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Crime In A New World In Johnston And Greenwood's 'The Fuse'
On its own, the police procedural doesn't have that much traction within modern comics. In the early days of the medium -- especially in newspaper strips -- it was a different story, and straight-up police tales were among some of the most popular of the day. A little over a decade ago, though, everybody seemed to realize the potential to mix police procedurals with other genres, frequently to fantastic and award-winning results: Alan Moore and Gene Ha's Top Ten; Gotham Central, by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Michael Lark and others; and Powers by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Those books realized the natural fit that cop stories had within superhero stories, and thus a sub-genre was born. But there's still plenty of room left for cop shows in comics, and over the last few years, the sci-fi procedural has definitely been in its ascendance. With Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood's The Fuse, we have a new standard by which to judge all others.
The Bradford Batman Unmasks On British TV [Video]
He might not be the hero we wanted, but he just might be the hero one city deserved. The Bradford Batman, the previously-unidentified vigilante who delivered a wanted felon to the Bradford Police Station, has been unmasked as Stan Warby, a local Chinese-takeout delivery man...

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