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Could Mr. Oz Be [Redacted]?

By | Jul 3, 2017 | Longform

We have all been conditioned to expect that the reveal at the end of “DC Universe Rebirth” #1 was going to herald an onslaught of “Watchmen” characters popping up in our DC floppies each week. Thus far, that simply hasn’t happened. Even ‘The Button,’ which was supposed to address the great mystery, really had very, […]

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Why The World Needs More Wonder Women

By | Jun 27, 2017 | Longform

Back when I used to be a regular contributor to the site, one of the things I liked to crusade about was that the world needed more Wonder Woman. Whether this was by making snide remarks about her not having her own secondary ongoing in-continuity solo title, insisting everyone read her existing comics or just […]

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Is This The Marvel Legacy?

By | Jun 26, 2017 | Longform

This what we were promised: Every Hero! Every Title! Every Story! Tomorrow, MARVEL LEGACY Changes the Comic Book Industry! Get ready for a new dawn True Believers — one whose rays will touch every corner of the Marvel Universe in the days to come! Tomorrow, get ready for the return of what you’ve been longing […]

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Webcomics Worth Your While

By | May 16, 2017 | Longform

If I tried to count the hours I’ve spent reading webcomics, who knows how many days, months, or years it would find I’ve expended? From cats playing video games to the life and struggles of a former magical girl, there are so many comics that people have spent countless time and immeasurable effort working on, […]

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Can Comics Matter to Our Politics?

By | Apr 25, 2017 | Longform

Don’t Miss a Single Issue! In the news today: campuses prepare for pitched battles over “hate”/”free” speech as partisan groups incite debate by booking provocateurs. The US Congress prepares for its own contentious bouts in impending budget battles over border walls, climate change, and life-and-death access to health care. Meanwhile, in other news: yet another […]

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Everyone is Right: Marvel, Diversity, and Fandom

By | Apr 10, 2017 | Longform

What a week this has been. Last weekend Marvel hosted their first retailer summit since they went bankrupt in the ’90s and allowed ICv2 to cover some of the events. Then this happened: In an interview with ICv2 about the market and Marvel’s current struggles Senior Vice President: Sales and Marketing David Gabriel let this […]

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Naoki Urasawa’s “Pluto:” Digital Humanity

By | Mar 28, 2017 | Longform

Someone is killing the world’s seven strongest robots, and it’s up to Europol detective Gesicht to find the culprit. But to make matters worse, Gesicht himself is one of the seven robots targeted by this unknown assassin. This murder mystery is how Naoki Urasawa’s “Pluto” starts, but calling it a “murder mystery” direly undersells it. […]

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Panels and Bars: Hip-Hop and Comics

By | Mar 14, 2017 | Longform

The relationship between hip-hop and comics is unfortunately one-sided. Hip-hop loves comics, adores it even. Cannibal Ox constantly reference Caped Crusaders and Web Slingers in their lyrics, MF DOOM’s entire aesthetic is owed to Marvel, Ghostface Killah’s debut solo album is called Ironman and uses Tony Starks as alias. There are rappers named after characters […]

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