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    The Top Five Iron Man Stories

    Tony Stark aka Iron Man has been around in comic books since 1963, first appearing in Tales of Suspense #39 before getting his own series in 1968. He has also made many appearances as a member of The Avengers and in other titles whilst Robert Downey Jr’s’big screen portrayal has been extremely well received by fans and critics alike. For those new to comics or even anyone looking for a great read, below are five of the best Iron Man stories ever told. Enjoy! More

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    ‘HaloGen’ #1: God Is Dead

    HaloGen #1 Written by Josh Tierney Art by Afu Chan Colors by Shelly Chen Published by BOOM! Studios/Archaia Well, A god is dead, anyways. That’s what HaloGen #1 establishes in its opening page: a withered, sprawling space god, Det’Houva, floating in the nothingness of space, scavengers (of a sort) hauling it away. Immediately, we’re introduced to a cult, learn of […] More

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    Astro City # 18 Feels Bogged-Down with Set-Up

    What happens when a superhero starts to get old? Not Dark Knight Returns old, but just old enough that running around in long underwear on rooftops seems even more inadvisable than usual, and thoughts of “what comes after?” start to creep in. This is the question that Astro City # 18 stets out to grapple with in a multi-issue story starring Quarrel, an Astro City regular enjoying her first time at the forefront of a story. But while Quarrel’s story has a lot of potential, the first installment feels first and foremost like setup for what’s to come later, the foundation on which the story to come can be built, and as such is only a somewhat satisfying read. More

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    Fone + Thorn = A Melancholy, Lovely Crush

    Few romances hit harder than the first crush: powerful, inarticulate, star-crossed, lighthearted, tragic and melodramatic. Fone Bone’s puppy love for Thorn feels authentic, one of the many triumphs of Jeff Smith’s Bone. In a medium jammed with women in refrigerators, Fone’s crush is refreshingly innocent, whimsical, charming and doomed. She’s a tough but sweet human […] More

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    ‘Electric Man’ is a nerd comedy with no geek-cred

    The opening credits sequence of Electric Man is structured as an animated comic, with panel shifts and camera manipulations aimed to recreate and enliven the experience of reading a comic. It’s a fun, kinetic sequence that actually seems to display some of the excitement of reading a comic. Unfortunately, it is one of the few moments in a film ostensibly populated with lifelong comic-book obsessives that feels even slightly enamored with the graphic medium. More

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    DREDD’s Last Hope (UPDATED X2)

      UPDATE x2: So just over 80,000 signatures and rising. Congrats people, y’done good. But Dredd still needs our help.  That’s why on Wednesday, September 18th,  it’s time to put your money where your mouse is. 2000AD is launching a ‘Call to Action’, a global wide event with the hopes that the studio heads will notice […] More

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    Miniature Jesus #1 mixes a compelling blend of dark and light

    Miniature Jesus #1 Image Comics Created, written, illustrated and lettered by Ted McKeever Cover concept and production by Ted McKeever and Dana Moreshead Editor: Laura Tavishati Communications: Marc Lombardi ‘Unrepentant Sinner’: Jim Valentino   Ted McKeever’s first Miniature Jesus book is a tale of two distinct halves. In the second, we spend a brief moment […] More

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