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Truer Detective: Episode 1

June 22, 2015 | 1 Comments

I think it is fairly safe to say that True Detective from HBO is one of the best cop dramas that has been released outside of The Wire. Why is that you ask? Easy, his...

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Eleven years ago this month, Marvel were riding high on the success of their “Ultimate” comics line. It was a new universe, stripped bare of its continuity, and it was pretty much the most popular...

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Gateway to Geekery: Pro Wrestling

February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a recent episode of the excellent We Watch Wrestling podcast, comedian and co-host Matt McCarthy suggested that fans of pro wrestling might in fact be the last “true” nerds, as the growing popularity of comics and...

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Braving a Bruce-Free Batbook

July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

I think, in some way, everybody remembers the first Batman story they read. Granted, the plot points, Rogue’s Gallery members, or just who happened to be “on deck” in the all-too-rotational position of Robin may...

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Developing Taste in Games

March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whenever I stroll into a Barnes & Noble (feeling like a secret agent as I scan non-fiction books that I’ll later purchase from a digital store), I always find myself stumbling into the science fiction...

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Even if you’ve never read Hellblazer, you’ve probably at least heard the story of John Constantine.  Those who stuck with Hellblazer love the journey through the world of the magical and mystical with the one...

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Comic Virgins: Invincible

January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

You know, I thought high school was full of changes, foes and unpleasant situations — and I wasn’t a superhero. [Amanda writes Comic Virgins on a regular basis based on suggestions from Ben and Mike.] For this installment of Comic Virgins,...

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A Year in Comics Part 3

January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This is the third installment of John Crowley’s “A Year in Comics.” Part one here, part two here.  Nothing good ever happens on a monthly basis. Periods, lunar cycles, my Netflix payment, my...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – top and bottom lists of all things that were produced in the year 2013. Personally, I’m always on the edge of my seat waiting for some...

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Being a superhero comic artist/writer is a lot like being president. You’re always compared to the person who did it before you, the good ones last about eight years, and after your time is up...

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