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Over the weekend, the new Wonder Woman film hit the world by force. Shattering so many expectations, and topping the charts, Patty Jenkins and the rest of the team behind DC Comics Wonder Woman quickly broke a whole smattering of records. This new incarnation of Wonder Woman sparked a whole new fanbase for a timeless character. Checking out the premiere last weekend with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine truly brought Diana of Themyscira and...

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Want to know what resistance means? Bitch Planet will take you all the way to the extreme. Set in an alternate dystopian timeline, Bitch Planet sets a scene in which the patriarchy rules all, and all women who are non-compliant (too fat, too thin, too loud, too shy, too religious, too secular, too prudish, too sexual, too queer, too black, too brown, too whatever) are shipped off of planet Earth and over to Bitch Planet (alternatively...

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Finally, The Wicked + The Divine pulled it together. Well, sort of. As many of you know, my principle complaint about the first two volumes of The Wicked + The Divine have been plot related. Beautiful artwork, but wow, convoluted and unclear plot development. Too many characters, insufficient linkages between them all. An amount of confusion such that in order to follow along, one must read and re-read more times than one would like....

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You have all probably heard of Sabrina Spellman. She’s a cute, teenage girl who happens to be a witch. Maybe you met her when she started showing up in the Archie Comics in 1962. Or maybe you met her on “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch” where she was played by Melissa Joan Hart during the most epic TGIF programming block ever. And I think there was an animated series, but I never watched it, whoops! But none of that matters because the...

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One of my 2016 reading goals was to kick off a love affair with comics. It started slow. I didn’t know what I would like or what I wouldn’t. I wasn’t sure the right authors or illustrators to pick up. Fortunately, with some great recommendations (especially from Austyn), most of the comics and graphic novels I read throughout the year were rreally great! But the best comic I’ve read all year just fell into my...

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Have you ever read a book so beautiful that it takes away from the story itself? I’m butting up against a problem in continuing to read The Wicked + The Divine. After being completely caught off guard by how much I enjoyed Volume 1, I rapidly tumbled into Volume 2: Fandemonium. And having read it, now I’m feeling a little less excited. While the artwork in Fandemonium is still absolutely gorgeous, the plot is getting even...

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