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Review: Bitch Planet #10–We Are Woman Enough to Survive

Bitch Planet is a book that, from the first issue, felt bigger than what was printed on its pages.

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Review: Mirror #6 Is an Absolutely Gorgeous Story You Need in Your Life

One of my favorite books in the last year, Mirror, by Emma Ríos and Hwei Lim, is at its core about connections—to one another, to our own identities, to the places and experiences that forge who we are.

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Review: The Belfry Packs So Much Intense Horror in a One-Shot Comic

You would think that a shadowy, disorienting plane crash on an uncharted island would be the scariest part of The Belfry. But that’s just the beginning.

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Review: Fanbase Press Comic Quince Shows That With Great Coming-Of-Age Parties Come Great Responsibility

Growing up Puerto Rican in NYC, I didn't have a quinceañera. However, I was in one. Yes, in one, bridesmaid-style, because quinceañeras are huge affairs that rival weddings. I had to get a poofy dress and learn a waltz for a group dance and everything. They're exciting, and also enough to drive the girl whose special day it is not just a little bit crazy. For Lupe, the protagonist of the Fanbase Press series Quince, they're also enough to grant a girl superpowers!

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Review: Curse Words #1 Explores Benefits of Good, Evil, Free Will, Hot Dogs, and Sunglasses

Have you ever felt that your life has no meaning? Or maybe just that your talents and self-actualization are being co-opted by The Man, against your own best interests? Wouldn’t it be really freaking awesome if your best friend was a talking koala named Margaret? If you answered “yes,” (and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t?) then I have the comic for you…

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Motor Crush #1 Is the Candy-Pink Philosophical Cyberpunk We’ve Been Waiting For

Motor Crush is a book about speed and danger, which also makes it a book about limits and consequences.

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Interview: Sophie Campbell Talks Wet Moon Vol. 3 On ComiXology and the Awesome Possibilities in Digital Comics

Sophie Campbell is one of the best artists on the planet. Yeah, I said it. From her creator-owned titles like the now-classic Wet Moon, to her work on established properties like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Jem and the Holograms, Campbell is basically the patron saint of the misfits and weirdos (and teenage mutant turtles), and the third volume of her Wet Moon series arrives on ComiXology this month!

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5 Halloween Comics That Are So Good, It’s Scary

Our friends Tia and Kara, the comiXologists, got together and sent over this great list of spooky reads—all of which you can find on comiXology right now, because nobody should have to put pants on, even if you want 'em scared off.

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Slay, Girl! Lady Killer Is Back and Bloody Awesome

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of (wo)men?

Murder never looked so classy. In the debut issue of the second Lady Killer series, Josie, our flawlessly coiffed anti-heroine, is taking a stab at entrepreneurial assassinations. In addition to the struggles of improvising on the fly after a particularly messy hit, Josie has to deal with a mother in law who’s wise to her real job and wants nothing more than to get her son and grandchildren away from Josie’s perfectly manicured clutches.

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Betty and Veronica #1: Finally, We Can Fight About Something Besides Archie

Are you more of a Betty or a Veronica? I’m probably a Veronica, albeit a somewhat less spoiled version (I hope). It’s not that I’m not nice, exactly…but I’m definitely not a blonde. And everybody knows that blondes are the wholesome, nice girls, right? Except when they’re having more fun or being bimbos? I don’t know, it’s hard to keep track of all the boring, one-dimensional archetypes of women that limit the kinds of stories we tell about them.

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Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 is the Crossover We’ve Been Waiting For

Just magical gals being magical pals.

The crossover you never saw coming (but totally need in your life) is here! Deep in the woods, the Lumberjanes scouts' fearless leader disappears, leaving only the bright blink of a signal flare to mark her distress. A state and a half (and an entire publishing company) away, a beloved professor vanishes from her office in Gotham Academy. Luckily for these two women, the kids in their care don’t wait for adults to solve their problems.

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Things We Saw Today: Chewbacca Mask Mom Meets James Corden & J.J. Abrams

Candace Payne and her talking Chewbacca mask won the heart of the entire internet when the Facebook video of her cracking up went viral, picking up coverage through what felt like every single media outlet. Now, she can add "late night TV" to her list of outlets.

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The Mary Sue Holiday 2015 Gift Guide, Part 2: Comics!

I don’t know about you, but I’m already feeling a little ba-humbug about the holiday shopping season. What’s my solution? This year I’ll be giving the gift of something I love- comic books! Whether you want to introduce someone to the world of comics, or you’re looking for something a regular reader may have missed, we have something for everyone on your shopping list.

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Get Into Some New Comics Today With ComiXology’s Huge Cyber Monday Sale

Picking a jumping-on point for comics can be confusing enough, and then there's the task of actually buying those books. Today, ComiXology is here to help you with the second part of that equation with Cyber Monday sales an all DC and Vertigo comics and more!

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Happy Jessica Jones Day! Read Her Back-story for Half Off at Comixology

Alias, the Marvel comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Michael Gaydos, inspired the Netflix Jessica Jones show that you're tapping your foot waiting to get home from work to watch tonight. Even folks who've never read the original series feel pretty hyped up about this show -- and if you're among them, you might want to hop on over to Comixology and consider purchasing several issues of Jessica Jones' backstory at a discount today.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive: Comixology’s Recent Marvel Sale Boasted 7 Out of 10 Female-Led Titles in the Top 10

Last month, digital comics retailer Comixology did a buy one, get one free sale for any and all Marvel titles. Who made the top 10? Hint: it wasn't Wolverine.

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Things We Saw Today: The Final She-Hulk Cover Is Bad-Ass Perfection

So bittersweet.

Series writer Charles Soule says of She-Hulk ending, "Lots of people are sharing She-Hulk with their young daughters, for example, which makes me incredibly happy. I dunno—we made something we're all very proud of, it connected with people and it's not like it will all disappear once issue #12 hits the stands. The stories will still be here."

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Here are the Geeky Cyber Monday Deals You Should Look Out For Today

Cash rules everything around us.

Too busy shopping for your loved ones in the meatspace to make it online for Black Friday? It's okay, the Internet understands—in fact, it's got a brand new set of Cyber Monday deals for you to take advantage of this year instead. You're welcome.

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All The Best Places To Read Manga That Aren’t Actually In Japan

I’ll Make a Man(ga Reader) Out of You

Like anime, the manga landscape has changed pretty significantly in the last decade. There are still tons of licensed titles out there from a variety of publishers, but they’re a bit more scattered than they used to be. So I’ve done my utmost to collect the best places for titles old and new in one nice, neat resource guide.

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To Celebrate National Comic Book Day, Comixology Wants To Give You #1 of Lumberjanes For Free

Not to be confused with Free Comic Book Day. That's different.

Now you officially have no excuse not to start reading Lumberjanes, Princess UggStumptown, Southern Bastards, or any of the 26 titles that digital comics distributor Comixology mixology is offering for free today in honor of National Comic Book Day. All you have to do is enter the code "Comics" when you check out, and you won't have to pay a single cent. We're pretty intrigued by the cover of The Life After—anything else catching your eye, readers?

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