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The X-Men Franchise: Origins

We have six major superhero films out this year. Believe it or not there was a time when this was not the case. The current glut of superhero films is of an era, and this era began with one film, ...

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LIMBO: An elegy for the mixtape

The premise for this comic miniseries reminds me of some kinds of modern art: throw a bunch of paint at a canvas and see what sticks. In the case of Limbo, the brainchild of Caspar Wijngaard and Dan Watters, has ...

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White Sand by Brandon Sanderson

Sanderson has been vocal about his prolific writing, often discussing the many novels he wrote before being published. The one story that he couldn’t seem to get out of his system formed his very first (still unpublished) novel. After finding ...

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Captain America: Civil War

This film had arguably the easiest act to follow after the utter crap-pile that was Batman vs Superman. Critics and fans alike were crying out for a better superhero film to wash away the bad aftertaste. And, thankfully, Civil War ...

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The Almighties

With the popular consciousness of comics so dominated by the BIG TWO and their movie-fodder superhero fare, it is nice to get a chance to dip into the independent alternatives. Life on the fringes comes with all manner of originality ...

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