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40 Years Later, ‘Superman’ is the Definitive Comic Book Movie

Ricky D Fernandes
High school pals and cartoonists Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster sold the character of Superman to Detective Comics, Inc. (later DC Comics) in 1938. Ever since the history of the widely considered national cultural icon continues to be awe-inspiring. Superman premiered in Action Comics #1 of the same year, a...
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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Understands what Makes Spider-Man a Hero

David Harris
It’s probably safe to say that no one asked for another Spider-Man origin story. Everyone knows Peter Parker’s history — take a radioactive spider, toss in a dead uncle, and fill to the brim with power, responsibility, and an overwhelming sense guilt. However, with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it’s Miles...
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Scrubs Still Can’t Find Its Rhythm with “My New Coat”

Randy Dankievitch
On paper, “My New Coat” is an easy episode of Scrubs to get excited about, being credited to the same writer/director combination behind season one’s “My Old Lady”. Immediately establishing itself as an episode about identity is even more promising – which makes it a major bummer when the episode mostly fails...