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‘Steven Universe’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 4, Episode 8: ‘Gem Harvest’


Welcome to Together Breakfast, the feature where Elle Collins and Katie Schenkel come together to dig in and relish every last drop of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. In this week’s episode, a mysterious man shows up at the barn, and the Gems host an autumn feast. Gem Harvest was written by Raven M. Molisee, Paul Villeco, Hilary Florido, and Lauren Zuke, and directed by Kat Morris and Ricky Cometa.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 5 Episode 7: ‘Vigilante’


On this week’s episode, “Vigilante,” Team Arrow must contend with a brutal new crimefighter in Star City, while Prometheus plots against Oliver! Gordon Verheul directed the episode from a script by Ben Sokolowski and Emilio Ortega Aldrich.

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Teenage ‘Kicks: ComicsAlliance’s Guide To ‘Young Justice’ Episodes 1 And 2: ‘Independence Day’ / ‘Fireworks’


How do you do, fellow teens? Because you demanded it, Young Justice is returning for a third season in 2017, four years after it was canceled with major plots still unresolved. For people who are already fans of the show, it's exciting news, and here at ComicsAlliance that means that there's no better time to look back at the first two seasons and get caught up on all the action.

To that end, Elle Collins (who has seen the entire show and likes it a lot) and Chris Sims (who hated the pilot episode and never went back for more) are sitting down to watch the entire series and, hopefully, get excited for its return.

This week: These two Olds want to know why all these teens can't just behave themselves in the show's pilot episodes! "Independence Day" and "Fireworks" were directed by Jay Oliva and written by Greg Weisman, and originally aired on November 26, 2010.

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‘The Flash’ Post-Show Analysis, Season 3 Episode 6: ‘Shade’


This week, Wally is tempted by the dark side, Caitlin is frightened of what she might become, and The Flash fights an actual shadow, because hey, if you have a theme, why be subtle about it? "Shade" was directed by JJ Makaro and written by Emily Silver and David Kob.

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Screen & Page: Grab The Sword In Your Soul In ‘The Boy And The Beast’


The Boy And The Beast is the latest film from Mamoru Hosoda, Hayao Miyazaki's heir apparent. It's a poignant fable about growing up and parenthood, as well as a stunning, fun adventure film. Screen & Page looks at the appeal of the movie, and its adaptation as a manga by Renji Asai.

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Strip Panel Naked: Gutters to Different Worlds In ‘Doom Patrol’

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Doom Patrol by Gerard Way, Nick Derington, and Tamra Bonvillain, has multiple layers of narratives, and a need to visually separate them so that it doesn’t get too confusing for the audience. In the latest issue that differentiation is done with panel gutters.

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Tuesdays & Wednesdays: The ComicsAlliance Roundtable On Politics & Comics


Does politics belong in comics? Can comics influence politics? And what impact do we expect the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States to have on the comic industry and on the stories it tells over the next four years?

ComicsAlliance contributors Elle Collins, Kieran Shiach, Tom Speelman, and Tara Marie join editor-in-chief Andrew Wheeler for a roundtable discussion about the relationship between politics and comics.

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‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Post-Show Recap: Season 2, Episode 5: ‘Compromised’


This week's episode, "Compromised," finds our team going to the neon and shoulder-pad styled 1980s to prevent a disaster from hitting nuclear weapons negotiations at the White House. David Geddes directed the episode, which was written by Keto Shimizu and Grainne Godfree.

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This Magazine Kills Fascists: Captain America And The Secret Empire


Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby to fight Nazis, but by the '70s the kind of threats the world faced were more subtle and complex than the time he was created. In 1974’s “Secret Empire,” by Steve Englehart, Mike Friedrich and Sal Buscema, Captain America and The Falcon learned the hard way how easily swayed a populace can be, and how high a corrupt politician can rise through the ranks.

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Ask Chris #315: Bat-Mite

Ask Chris #315, background art from Batman: The Brave And The Bold

Q: Bat-Mite: Silly or amazing? — @firehawk32

A: Yes.

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