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Ink Ladies: Revisiting the Kawaii Mutants of X-Men: Misfits

Comic books have long been considered a male-dominated industry, though they in fact have a rich and diverse history of female writers and artists. Our own Kayleigh Hearn will examine the works of female comic creators in superhero comics, indie favorites, manga, and any undiscovered gems or oddities that come her way, in her monthly column Ink Ladies.…

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Deadshirt is Playing: Animal House!

Deadshirt is Playing brings you a look at the best, newest, and strangest of what the wide world of video games has to offer. What are our staff and contributors playing this month, you ask? David Uzumeri is lowering the difficulty setting… Dragon Age: Inquisition — Jaws of Hakkon PlayStation 4 BioWare/Electronic Arts Dragon Age: Inquisition—the…

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In Memoriam: James Horner

Oscar-winning composer James Horner’s sudden, tragic passing last night at the age of 61 affected me in ways I wasn’t expecting. Horner, who died in a single-plane crash in California, was a solid film composer for 35 years, but in the age of John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and a host of other definitive names in soundtrack lore,…

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Your Deadshirt New Comics Shopping List for: June 24th, 2015

It’s Wednesday, and that means new comics. Let Deadshirt steer your wallet in the right direction with reviews (and preview pages) of titles out today from Image, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Archie, MonkeyBrain, Oni, Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Action Lab, and more! Mulan Revelations #1 Created by Robert Alter Written by Marc Andreyko Art by Micah Kaneshiro Lettered by…

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Deadshirt is Watching…. Ballers and a StevenBomb

Deadshirt Is Watching…is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt staff, contributors, and guests sound off on the television shows we’re tuned into, from intense dramas to clever sitcoms to the most insane reality shows. This week: Ballers and Steven Universe! Tyler Austin is watching… Ballers Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot” Sundays at 10 on HBO I hate to break…

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Deadshirt is Listening… Strutting, Versache Flexing, Getting The Girl

Deadshirt Is Listening… Bringing you a rundown of our staff and guest contributors’ favorite new tracks released in the past week after they’ve had the weekend to blast them in their cars, in a club, alone in their rooms, etc. Mike Duquette is stepping and strutting to… “Pressure Off (feat. Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers)” Duran…

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Sense8 has Big Ideas, Weak Characters [Review]

Created, produced, and written entirely by the team of filmmaking duo Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas) and TV & comics guru J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, a very divisive run on Amazing Spider-Man), Sense8 is the story of eight individuals in seven different countries who discover that they have a psychic link to one another, and…

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Deadshirt Is Reading… Thoriosa

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more. For more of our thoughts on this week’s new comics, take a look at Wednesday’s Deadshirt Comics Shopping List and be sure to also check out our solo review of…

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Verizon Wireless Presents The Indominus Rex: The Symbology of Jurassic World

I saw Jurassic World twice over the last week. At first blush, my thought was that it was an extremely enjoyable blockbuster that really shines despite pretty flat characters and a perfunctory plot. But something about the visual sense of movie really stuck with me. After another viewing, the movie’s underlying intelligence became much clearer. It’s pretty transparent that…