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    Footprints: Bad Luck Charm Review

    Footprints: Bad Luck Charm Written by Joey Esposito Art by Jonathan Moore Published by Soup Dad Comics Two preternatural co-workers try to scam a Vegas Casino in 1962. A possible supernatural element to the Son of Sam case in the 70’s is explored. Someone or something is wrecking vintage race cars in present day. All […] More

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    Tricksters and Rogues: Captain Cold

    Captain Cold Publisher: DC Comics Created By: John Broome and Carmine Infantino Alter ego: Leonard Snart Notable Aliases: The Man who Mastered Absolute Zero, Leonard Wynters, Blue Iceman Team Affiliations: Injustice League, Rogues, Secret Society of Super Villains, Suicide Squad, Justice League Abilities: Possesses a Cold Gun that allows him to freeze objects to absolute […] More

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    March’s Star Wars Titles Feature the First Cancellation of the Line…Sort of

    The oft-tumultuous publication history of this series ends with this issue, the series’ final. Originally announced as six issue miniseries, it was promoted to ongoing before the first issue went on sale. Then, when issue #12 was solicited last December, it became the first casualty of Marvel’s new Star Wars line (sort of, because again, it technically was conceived as finite series to begin with). At any rate, it’s not really a surprise; despite strong sales relative to many other mainstream Marvel and DC series, the back half of the series were some of the lowest-selling issues of any of Star Wars books, and quality-wise, the book always seemed to land thoroughly in the middle of the pack, rarely awful but just as rarely never excellent, either. More

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    To Better Know a Hero: The Punisher

    Since then, Punisher has remained a viable character and maintained a consistent publishing presence, though his heyday of carrying multiple books and making routine guest appearances in all corners of the Marvel Universe are long behind him. And, really, that’s for the best: on his own, the Punisher is a compelling character. A shattered soldier, driven to extremes by the death of his family. He’s a Batman who eschews the theatricality of a costume and has no qualms about killing bad guys, and that type of character can be engaging and entertaining. But Punisher works less well as a protagonist in a shared superhero universe. Put him side-by-side next to guys like Daredevil or Captain America, and everyone gets watered down: the Punisher doesn’t kill anyone (because the heroes won’t let him), and the heroes look like idiots for not capturing this guy who willingly operates so far outside their usual “no killing” code. More

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    Snow is Rarer Than Gold in ‘Snowfall’ #1

    A number one issue is a tough thing to figure out, especially when building your own world as Joe Harris and Martín Morazzo are doing in Snowfall #1. The balancing act between setting up your story and characters, while maintain the mystery and intrigue that will draw them back for issue two is maybe one of the most difficult things to do in comics. More

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    On The Road For Comics

    October 21, 2015, I woke up in my Atlantic Beach home around 7:00 AM. I got dressed, made sure my bags were packed, ate a light breakfast, and took off in my car. Today was my trip to Melbourne, Florida where I would be meeting my friend Jade, and we both would be going to Famous Faces & Funnies for a Skype Q&A with the one and only Brian K. Vaughan. More

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    Progressivism is on the Rise in Superhero Comics

    Not only does Steve Orlando’s Midnighter comic star a gay man, it tells blunt, sex-positive stories about that character. The main cast of characters in the upcoming main Avengers comic All-New, All-Different Avengers has a small minority of white dudes.
    While there is still a lot of work on the road to a utopia of complete social justice, there is a trend of progressivism in some of today’s superhero comics that is impossible to ignore. More

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