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Comic Review: Loki Agent of Asgard #1

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LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD knows its audience very well (read: females who came away from the Avengers movie swooning over Tom Hiddleston). This issue is positively brimming with fanservice, of all different types (shower scene, slash fanfiction references, etc.). But that is not a judgment. It’s also the most accessible first issue I’ve read in [...]

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Comic Review: BATMAN #25

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Batman, as a character, does not normally call to mind any color other than black. He angsts; he broods; he scowls beneath his cowl. His stories are dark and ruthless. How, then, have Snyder, Capullo, and company crafted the kind of bright and rousing origin saga that might look comfortable next to a Broadway musical? [...]

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Comic Review: THE CROW – CURARE #3

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What is it about James O’Barr? Why can’t anyone else come into his CROW universe and do what he can do? Surely there are original creators who can’t recreate the magic of their first go-round, but the two most recent CROW miniseries released by IDW prove that O’Barr understands something about the fabric of these [...]

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Comic Book Review: SIN TITULO

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SIN TITULO is a page-turner. And when I say that, I don’t mean to compare it to the top-of-the-charts brainless airport bestsellers you can read with your eyes half closed. I mean that this is a genuinely intriguing mindwarp that confounds as much as it explains, a surreal trip through a man’s once-ordinary life that [...]

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Comic Review: Morning Glories #31

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Ah, dreams. Such a useful metaphorical tool. Overused in the context of fantasy, to be sure, particularly when the protagonist “wakes up” from a nightmare and renders the entire rest of the story obsolete. So what makes the dream trope useful? How do you break through the cliché and make it fresh? MORNING GLORIES #31 [...]

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Comic Review: Ballistic #2

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The sinewy explosion that is BALLISTIC #2 picks up where the first issue left off… by completely blowing my mind. Again. Among the situations that arise: An overweight couch potato watching our “backstory” on television is shot in the head by erratic gunfire; A hungover firearm hallucinates itself charging into battle while screaming “I do [...]

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Comic Review: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #4

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Most great comics have an “oh, crap” moment (as I emphasized in my column about Sci-Fi scope). Sometimes it takes a few issues. Sometimes it’s right there on page one. KILLJOYS #4 waits to give you that gasp until the last BLI advertisement page—a world-building series of fake ads and public service announcements that serve [...]

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Comic Review: “Albert Einstein: Time Mason #1″

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It starts, as with most things, in New Jersey. The catch? It’s 2214AD and Albert Einstein is not only still alive, but he’s hip, sexy, and sporting a Tom Selleck mustache. He’s a “Time Mason” trying to iron out any crinkles in the timeline. Yes, that is one killer concept. The first issue in the [...]

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Comic Review: Ballistic #1

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BALLISTIC is, at least in this issue, a comic about world-building. And what a world it is. Writer Adam Egypt Mortimer and artist Darick Robertson have really gone all-out in their quest to detail a specific brand of thorough, mind-bending science fiction futurism. I’d go so far as to say that this comic recalls the [...]

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Comic Review: Superman Unchained #1

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SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 is a big, ballsy book in many ways. It’s got a giant poster-sized page spread in the middle that acts as both work of art and narrative link. It’s the first DC cover of the year to bear the “75 Years of Superman” logo. It boasts two of the biggest names in [...]

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