Cannon Busters Is a Completely Fine Anime With a Theme That Absolutely Slaps

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There’s one big problem with Netflix’s push to secure itself as a home for anime, be it exclusive shows like Ultraman or big-name acquisitions like Neon Genesis Evangelion: Netflix pioneered the ability to skip intro sequences as you binge-watch a series. It’s an idea almost antithetical to the soul of anime itself, a…

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Find out how Jimmy Olsen won his Pulitzer Prize in this exclusive preview

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DC has done exceptional work with its two recent debuts spotlighting Superman’s key supporting players, Lois Lane and Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, giving each 12-issue miniseries a distinct point of view that shows a different side of the superhero genre. Lois Lane takes a down-to-Earth approach that spotlights how…

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Here Are Your Hugo 2019 Award Winners

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Last night one of the biggest events in genre writing, the Hugo Awards, awarded creators at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin, Ireland. Highlighting sci-fi and fantasy across films, TV, comics, criticism, fan works, and more, the Hugos are a celebration of some of the year’s finest—so get your…

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The Boys’ Superhero Cheesecake Calendar Is, Uh, Fish-Flavored

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Even though superheroes are people with idealized bodies that we’re supposed to ogle and wonder at, because of how seemingly impossible they are, it’s rare that you see male-bodied heroes objectified in a way that highlights their sex appeal. Every so often, you might get a glimpse of Nightwing’s ass or Batman’s wang,…

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This Week’s Best New Comics Are Veritable Orgies of Monsters and Mayhem

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The funny thing about being an adult who’s into comics is how you become accustomed to reading stories that graze up against things like sex and real-world politics just slightly enough to convey that while the creative wants you to think about them, the publisher might not exactly be comfortably proclaiming it out…

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30 Very Good Sci-Fi Dogs

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Now that all the hype surrounding Captain Marvel’s top scene-stealer, Goose the cat (or “cat,” if you will), has died down a little, it’s high time we shifted our adoring attentions over to the dogs of science fiction. The genre has produced many, many very good puppers over the years, including these 30 favorites.

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14 Years Ago, Matador Painted a Surprising Serial Killer Story in a Rainbow of Color

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Whether it’s superheroes, historical fiction, or survival horror, you can tell any kind of story in comics. More importantly, because comics require freezing specific moments in time, creators can play with expectations from moment to moment. Matador—by Devin Grayson and Brian Stelfreeze—does that exceedingly well,…

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