‘Fury’ is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
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‘Fury’ is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

‘Fury’ is similar to war itself: it’s grim, relentless, filled with stark and stunning visuals, a lot of people die, and ultimately there is little to no meaning.

Science is bad, very bad, in ‘The Manhattan Projects’ hardcover vol. 1
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Science is bad, very bad, in ‘The Manhattan Projects’ hardcover vol. 1

The Manhattan Projects cannot be described as an uplifting experience, but it is definitely one hell of a crazy ride.

‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ # 2 [English Translation]
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‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ # 2 [English Translation]

The second episode of ‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ came out this past Friday and it’s got some interesting developments. Here’s our English-language translation.

Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls: Justice League #35
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Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls: Justice League #35

Great story-telling, a refreshing perspective on a familiar super-hero group as well as a truly engaging story that compels you to follow along is certainly the recipe for a great Pick of the Pull for this week.

‘Captain Marvel Vol. 1′ offers readers a wonderfully strong, positive female superhero
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‘Captain Marvel Vol. 1′ offers readers a wonderfully strong, positive female superhero

Carol Danvers is back as Captain Marvel, more formidable than ever, and now she’s taking on space.

Avengers: Electric Rain #1 [English Translation]
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Avengers: Electric Rain #1 [English Translation]

Here’s a full translation of the first installment of the Marvel-licensed Korean web comic ‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ brought to you by Pop Mythology.

Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls: ‘Wytches’ #1
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Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls: ‘Wytches’ #1

Wytches #1 was an awesome introductory story. You get a full story being told to you while leaving you with a sense of wanting more. Plus, Snyder really taps into some real issues that give the comic a strong sense of validity.

‘Batman’ Vol. 5 is a masterful continuation of the Zero Year storyline
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‘Batman’ Vol. 5 is a masterful continuation of the Zero Year storyline

An updated take on Batman’s origin story for a new generation and for the new DCU, Zero Year is a must-read for anyone who has read the first part of the series. It is masterfully told and illustrated by two veterans of their craft.

‘All-New Ghost Rider’ Vol. 1 starts out fast and furious
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‘All-New Ghost Rider’ Vol. 1 starts out fast and furious

Some of the most interesting, coolest paneling and art coupled with a new concept for a teenage superhero trying to be responsible and a role model in a dangerous area and with a very real devil whispering on his shoulder and promising power makes this one of the most compelling new superhero stories you can find today.

Fans of Jim Henson will be thankful for ‘The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow’
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Fans of Jim Henson will be thankful for ‘The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow’

The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow is a comic adaptation of a never-released screenplay by creative duo Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl. It’s an old new tale about the things we’ve grown to love from these two: kids, a little danger, and puppets.

‘Magneto Vol. 1: Infamous’ lets you decide if the eponymous character is hero or villain
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‘Magneto Vol. 1: Infamous’ lets you decide if the eponymous character is hero or villain

Ultimately, fans of Magneto are going to get the most out of this book, but provided you don’t mind a grittier, bloodier, and more down-to-earth take on the character and his part in the Marvel Universe, Cullen Bunn and Gabriel Hernandez give anyone picking up the book a fascinating pit in Magneto’s psyche to tumble down.

‘Moon Knight Vol. 1′ is a superior collection of compelling one-shot stories
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‘Moon Knight Vol. 1′ is a superior collection of compelling one-shot stories

In Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey’s hands, the titular lunar hero is a character every bit as compelling as the Batman and even more of an enigma.

‘Gone Girl’ is everything we expect from David Fincher
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‘Gone Girl’ is everything we expect from David Fincher

While the twisted story of ‘Gone Girl’ takes some effective stabs at meaning, it’s most enjoyed when looked at for what it is, a story.

Follow the breadcrumbs to the frightening ‘Gretel and the Dark’
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Follow the breadcrumbs to the frightening ‘Gretel and the Dark’

Eliza Granville’s ‘Gretel and the Dark’ combines magical realism and historical fiction to offer a unique perspective on the Holocaust. Granville weaves fairy tale motifs in with two narratives from different time periods, and the actions in one storyline invariable echo in the other. On the whole, the novel is a brilliant debut by a talented writer. ‘Gretel and the Dark’ is a frightening but ultimately uplifting modern fairy tale.

‘East of West’ is one of the best fantasy/sci-fi comics out now
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‘East of West’ is one of the best fantasy/sci-fi comics out now

‘East of West’ is a cross-genre epic, a dark and serious work for mature readers. Jonathan Hickman is a master of the art of the slow reveal, giving his readers just enough information to understand what’s going on and leaving them thirsting for more. Vol. 3 has the series building up to an explosive conclusion, and I can’t wait to see how it ends.

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