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‘Agent Carter’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 6: ‘A Sin To Err’

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Agent Carter heads towards its end game with its sixth episode, 'A Sin To Err', directed by Stephen Williams and written by Lindsey Allen. The sad news is that it may be a permanent end, as the show hasn't been delivering ratings that would guarantee a second season -- but I'm not ready to rule it out. I'm hoping DVR numbers will save it.

The good news is, with a tight eight episodes, the show is clearly structured as a self-contained story, and assuming a strong ending, this one season will endure as a solid installment in the Marvel canon. I think the Agent Carter model is a much stronger one for future Marvel TV shows on ABC -- the Netflix model on network, in essence -- than the meandering anticlimactic flab of Agents of SHIELD. Which is a show I don't want to have to think about yet. So let's talk about Agent Carter!

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 13, ‘The Nuclear Man’

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Welcome back to Up To Speed, home of the the Flashest Recaps Alive. Here we’ll recap the episode, dispense some Flash Facts and talk about what works, what doesn’t and where the series might be headed, as we try and keep up with the adventures of the fastest man alive, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.

This week, we’re looking at the lucky thirteenth episode of the first season, “The Nuclear Man.” In this episode, you'll meet desperate housewives, (literally) blazin' hot hunks, hormonal metahumans, and a kennel full of dead puppies. FULL DISCLOSURE: This episode does not feature Business Beanie™ – the character find of 2015 – but I hope you'll find it in your heart to read on, True Beliebers…

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Comics Alliance Presents ‘Kate Or Die’ In ‘Tragedy Strikes’

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Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate talks about the grave perils of having an entire superhero team that's all the same gender. Yes, an entire superhero team that's all men. Can you even? We can't even.

Warning: This comic contains the word 'boners', and other grown-up language.

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The Batman 66 Episode Guide 1×12: When The Rat’s Away The Mice Will Play

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The 1966 Batman television show was one of the most successful and influential adaptations of comic books to mass media of all time. Over the course of three seasons and 120 episodes, the series became a cultural force with its unique combination of tongue-in-cheek humor, thrilling superhero adventure and celebrity guest stars, and shaped the way the public would view the Caped Crusader for the next five decades. Now, in the midst of a well-deserved renaissance of the show, ComicsAlliance is proud to present The Batman '66 Episode Guide, an in-depth examination of every single adventure, arch-criminal and deathtrap cliffhanger of the series.

This week, the Riddler's plan goes into action, and Bruce Wayne... meets the Batman?!

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‘Arrow’ Season 3 Recap, Episode 12: ‘Uprising’

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The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson is back for the third season of the popular series in our recap feature we’re officially dubbing Pointed Commentary.

This week: Ollie treks from a distant land via hitchhiking, Malcolm Merlyn seeks revenge he thought he already had, and Starling City's citizens group into yet another Springfield-style mob.

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‘Agent Carter’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 5: ‘The Iron Ceiling’

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OMG you guys, Dum Dum Dugan is in this episode.

Ahem. Also; 'The Iron Celing' is the fifth episode of Agent Carter, and quite comfortably the best, not just because of Dum Dum, but also because it changes the scenery, places Peggy on a real mission, fleshes out Chad Michael Murray's Agent Jack Thompson, and gives us a real taste of the breadth and color of this Marvel Universe. The only thing I didn't really like was the title, a too-cute hybridization of Iron Curtain and Glass Ceiling that doesn't ultimately capture what the episode was about.

'The Iron Ceiling' was directed by Peter Leto and written by Jose Molina. And Dum Dum Dugan was in it. Let's recap it, SSR-style.

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 12, ‘Crazy For You’

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Welcome back to Up To Speed, home of the the Flashest Recaps Alive. Here we’ll recap the episode, dispense some Flash Facts and talk about what works, what doesn’t and where the series might be headed, as we try and keep up with the adventures of the fastest man alive, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.

This week, we’re looking at the twelfth episode of the first season, “Crazy For You,” touch us once and you'll know it's true. We've never needed anyone like this. It's so brand new. This episode has it all: drunken karaoke, teleporting metahumans, the triumphant return of Joe West's Business Beanie™, and a slightly more substantial tease for that one villain they've been teasing. You know, the one we all go APE over. *waggles eyebrows* *wiggles cigar*

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Poll: Who Should Loki Hook Up With In The ‘Last Days’?

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Marvel is ending the universe, and the publisher seems very excited about it, having announced not only an epic mush of worlds in this year’s Secret Wars event, but also a string of tie-ins under umbrella titles like Battleword, Warzones, and Last Days. It’s this final one that particularly interests us, because everyone knows what happens when you know the world is going to end. You hook up. Right? Of course you do.

On Monday you told us unambiguously that Magneto should spend his Last Days with Charles Xavier. On Tuesday you were split between Hercules, Wyatt Wingfoot and Patsy Walker on who She-Hulk might choose for a final dance. Today we look at the last of the announced Last Days titles; Loki, Agent of Asgard. As a gender-fluid shapeshifter, the trickster god of mischief has more options than most; we've tried to narrow it down to a small handful. And for argument's sake, let's assume Loki settles on just one of them.

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Super-Flare: How Does Superman’s New Power Compare To All Of Superman’s Other New Powers?

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I think we can all agree that if there's one problem with Superman, it's that he doesn't have enough powers. Now, at long last, this glaring oversight is about to be remedied.

In this week's Superman #38, Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson and Laura Martin are adding another weapon to the Man of Steel's arsenal for the never-ending battle against the forces of evil, and on top of that, a new costume to go along with it. As for just what that new power is, all we really have is a name provided by an infographic sent over by DC Comics: Super Flare. The good news is that art chosen for the infographic gives us a look at what this new power might involve, but the bad news is that the infographic is woefully incomplete.

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FunkyWatch: January’s Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ And ‘Crankshaft’ Strips

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Over the past 40 years, Tom Batiuk’s Funky Winkerbean has transitioned from a gag-a-day comic strip about a high school to an ongoing chronicle of pure, abject misery. Thanks to the commentary on Josh Fruhlinger’s Comics Curmudgeon, I am now completely obsessed with it, which is why I spend a little time every month rounding up its finest examples of crushing despair.

I have been writing this column for four and a half years now, and I can tell you with absolutely no uncertainty that I have never been as angry with Funky Winkerbean as I am right now. I mean, don't get me wrong, I've been mad at this thing before, but never before has it been the pure, incandescent rage of betrayal at declaring the crossover of the year, only to have it stink up the joint like a bucket of dead fish. But I think I'm getting ahead of myself. Fortunately, we've got all the usual misery to take my mind off it.

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