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July 11, 2020

United States

Fortresses of Solitude: American comic books and their readers during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Fortress of Solitude was a concept introduced into the continuity of Superman, the globally recognised superhero character owned by DC Comics, in 1958. The Fortress of Solitude is usually depicted as located in the “polar wastes” of the Arctic. The entrance to the Fortress is traditionally depicted as a giant riveted gold door featuring

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WWE: NXT Takeover – The Blueprint #1 (Review)

WWE: NXT Takeover – The Blueprint #1 BOOM! Studios, September 2018 Writer: Dennis Hopeless WWE: NXT Takeover – The Blueprint is a new comic book about professional wrestling,from American publisher BOOM! Studios, which leverages the globally popular sports entertainment brand, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The comic’s title comes from the story’s focus on WWE’s sub-brand

Goodbye to the Good War: a slow decline of comic books based in World War Two?

From 1981 to 1983, veteran comic book writer Roy Thomas was the driving force behind a title called All-Star Squadron, set in 1942. Mr Thomas grew up in the 1940s and used now out-of-date idioms so as to accentuate the time period. The characters’ colloquial speech, hairstyles, dress, and attitudes towards both women and minorities

Doom Patrol #11 (Review)

Doom Patrol #11 DC Comics, June 2018 Writer: Gerard Way In his first, excellent title The Umbrella Academy, writer Gerard Way pays homage to Scottish writer Grant Morrison by naming a fictional park and site of a showdown after Mr Morrison. This title seems to be an extension of that adoration of Mr Morrison’s quirky

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