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Pick of the Week 6/26

Batman/Superman #1 Batman/Superman #1 is a seminal work that juxtaposes the different backgrounds and ideologies of the DC’s two most famous heroes. The first interaction between the characters doesn’t occur face-to-face but through a fight between children. While Bruce Wayne watches and allows the child to defend himself, Clark Kent...

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Pick of the Week 6/19

100 Bullets: Brother Lono 100 Bullets: Brother Lono is a visceral and skillfully-drawn comic. Set in Medico, the plot slowly unravels and is only fully clear at the end of the issue. More compelling than the plot are the various example of cartel violence and threats. The issue perfectly hints...

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Pick of the Week 6/12

Joe Hill’s Thumbprint: Thumbprint has one of my favorite lead characters to date. Private Mallory Grennan has done some horrible things as a prison worker in Abu Ghraib, and we see her struggle to reconcile her past and the war with civilian life. When a blank envelope containing a thumbprint...

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Pick of the Week 6/5

Daredevil – Dark Nights #1 Dark Nights’s prologue jumps right into Murdock’s mind as he contemplates lessons from his boxer father. The rest of the issue hinges on such ancestral wisdom as quotes from the Bible and constant references to his father’s influence, all of which adds gravitas to Murdock’s...

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Surprise – gender-bending SheZow does not bring about apocalypse and end of childhood

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K3z-CRNi-E?rel=0&w=560&h=315] Last night saw the premiere episode “SheZow Happens” of the contentious gender-bending show SheZow. If you haven’t heard of the it:¬†Guy is typical teenage boy who inherits a power ring that turns him into female superhero SheZow. In the week before the premiere, various media outlets began to...

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Pick of the Week 5/29

X-Men #1 I’ve been excited about X-Women since Marvel announced it a few months back. And I was not disappointed. Of course my favorite part of it is Jubilee – yeah we got Jubilee! And in addition to the yellow jacket and sass she’s got a baby! A baby-who-might-be-an-evil-force-of-death. Still...

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Pick of the Week 5/22

Half Past Danger #1 Half Past Danger goes by quickly as each page is stringed together with witty and gritty dialogue and interesting angles. The rough-and-tough soldier, dinosaur and dark-lidded damsel on the cover conveys the mixture of noir and sci-fi themes in the story. The first two-thirds of the...

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Pick of the Week 5/15

Avengers Enemy Within #1 I am a huge, huge fan of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s current Captain Marvel run. The “The Enemy Within” arc finds Captain Marvel in a bit of a bind as she has a legion in her brain that’ll kill her the more she uses her flying ability....

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What’s Guillermo Del Toro up to?

Because, let’s be honest, he’s all over the place. Yesterday, he gave us a few updates on Monster and JLDark at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Festival, but there’s so so much more. Here’s a list to help you keep up with our favorite Mexican overachiever.   Justice League...