Batman Vol 1: I am Gotham

Tom King proves himself ready for the mantle by bringing decades of Batman’s characterization to a tee in a mere 5 issues. 

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Thoughts on The Shape of Water

“The fictional heroes of the past, while still retaining all of their charm and power and magic, have had some of their credibility stripped away forever as a result of the new sophistication in their audience. . . .our political and social consciousness continues to evolve. . . . Whether most of us would prefer […]

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Book of the Month: October

“Ever felt like a rat? In a trap? Or. . . whaddaya call those things? Pinwheels or somethin’? Like you’re runnin’ for your life. . . but you’re gettin’ nowhere. . . “ The hamster wheel is the perfect motif for Barry Windsor-Smith’s masterful Wolverine: Weapon X, a book whose layouts and dialogue lead the […]

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Titans (2016) Vol 1: The Return of Wally West

Last year’s DC Universe: Rebirth left fans with a lot of exciting questions about our favorite heroes. The issue brought Wally West back to us, indicating that DC needs another way to inveigle 90s kids to pick some of their titles back up (or maybe just proving that killing superheroes is impossible). We also got to see Saturn Girl, Aqualad and even Dr. Manhattan make a return. But the questions still remain: who altered the past? Why are they after Wally? And will things ever be the same? Solicited as a continuation of the story in Rebirth, Titans, Vol 1 sets out to answer some of those questions.

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