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‘Live From the DMZ’ Documents the Life of Brian Wood’s Vertigo Opus

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From the day issue #1 went on sale in 2005, it was obvious that DMZ was going to become one of the great long form Vertigo series. Created by Brian Wood and illustrated primarily by Riccardo Burchielli, the story about a hapless news intern who found himself the voice of a modern civil war-ravaged American community and biographer of its infinitely diverse denizens has been compelling reading for fans and critics. It all comes to an end in December this year, when after 7

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Batman Incorporated #3: “Scorpion Tango” [Annotations]

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It's been a long wait, but Batman Incorporated is finally back, and that means so is our ongoing series of annotations. This third issue, by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette with two pages by Pere Perez, brings Bruce Wayne to Argentina to team up with the Gaucho as well as test everything I learned in high school about Argentinian history, Jorge Luis Borges and the Spanish language. Thank you, International Baccalaureate program and my high school English teacher Max Jones: I could never have done this without you.

So get ready for this 20-page puzzlebox involving Gr

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Batman, Inc. #2 Annotations: RESURRECTOR!

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Welcome back for the second installment of ComicsAlliance's annotations of Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette's criminally fun Batman, Inc. This issue we'll see hints at the origin of Lord Death Man, the fate of Mr. Unknown, heartbreak in an ambulance and a gigantic gorilla wearing a Ninja Turtle mask.

IN THIS ISSUE: Batman and Catwoma

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Annotations of Jonathan Hickman’s ‘Fantastic Four’ #571-572

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Welcome back to our ongoing annotations of Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four run. This time around, we're taking a look at the second two parts of the opening "Solve Everything" arc, issues 571 and 572 with art by Dale Eaglesham, collected in this trade. Joining me again to provide historical background

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Fantastic Four #570: Solving Everything [Annotations]

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Jonathan Hickman came on Fantastic Four in late 2009 and, quite frankly, blew the socks off of the book. Since then, Hickman and later collaborators like Dale Eaglesham, Neil Edwards and Steve Epting have been weaving an intricate, thematically layered story of fathers and sons, the costs of inaction, scientific responsibility and punching things in the face. In othe

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‘Batman, Inc.’ #1: Mr. Unknown is Dead [Annotations]

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Batman Annotations Day continues here at ComicsAlliance with a look at Batman, Inc. #1 by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette. In this issue: Catwoman, secret projects by Dr. Sivana, the Batman of Japan and the triumphant DC Universe debut of Lord Death Man.

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‘Batman: The Return’ #1 [Annotations]

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Grant Morrison's run continues this week with both Batman: The Return and ComicsAlliance is here, as usual, to break down the books page by page and examine them in the context of both Morrison's body of work and the history of the character.

We'll get to Batman Inc later, but first up is the Return one-shot. In this issue you'll see Grant Morrison writing a full Bat-Family for the first time in his run, Bruce and Damian test driving their working rel

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The All-Over: ‘Return of Bruce Wayne’ #6 [Annotations]

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Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #6 finally drops this week. As the issue title "The All-Over " suggests, Morrison's grand Batman epic so far seems to have come to a fairly final conclusion. Or so I'd think if I didn't know Incorporated was coming up. I'm surprised

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Black Mass: Batman and Robin #16 [Annotations]

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This week, Grant Morrison's run on Batman and Robin concludes with the final chapter, "Black Mass." Since Return of Bruce Wayne #6 isn't coming out until next week, the exact details of the end of Bruce's journey through time and the true nature of Barbatos will have to go unanswered for now. In this i

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Batman and Robin #15 Annotations: Knight, Death and the Devil

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After last week's trip to the past in Return of Bruce Wayne #5, we're back to the present and Batman and Robin #15, the last part of the "Batman and Robin Must Die!" arc by Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving. Like the other two parts, it's named after a piece of gothic art: "Knight, Death and the Devil." The Joker is Death,

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