• Monthly Marvel Muster: Ring Out the Dead Year

    Monthly Marvel Muster: Ring Out the Dead Year1

    Hello, I’m back with a backward-looking edition of Monthly Marvel Muster. This month I have a look at how Marvel chose to close out 2017, as well as a note about some of what to expect in 2018. It continues to be a slow turnover period for Marvel’s ongoing series right now. December brought one

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  • Three Love Songs/Three Comics

    Three Love Songs/Three Comics0

    • February 21, 2014

    Music and comics go together like … well, music and comics. Sometimes it’s just a well-chosen lyric juxtaposed with a particular panel sequence, or a character singing a favorite song that also happens to reveal something important about their story arc. However it’s done, the blending of such an evocative auditory medium with the visuals

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  • NSFW: Let’s Talk About Sex (Criminals)

    NSFW: Let’s Talk About Sex (Criminals)1

    • February 7, 2014

    Based on the title, you probably won’t be surprised to read that Image’s Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, is a comic about sex. And crime. Or rather, social transgression: because the essence of a crime is that it goes against the mores of society, whether reasonable or otherwise. As for the sex

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  • News & Things: Happy Boxing Day!

    News & Things: Happy Boxing Day!0

    • December 26, 2013

    Welcome back to News & Things! It’s a slow news day, as a lot of people are still digging into their Yule Logs, but we still have some tasty news bites for you! News Superman’s Resurgence Dashes Hopes for Shazam Movie Hoping to see Billy Batson’s Captain Marvel on the big screen? Unfortunately it may

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  • Short and Sweet (or Sour): Sex Criminals Caught by Rocket Girls in Color?1

    Steampunk ghost hunters and and dead mutants and sex criminals, oh my! It’s that time again. What time? Short and Sweet (or Sour) time! Boston Metaphysical Society #2 Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Emily Hu, Gloria Caeli, Fahriza Kamaputra, Troy Peteri, Alti Firmansyah Back in the day, I attended Boston Comic Con 2013 and had the opportunity to

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  • News & Things: Mad Science Throwdown0

    • November 14, 2013

    Welcome back to News & Things! Tonight we have the Young Avengers season finale, Rachel Maddow on March, Princess Bubblegum vs. Frankenstein, and more! Read of the Week The Dissolve talks about what Marvel’s shared universe means for movies: “But the longer the MCU continues, the more I’m struck by the sameness of all the

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