• Virtual Book Clubs for Readers Who Want to Connect

    Virtual Book Clubs for Readers Who Want to Connect

    Whether you call it social distancing, shelter in place, or hashtag Stay Home, your book club is probably not meeting at the coffee shop this month. There are, however, a number of virtual book club options, some well-established already and some cropping up now to meet the recent demand of people who wish to discuss

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  • Revisiting the American Century with Stephan Franck’s Palomino

    Revisiting the American Century with Stephan Franck’s Palomino

    Following up on the critical success of his Rosalynd Van Helsing series, Silver, creator Stephan Franck returns with Palomino, a noir-styled exploration of the lost subculture of LA’s country western music scene of the ’80s, the myths the era created, and the people who believed in the promises the lifestyle offered. “Cowboy culture is central

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  • Marvels Snapshots Fantastic Four #1: It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To

    Marvels Snapshots Fantastic Four #1: It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To

    Marvels Snapshots #1 is the first issue in a new anthology series curated by Kurt Busiek in the style of the 1994 hit series Marvels, featuring tales from the Marvel universe told through the eyes of ordinary people. In the case of its first Fantastic Four issue — and second issue total — that story

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  • Previously on Comics: Some Good News Edition

    Previously on Comics: Some Good News Edition

    Hello everyone, and welcome to a special Some Good News edition of Previously on Comics. Inspired by John Krasinski’s YouTube show by the same name, my goal today is to highlight some of the ways that people are helping other people, whether that be through offering grants and money, to creating art that makes people

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  • Four-Colour Faves: The Marvelous Ms. Resha Talks Ms. Marvel

    Four-Colour Faves: The Marvelous Ms. Resha Talks Ms. Marvel

    Kamala Khan was brought to life in 2014 by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson, and artists Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie and has claimed many titles since, including a Hugo Award for best graphic story for Ms. Marvel: No Normal. Sales of the first volume of the series topped the

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  • Last Week’s Episode: So Metaphorical

    Last Week’s Episode: So Metaphorical

    With so much free time to watch whatever’s out in the world, I’m a little bereft that my household has now hit the 15th and final season of ER. That said, learn about all the sweet streaming that’s happening now, all the movies you’ll have to wait months to see, and more!

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  • Titan Comics Pubwatch: April 2020

    Titan Comics Pubwatch: April 2020

    It seems like a decade since our last Pubwatch. I hope all who read this are safe, healthy, and most importantly: at home. However you’ve been affected by COVID-19, my deepest prayers are with you, especially if you are one of our healthcare workers or first responders. You are the heroes who do not wear

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  • Charmed, Sexual Assault, & the Medusa Myth

    Charmed, Sexual Assault, & the Medusa Myth

    CONTENT WARNING: This article contains discussion of sexual assault. SPOILER WARNING: This article contains spoilers for season one of the new Charmed television series. I recently wrote an article encouraging people to return to the TV series Charmed as a silly, stress-free social distancing activity. Charmed is wildly campy and difficult to take seriously –

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