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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is a big, brash superhero spectacular

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Avengers: Age of Ultron represents the zenith of Marvel Studios’ Phase 2, the culmination of all the films and television shows that represent the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the last two years. Like the first film, this superhero team up pulls out all the stops to astound, taking the audience on a thrill ride of almost unrelenting action.

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NonCompliant #6 “Sabrina vs. Predator”

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Katy Rex returns to NonCompliant as we discuss the new horror tinged take on Sabrina, the surprising feminist themes of Archie vs. Predator, the latest issue of female fronted Thor, and the all ages indie slice of life comic Nutmeg. Plus a couple of PSAs about the University of Mary Washington Divest arrests and Day of Silence and a very special puppy cameo.

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Doug Braithwaite, a Skilled Superhero, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Artist

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Doug “Dougie” Braithwaite is one of a few comics artists who can make pencils look like the beautiful strokes of a paintbrush. This skill made Braithwaite a perfect choice for DC Comics’ 2007 Justice maxiseries, which was an homage to the old Super Friends vs. Legion of Doom. He pencilled the comic while Alex Ross co-wrote and painted ...

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Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

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Sundance 2015 Our crew is hard at work covering the Sundance Film Festival. Here is the first batch of review with more to come. ‘The D Train’ promises a fun, twisty ride Sundance 2015: ‘A Walk in the Woods’ will have you running for the exits Sundance 2015: ‘Slow West’ ...

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Who is the Female Thor?

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Last summer, Marvel made the stunning announcement that Thor was getting a makeover… into a woman. The internet cried out with reactions ranging from sheer horror to total female empowerment. No one was really certain how the change was going to happen until the comics hit shelves in September. Since ...

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Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #38: New Comics, From the All New Captain America to the Spiderverse

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This week, we’re talking all about comics! With the recent influx of new Superhero books on shelves, it’s a great time for change in the comics landscape and the perfect time for new readers to jump on. We’re talking about everything from the new Superior Iron Man, All-New Captain America ...

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Marvel announces new ‘Captain America’, ‘Black Panther’ & ‘Captain Marvel’

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Following a massive announcement by Warner Bros. regarding their slate of DC superhero films out through the end of the decade, Marvel, not to be outdone, released their own lineup in a press event Tuesday. Here’s the full lineup up through 2019, via Deadline: May 5, 2015 – Avengers: Age Of ...

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Thor #1 is Quite Worthy

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 Thor #1 Written by Jason Aaron Drawn by Russell Dauterman Colors by Matthew Wilson Published by Marvel Comics Thor #1 has a cinematic feel to its writing and art that will ease new (and lapsed) fans into the status quo as well as shutting up people, who said “female Thor” was a gimmick. (They’ll probably still complain.) Jason Aaron and ...

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‘Ragnarok’ #1 Has Detailed Art, But an Average Story

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Ragnarok #1 opens in a suitably operatic manner as Thor and the last remaining Asgardians hold their ground against the Midgard Serpent and the world-devouring wolf Fenrir. Writer/artist Walter Simonson quotes directly from the Icelandic epic Elder Edda and shows that he can still draw gods, trolls, and elves 28 years after his run on Thor wrapped up.

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Marvel’s Diversification of Classic Characters Opens Doors for a Brighter Future in Comics

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When talented writers and artists sit around and discuss new comic book characters they can create, how often in their conversations is it automatically assumed that the characters they’re thinking up are automatically white males unless stated otherwise? I am not a comic book creator, so I don’t have an ...

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