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John Coughlan

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What Makes a Nemesis?

It has always been said that villains are more interesting than heroes. There’s something about the cathartic, fantasy wish-fulfillment of simply ...
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Man of Steel

Why the World Needs Superman

On June 2nd, 1932, three men robbed a clothing store on the streets of Cleveland, Ohio. The store owner, a 60-year-old Jewish immigrant from ...
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Thor, God of Thunder: The God Butcher

Where have all the gods gone? In a world where the Norse pantheon lives in a field in Oklahoma, this must be one of the most prominent theological ...
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Review – Peter Panzerfaust: Hooked

The world today, particularly the comics community, seems so cynical. We like our stories to be realistic and gritty. Our characters sensible and ...
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Where Do I Start With Iron Man?

Mainstream superhero comics can seem overwhelming to the new reader. With decades of stories to sift through, sometimes you need a helpful guide to ...
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Review – Happy!

Last year saw publisher Image Comics celebrate its 20th anniversary with an explosion of new series very much in the company's tradition of ...
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Review – G.I. Combat: The War That Time Forgot

Another month, another gamble from DC. They've been very brave and bold about trying out different genres in the New 52, but it hasn't always ...
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Wally West

Where’s Wally West? Who Cares?

Since the New 52 -- DC's vast reshuffling of its sizable deck -- fans have had many questions. Who is Pandora? What's with all the collars? Is ...
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Review – Batman: The City of Owls

Every so often, in the comics world, there is that question of where to start reading. It's usually an unfortunate misunderstanding of the medium ...
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Review – Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon

Hawkeye is one of those characters that I have absolutely no interest in. To me, he's no more than a supporting character, and not a very good one ...
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