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First Impression: Tyler, The Creator’s Cherry Bomb is Imperfect, Progression, a Blast

Another day, another “out of nowhere” album release. This time, it’s Cherry Bomb, the fourth LP from Odd Future band leader Tyler, The Creator, but its thirteen tracks offer a lot more surprise than the proximity of the release date to the initial album announcement. Tyler’s always been a “walking fucking paradox” even before giving himself…

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Your Deadshirt New Comics Shopping List for: April 15th, 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! The Fox #1 Written by Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid Art by Dean Haspiel Colored by Allen…

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A Deadshirt Webcomics Field Guide to: Anthony Clark’s Nedroid Picture Diary

From long-running soap operas to comedy-drama slices of life to daily gag strips, the digital comics scene has exploded over the last decade and readers have never had more options. Feeling overwhelmed? Jen Overstreet and Joe Stando are here to take you on an expedition through the webcomics wilderness and show you the best specimens in our monthly Deadshirt Webcomics…

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Deadshirt Is Listening… Driving into the Sunset, Saving the World

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. Max Robinson is worshipping at the techno-altar to… “Cream on Chrome” Ratatat Experimental Alternative Rock After…

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Listen Here: Early Developments

Listen Here is a monthly playlist picked and curated by members of the Deadshirt staff around a certain theme. This month’s theme is “Early Developments,” with a playlist selected by several Deadshirt staffers and curated by music editor Julian Ames. April’s playlist theme was a little more personal than usual: songs that our parents introduced to us that…

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While We’re Young: Young Jokes for Old People [Review]

Noah Baumbach seems like a smart enough filmmaker. While We’re Young has a lackluster premise that would have resulted in a horrible movie under an average director, so I’m willing to bet that it’s Baumbach’s intelligence that raises his latest film to merely “not good.” Mature but hackneyed in the same breath, While We’re Young avoids being either too…

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Deadshirt Is Reading… CONVERGENCE!

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. Sarah Register is reading…. Convergence: The Question #1 (of 2)…

The new, improved, and wildly popular Batgirl. Art by Babs Tarr.

A Superstitious and Cowardly Lot: Sexism, “Free Speech,” and Comics Fandom

Part of Censure vs. Censor: A Blog Carnival assembled by Women Write About Comics. Mainstream superhero comics have exploded in general popularity over the past decade.  Characters like Rocket Raccoon and Groot are household names, mentioned in between discussions of the Grammys or the March Madness tournament. New waves of fans are checking out DC…

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Stale Popcorn: Daredevil (2003)

Film is an entertainment medium that, by its very nature, tends to reward the viewer in rewatch. Sometimes movies even reveal to us how we’ve grown or changed since we last saw them. Our own Max Robinson reassesses old favorites, seasonal classics and the occasional oddball lost under the couch in his monthly column, Stale Popcorn. At this point, my Stale Popcorn picks have…