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‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’ is Unlike Anything You Have Ever Read

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It’s the most inventive graphic novel since Watchmen. Rob Davis’ The Can Opener’s Daughter disorients and intrigues, rolling itself into a pent-up coming of age thriller set in a dystopian landscape you’d find in a teenage schizophrenic’s fever dream. Let me clarify, I’m not saying this graphic novel is as good as Alan Moore’s superhero magnum opus. What I am saying is that there are few artists that have singlehandedly changed the game. Watchmen invoked that comic book heroes could have a deeply literary element. Rob Davis shows graphic novels can delve into a surrealistically absurd stratosphere that even sounds ridiculous for a comic book. His work has the potential to turn the genre on its head. Here’s the premise, the…

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BOOK NEWS ROUNDUP: Ben Affleck’s Batman 18-Months Out; Minecraft Meets Zombies; and Banned Books Then & Now!

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Yesterday was National Comic Book Day, and although we’re fashionably late to the party (sorry, we got distracted by Fear the Walking Dead and the return of Once Upon A Time last night) there are some awesome things happening in the comic and book world and we just can’t help but talk about them today. Here’s a round-up of just a few of our favorites: World War Z Author takes on Minecraft! Yep, you heard it correctly—the Max Brooks, author of World War Z is going to be writing a whole series of Minecraft novels. Seem like a weird pair? Nah! I have faith in the bestselling author who gave us such gems as The Zombie Survival Guide (it’ll come…

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Who the Hell Are These People? A Suicide Squad Breakdown!

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There’s a lot of hype around the new Suicide Squad movie — and it’s not hard to see why. The cast looks ridiculous, the posters have been delightfully comic-y, and the trailers have been straight up awesome:   Comic book fans seem to be happy about a movie that looks fun and excitable, rather than aping the whole edgy-to-the-point-of-dour vibe that The Dark Knight series started. However, I humbly offer a completely fair question: who exactly are these people? Despite how entertaining this movie looks, it’s weird that people are so excited for a movie featuring what amounts to (mostly) B-squad supervillains. OK, they get sent into high-risk missions for the government because, as criminals, they’re expendable. Got it. Sure,…

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Marvel’s Agent Carter joins the sisterhood of kickass heroines

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As we look ahead at all the wonderfulness that our favorite geeky TV shows will to bring us this spring, fans of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will get a look at the early days of their favorite clandestine organization with the new series Agent Carter. Starring British actress Hayley Atwell, the show follows the adventures of Captain America’s best gal, Peggy Carter, as she overcomes both danger and 1940s male chauvinism in her never-ending battle against the forces of evil.   The journey to the small screen was a unique one for Agent Carter. Originally created as a love interest in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, Carter later appeared in her own “one-shot” short film that was included…

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