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Alex Hardison
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The Many Fathers of Batman
Batman, as I’m sure you’re aware, has himself some Daddy
issues. Seeing your parents gunned down as a child will do that to a man. A
Freudian would say that he’s frozen by trauma at the point where he still sees
his father as a god, so when he becomes a man...

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I know that there's been no new content for a while, friends, but perhaps you'd like to read something that I wrote about video games? The Ladyist Experiment was kind enough to publish some of my thoughts about the new Supergiant Games release, Transistor, ...

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The Conversation That Led To: Death of Wolverine's Covers
MARVEL GUY 1: So Wolverine's gonna die. MARVEL GUY 2: Well not like DIE die, but yeah, die. MARVEL GUY 1: Should have fancy covers for this. MARVEL GUY 2: Foil holograms? MARVEL GUY 1: NO MARVEL GUY 1: BLOOD MARVEL GUY 2: Blood? MARVEL GUY 1:  Listen. Wolve...

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More for Less - The Best of the Comic Book Miniseries
Comics are an unusual medium, my fellow traveler. I don't imagine that I have to tell you that, as both an art form and an industry, comics do a bunch of things that you just don't get anywhere else. One of those things - and I'm primarily looking at compan...

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Futures Unpleasant - The Worst Trend In Comics
Can we talk about something, dear reader? I usually use this space for
reviews, for analysis, for something that at least pretends to be objective and
informative. Today, I'd like to unload some junk, to have a quick rant about
something that bothers the he...

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Can we talk about something, dear reader? I usually use this space for
reviews, for analysis, for something that at least pretends to be objective and
informative. Today, I'd like to unload some junk, to have a quick rant about
something that bothers the he...

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Redemption and the Bat
Today we’re going to be dealing with a reader question, from Friend Of The
Blog and all around good guy @goblinpaladin : “Does Batman's abhorrence of
firearms and imposed restriction of no killing mean he believes in the
possibility of redemption?” Good que...

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Creator owned
Finder volume 1, Carla Speed McNeil So I love superheroes as much as the next person, assuming that the next person also has a Batman tattoo on his arm and drinks his morning coffee from a Watchmen mug, but did you know that there are comics out there which...

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The Tragic Tale of Bill Mantlo
I don't know how much I can say about this, but I want to say something. Legendary comic book creator Bill Mantlo is in a hospital bed after a hit and run accident, and will almost definitely be there for the rest of his life. He requires constant care, has...
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