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‘Batman: Damned’ has a promising yet aimless start

Ulises Duenas // September 23, 2018

DC's black label series has gotten a lot of buzz thanks to "Batman: Damned." This is a new mini-series of graphic novels that promises to show a darker side of the already gritty hero. The first part of...

Guests dressed up as their favorite characters. Photo credit: Guillemo Felix-Alvor

Chico-Con in town

Guillemo Felix-Alvor // August 28, 2017

Chico-Con event was held over the weekend at The Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.In its fourth year, the event brings vendors with comic books and comic themed merchandise, a panel discussion, and cosplay contests...

The Peter Parker Spider-Man fights with the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man. Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

Press Pause: Embrace diversity, change in comic books

George Johnston // March 25, 2015

"Embrace Change" was the tagline for the 2008 Marvel Comics event "Secret Invasion," where the shape-shifting alien Skrulls tried to infiltrate and take over the Earth. As a comic book reader, I...

Illustration by Rachel Dugo.

Geek culture is a stronghold for sexism

Megan Mann // October 17, 2014

Ah, the "Nerd World." A social universe filled with comics, cosplay, video games and sexism. The sexism portion may be surprising to some, but it is by no means a secret in the geek and nerd community....

Comic nerd life gets expensive

Megan Mann // October 9, 2014

When it was announced that the "Merc with a Mouth" was going to be getting his own movie, I was so stoked. Deadpool has to be one of my favorite comic book characters of all time, regardless of the fact...

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