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‘Justice League Action’ Forges Its Own Path, Delivers On The Action [Review]


Justice League Action, premiering this Friday, December 16, at 6 PM EST on Cartoon Network, is the first new TV version of the Justice League since Justice League Unlimited ended in 2006. From the advance promos, we knew the show was aiming for a younger audience from that show, but beyond a few casting announcements we didn't know many details.

Now we've had a chance to watch this week's premiere episode, and we have plenty to say about it. This review deals with the basic plot elements of the episode, and details which characters appear, but beyond that we'll do our best to avoid spoilers.

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Hedging Your Bets #9: Worlds Collide, Part 2: Into The War Zone

Hedging Your Bets #9: Worlds Collide Vol. 2

With almost 300 issues in the core series, Archie's Sonic The Hedgehog stands as the longest-running uninterrupted American monthly comic book that's currently being published. In Hedging Your Bets, I attempt to get up to speed on Sonic the Hedgehog, challenging the odds to hopefully make it all the way to the finish line.

This week, the Sonic/Mega Man crossover continues, with inside jokes, good guys turned bad, and the setup for the final act!

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‘Rogue One’ Review: A ‘Star Wars’ Movie Heavy on War (And Light on Stars)


It’s telling that Rogue One’s best character is a robot.

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Review: ‘Walking Dead’ Spills Serious Guts in 2016 Closer ‘Hearts Still Beating’

Walking Dead Hearts Still Beating Midseason Finale Review

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 proves it can get “Hearts Still Beating” in a bloody midseason close, but is Rick finally ready to fight back after two more needlessly cruel deaths? And who’s that mystery man spying on Alexandria from afar? Find out in our full review!

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Romeo Remixed: Ronald Wimberly’s ‘Prince of Cats’ Is Comics As Cross-Media Hip Hop


Ronald Wimberly is hardly the first person to note the similarities between Shakespeare’s poetic dialogue and hip hop, and stage a performance of the former in the trappings of the latter. Nor is Wimberly the first to note the parallels between modern gang culture and the warring houses in Romeo and Juliet. Nor is he the first to extrapolate an entire new story based on a minor character in one of Shakespeare’s plays.

He may, however, be the first to do all of that simultaneously, while including other elements of apparent personal fascination, and the first to do so in the comics medium. The result is the original graphic novel Prince of Cats, originally released by Vertigo and recently remastered and reissued by Image. The book stars Juliet’s cousin Tybalt, the “fiery” dueler who is mocked with the words that give the book its title. The dialogue reads like Shakespeare, the action moves like manga, and it looks like nothing else --- even if the sources of the individual elements are readily apparent.

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Love Who You Really Are: Should You Be Reading ‘Horimiya’?


A largely light-hearted series for anyone who can't get enough of slice-of-life comics, Horimiya is the manga adaptation of the webcomic Hori-san to Miyamura-kun. On top of a sweet school romance, Horimiya has lovely art, and compelling characters with surprising depth, and it doesn't take a decade for the main characters to fall in love.

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Hedging Your Bets #8: Worlds Collide, Part 1

Hedging Your Bets #8: Worlds Collide, Vol. 1

This week, the Sonic/Mega Man crossover begins, and it turns out that alternate dimensions and roboticized masters are easier to understand than the usual stuff.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 5 Episode 9: ‘What We Leave Behind’


On this week’s episode, it’s Christmas time in Star City, and Prometheus is cooking up some evil deeds! “What We Leave Behind” was directed by Antonio Negret from a script by Wendy Mericle and Beth Schwartz.

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‘The Flash’ Post-Show Analysis, Season 3, Episode 9: ‘The Present’


This week, the Flashes of two worlds take on Savitar, everyone gets their nog on, and Draco Malfoy gets his hands on a Philosopher's Stone. 'The Present' was directed by Rachel Talalay, from a story by Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing, and a teleplay by Lauren Certo.

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Special Delivery! Should You Be Reading ‘Paper Girls’?


Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's Paper Girls is a story about friendship, sisterhood, and the weirdest time traveling and logic bending experiences since Lost. Except, unlike Lost, Paper Girls actually holds up, and it manages to pass the Bechdel test!

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