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Gail Simone

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work: Gail Simone.
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Conversations on Convergence: Part Two

“Dear Doc Curmudgeon” is a column by Clint McElroy made up of completely fabricated responses to mostly fabricated questions. But you knew that due to your discerning nature and brilliant mind which would never fall for a columnist trying to…

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“Wanna See My Walnetto?”

It’s time for another update from BIFF SOCKO, TWO-FISTED NEWSHOUND. Biff Socko covers Comic Book News like zits on the A-V Club. Faster than Perry White! Stronger than J. Jonah Jameson! Hotter than Cat Grant. He is…BIFF SOCKO!
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The Fury of Firestorm #5

When DC relaunched its line of comic books in Sept. 2011, a plethora of characters previously without titles were given new life with books of their own. Many of the principle characters featured in Brightest Day have been featured, notably as identical or slightly intensified versions of themselves. In the case of Firestorm title, the writers have had to tackle the issue of including both Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond as the main characters in the book. The effort is additionally problematic considering the fickleness of the Firestorm fan base. This week CBD takes a look at the fifth issue of The Fury of Firestorm.
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Green Lantern: Is that all there is?

As one Green Lantern fan said, “It’s the best we’re gonna get, which is not necessarily a good thing.” Well, better late to the party than never showing up, I finally saw Green Lantern. It was all right. Granted, I…

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Auteur Theory

So the DC Comic Solicits were released yesterday to a big underwhelming thud. It’s not that there weren’t any interesting ideas shown; see the wonderful solicit for Wonder Woman. It’s just I’m underwhelmed with a sense of not caring. I…

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Simone on Batgirl #1

While I really have no sentimental attachment to Barbara Gordon as Oracle, I've always felt that she was a powerful figure that represented the spirit of Gotham City the best. When faced with the worst that the city had to offer she rose above and became better than ever before.
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