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Batman: The TV Stories

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The campy action of Adam West’s 1960s portrayal of Batman has been coming back in great leaps and bounds over the past year. It is now being referred to “Batman ’66” and fever is high. The release of the first…

The Joker: Death of the Family

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Okay, so it’s no secret that I’m in love with Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo’s run on Batman. They’ve had a couple of great and grandiose story arcs in 2013, which I’ve certainly enjoyed reading. However, the problem I’ve always…

Penguin: Pain and Prejudice

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I’m not going to lie—the Joker is my most favorite Batman villain ever, case closed. But, that doesn’t mean there’s not a little room in my heart for other members of Batman’s rogues gallery. Thus, I gave Penguin: Pain and…

Avengers Vs. X-Men: Vs.

When I wrote my review of the original Avengers Vs. X-Men trade paperback collection, I commented that we didn’t really get to see any of the one-on-one matches promised by the series’ concept and book covers. What few battles we…

Avengers Vs. X-Men

It all begins as a fiery figure falls from the sky toward downtown Manhattan. Stopping this sort of thing is all in a day’s work for The Avengers, but even they are surprised to find the fiery figure is a…

Batman: Heart of Hush

For the purposes of disclosure, I am more than a little biased towards Paul Dini. His work on some of my regularly scheduled after school television shows has long endeared me to a man that has made a career on…

The Adventures of Superhero Girl

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Three cheers for Superhero Girl! She has incredible strength, inhuman toughness, and the ability to leap over “any building shorter than eleven stories”. She’s got a cape and a mask. Now, if she can just find a proper nemesis and…

Superman: Earth One, vol. 2

Superman: Earth One, vol. 2 starts right where volume 1 ended. Clark is settling in at the Daily Planet and learning to interact with the world. This is partially thanks to his new neighbor, Lisa Lasalle (yet another double L…

Superman: Secret Origin

Over the past decade, many comics-reading pundits have cracked-wise about DC Comics retelling Superman’s origin story every year, like clockwork. Surprisingly, this is only a slight exaggeration and somewhat ironic given that Superman is one of the most widely recognized…

Daredevil, vol. 2

The second volume of Daredevil continues the trend set when Mark Waid first took over the book and made it his own. Sick of the increasing amount of melodrama and tragedy in the life of lawyer/vigilante Matt Murdock, Waid only…

Daredevil, vol. 1

Even before Frank Miller put his personal stamp on Daredevil in the late 1970s and introduced many of the elements that made Daredevil one of the darkest books in mainstream superhero history, Daredevil was a character born of tragedy. His…

Common Grounds

Common Grounds is a lost treasure of the Modern Age of Comics. (That’s not hyperbole. I literally lost my copies of the original six-issue mini-series somewhere along the line and only recently rediscovered the series after chancing upon the trade…