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Jan 15, 2020. 3 comments

Suicide Squad’s relaunch pairs deadly thrills with sharp political commentary

Suicide Squad’s relaunch pairs deadly thrills with sharp political commentary

Suicide Squad endures as a superhero concept because it’s built on internal conflict: between members of the titular team and the authority figures forcing them to work together. There are layers upon layers of character dynamics to explore as supervillains butt heads with their ethically dubious handlers bearing government connections—a link that allows Suicide Squad’s writers to explore the...

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Sep 03, 2019. 5 comments

Mr. Miracle and Big Barda jump into the horror in this DCeased exclusive

Mr. Miracle and Big Barda jump into the horror in this DCeased exclusive

Tom Taylor has a talent for finding the fun in superhero dystopias. His Injustice and Injustice 2 tie-in comics took the bleak foundation of the video games and built exciting stories with a sense of humor, taking advantage of the freedom of the new continuity to take creative risks. He follows a similar formula in the DCeased miniseries, although he can now push the twists even further...

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Reid McCarter Reid McCarter Mar 26, 2019. 18 comments

Gather round for the chilling story of the guy freaking himself the fuck out in a cabin

Gather round for the chilling story of the guy freaking himself the fuck out in a cabin

Tom Taylor, a comics writer and creator of Netflix’s The Deep, is currently live-tweeting a waking nightmare. Having sequestered himself in a log cabin somewhere in rural Australia to concentrate on “some intensive writing,” Taylor has found himself terrified by a series of strange events he’s decided to share with the world.

Yesterday, after a particularly eventful Sunday night, Taylor began...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jan 18, 2019. 2 comments

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is on babysitting duty in this exclusive

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is on babysitting duty in this exclusive

One of the big things that sets Spider-Man apart from other superheroes is how ingrained he is in his local community. He calls himself “your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man” to reinforce that he’s a kind, compassionate hero who wants to help with everyday struggles as much as the big, world-threatening superhero threats.

Last month, The A.V. Club

spotlighted how Tom Taylor’s comics are...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Dec 14, 2018. 3 comments

Batman, X-Men Red, and the superpower of empathy in Tom Taylor’s comics

Batman, X-Men Red, and the superpower of empathy in Tom Taylor’s comics
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on newly released comic books of significance.

This week, they are Batman Annual #3 and X-Men Red #11. Written by Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine, Injustice 2) with art by Rogê Antônio (Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey, Grayson), Otto Schmidt (Green Arrow, Nightwing), and colorist Rain Beredo (X-Men Blue, Aquaman), these two issues showcase how Taylor’s stories...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Nov 27, 2018. 11 comments

Supergirl tries to save her daughter in this DC Nuclear Winter Special exclusive

Supergirl tries to save her daughter in this DC Nuclear Winter Special exclusive

Apocalyptic thinking is all the rage in 2018, so rather than put out a holiday special this year, DC Comics is going in a very different direction for the DC Nuclear Winter Special. This one-shot contains short stories of heroes living in a variety of future scenarios, bringing in top talent to imagine how this universe will change over time. Some of the characters getting the spotlight are...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Nov 20, 2018. 4 comments

This Injustice 2 Annual exclusive concludes a remarkable superhero saga

This Injustice 2 Annual exclusive concludes a remarkable superhero saga

DC’s Injustice comic could have been a cheap cash-in on the success of the fighting video game, but instead it became one of the best Justice League stories of the decade. Writer Tom Taylor set the groundwork for this comic-book expansion in the first Injustice: Gods Among Us series, and when he came back for Injustice 2 after a two-year break, he had even more ambitious ideas that brought in...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Sep 21, 2018. 10 comments

The X-Men break a TV network in this X-Men Red #8 exclusive preview

The X-Men break a TV network in this X-Men Red #8 exclusive preview

Marvel’s X-Men line is about to go through another rehaul with Uncanny X-Men returning as a weekly series in November, but hopefully the end of this recent color-coded phase doesn’t mean the end of Tom Taylor, Carmen Carnero, and Rain Beredo’s X-Men Red. The solicitation for December’s issue #11 reads a lot like a finale teaser, which would be a shame because this creative team has built a...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jun 08, 2017. 24 comments

Laura has the healing touch in this All-New Wolverine #21 exclusive

Laura has the healing touch in this All-New Wolverine #21 exclusive

Tom Taylor’s run on All-New Wolverine has been incredibly fun while maintaining high emotional stakes, and Taylor has brought a lot of depth to Laura Kinney’s character by exploring her tragic past and her present-day need to be more than the killer she was created to be. So much of Laura’s life has been defined by her ability to inflict pain, but in this latest arc, she’s discovered a new...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Mar 07, 2017. 17 comments

Power Rangers meet DC heroes in this Justice League/MMPR #3 exclusive

Power Rangers meet DC heroes in this Justice League/MMPR #3 exclusive

The Power Rangers have been getting a lot of attention in comics as the ’90s nostalgia engine roars on in pop culture, and the Justice League/Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers miniseries is an exceptionally fun title that shows how the Power Rangers compare to some of the world’s most popular superheroes. Written by Tom Taylor with art by Stephen Byrne, JL/MMPR puts the Power Rangers in the DC...

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Shea Hennum Shea Hennum May 10, 2016. 24 comments

Squirrel Girl injects life into an otherwise stale All-New Wolverine

Squirrel Girl injects life into an otherwise stale All-New Wolverine

Big pieces of Marvel’s core lineup these days is defined by what it isn’t, rather than what it is. Many titles unapologetically point out what’s missing: Captain America: Sam Wilson isn’t about the real Captain America, or even the other two Captain Americas—it’s about Sam Wilson. It leaves the impression that these aren’t the actual books, but instead alternate titles that will soon be...

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