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Crossed-Out Crossovers: Image United

By | Apr 13, 2011 | Columns

How fitting that the first time that this column goes up a day late, it’s in covering Image United — currently three and a half issues down, to be completed who-knows-when. For the most part, we’ve used this weekly space to consider crossovers and events that have been buried by history, and asking whether that […]

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Comics Should Be Cheap! (4/13/2011)

By | Apr 13, 2011 | Columns

Whew. What a week. There is a massive amount of good comics coming out this week (that is, comics that look like they might be good). Still, we know that you only have room in your pocket for so many – trust me, as a college student I sympathize completely – and so we’ve picked […]

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Fund It! – Now That’s A Concept (Part 1)

By | Apr 7, 2011 | Columns

For this week’s Fund It!, we’re going to presenting you an article that’s a tad different than normal. With this week and the next two weeks that follow, Walt, Josh and myself will be presenting you a trilogy of articles that all thematically tie together: what would happen if some of our favorite concept albums […]

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Comics Should Be Cheap! (4/6/2011)

By | Apr 6, 2011 | Columns

It’s a big week: the first issue of Marvel’s big new event hits the stands, one of the most hyped new books of the year is finally seeing its launch date, and the flagship X-book is taking a new creative direction. On top of that, there are a lot of other great titles that are […]

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Crossed-Out Crossovers: Kings of Pain

By | Apr 5, 2011 | Columns

There are a couple elements that have been cropping up lately in X-Men comics. One, the “cast of thousands” principle has seen storylines guided by huge casts. Two, old obnoxiously powerful villains are being dusted off to make dramatic returns, most notably Legion in New Mutants. Three, the annuals are crossing over with other books […]

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MC Countdown: Top 5 Marvel Events

By and | Apr 5, 2011 | Columns

Fear Itself begins this week, ushering in this year’s blockbuster event season as Marvel and DC compete for topspot with their respective events. However, with Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen behind this powerhouse title, things are currently looking favorable in the Marvel camp – especially when the first issue isn’t out yet and positive reviews are […]

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This Month In Comics: March 2011

By | Apr 4, 2011 | Columns

For this month’s This Month In Comics, I won’t lie to you, Mr. or Ms. Reader – I had a very hard time doing it. There must have been some kind of magic in the air, because I was generally loving just about everything that I read. Perhaps it was all the sunshine, or the […]

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Burpee’s Got You Covered!

By | Apr 3, 2011 | Columns

Covers! Covers! Covers! Come get your covers! This week we’ve got some beauties. We’ve got a little something for everyone! We’ve got lovely ladies, wicked looking heroes and more. We also have a change to the top three cover artists as one of the selected covers moves an artist back into the top three. So […]

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Fund It!: What Do We Do With Batman?

By | Mar 31, 2011 | Columns

I have made no attempt to hide my disdain for Tony Daniel’s run as writer and – until recently – artist on Batman. While I could write a book about why this is, this article is not the place for that. Rather, I’d like to share with you what I think the Batman title should […]

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Comics Should Be Cheap! (03/30/11)

By | Mar 30, 2011 | Columns

Comics Should Be Cheap. Two men enter. Two lists leave. This week it’s just me and editor-in-chief Matt, and we only agree on one title. As much as this surprises me, the titles that he picked just barely made the cut for my own list, so I’m sure he’s equally surprised in my choices. The […]

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Crossed-Out Crossovers: War of the Gods

By | Mar 29, 2011 | Columns

Every now and then, Themyscira just up and goes away, and we have to pretend it means anything. Most recently, it’s happened as part of the latest Wonder Woman mega-arc, although it got crowded out of the discussion a bit by the whole “Diana? In a jacket and pants?” thing. Before that, it happened in […]

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MC Countdown: Fraction’s Greatest X-Hits

By | Mar 29, 2011 | Columns

Last week, Uncanny X-Men #534, signifying the end of Matt Fraction’s 3 year run on the title hot off the heels of Brubaker’s run. However, as soon as it was announced that Kieron Gillen would be co-writing the book we all knew – Fraction was getting ready to leave. With Invincible Iron Man, the Mighty […]

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Burpee’s Got You Covered!

By | Mar 27, 2011 | Columns

This week covers are back on track, as there were some good-looking options out there. I’ve selected my three favorites and I hope you’ll join me as I break them down and explain what makes them great. I’ll take a look at all the factors involved in making a great cover. In particular, I’ll be […]

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Friday Recommendation: The Mice Templar

By | Mar 25, 2011 | Columns

To open with some blatant editorializing, this was not originally the Friday Rec I had planned to write. I had discussed previously with another writer of this site which series I wanted to discuss, and up until earlier this week I was all set to sit down and write said article. However, as is my […]

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Comics Should Be Cheap! (03/23/2011)

By | Mar 23, 2011 | Columns

This week we have the most overlap on a CSBC yet! If that isn’t a testament to the high quality of the books coming out this week, I don’t what is. Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting’s new FF made everyone’s list, as did Rick Remender’s new volume of X-Force. Follow the cut or more suggestions. […]

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Crossed-Out Crossovers: Atlantis Rising

By | Mar 22, 2011 | Columns

From Blackest Night to Civil War, the Heroic Age to Ultimatum, Second Coming all the way to Final Crisis–superhero comics in the 20XXs are defined as much by their earth-shaking, continuity-twisting, world-changing Big Events as anything else. But this is nothing new, and over the years plenty of events have been forgotten. For every Secret […]

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Burpee’s Got You Covered!

By | Mar 20, 2011 | Columns

Another week, another Burpee’s Got You Covered. This week brings a small list as I wasn’t entirely impressed by most of the covers out there. One stood above the rest, though. What cover is #1? Will the rankings in the top three change? Well, you’ll have to read on to find out! There’s only one cover, […]

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