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Graphic Novel Review: Son of Superman

January 4th, 2017

In the first story-arc in the newest era of the ultimate comic-book hero, a deadly enemy threatens the young son of Superman

Absent Friends: Darwyn Cooke

May 17th, 2016

Editor Zach Rabiroff revisits the great masterpiece of the late Darwyn Cooke

Orestes in Spandex

April 1st, 2016
Orestes in Spandex

Fifty years ago, a daring writer and a quirky artist created an offbeat character who became one of the most famous superheroes in the world. A look at the early days of Spider-Man.

Comics: Action Comics – What Lies Beneath

January 1st, 2015
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The revamped Man of Steel embarks on a new series of adventures in Action Comics

Comics: The Legacy of Thanos

June 25th, 2014
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The super-villain glimpsed at the end of the mega-hit “Avengers” movie casts a long shadow in the comic books where he was born – a new Marvel Comics graphic novel fills in some of the blanks

Book Review: Superman – A Celebration of 75 Years

January 5th, 2014
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DC Comics rolls out a lovely anthology of some high points in the long career of the Man of Steel

Classics Reissued: The Authority

June 27th, 2013
Classics Reissued: The Authority

A new hardcover reprint presents a pivotal comic book run to new fans and old fans alike. Open Letters talks with its go-to comics expert Justin Hickey about the definitive story arc of “The Authority”

Comics: The Garcia-Lopez Superman

April 18th, 2013

One of the Man of Steel’s legendary illustrators from the 1970s and ’80s gets his work reprinted in a handsome hardcover volume

Comics: Avengers Versus Thanos

March 15th, 2013
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Before the mad demi-titan Thanos arrives to menace movie theaters in 2015, he menaced the good guys in decades of comics – a new anthology collects some of the best of the bad guy

Comics: Thor the Mighty Avenger

February 16th, 2013
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A new collection featuring the adventures of a decidedly off-beat version of Marvel’s resident Thunder God

Classics Reissued: The Gil Kane Superman

January 20th, 2013
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DC Comics collects the 1980s adventures of the Man of Steel, as drawn by the legendary Gil Kane!

Comics: Essential X-Men 11

January 18th, 2013

Marvel’s X-Men reprint series reaches some epoch-defining issues

New in Paperback: The Last Son of Krypton

January 4th, 2013
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The revered (and reviled) Superman director Richard Donner co-writes an epic story from the Man of Steel’s past

Comics: Nexus Omnibus Volume 1

November 22nd, 2012
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Fresh from the halcyon 1980s, the avenging murderer of mass murderers gets a fresh new reprint series

Comics: Legion – Secret Origin

November 16th, 2012
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DC Comics’ fan-favorite super-team gets a definitive re-telling of its origin story – or at least provisionally definitive.

Comics: X-Men – The Hidden Years, Volume 2

November 4th, 2012
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The ‘lost’ adventures of Marvel Comics’ original team of mutant superheroes, the X-Men

Comics: The Shadow – Blood & Judgment

October 23rd, 2012
the shadow – blood and judgment

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! With some ample assistance from comics legend Howard Chaykin

Comics: Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut

October 8th, 2012
nothing can

Vultures, black cats, and a gigantic, unbeatable foe: it’s a week in the life of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!

Comics: Namor Visionaries, Vol. 2

September 13th, 2012
the invaders

From the glory days of the late 1980s comes this new reprint-volume of the adventures of Marvel Comics’ imperious, headstrong super-merman, Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner!

Now in Paperback: Fear Itself

August 23rd, 2012
cap speaks

In one of Marvel Comics’ grandest recent story-arcs, the Avengers square off against the Norse god of fear and his mind-controlled hammer-wielding henchmen

Comics: Legion of Super-Heroes – Hostile World

August 4th, 2012
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Legion of Super-Heroes: Hostile World
Paul Levitz (script)
Francis Portela (art)
DC Comics, 2012
The company-wide “New 52” reboot that DC Comics has used to re-envision (and, they hope, revitalize) their comic book line is nearly a year old. …

Comics: Essential Spider-Man Volume 11

July 10th, 2012

The latest volume of Marvel’s “Essential” reprint line!

Comics: The Court of Owls

June 8th, 2012
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DC Comics re-creates its entire line of superheroes – including the Caped Crusader himself, Batman

Comics: The Legion Archive, Vol. 13

June 3rd, 2012
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The long-awaited next volume in the ongoing Legion of Super-Heroes reprint line is finally here!

Comics: Avengers Assemble, Volume 3

May 18th, 2012
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the third and final reprint-volume of one of the greatest creative runs on Marvel Comics’ beloved title “The Avengers”

Now in Paperback: DC Universe Legacies

March 4th, 2012

A new paperback edition of the once-definitive history of DC superheroes

Comics: Fear Itself

January 25th, 2012

The god of fear comes to Earth intent on stomping all over Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and company

Comics: The Drops of God

January 18th, 2012
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The international hit manga series about the joys of fine wine comes to America in a series of new graphic novels

New in Paperback: Superman Secret Origin

January 1st, 2012
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A thrilling re-telling of the famous origin story of the Man of Steel

Comics: Essential Rawhide Kid Volume 1

December 15th, 2011
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Marvel’s pint-sized Old West gunslinger gets his first ‘essential’ volume!

Classics Reissued: Avengers Forever

December 2nd, 2011
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The mighty Avengers – past, present, and yet to come – team up with Kang the Conqueror to save the present from the marauding future. Dramamine not included.

Classics Reissued: The Essential X-Men vol. 2

October 24th, 2011
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X-Men fans new and old can rejoice in this hefty re-issued collection of classic tales

Graphic Novel: Justice

September 7th, 2011
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Writer Jim Krueger, artist Doug Braithwaite, and fan-favorite superhero painter Alex Ross create the ultimate Justice League adventure.