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Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

The Marketability of Batman

My family celebrates Christmas, so for the last couple of weeks, we’ve been big into the holiday shopping mindset. Items on Christmas wish lists range from small to large, from new socks (thanks for being easy to shop for, Grandma) to new Xbox One games

Thor: The Dark World Sif promo

Thor 2: Appealing to a Female Audience

As a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy media I’ve grown used to seeing female characters in skimpy clothing and impractical armor. In fact I’ve grown so used to seeing women’s bodies on display that it rarely even registers until it reaches Starfire levels

Cover of The New Teen Titans #30

Comics Time Capsule: 1987 (The New Teen Titans)

It’s been a while since the last one, so I figured this week I’d do another comics time capsule. This time, I’m going to look back to the mid-80s with volume 2 of The New Teen Titans – specifically, the Brother Blood story told primarily

Superman: Birthright - Military-style Protection

What if Superman Were Real?

Superman has been the subject of countless papers and books exploring what is so compelling about this alien super hero. Interestingly, as comics have become more sophisticated, it’s become harder and harder to write a good Superman story that encompasses all that makes him great.

Thor: God of Thunder #9: Cover with all three Thors.

Thor: God of Thunder

Thor: The Dark World opens in America this weekend, bringing attention back to the Asgardian corner of the Marvel Universe. Thor is one of my favorite Marvel characters so I’m very excited to see the movie—excited enough that I’ve had my tickets for a month.

Why Consistent Characterization is Important

I’ll be honest: I went into Damian: Son of Batman with more than a little trepidation. There are a few reasons for this. The first – and most obvious – is that Damian is no longer with us, and since he was killed off in

Pretty Deadly #1

Why You Should Be Reading Pretty Deadly

I always have a hard time figuring out which new comics I want to pick up. There are some choices that are easy, sure – I already know that I’ll be picking up Damian: Son of Batman when it’s released starting next week, and I’m

Daredevil v2 #71: Daredevil support group notice.

The Devil Among Us

Daredevil is a title that has been blessed with many excellent writers over the years. There are so many exceptional stories that it can be hard to pick favorites, but today I thought I would revisit one of mine. The five issue Decalogue arc written

Code Monkey Save World #1 - Featured Image

Code Monkey Save World #1

We tend not to focus on comic reviews here at Comic POW! We like to take a look at how books or story arcs fit into the greater medium and society. But every once in a while we do take a look at an individual