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Swords, Sorcery and Subversions: Noelle Stevenson’s ‘Nimona’

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Noelle Stevenson's Nimona is not your typical fantasy comic heroine. I say that not because of her style, which includes a partially shaved head, with dyed hair and piercings; and not because of the way she dresses, which is in practical chain mail and leather adventuring gear; and not because of her build, which is short and stocky, in sharp contrast to the tall willowy male characters.
No, Nimona is not your typical fantasy comic heroine because Nimona is not a hero period. She's a villain.

At least, that's what she keeps telling the reader, and herself, and anyone who will listen in Stevenson's Nimona, the Lumberjanes co-creator's webcomic, which has recently been collected and published as an extremely charming, remarkably cerebral graphic novel.

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Mysterious Superhero Kids’ Book Cops Continue To Defy Dimensional Barriers

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Last April, Batman writer Scott Snyder stumbled upon a mystery of multiversal proportions: In the picture books for kids published by HarperCollins (but written and illustrated by a variety of creators), the same two characters -- one guy with brown hair and sideburns, the other with red hair, glasses and a soul patch -- show up in virtually every story. They're usually the cops that show up to haul the bad guys off to jail, but start flipping through those books and you'll see them as park rangers, bystande

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‘The Art of War’ Creators Bleed For New Graphic Novel (Literally)

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Writer Kelly Roman and artist Michael DeWeese's upcoming graphic novel The Art of War from HarperCollins portrays a dystopian future in the grips of a more global Chinese government infringing on basic human rights at home and abroad. Here in the less bleak 2

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The Wolk Rule: One Simple Way to Know a Graphic Novel Will Be Terrible

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Certainly, we're all familiar now with the degrading notion of comics being treated as glorified movie pitches by people who see them as little more than stepping stones to a more profitable medium, as well as comics and graphic novels being churned out by opportunistic publishers frantic to latch onto pop culture phenomena ranging from Barack Obama to Lady Gaga with cross-media tie-ins

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HarperCollins Risks Bankruptcy, Publishes Zot!

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There are some actors who have the reputation of being a "show-killer." As soon as they're brought on board a television show, the program is doomed for failure. So when you tally up the roll call of show-killers, we have a new addition to stand alongside such

Ellis’s ‘Crooked Little Vein’ Weighs the Lesser of Two Evils

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Welcome to America, a country so desensitized that anal sex is too mainstream to be considered a fetish, and where Macroherpetophilia (love of large lizards, namely Godzilla) flourishes. Welcome to America, a country so morally decrepit and corrupt that rich Texas oil families with politica

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