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“Brothers Dracul” Chronicles Teen Years of Vlad the Impaler and His Brother as Vampire Slayers

By | Jan 23, 2018 | News

In keeping with Cullen Bunn’s horror-centric titles such as “The Damned” and “Harrow County,” AfterShock has announced the new series “Brothers Dracul” from Bunn and artist Mirko Colak, with whom Bunn worked on the horror-tinged Arthurian comic, “Unholy Grail.” Colorist Maria Santaolalla and letterer Simon Bowland, also from the “Unholy Grail” team, will reunite with […]

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Five Thoughts on Lucifer‘s “All About Her”

By | Jan 23, 2018 | Television

Lucifer returned last night for the second half of season three with some exposition and plot progression. Oh and angels getting chlamydia. Yep… Let’s dive in! 1. When you kidnap the devil After the interlude that was the New Years episode, Lucifer returns right where it left off, with Pierce/Tom Welling/Cain dripping blood in Lucifer’s […]

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Comics Should Be Cheap! (1/24/2018)

By | Jan 23, 2018 | Columns

Buying comics can be an expensive hobby. A lot of fans simply can’t afford everything they’re interested in, due to rising prices and the over-saturation of the market with superhero titles. That’s why we’re here. Every week, the Multiversity staff is asked “What would you buy this week if you couldn’t go over $20?” and […]

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The Rundown: January 23, 2018

By | Jan 23, 2018 | 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. DC released its April solicitations yesterday, and while we will cover those in our Soliciting Multiversity column, a couple of announcements came with information for beyond that […]

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Marvel Announces Roster for 2018 Young Guns Program

By | Jan 23, 2018 | News

The program highlighting Marvel’s stand-out up-and-coming artists has selected its inductees for 2018. This year’s cohort includes Pepe Larraz (‘Avengers: No Surrender’), Javier Garron (“Cyclops”), Marco Checchetto (“Old Man Hawkeye”), Aaron Kuder (“Infinity Countdown”), Mike Del Mundo (“Avengers”), and Russell Dauterman (“Mighty Thor”). Each Young Gun will continue or begin work on a regular series […]

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Exclusive Preview: “The Hellblazer” #18

By | Jan 22, 2018 | Previews

“The Hellblazer” has been a book that, at times, has struggled to find the proper tone since relaunching as part of ‘Rebirth.’ The most successful arc of the book, thus far, is the current one, from writer Richard Kadrey and artist Davide Fabbri. ‘The Bardo Score’ balances all the usual John Constantine shenanigans in a […]

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“The Green Hand and Other Stories”

By | Jan 22, 2018 | Reviews

This review is a little outside my area of expertise. But I don’t think that makes it a less useful endeavor. I tend to take the view that if the uninitiated can appreciate something in an extreme niche, then there is something fundamentally worthwhile about the work. In this case, even though the works on […]

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“We Can Never Go Home”

By | Jan 22, 2018 | Reviews

In retrospect, some of the stylistic and thematic seeds of Matthew Rosenberg’s critically acclaimed series “4 Kids Walk into a Bank” were sown in “We Can Never Go Home.” But don’t read it for that. “We Can Never Go Home” is a ballsy, thoughtful, well constructed look at the simultaneously liberating and destructive power of […]

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The Rundown: January 22, 2018

By | Jan 22, 2018 | 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. – AMC once again finds itself in the midst of a legal dispute with Walking Dead creator and former showrunner Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption). […]

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Alternative Comics Creator Mark Campos Has Died

By | Jan 20, 2018 | News

[Header image by Kelly Froh] Bleeding Cool reports that Seattle-based alternative comics creator Mark Campos has died after taking his own life. A fund going towards his family for funeral expenses has already reached its $5000 target. According to Lambiek’s Comiclopedia, Campos was born in Reno, Nevada, in 1962. His comics appeared in magazines like […]

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Pick of the Week: “James Bond the Body” #1

The ongoing dynamic in the James Bond franchise is whether it should be a grim tale of a spy who gets his hands dirty or a bombastic adventure about a man who loves his jet-setting job. Do you prefer your Bond choking guys in bathrooms or driving submarine cars? Do you prefer your martini shaken […]

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The DC3cast, Episode 101: Shazam Brainstorm, “Superwoman” Ends, and ‘Rebirth’ Titles, Week 82

By , and | Jan 17, 2018 | Podcasts

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] ‘Rebirth’ is upon us, and so your fearless hosts are going to talk (at least) all the first issues of each ‘Rebirth’ title! This week, the boys bring back their casting goof, discuss the dialogue of “Mister Miracle,” and are generally pretty bored. Follow our hosts on Twitter, […]

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Comics Should Be Cheap! (1/24/2018)

By | Jan 23, 2018 | Columns

Buying comics can be an expensive hobby. A lot of fans simply can’t afford everything they’re interested in, due to rising prices and the over-saturation of the market with superhero titles. That’s why we’re here. Every week, the Multiversity staff is asked “What would you buy this week if you couldn’t go over $20?” and […]

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Five Thoughts on New York Comic-Con 2017

By | Oct 11, 2017 | Longform

“Just a reminder, I’m off next week for religious reasons.  Nerd Christmas.” – Me, to my assistant the week before NY Comic-Con.  It may sound like I was being flippant with my assistant about my time off for New York Comic-Con (NYCC) but the more I think about it, the more it is a little […]

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“Phonogram” And Fandom: Our Band Could Be Your Life

By | Oct 3, 2017 | Longform

Q: What do you think [“Phonogram”] says about the nature of fandom and/or criticism? KIERON GILLEN: Everything. The premise for Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s series “Phonogram” is simple: music is magic . . . literally. These magic-users, known as phonomancers, are able to use their connection to the music they love. They read radio […]

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Harley Quinn at 25: Staying Power and Legacy

By | Sep 26, 2017 | Longform

25 years ago this month, Harley Quinn debuted on Batman: The Animated Series and since that debut, she has become one of the most popular characters in comic books. She’s crossed over into the “mainstream” garnering fans of all kinds, accomplishing something we rarely see from female characters, especially those who don’t fit into the hero box. […]

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“The Green Hand and Other Stories”

By | Jan 22, 2018 | Reviews

This review is a little outside my area of expertise. But I don’t think that makes it a less useful endeavor. I tend to take the view that if the uninitiated can appreciate something in an extreme niche, then there is something fundamentally worthwhile about the work. In this case, even though the works on […]

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Reviews
“We Can Never Go Home”

By | Jan 22, 2018 | Reviews

In retrospect, some of the stylistic and thematic seeds of Matthew Rosenberg’s critically acclaimed series “4 Kids Walk into a Bank” were sown in “We Can Never Go Home.” But don’t read it for that. “We Can Never Go Home” is a ballsy, thoughtful, well constructed look at the simultaneously liberating and destructive power of […]

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“Assassinistas” #2

By | Jan 19, 2018 | Reviews

Although the relatively simplistic artwork of “Assassinistas” #2 is not for everyone, the characterizations help to make an interesting story. Written by Tini Howard Illustrated by Gilbert Hernandez Colored by Rob Davis Lettered by Aditya Bidikar “Pregnant Pauses and Campout Makeouts” Dominic Price is a college-age cutie pie who just wants to spend the semester […]

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Keeping a Watch on “Doomsday Clock” #2

By | Jan 16, 2018 | Annotations

Welcome to “Keeping a Watch on Doomsday Clock,” our column dedicated to annotating the first ever DCU/Watchmen crossover 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 references […]

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Five Thoughts on Lucifer‘s “All About Her”

By | Jan 23, 2018 | Television

Lucifer returned last night for the second half of season three with some exposition and plot progression. Oh and angels getting chlamydia. Yep… Let’s dive in! 1. When you kidnap the devil After the interlude that was the New Years episode, Lucifer returns right where it left off, with Pierce/Tom Welling/Cain dripping blood in Lucifer’s […]

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Five Thoughts on Arrow‘s “Divided”

By | Jan 19, 2018 | Television

Arrow left us in December with the team in shambles, Ollie under investigation by the FBI, and Cayden James putting together the C- Legion of Doom. “Divided” picks up in essentially the same spot. 1. That’s cold, Vigilante One of the worst reveals in the show’s history was/is the Vigilante is Vincent/Dinah’s old flame. Dinah […]

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Welcome to the Spectrum Age

By | Jul 14, 2015 | Longform

Following Saturday’s Eisner Awards announcements at San Diego Comic Con, comics watchers’ commentaries will no doubt note that despite standbys like JH Williams III, Dave Stewart, and Darwyn Cooke, the industry is again spotlighting its diversity of subjects, audiences, and creators: “Lumberjanes” came away a big winner, Venezuelan artist Jorge Corona got Russ Manning Award-love, […]

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Interviews
Going Inside the Walls of “Gotham Academy” with Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl [Interview]

By and | Feb 3, 2015 | Interviews

We are big fans of “Gotham Academy,” one of the most unique and fun books that DC is currently publishing. From the amazing cameos to the heartfelt story, there is almost nothing about the book that hasn’t hit for us. Because of that, we jumped at the chance to talk to the creative team of […]

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