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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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    Six Reasons to be Excited About All-New, All-Different Marvel

    While DC Comics attempts to play catch-up with their “Divergence” marketing campaign, highlighting new and more diverse status-quo switch-ups along with some #1 issues, Marvel Comics continues to kick ass with more awesome comic books. After Secret Wars, an epic event comic from Jonathan Hickman that changes up the continuity by mashing together the Ultimate and […] More

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    Best Comics of 2015 (So Far) Part 1

    2015 has been quite the eclectic year for comics, and this fact is reflected in our top ten list. Image Comics continues to be the true house of ideas with books ranging from a feminist twist on exploitation films to a murder mystery set in 1940s Hollywood and even a LGBTQ-friendly parody of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Even though they are in the middle of big events (Convergence and Secret Wars), DC and Marvel respectively still have room for offbeat takes on their iconic or not so iconic characters and are represented on this list along with Valiant, which has attracted a veritable Murderer’s Row of creator to shape and develop their shared universe. More

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    ‘Ms. Marvel’ #13: building up the courage

    Since its release last year, Ms. Marvel has stood as one of the most subversive and earnest teenage superhero books coming out of either of the big two. It’s drawn in fans both old and new who never dreamed to see a teenage Pakistani-American girl don superhero tights and stand up against injustice in her own home city. The book has been charged with the fury of Millennials sick of being told they’re the social rot that marks the downfall of society. Even when conveying to traditional cynical comic book marketing like a Wolverine team-up, the title kept its identity and worked something that editorially mandated into a natural extend of Kamala Khan’s development. As Ms. Marvel has done its best to ignore typical female superhero tropes, this month risks all of that when Kamala realizes she’s developed a crush on a handsome new boy who’s come to town. More

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    Obsessed with Video Games and Comics: Best of the Week

    ***** Throwback Thursday: Console wars begin and players take sides From 1985 to 1990, Nintendo basked in the spotlight. Video games were thriving thanks to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Nintendo controlled 90% of the video game industry in the United States. Of course this could not last forever… read the full article. 5 […] More

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    ‘Ms. Marvel’ #12: a one time thing

    This month, Ms. Marvel, ships twice as issue number twelve comes as a Valentine’s Day special where Jersey City’s latest and greatest superhero must contend with the mischievous Loki. While not the most perfect of issues and all around skippable, it’s a humorous romp for Kamala Khan and what is hands down one of the strangest team ups in recent memory. More

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    Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

    FILM ‘Jupiter Ascending’ rises to absurd and hilarious heights That sound you’re hearing is a massive sigh of relief from David Lynch.  He no longer holds the dubious distinction of producing the most expensive B-movie in the history of Hollywood.  That honor now belongs to The Wachowskis, whose Jupiter Ascending has officially displacedDune at the top (or bottom) […] More

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    ‘Ms. Marvel’ #11 wraps up year one

    This week G. Willow Wilson concludes her inaugural arc on the excellent Ms. Marvel. For the last year, Kamala Khan has been slowly unraveling the manic plot of the Thinker, a humanoid parakeet with a massive intellect and equally large ego. These latest issues especially have launched Ms. Marvel from being a diverse yet small curiosity into a prideful rallying point for millennial angst as the Thinker’s true goal is to use young people as a cheap source of energy. It’s now up to Kamala Khan and her improvised team of Jersey City kids to stop the Thinker once and for all. More

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    My Top Ten Most Anticipated Comics of 2015

    It’s come to my attention as of late that I tend to write mostly negative reviews. Despite the general consensus, I don’t find much in writing bad things about comics. I’d prefer to read good books over bad ones any day.  It’s just that I read more things from DC Comics than other publishing companies […] More

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    10 Best Comics of 2014

    Cullen Bunn is unique. If nothing else can be said about him, he is certainly unique. The Empty Man shows the full extent of Bunn’s ability. The series focuses on two detectives as they struggle to sort out the mystery surrounding a series of suspicious deaths and murders. The deaths are connected by the strange hallucinations experienced by the perpetrators, as well as their last words “The Empty Man made me do it”. The Empty Man is unpredictable because it follows so very few tropes. Nothing like this series has been seen before, and readers will be asking themselves the same question over and over: Who is the Empty Man? (Or “What the F*ck?”). More

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