Loki” #1

Having survived his father’s digestive tract in “War of the Realms,” Loki is back with a new solo run. Is everyone’s favorite trickster god up to the task of carrying the story? Well, it is this week’s Pick of the Week, so let’s see how the trickster god’s story goes. Written by Daniel Kibblesmih Illustrated […]

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The DC3cast, Episode 178: “Young Justice” Goes Multiversal, “Second Coming” Got Away, and ‘Rebirth’ Titles, Round 159

By , and | Jul 17, 2019 | Podcasts

The DC3cast is Multiversity’s weekly podcast digging into all things DC Comics. Each week, hosts Vince, Zach, and Brian dig into new releases, film and TV adaptations, and all the news that has broken since the last episode. They highlight five new books to review in depth each episode. Strap in, the DC3’s got this! […]

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Saturday Morning Panels: Week of 7/17/19

By | Jul 20, 2019 | Columns

Welcome to Saturday Morning Panels! You know the drill. Each week the Multiversity staff lovingly scours the new releases to find you, our dear reader, our favorite panels and moments. And we have a fantastic line up for you this week! So kick-back, watch out for spoilers, talk about your favorites in comments section below, […]

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The Origin(s) of Superman

By | Jul 2, 2019 | Longform

“Doomsday Clock #10” described the ever changing DC Universe as a “metaverse” based around Superman. It uses a frequent writer fascination with retelling this well known story combined with a new explanation of the evolving hero. No longer were different origins on different Earths or wiped out by time traveling, universe ending crises! It’s all […]

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“Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #6”

By | Apr 3, 2019 | Longform, Reviews

Batman’s ongoing crusade against crime took some very strange twists and turns during Grant Morrison’s epic seven year stint on the character. And though Morrison’s run revealed several startling and bizarre moments (from Batman removing his own teeth at Bat-Mite’s suggestion, to the possibility that Thomas Wayne had actually paid a hitman to murder Martha […]

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“Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor” #11

By | Jul 20, 2019 | Reviews

The shapeshifter ARC takes control of the TARDIS this week, but what are its motives in doing so? (Please note that this review will contain some light spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Yes, you read that right.) Written by Al Ewing Illustrated by Boo Cook Colored by Hi-Fi Lettered by Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy […]

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“Moon Knight” #6

By | Jul 19, 2019 | Reviews

In recent years, Moon Knight has been a recurring character at Marvel Comics, with different iterations of the character being frequent but short-lived. The most recent run of the series, by Max Bemis and Jacen Burrows, ended last October and the title has yet to be relaunched. For the next 12 weeks, in this summer […]

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“Fairlady” #4

By | Jul 19, 2019 | Reviews

“Fairlady” #4 is a good reminder that what a book is about and its central plot can often be two very different things. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Brian Schirmer Illustrated by Claudia Balboni Colored by Marissa Louise Lettered by David Bowman A client in an oversized cat mask hires Jenner for a […]

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“The Orville: New Beginnings” #1

By | Jul 19, 2019 | Reviews

Full disclosure: I have never seen an episode of The Orville, but from the trailers I’ve seen it’s basically Star Trek as imagined by Seth McFarlane. I like Seth McFarlane, and I like Star Trek as much as the next person, so this should be fun. Mild spoilers for “The Orville: New Beginnings Part 1 […]

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Creators Commentary: “Thistlebone”

By | Jul 8, 2019 | Interviews

We at Multiversity are proud of our coverage of 2000AD. We are huge fans of the magazine (as well as the “Megazine”), and love it when a new strip emerges. Earlier this summer, 2000AD veterans T.C. Eglington and Simon Davis combined for “Thistlebone,” a new folk horror tale in the pages of the weekly Progs. […]

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Interview with a Webcomic: Abby Howard on “The Last Halloween” and the Comedy of Horror

By | Jul 2, 2019 | Interviews

The webcomic creator is never far from their audience. Be it through social media, public email addresses, Discord servers, or simply the comments section beneath a page, there is a rapport and a conversation that is developed that is unique to the medium. We’re continuing those conversations here, albeit a little more formally, by interviewing […]

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Scott Snyder on “The Batman Who Laughs” Wrapping Up and Introducing the Justice Society to “Justice League,” Plus an Exclusive Preview of “Justice League” #26

By | Jun 17, 2019 | Interviews, Previews

Scott Snyder is a busy guy. Aside from writing his ‘last Batman story’ with Greg Capullo, “The Last Knight on Earth,” and prepping for the return of “American Vampire” next year – oh, and being a dad of three – Scott is finishing up his “The Batman Who Laughs” miniseries and bringing DC’s most bombastic […]

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Keeping a Watch on “Doomsday Clock” #10

By | Jun 17, 2019 | Annotations

Welcome to “Keeping a Watch on Doomsday Clock,” our column dedicated to annotating the first ever DCU/Watchmen crossover that most of us probably didn’t need but is here nonetheless! Since this 12-issue maxiseries relies so heavily on “Watchmen,” a comic that has a ton to unpack in itself, there are a lot of details and […]

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Postal Notes Vol. 4

By | Jun 17, 2019 | Annotations

Welcome to Postal Notes, a critical read through of the series “Postal.” This series of columns will be done in a mixture of essays and observations of various lengths. I will be using the seven core trade paperbacks that collect issues #1-25 and the various one shots for a total of 27 issues overall. In […]

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Postal Notes Vol. 3

By | May 27, 2019 | Annotations

Welcome to Postal Notes, a critical read through of the series “Postal.” This series of columns will be done in a mixture of essays and observations of various lengths. I will be using the seven core trade paperbacks that collect issues #1-25 and the various one shots for a total of 27 issues overall. In […]

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Postal Notes: Vol 2

By | Apr 29, 2019 | Annotations

Welcome to Postal Notes, a critical read through of the series “Postal.” This series of columns will be done in a mixture of essays and observations of various lengths. I will be using the seven core trade paperbacks that collect issues #1-25 and the various one shots for a total of 27 issues overall. In […]

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Five Thoughts on Adventures of Superman‘s “My Friend, Superman” and “The Clown Who Cried”

By | Jul 20, 2019 | Television

This week, Adventures of Superman introduces a few odd characters, and reveals something very specific about Clark Kent’s sense of humor. 1. Mr. Boombatz! “My Friend, Superman” features an Italian stereotype so broadly drawn you can see the grease stains on the television set. Tony, proprietor of a diner that serves such delights as “Super […]

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Five Thoughts on Krypton‘s “In Zod We Trust”

By | Jul 19, 2019 | Television

As Krypton’s Second Season pushes forward, we continue to go into more serious and darker territory. From all appearances, it seems that Lyta is indeed dead. Since Lyta’s character is connected to almost every other major one, this throws everything into disarray. Seg is distraught, Zod becomes even more ruthless, and Brainiac gets a front-row […]

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On Adaptations and a Lack of Respect for Comics [Opinion]

By | Mar 17, 2014 | Longform

Coupling the critical acclaim and box office success of films like Dark Knight and The Avengers with the widespread popularity of TV shows like Big Bang Theory, there seems to be a consensus that ‘geek culture’ generally, and comic books specifically, have achieved some semblance of mainstream acceptance. However, there remains an underlying lack of […]

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Robots From Tomorrow episode 187: Gyo by Junji Ito [Podcast]

By | Apr 30, 2015 | Podcasts

“The death-stench creeps.” “There’s something rotten in Okinawa.” These cover blurbs from today’s book discussion subject should tell you that we’re not talking sweetness and light this week. Mike & Greg go fishing with horror master Junji Ito and the brand-new hardcover collection of his 2001-2002 horror story “Gyo”. How terrifying can a horror story […]

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