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The first twelve issues of The Green Lantern were, in a word, bananapants. Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp took Hal Jordan and the space police of the DCU, and sent them outside the universe to parallel worlds and deep inside of Hal’s ring. The book started with Hal arresting a creature that bears a strong
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Animorphs holds a special place in the heart of many children who grew up in the ’90s.The sci-fi war series centered on a group of teens fighting off an invasion of alien space slugs (who could take over your mind) by morphing into animals. The series was great fun but also didn’t shy away from
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It’s amazing how alike Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch’s The Batman’s Grave is to their modern classic, The Authority. Ellis and Hitch are two of the most important comics creators in the history of the medium – their work on The Authority is one of the brightest dividers between comic book eras there is, like Showcase #4* — the introduction of Barry
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Jonathan Hickman and the rest of the Dawn of X crew have done great work with villains since the post-House of X/Powers of X status quo emerged. Orchis somehow got better in X-Men than they were in House of X/Powers of X, while Morgan Le Fay and the Marauders in Excalibur and X-Force are great
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The Disney era of Star Wars is full of fantastic new droids, including BB-8, Rogue One‘s K-2SO, and L3-37 from Solo: A Star Wars Story. And these are just a few of the many droids that have made the galaxy far, far away such a fun place to visit over and over again. So here’s to the
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“A fairy tale has a way of getting into your head,” promises the new Gretel & Hansel trailer. “Even before you hear it.” Directed by Osgood Perkins (The Blackcoat’s Daughter, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House), the upcoming adaptation of the classic cautionary story from the Brothers Grimm looks like it
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What a century this last decade has been. Seriously, the pace of change over the last 10 years has been steadily rising, and has been somewhere between “dangerous” and “murderous” for the last 3, and that isn’t just about geopolitics: the comics world of today is certainly recognizable to a time traveller from 2010, but
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To cover and consume popular culture in this era of #PeakContent is to constantly be making choices. This means it is more important now than ever to reflect on the ways in which “best of” lists, just like pop culture itself, are subjective—shaped by a group of people with specific identities, interests, and storytelling sensibilities.
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It’s tricky to pinpoint what would be considered the best Stan Lee stories, because he was a consummate collaborator. Lee was a writer, an idea man, and scripter who worked with some of the greatest storytellers in the business to bring characters to life in tales that were greater than the sum of their parts.
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This His Dark Materials review contains spoilers. His Dark Materials Episode 8 Before anything else, the feet have to be right. Whether you’re performing a dance move or throwing a jab, everything springs from the feet. In this finale, His Dark Materials was able to pull off balletic pirouettes and land every punch, all because, months ago,
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e stand at the end of a decade of massive change, and the comics industry is not immune to those shifts. There are more ways to read more comics about more things than ever before. That’s why the best comics of 2019 contains not one, but three Superman books. I’m joking. There are only two
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This Batman article contains spoilers.  Tom King did the impossible. In a comics industry founded on the bedrock principle that only the appearance of growth should ever be shown, he’s told a massive, three-year, 85-issue story that has Bruce Wayne actually develop as a character. With Alfred’s death earlier in the final story arc, “City
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This His Dark Materials review contains spoilers. His Dark Materials Episode 7 “We thought book one could not be adapted in fewer than eight episodes,” said His Dark Materials producer Jane Tranter at October’s launch event, “and I didn’t want to push my luck asking for more than eight.” Absolutely, quite right. No complaints here.   Except, if Tranter
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This article contains nothing but spoilers for Watchmen, both the book and the HBO series. HBO’s Watchmen timeline is non-linear and occasionally confusing (or “infuriating” as Dr. Manhattan puts it) in its use of time. The book from which it draws inspiration is similarly non-linear and occasionally confusing in its use of time. To make matters
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Starting in January, a new creative team is moving into the Batcave. Detective Comics veteran James Tynion IV and artists Tony S. Daniel, Guillem March, and Jorge Jimenez are taking over Batman from Tom King and Mikel Janin, who are wrapping up their 85-issue run later this month. Batman #86 will be Tynion and Daniel’s
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