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    All-New X-Men #31 Shows Bendis’ Knack for Teen Dialogue

    All-New X-Men #31 Written by Brian Michael Bendis Art by Mahmud Asrar Colored by Marte Gracia and Jason Keith Published by Marvel One of Brian Michael Bendis’ unique gifts as a writer is crafting believable teenage dialogue. This can mostly be seen in his 14 year run on Ultimate Spider-Man, but he also uses it to great effect in All-New X-Men. […] More

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    Greatest TV Finales: Angel’s “Not Fade Away” is a Strong, Emotional Finish to the Buffyverse

    After Season 4’s controversial serial structure and retcon of the entire show up to that point, Angel Season Five was an excellent return to form for the show, especially with the addition of Spike (James Marsters) after Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s cancellation. This season sees Angel and the gang become even more morally ambiguous as they take over the evil Wolfram and Hart law firm while still attempting to fight the good fight. There are some funny episodes, like Ben Edlund’s puppet episode (“Smile Time”), but beloved characters like Cordelia Chase and Fred Burkle died emotional deaths. Before the finale, Spike, Wesley, Gunn, and Lorne think that Angel has become evil again and joined the Order of the Black Thorn. In “Not Fade Away”, Joss Whedon and Jeffrey Bell do an excellent job wrapping up the story arc of Season Five and the whole series’ story. However, what makes this episode a great season finale is its attention to not just the plot, but the major themes of Angel as well. More

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    Angel & Faith is a Fantastic Addition to the Buffyverse

    “Angel & Faith” #1-25 (2011-2013) Written by Christos Gage (#1-25) Art by Rebekah Isaacs (#1-4, 6-9, #11-14, 16-25), Phil Noto (#5), Chris Samnee (#10), David Lapham (#15), Lee Garbett (#15), Derek Fridolfs (#15) Coloured by Dan Jackson (#1-25) Executive Produced by Joss Whedon Published by Dark Horse Comics Joss Whedon’s cult hit television series Buffy […] More

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    Greatest Series Finales: Angel’s “Not Fade Away” is one of the best, most underappreciated finales ever made

    There is a preconception in parts of Hollywood and America in general that shows one might call “genre”, shows set in a different time period (other than ‘60s, apparently) or featuring actors in billowy coats or, heaven forbid, prostheses are somehow inherently less than their more traditional peers. They can be fun, sure, but they’re not really art and admissions of watching them should be made only in hushed, somewhat embarrassed tones. More

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    Joss Whedon’s modernized ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ a delight

    Spending two hours in the world of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing inspires envy in his seemingly palatial abode, as well as delight at his effortless, carefree adaptation of an equally effortless and carefree Shakespearean comedy. There’s mistaken identity, slapstick, swooning romance, and giddy farce, as you would expect from any revival, modern or otherwise. More

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    The End Draws Near in Angel & Faith #22

    “Angel & Faith” #22 Written by Christos Gage Drawn by Rebekah Isaacs Colouring by Dan Jackson Published by Dark Horse Comics In 2011 when Dark Horse announced that “Buffy Season 9” would be accompanied by a sister series, telling its own story over the same time period as “Buffy”, there was some hesitation amongst fans […] More

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    Watch the first footage from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    A few days ago, the synopsis for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was released, and just yesterday ABC unveiled the first image. Now the network has released a teaser trailer for the series. With Joss Whedon having directed the pilot, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is essential viewing for any fan of Marvel comics. Watch the clip below. […] More

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    Sunnydale in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: a fluid training ground for adult living

    Before the fictional world of Buffy Summers expanded into the larger ‘Buffyverse’ franchise of today – including Angel, the comic book continuations, video games, conventions and various other media spin-offs – the Slayer and her friends resided in a singular, contained microcosm of suburban America known as Sunnydale. In a way, they still do and […] More

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