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Who Watches the Watchers of Before Watchmen?

What if Before Watchmen were good?

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How do you solve a problem like Diana?

All right, so everybody and his dog thinks Wonder Woman needs fixing. But why does Wonder Woman “need” fixing?

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50 Million Jaime Fans Can’t Be Wrong

An explanation of why they can’t.

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Garth Ennis: Anti-Messiah, or just a very naughty boy?

The reactionary sexual morality of Garth Ennis.

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Probably the most fatuous thing you will read about Before Watchmen, at least for today

Who lifts the lifters?

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The Wire Roundtable: Cherchez la femme

The Wire is singularly unconcerned with how women fare in these institutions, the fates they face, the options open to them.

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Visual Aliens Part II

In the first part of this post, I introduced the notion of a visual alien, an isolated unit which is drawn in a markedly different visual style from its surrounding. I also postulated that there were two basic reasons to include a visual alien: Distinctness (to underline the alien’s difference from everything else) and Virtuosity […]

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