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Rare and Well Done All at Once: Chew #11 [Review]

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RARE AND WELL DONE ALL AT ONCE - Chew 11

The pygmy hog is a wild pig that grows to around two feet long and is native to the area around India. It is highly endangered, with only a hundred or so left in existence. And I imagine that it i

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Worried About the Kids: Avengers Academy #1 / Young Allies #1 [Review]

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WORRIED ABOUT THE KIDS - Avengers Academy 1 / Young Allies 1

The fate of young superheroes is a peculiar one. In the real world young men and women are taught the skills they will need to run the world by an older generation, with the knowledge that some day these youths will take up the positions of leadership and responsibility abandoned by their elders as they age, move on and eventually pass away.

In the world of superhero comic

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Never Enough Time: ‘Serenity: Float Out One-Shot’

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The following review contains SPOILERS for the television series "Firefly" and the film "Serenity," so in case you've desperately been avoiding finding out about the events of those works but still decided to read a review of a comic book sequel, consider yourself duly warned.

NEVER ENOUGH TIME

More Flying Cars, More Problems: Superman/Batman Annual #4

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MORE FLYING CARS, MORE PROBLEMS - Superman/Batman Annual 4

"Batman Beyond" ran from 1999 to 2001, envisioning a future version of the DC Animated Universe in which an elderly Bruce Wayne mentored a new Batman in a Gotham City influenced by "Akira" and "Blade Runner." Like those two classic works of dystopian science fiction it portrayed a future more troubled by social unrest and by corrupt corporate a

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Admiration and Jealousy: Mystery Society #1

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ADMIRATION AND JEALOUSY. THERE'S PROBABLY A COOL GERMAN WORD THAT COMBINES THOSE - Mystery Society 1

Creating an action hero leading man involves walking a fine line between making a character jaw-droppingly amazing and making him unbearably perfect. Yes, the hero needs to have

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In Defense of Jerks: Fantastic Four 579

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Society has agreed to attach a stigma to interrupting polite discourse between otherwise amicable individuals by saying things like "Your ideas are entirely wrong and you are stupid to have them" and then going on to add "Also the fact that you openly profess to believe in those ideas indicates to me that you are a bad person." Of course, the fact

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Laughing Mad Genius: Atomic Robo Vol. 4 #3 [Review]

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I know that I've been a bit repetitive in my praise for Red 5's "Atomic Robo" series, written by Brian Clevinger and drawn by Scott Wegener. But the latest issue, in which Robo encounters nemesis Dr. Dino

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Hot Ink Review – Zatanna #1

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NUF, TUB MA I EHT YLNO ENO DERIT FO GNIDAER SIHT? - Zatanna 1

The first issue of the new Zatanna solo series is out this week, marking a return to the spotlight for the stage musician with the power to bend reality and an outfit that would make a cartoon wolf's heart jump three feet out of his chest after his head turned into a train whistle.

"Zatanna" is written by P

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Hot Ink Reviews – Birds of Prey #1, Prince of Power #1, Siege #4, Killing the Cobra #1

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ComicsAlliance reviews the biggest, best, and most interesting comics that hit the shelves this week. SPOILERS FOLLOW.

NEW BEGINNINGS - Birds of Prey 1 / Prince of Power 1

Two series get off to impressive starts this week. Gail Simone makes a long awaited return to writing DC's "Birds of Prey" af

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Hot Ink Reviews – Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #1, i Zombie #1, Brightest Day #1

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ComicsAlliance reviews the biggest, best, and most interesting comics that hit the shelves this week. SPOILERS FOLLOW.

WHAT, WAS DEADPOOL BUSY? - Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine 1

You would figure that Wolverine and Spider-Man would be able to get along. They have so much in common. They're both fundamentally loner outcasts who at the same tim

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