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“Brass Sun: The Wheel of Worlds”

By | Sep 26, 2017 | Reviews

One of the things that has always drawn me to speculative fiction, and by extension comics, is worldbuilding. I love watching writers put a setting together from scratch, carving out the rules of societies and organizations and putting them into motion. There is something indefinably pleasing about a well-constructed world. Or even a poorly constructed […]

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Unifying Valiant, Part 13: “Magnus” #9-11 – ‘The Xyrkol Trilogy’

By | Sep 26, 2017 | Columns

Welcome to Unifying VALIANT, our celebration of the 25-year anniversary of VALIANT’s companywide crossover ‘Unity.’ A precursor to the now omnipresent annual comic event, ‘Unity’ and VALIANT changed the face of the comic industry in the early ‘90’s. In each entry we’ll be focusing on one of the company’s storylines until culminating at ‘Unity.’ Follow […]

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Five Thoughts on The Tick‘s “Rising”

By | Sep 26, 2017 | Television

And so, dear reader, we’ve reached the final episode of the first wave of Amazon’s The Tick. While it’s technically not the entire “first season” yet, I’m not sure exactly what to call it. It’s the first “wave” of episodes, really. And yet, the episode ends with a decidedly “season finale” style finish. No matter […]

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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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Soliciting Multiversity: DC’s Top 10 for December 2017

By | Sep 26, 2017 | Columns

DC has a big December planned, with the ‘Dark Matter’ line really launching, some new creative teams, some character returns, and more. We probably could’ve done 20 highlights this month, as the reprint department is doing some interesting stuff, too (“Black Lightning: Year One,” Greg Rucka’s “Checkmate”), but check out our highlights, and then sound […]

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Comics Should Be Cheap! (9/27/2017)

By | Sep 26, 2017 | 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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Podcasts
Comics Syllabus 016 – Falynn Koch on Science Comics; Latino Comics Expo with Ricardo Padilla

By | Sep 26, 2017 | Podcasts

Welcome to the Comics Syllabus podcast, where we read widely and we dig deep. Your host Paul, a literacy researcher and English teacher, sometimes partnering with comics critics, creators, and scholars and sometimes solo on the mic, introduces curious readers to a range of current and classic comics, and then engages in closer discussion and […]

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The Rundown: September 26, 2017

By | Sep 26, 2017 | 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. – Remember Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.”? As Hickman became busier and busier, Weaver pencilled the final two issues by himself as he awaited lettering and […]

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[SPOILER] Returns In “Marvel Legacy” #1

By | Sep 25, 2017 | News

Marvel is bringing back a major character in the pages of the upcoming “Marvel Legacy” one-shot, by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic. Listen to Deadpool and stop now if you want to avoid spoilers for the issue below. Like most once-dead characters in comics, the original Wolverine will be returning from the grave as part of […]

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“Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying”

By | Sep 25, 2017 | Reviews

With ‘A Lonely Place of Living’ starting this Wednesday, we thought it would be a fun idea to take a look at the story it’s title is homaging. It was a story of Bruce coming to terms with Jason Todd’s death and saw the introduction of Tim Drake, the third Robin. But the question is: […]

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The Rundown: September 25, 2017

By | Sep 25, 2017 | 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 – Happy!, the up-coming SyFy show based on the comic by Grant Morrison and Darrick Robertson, about an ex-cop-turned-hitman who runs into serious trouble, now has Debi […]

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Saturday Morning Panels (Week of 9/20/17)

By | Sep 23, 2017 | Columns

Hello and welcome back 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 […]

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Pick of the Week: “Dark Ark” #1

The Lord hath forsaken the world. All will drown and everything will be lost. Only Shrae, the sorcerer, can save that which prowls in the dark and all the creatures that feast upon the creatures of the light. Welcome to the Dark Ark, where spoilers and murder abound. Written by Cullen Bunn Illustrated and colored […]

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The Best of PCH – Episode 70: Talking All Ages & Killjoys with Gerard Way

By | Sep 17, 2017 | Podcasts

Due to popular demand, we’re featuring The Best of Pop Culture Hound every second Sunday here at Multiversity Comics. This week, ahead of his upcoming appearance at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds, we’re spotlighting one of Chris’ discussions with the Young Animal himself, Gerard Way (Doom Patrol, Umbrella Academy, Killjoys)! Chris & Gerard discuss […]

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The DC3cast, Episode 86: Scott Snyder Returns, Mr. Oz Gets Revealed, and ‘Rebirth’ Titles, Round 66

By , and | Sep 20, 2017 | 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! The “Dark Nights: Metal” writer returns to discuss the second issue, we talk the implications of the big “Action Comics” reveal, and more. Follow our […]

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Unifying Valiant, Part 13: “Magnus” #9-11 – ‘The Xyrkol Trilogy’

By | Sep 26, 2017 | Columns

Welcome to Unifying VALIANT, our celebration of the 25-year anniversary of VALIANT’s companywide crossover ‘Unity.’ A precursor to the now omnipresent annual comic event, ‘Unity’ and VALIANT changed the face of the comic industry in the early ‘90’s. In each entry we’ll be focusing on one of the company’s storylines until culminating at ‘Unity.’ Follow […]

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Soliciting Multiversity: DC’s Top 10 for December 2017

By | Sep 26, 2017 | Columns

DC has a big December planned, with the ‘Dark Matter’ line really launching, some new creative teams, some character returns, and more. We probably could’ve done 20 highlights this month, as the reprint department is doing some interesting stuff, too (“Black Lightning: Year One,” Greg Rucka’s “Checkmate”), but check out our highlights, and then sound […]

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Comics Should Be Cheap! (9/27/2017)

By | Sep 26, 2017 | 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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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 Dark Knight Returns,The Matrix, and the Reflexive Sequel

By | Sep 19, 2017 | Longform

Frank Miller and Lana and Lilly Wachowski are creatives who couldn’t be more different. Their seminal works, “The Dark Knight Returns” and Matrix franchise, however, have much in common. Both stories were highly influential, inspiring many imitators — from “Spider-man: Reign” to Equilibrium —  that never seemed to capture the same creative, critical, or cultural […]

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Death Note: How An Adaptation Goes Wrong

By | Aug 30, 2017 | Longform

I believe in the power and process of adaptation. It can be a clarifying process that reveals the unique qualities of two mediums. How can a different medium represent similar themes? In that process, a remix can also occur where old stories meet with new ideas. Netflix’s adaptation/nominal remake of the Japanese manga, anime, and […]

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“Brass Sun: The Wheel of Worlds”

By | Sep 26, 2017 | Reviews

One of the things that has always drawn me to speculative fiction, and by extension comics, is worldbuilding. I love watching writers put a setting together from scratch, carving out the rules of societies and organizations and putting them into motion. There is something indefinably pleasing about a well-constructed world. Or even a poorly constructed […]

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“Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying”

By | Sep 25, 2017 | Reviews

With ‘A Lonely Place of Living’ starting this Wednesday, we thought it would be a fun idea to take a look at the story it’s title is homaging. It was a story of Bruce coming to terms with Jason Todd’s death and saw the introduction of Tim Drake, the third Robin. But the question is: […]

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“Wonder Woman/Conan” #1

By | Sep 22, 2017 | Reviews

The greatest fighters of Themyscira and Cimmeria meet in a six-part miniseries co-published by DC and Dark Horse! Since both are royal warriors with a decades-old mythology behind them, a crossover between Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian seems like a logical choice that has only hasn’t gotten the chance to happen earlier. Check out […]

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The Harrow County Observer: “Hedge Magic”

By | Sep 11, 2017 | Annotations, Interviews

Welcome to The Harrow County Observer, Multiversity Comics’ dedicated “Harrow County” column. In our latest installment Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook explore “Hedge Magic” and hint at what’s to come in “Dark Times A’Coming,” starting later this week. And as always, T.T. Wosker explores the dark corners of Harrow County. Cullen, a little while back […]

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The Harrow County Observer: “Hedge Magic”

By | Sep 11, 2017 | Annotations, Interviews

Welcome to The Harrow County Observer, Multiversity Comics’ dedicated “Harrow County” column. In our latest installment Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook explore “Hedge Magic” and hint at what’s to come in “Dark Times A’Coming,” starting later this week. And as always, T.T. Wosker explores the dark corners of Harrow County. Cullen, a little while back […]

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Five Thoughts on The Tick‘s “Rising”

By | Sep 26, 2017 | Television

And so, dear reader, we’ve reached the final episode of the first wave of Amazon’s The Tick. While it’s technically not the entire “first season” yet, I’m not sure exactly what to call it. It’s the first “wave” of episodes, really. And yet, the episode ends with a decidedly “season finale” style finish. No matter […]

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