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Logan’s Run │ Review

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Bluewater Comics' treatment of 'Logan's Run' in these three collected volumes are all very much enjoyable in their own way, and as a whole they constitute one of those rare sequels that enhance and deepen the appreciation of fondly remembered source material.

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Lenore – Purple Nurples (Vol. 5) │ Review

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If Tim Burton, Edgar Allan Poe, The Cure's Robert Smith, and the creative team behind South Park getting together to hash out ideas for a collaborative Seussian "children's" book sounds like a match made in Heck to you, then 'Lenore' is the comic you've been praying for.

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Insane Jane – Vol. 1 │ Review

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The net effect of 'Insane Jane' is a rather sharp poke in the eye to the more formulaic superhero exploits and origin stories. Overall, there was quite a lot of ingenuity and talent here, but it fell a bit flat for me.

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If Superheroes Sued For Their Injuries

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In this latest infographic, check out how much heroes like Wolverine, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and even villains like Two-Face (hey, wrong comic universe!) could be potentially worth if they were to file claims for their numerous and multiple injuries.

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The Mis-Adventures of Adam West: Graphic Novel #1

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'The Mis-Adventures of Adam West' features a fictionalized-yet-somewhat-authentic Adam West (the real West served as a consultant to this comic) at the center of this meta-narrative is ideal, and it positions this series to critique both the general cookie-cutter crappiness of today’s action movies as well as the idealized masculinity of the 50s and early 60s.

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The Secret Lives of Julie Newmar: The Graphic Novel

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What makes the story a lot of fun is a campy, sarcastic sense of humor in the dialogue, and the central part of the comic is drawn with a classic, nostalgic flair that perfectly correlates with the retro nature of the main character. 'The Secret Lives of Julie Newmar' made me wonder why I ever stopped reading comics.

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VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS – VOL. 6, 7, 8

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While it fills my dark little heart with glee to know that Vincent Price's legacy of horror is still going strong 20 years after his death, 'Vincent Price Presents' is a jumbled mess of a comic series does not do it justice.

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Grrrl Power: Why Female Superheroes Matter

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Within superhero mythology there exists room for women to exhibit just as much power as men and be celebrated as well. Whether it’s Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Raven from Teen Titans, female superheroes are able to hold their own against powerful male (and female) super villains that threaten the world they vow to protect.

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