Opinion

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Joe Kubert, inspirational comic artist, dead at 85

Kubert would continue to work on comics for the rest of his life, and contributed as recently as this year to an issue of "Before Watchmen."

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New "Spider-Man" spins a predictable web

For the most part, this new film is how Spider-Man should have been done in the first place. The film is energized and emotive. On the other hand, it's also far from groundbreaking.

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"The Dark Knight Rises" above expectations

Many will doubt this film's ability to trump the success and artistic integrity of 2008's The Dark Knight (generally considered to be the "Godfather" of superhero films).

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X-Men presents comics’ first interracial gay wedding

Astonishing X-Men #50, which hit shelves May 23, was the issue in which Northstar proposed to his boyfriend.

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Superman: Truth and justice for all, not just the U.S.

To say the least, Superman always meant more to me than just fighting for "truth, justice and the American way."  Recently he proved that.

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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Unemployed Man!

Ultimatum, a superhero who fights negative attitudes with platitudes, ("Stop blaming others and start blaming yourself!"), runs afoul of his Board of Directors and becomes Unemployed Man.

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FDR and the New Deal for Beginners

This collaboration between a progressive historian and an underground comic artist brings the New Deal's politics and radicalism to life in a relevant time.

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It’s anti-capitalism, Charlie Brown

Forty-four years ago, pop culture received an unexpected push leftward with "A Charlie Brown Christmas."