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Michael Rowe Spotlight at Baltimore Comic-Con 2016

Baltimore Comic-Con Day 2: Michael Rowe Spotlight

Christy Blanch, who Comic POW! readers will know as the writer of The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood and the professor behind the MOOC that led to the redesign of this site, was the moderator for all the spotlight panels at Baltimore Comic-Con 2016. If you

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Things go Massively Wrong in The Massive

The best thing about the Humble Bundle and other similar deals is that you may go after the bundle for one book that interests you and end up with lots of other stories you never would have considered otherwise. It’s why the publishers are so

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Uneasy Peace: Fables Vol 9

This volume is all over the place. There is a Christmas interlude, we learn of Rapunzel’s plight, and a series of reader questions answered as 1-2 page comics. But the bulk of the volume is about the eye of the storm in the Fabletown and

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Canadian Vampires, eh? : American Vampire Vol 6

American Vampire has always been more about America than vampires. Because America has always been portrayed as a land of opportunity, it has always attracted those most desperate for that opportunity. That has often led to the exploitation of those least able to defend themselves.

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Never Bring a Witch to a Djinn Fight: Fables Vol 7 and 8

At the end of volume 8, we’re just past the 1/3 point without counting the spinoffs. Bill Willingham seems, at this point, to perhaps be following a three act structure. Of course, bear in mind, dear reader, that I’m reading these for the first time

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A Masterpiece worth Reading: The Dark Knight Returns

When I started the relaunch of Comic POW! while taking Christy Blanch’s gender dynamics-based comics MOOC, part of the premise was that comics are a product of the times in which they’re created. This has been true of many of the comics I (and other

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The Puppetmaster: Fables Volumes 5 and 6

Volume 5 is all over the place, but it does seem to continue to follow Willingham’s trend of providing some thematic respite after a heavy plot. So this volume starts off with the notion of Bigby’s spies around the world, particularly Cinderalla who, with me

Let's Talk: Batman to Batman

Holy Double Entendre Batman!: Week 12

Thanks to a college student complaining about reading Y: The Last Man and Perseopolis when he thought he’d be reading innocent comics like Batman, people have been collecting inappropriate Batman panels – mostly from the Golden and Silver Ages. So, here’s a weekly feature that’ll

Let's Talk: Batman to Batman

Holy Double Entendre Batman!: Week 11

Thanks to a college student complaining about reading Y: The Last Man and Perseopolis when he thought he’d be reading innocent comics like Batman, people have been collecting inappropriate Batman panels – mostly from the Golden and Silver Ages. So, here’s a weekly feature that’ll

Let's Talk: Batman to Batman

Holy Double Entendre Batman!: Week 10

Thanks to a college student complaining about reading Y: The Last Man and Perseopolis when he thought he’d be reading innocent comics like Batman, people have been collecting inappropriate Batman panels – mostly from the Golden and Silver Ages. So, here’s a weekly feature that’ll

Let's Talk: Batman to Batman

Holy Double Entendre Batman!: Week 9

Thanks to a college student complaining about reading Y: The Last Man and Perseopolis when he thought he’d be reading innocent comics like Batman, people have been collecting inappropriate Batman panels – mostly from the Golden and Silver Ages. So, here’s a weekly feature that’ll

Let's Talk: Batman to Batman

Holy Double Entendre Batman!: Week 8

Thanks to a college student complaining about reading Y: The Last Man and Perseopolis when he thought he’d be reading innocent comics like Batman, people have been collecting inappropriate Batman panels – mostly from the Golden and Silver Ages. So, here’s a weekly feature that’ll