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Comic Books 

Happy Rebirthday DC!

A year ago this month, DC Comics took a big risk – they ended their comics, and for the last week of May released just one book: REBIRTH. The book acted as a soft reboot for the DC universe which, for the last few years, was seen as a struggling concept after the last reboot […]

Real Life Scares 

Close to Midnight: The History of the Doomsday Clock

On January 26 of this year, members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board moved the Doomsday Clock ahead 30 seconds, bringing it to 2 minutes and thirty seconds to midnight, citing the rise of nationalism, the possibility of a renewed arms race between the United States and Russia based on […]

Comic Books 

SQUADRON SUPREME: Marvel’s JUSTICE LEAGUE And Ignored Classic!

In the fall of 1986, DC Comics published the first issue of a comic that would change the industry forever. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (with a solid assist by colorist John Higgins) took a long, hard look at  the history and format of superhero comics and took it apart piece by piece like a […]

Comic Books 

DC Comics Is Born Again (Again) With REBIRTH

In 1985, during DC Comics’ 50th Anniversary, the company released a mini-series titled CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. In it, DC took their multiverse, which consisted of countless Earths with various differences, and chopped it all down to a single Earth in a single universe. The plan was to clean up 50 years of continuity problems, […]