Netflix’s Umbrella Academy Lacks the Batshit Whimsy of Its Source Material

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While you could always see flashes of the X-Men and other comics that inspired writer Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá in their Eisner award-winning limited series The Umbrella Academy, the book always felt like its own unique animal. It drew on classic cape tropes to tell a fresh story about the struggles that’d come…

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Captain Marvel pummels a misogynist in this exclusive preview

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Captain Marvel is being set up as the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it’s time for the comics to lean into that strength and reinforce Carol Danvers as a heavy hitter. That’s exactly what you get in the new Captain Marvel series from writer Kelly Thompson, artist Carmen Carnero, colorist…

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This Week’s Best New Comics Are All About Uncovering Dark Truths

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There’s a certain kind of power that comes with knowing the deep truths about things, whether they be individual people, discrete situations, or events that have yet to occur. This week’s best new comics all feature characters who know this to be true, but for each of them, learning the actual nature of the way things…

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Everything You Need to Know About The Walking Dead’s New Creepy-as-Hell Villains

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The Walking Dead comics, and in turn the show, have always been defined by the generations of villains Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors have faced, from the dead themselves, to the Governor, and then most famously, Negan. With The Walking Dead back on AMC this weekend, here’s what you need to know about the next…

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Death Wins A Goldfish is a self-care allegory for the burnout generation

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The personification of death has been a part of human storytelling for millennia, helping people come to terms with this inevitable part of existence by giving it a form and face, even if it’s just a skeleton and bare skull. In his new book, Death Wins A Goldfish (Chronicle), Brian Rea carries on this tradition by…

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Marlon James Talks Superheroes, the Joy of Fantasy, and His Stunning New Book Black Leopard, Red Wolf

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Marlon James is already a big deal; he won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2015 for his crime novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. But Black Leopard, Red Wolf—the first entry in his Dark Star fantasy trilogy, which the Jamaican-born author himself dubbed “the African Game of Thrones”—levels up in a huge way.

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