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Comics By the Date: September 1944 to December 1944

The Sad Sack joins Barnaby in hardcover, and the debut of Superboy (with a note on the lawsuit).

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Comics By the Date: May 1944 to August 1944

Carl Barks stories and Walt Kelly covers in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories. And much more besides.

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Running Hot and Mostly Cold on Blue Is the Warmest Color

The poetry of Julie Maroh’s graphic novel unfortunately gives way to clichéd melodrama.

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Bang Go the Caresses

The Occlusions and Misinterpretations of Godard’s Contempt.

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Summer Blockbusters: The Quest for Peace

The violent rejection of After Earth.

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Audio: Pauline Kael on the Auteur Theory

A reading of the great film critic’s classic rebuttal.

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Based on a True Story: Thinking About Talking About Watching “Zero Dark Thirty”

Torture and the real.

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