Comics

‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #8 [English translation]

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The 8th episode of 'Avengers: Electric Rain' is up and is starting to bring the team together. Episode 9 next week is the big one, though, as we’ve been promised we’ll get White Fox’s origin story there. The origin story may squash any speculation about a White Fox cameo in the upcoming Avengers movie or it may only bolster it.

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4 rules for maximizing your enjoyment of Marvel & DC comics

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A key component to getting the most enjoyment out of any medium is understanding the rules that it operates under. Here are four rules designed to maximize your enjoyment of comics whether you’re new to them or are a long-time reader wishing to sustain your enjoyment of the medium.

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‘C.O.W.L.’ Vol. 1 masterfully weaves Chicago into its truly original superhero story

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Just when I think there is nothing more that can be done with the “fights-in-tights” genre, 'C.O.W.L.' comes up with something truly original. In the tradition of 'Watchmen,' this book explores what a world with superheroes would really be like. It's a refreshing take on the superhero genre, with super-powered fistfights taking a backseat to bare-knuckle politics.

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The Batgirl next door: an interview with Babs Tarr

From her beginnings in the comic book world to who she’s most looking forward to penciling, one thing's for certain: Babs Tarr is proving she’s not just a flash in the pan. And your friendly neighborhood jman got the chance to talk to her recently.

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Rushed ending mars otherwise enjoyable ‘Wolverine and the X-Men’ Vol. 1

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The new 'Wolverine and the X-Men,' for better or worse, is a very different book from what it was with previous scribe Jason Aaron. Top notch art and a great lead up are thoroughly enjoyable, but writer Jason Latour doesn’t quite stick the landing because of a rushed ending to the first volume.

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Peter Parker is back, but not without some problems, in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Vol. 1

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The newly relaunched 'The Amazing Spider-Man' series is action-packed, does a good job of getting new readers up to speed, and hits on all the notes that make Slott’s run on Spider-Man so fun. Unfortunately, it’s the new elements in the series that keep the series from being the best it can be.

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