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The Comics Newbie — All-Star Superman

Posted May 11th 2012 by J. Edison Thomas.

The Comics Newbie: All-Star Superman

As I learned a few years ago, the local library can be a pretty good place to find comics.  Had I known this when I was a kid, I probably would have spent a lot more time at the library, and I probably would have read a lot more comics.  As it turns out, despite being a big fan of characters like Spider-Man, Batman and the X-Men, what I knew about comics characters came from Saturday morning cartoons, movies, and discussions with nerdier friends.  The only comics I had ever read in my childhood and teenage years were the incredibly stupid DC vs. Marvel crossover a friend in high school lent me, and a Captain America PSA comic about asthma that I got from my doctor.  Neither of them made me feel any better about comics, or about having asthma.

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BOOK REVIEW — The Pun Also Rises

Posted April 18th 2012 by J. Edison Thomas.

Book Review — The Pun Also Rises

Selling itself as How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More than Some Antics, author John Pollack's labor of love for English's least-favorite form of humor comes out swinging. Pollack makes the case that puns are appreciated by the well-adjusted, that they were largely revered throughout the greater part of human civilization, and that an incidental side-effect of changing fashions in philosophy could be the only reason they are currently in such a low state. But more than anything, his goal is to show readers that puns are necessary.

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Superhero Comics That Don't Suck

Posted April 13th 2012 by Adam Glasgow.

Superhero Comics That Don't Suck

As a general rule, I try to keep mainstream superhero books away from these articles. I like the comics that I recommend to be accessible but a little out of the way. After all, no one who wants to read comics needs someone telling them to check out Superman or Spider-Man. Those characters are iconic and need no advertising. I decided to break my rule this time, though, for a few reasons. 1) I love superhero comics and 2) even if you know you want to read a superhero book, where do you start? Which ones are good, and which ones suck? Well, my friend, I am here to help by telling you all about more comics that don't suck.

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Tags: Batman, x-men, batman: the black mirror, astonishing x-men, invincible, Comics That Don't Suck, Comics

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RECAP/REVIEW — The Walking Dead S2E5

Posted November 14th 2011 by J. Edison Thomas.

"It's a wonder you people have survived this long."  Herschel nails the quote of the night for Episode 5, "Chupacabra." It's pretty apt not only for the situation at hand, but in a meta-example, it describes the trajectory of a 13-episode season that's simply taking twice as long as the previous six-episode season to get anything done.  This marks the fifth episode bound to finding little lost Sophia, in which each major plot point appears not to be about overcoming a challenge of living in a zombie-fied world, but about recovering from a major fuckup.  Girl getting lost, boy getting shot, horse throwing its rider, zombie contaminating a well, Andrea, etc.  But in spite of this, there was plenty to enjoy this time around: solid character moments, a few thrills, and a cliffhanger that suggests life on the Little House is going to shake up quite a bit.  My only major beef is that, like the previous episode, the "meat" is largely consequence-free, with the biggest thrills coming from psyche-outs on the viewer.  Spoilers after the jump.

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BOOK REVIEW — You Are Not So Smart

Posted October 26th 2011 by Anthony DiPalma.

I'm a person who likes knowing useless facts and pointing them out at random times in front of a group of people. Studies have shown that people enjoy sharing knowledge and ideas that were previously unknown for many reasons—mostly self-satisfaction. I can't tell you exactly why I enjoy being a know-it-all, but I'm fully aware that I'm not alone. The desire to possess knowledge that others don't have is simply a part of human nature. If a million people like me were in a room, some great things could be accomplished. As a collective group, human beings are capable of doing some amazing things. We've constructed skyscrapers, crafted beautiful works of art, and have become so technologically advanced that I often wonder how sad my life was before I got my BlackBerry. Yet we lose our car keys, pick fights with strangers on the Internet, and we continue eating doughnuts even after our doctors tell us that our remaining years will be spent sleeping in a diabetic coma if our diets don't change. Why? How could such an advanced group of organic beings manage to create something as incredible as FOX's Animation Domination Sundays and yet gain weight, keep the stove on, and lose money gambling in online poker, on a daily basis? David McRaney, author of You Are Not So Smart, has some answers in his book.

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Supreme Court to Hear Video Game Case

Posted May 3rd 2010 by Daisy Garcia.

The highest court in the land will hear and ultimately rule on the constitutionality of the regulation of video game distribution.  The five year old case has been in and out of court and will finally be settled by the Roberts Court.  More after the jump.

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Comics That Don't Suck #3

Posted February 2nd 2010 by Adam Glasgow.

Comics That Don't Suck #3Most comics blow. Without any kind of guidance, even thinking about finding a comic to read that doesn't suck is a little overwhelming. Lucky for you I'm here to make the process easier! Every so often I pop in these parts and point out some books that are easy to find and accessible to even the most casual comic book reader. And most importantly, you have my personal guarantee that these comics don't suck.


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Bill Watterson Finally Talks About 'Calvin & Hobbes'

Posted February 2nd 2010 by J. Edison Thomas.

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Comics That Don't Suck

Posted August 21st 2009 by Adam Glasgow.

Comics That Don't Suck

I love comics, but I'm the first to admit that most of them suck pretty hard. Lucky for you, then, that I've taken it on myself to read as many as I can -- the new, the old, the sad, the funny, the mainstream, and the indie -- so I can share with you, dear reader, what you should be picking up on your next trip to the comic shop, library or book store. I'm about to tell you all about comics that don't suck.

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Tags: criminal, northlanders, blankets, Comics That Don't Suck

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Keopardy returns! 8PM EDT

Posted August 14th 2009 by Oliver Chen.

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