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Oink: The Dangers of False Dogma

by Alexa Linger “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” - George Orwell Oink: Heaven’s Butcher is a graphic novel by author and illustrator John Mueller that was originally published in 1996. In it, Mueller creates an...

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The Purge: Edge of Annual Anarchy

by Nick Linger With the recent DVD release of The Purge: Election Year coinciding with both the 2016 Presidential Election and Halloween, it seemed like the perfect time to dive into the themes that exist in our current reality and those reflected in The Purge series....

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Duality of Batman vs Superman

by Nick Linger With the recent release of Batman vs Superman (which I HIGHLY recommend the 3 hour director’s cut) it got me thinking about how Zach Snyder is going to approach the Justice League. How will he handle the duality between the Dark Knight and the Man of...

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Judge Dredd: American Justice

by Alexa Linger Imagine for a moment that you wake up every morning and spend your day enveloped in chaos, trapped in a slum that is divided into sectors, where you never leave your own block. With every breath you take, you inhale residual radiation from the Atomic...

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Kingdom Come: Changing of the Guard

by Nick Linger So after reading my copy of DC’s seminal masterpiece, Kingdom Come (written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Alex Ross), I began going through some the extra commentary in the 20th anniversary edition, only to find myself immersed in the Mark’s thought...

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Wonder Woman As An Icon

Okay, we all know Wonder Woman is probably one of the most important female figures in comics, even if she wasn’t the first. But, before we get into all of that, I’d like to introduce the man (yes, man) who created her: William Moulton Marston. Marston was a...

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Anti-heroes: A Necessary Evil?

When nineteenth century English poet Lord Byron created the protagonist of his epic poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, he gave birth to what we now know as an anti-hero or Byronic hero. An anti-hero, unlike a standard hero, lacks conventional heroic attributes, like...

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