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Say My Name: The Pleasures Of The Spoken Superhero Logo


There are a lot of ways that a comic book can reinforce the iconography of the superhero. A snappy costume; signature powers; an artist that defined the look of the book for a generation. But part of the iconography of the superhero is a good logo, and part of establishing that iconography is that hoary old comics tradition: saying the logo out loud.

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‘Supergirl’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 2 Episode 5: ‘Crossfire’


This week, alien weapons hit the streets, and hit Supergirl; Mon-El tries to figure out how to be an Earthling, Alex tries to figure out if she likes girls, and Jimmy tries to figure out how to not just be a sidekick. “Crossfire” was directed by Glen Winter from a script by Gabriel Llanas and Anna Musky-Goldwyn.

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Strip Panel Naked: The Craw County Red Of ‘Southern Bastards’


The latest issue of Southern Bastards was released last week, and we’re finally able to get back into the world of Craw County. Reading Southern Bastards always brings one thing to mind; it’s something you tend to find on every cover, and the whole interior of the book is drenched in it: red. Artist Jason Latour links so much of this story with red, and turn any page and you can see how heavy an influence it has on the palette.

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Cast Party: Who Should Star In A ‘Super Mario Bros’ Movie?


This week, in a departure from the usual format, we're adapting a classic video game, Nintendo's flagship franchise Super Mario Bros. This adaptation looks primarily at the premise of the first game. Mario and Luigi are NYC plumbers who happen upon a portal into the Mushroom Kingdom, and then join the fight against Bowser and his Koopas.

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‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Post-Show Recap: Season 2, Episode 4: ‘Abominations’


On this week's "Abominiations," things get out of hand in Civil War-era Mississippi when a virus hits a whole bunch of Confederate soldiers, turning them into zombies. Also, people learn important lessons about the racial history of America. It's a lot. Michael Allowitz directed the episode, which was written by Marc Guggenheim and Ray Utarnachitt.

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‘WWE: Then Now Forever’ #1 Is Weird In All The Right Ways [Review]


Ahead of the launch of Boom Studios' officially licensed WWE comic, the publisher has released a jam-packed one-shot titled WWE: Then Now Forever, which features a story about the final days of The Shield by Dennis Hopeless and Dan Mora, and a ton of bonus content featuring the likes of The New Day, Sasha Banks and... Tugboat?!

It's a very strange comic, but for fans of wrestling it shows a love of the sport that makes it a fun, authentic read.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 5 Episode 5: ‘Human Target’


On this week’s episode, “Human Target,” Wild Dog has been captured by Tobias Church, and Team Arrow is desperate to find him.

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The Strange Library: Ten Essential ‘Doctor Strange’ Comics


Doctor Strange is a second-tier character in the Marvel pantheon, but he's making the leap to the big leagues thanks to the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. To help get you up to speed with the character, we've compiled a list of ten of the best Doctor Strange stories ever published. These are the stories that will introduce you to his major foes and his main supporting cast, and get you acquainted with all the many great talents that have worked on the character over the years.

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Screen & Page: Unlock the Secrets Of ‘Higurashi: When They Cry’


Most anime is adapted from manga, often produced by the manga publisher to raise awareness and sell it overseas. But what about the anime shows or films that go the other way, adapted from the screen to the page? How do those works hold up, and what changes or stays the same? That’s what Screen & Page aims to explore.

Today, we're looking at a video game adaptation that stands effectively as a horror tale in its own right, while retaining its originators' sense of mystery and unease: Higurashi: When They Cry!

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‘The Flash’ Post-Show Analysis Season 3, Episode 5: ‘Monster’


This week, a giant monster terrorizes the city, Caitlin sees a doctor about her “killer” cold, Barry tries to make a friend, and we all learn a valuable lesson about guest etiquette. "Monster" was directed by C. Kim Miles and written by Zack Stenz.

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