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This His Dark Materials Episode 3 review contains spoilers. It originally appeared on Den of Geek UK. His Dark Materials Episode 3 In material terms, His Dark Materials Episode 3 didn’t move us very far forward. Like a docked boat, Lyra’s journey stalled in one place while other characters were frustrated in their various searches. By
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This episode contains Watchmen episode 5 spoilers. About halfway through Watchmen episode 5 ”Little Fear of Lightning,” you should know that we’ve officially hit and surpassed the midpoint of the series. HBO’s Watchmen only consists of nine episodes (not twelve), so it’s time for the pieces to start falling into place and for some mysteries to
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Fox’s upcoming adaptation of Cullen Bunn’s horror comic book series The Empty Man has been gestating as a project for quite a long time. The film was first announced in early 2016 and now it is finally set to see the light of day. The 2014 six-issue story of The Empty Man was written by the dementedly
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In a world where rich people think having money means you’re a genius, you get things like doomed, lawless, vanity campaigns for president, a strip-mined media landscape, and vampires. Fortunately, you also get the sharpest comedic team in recent comic book memory teed up to absolutely brutalize these dudes in a new series coming from
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This His Dark Materials article contains spoilers through Episode 2. You can check out our His Dark Materials spoiler-free review here.  His Dark Materials is a fantasy novel and now TV show set in another world, which gives its setting a slightly out-of-time, or even period, quality. However, as we learn from “The Idea of the North,” the
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Among many surprise introductions in the pages of Young Justice, bringing back Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld, was one of the best. The character has been around for nearly 40 years, but has mostly been a supporting character for story arcs. That changes in February. Back in October, DC announced plans to put her front and center in
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Joshua Williamson’s The Flash is all coming to a head, 80+ issues in, and DC announced another big milestone for the Scarlet Speedster coming up in his run. This one is the celebration of 750 issues of Flash comics, coming in February. The Flash #750 launches a new story arc in Williamson’s run: “The Flash Age.” Williamson pens
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With The Mandalorian exploring a lawless corner of the galaxy far, far away, bounty hunters — the scum of the galaxy — are now at the forefront of the Star Wars universe. Certainly, it’s been a long time for fans of the most famous bounty hunter of all, Boba Fett. But, as the famous scene
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It’s been five issues since the biggest death in Batman comics history — bigger even than when fans voted to kill off Jason Todd — but we’re only just now getting around to the comics universe processing what happened. And in February, Batman gets to process it too. This coming February, Pennyworth R.I.P. celebrates the
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The most impressive thing about what Joshua Williamson and his creative collaborators have pulled off in The Flash is making one continuous four year run feel like one long story. We’re about to be 82 issues plus several annuals in, and the last few issues have been notable in how they’re pulling together threads from far
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This article contains Watchmen episode 4 spoilers. HBO’s Watchmen did most of its comic book referencing, additional worldbuilding, and character introductions in its first three episodes. So you would think that by the time we got to Watchmen episode 4, they’d be done mining the book for little flourishes of backstory to reference or use
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This interview with Ferrett Steinmetz was part of my research for “Are You Afraid of the Darkness: A Guide to Hopepunk,” a feature written for Den of Geek’s New York Comic Con print magazine that delved into the hopepunk term. I recommend beginning with that article before diving into this full interview transcript. Den of Geek: When
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The Power Rangers comics are on fire right now. Both Go Go Power Rangers and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are the best they’ve ever been and it looks like they’ll only get better from here! Below we have an exclusive look at several pages from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #45, coming November 27 from BOOM! Studios. 
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Once they managed to get McDonald’s to reproduce the Szechuan sauce first produced in 1998 for the release of Mulan, Rick and Morty established itself as part of the television furniture. As every struggling creative knows, however, success like this doesn’t come overnight. In the beginning (during the Earth year 2006), Justin Roiland created a short
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This feature originally appeared in Den of Geek’s NYCC 2019 print magazine. When author Alexandra Rowland (A Choir of Lies) first posted to Tumblr in 2017, “The opposite of grimdark is hopepunk. Pass it on,” she had no idea how intensely that sentiment would resonate with the platform’s community and beyond. “Initially, I was just vaguely bemused
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This article contains spoilers for Watchmen episode 3 and the book. Watchmen episode 3, “She was Killed by Space Junk,” introduces two major characters from the original book in the form of Jean Smart’s FBI Agent Laurie Blake (formerly known as Laurie Juspeczyk, the Silk Spectre) and Jeremy Irons’ Adrian Veidt (formerly known as the
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Sina Grace has horror in his blood. Or at least in his mental infrastructure. The comics writer, who burst into the big time with Self Obsessed, his refreshingly honest memoir comic, has spent most of the last five years writing fun, poppy, note-classic superhero books like Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and Iceman, or winning critical
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You can check out our His Dark Materials spoiler-free review here, or dive into our spoiler-filled review of the first episode here.  His Dark Materials, the new TV series based on Philip Pullman’s bestselling books, premieres today on HBO. While some may be familiar with the book trilogy, or perhaps caught the 2007 feature film flop, others
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