Alex Carr
Omnivoracious Editor
In third grade, Alex Carr’s homeroom teacher wrote “See me, please” in red ink on his fiction writing assignment and held him after class to discuss his story involving an evil ice cream flavor with its own appetite—for flesh! On that day, Alex joined the not-so-secret society of readers, writers, and artists who are unafraid of what their third grade teachers think. (No offense intended, Mrs. Thornton. )

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Graphic Novel Friday: Transformers vs. G.I. Joe (No, Really)

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe should not be this good. Growing up, I was an acolyte of the original animated series and its glorious, sharp-edged toys. About 10 years ago, I attempted to re-watch the television show and promptly fell asleep—so, I did not have high hopes for a clashing of two licensed properties that probably worked best through the eyes of a seven-year-old.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Enter 2015

Panic! I still have a stack of great 2014 comics to read, and it’s already 2015. This next year looks to be as full as Volstagg’s belly with must-haves from indie publishers and creators and superhero stalwarts. I’m limiting myself to the first 10 or so books that immediately went to my wishlist...

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Graphic Novel Friday: The Death of Wolverine

Let’s all admit that Wolverine will survive The Death of Wolverine. He’s been through worse (like that time he went to Hell), and he’s too much of a revenue generator to cut from Marvel’s publishing plan. Character deaths and rebirths...

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Graphic Novel Friday: End of Year Faves

Last week, we looked at the Best of 2014 in comics and graphic novels as selected by our editors: 20 outstanding collections and original works from indie to superhero. There are so many comics published in a year, however, that...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Best of the Year

Our editors pushed up their ruby quartz glasses and debated a Top 20 list with the fierceness of Black Panther and the eloquence of Cypher. What follows below is a collection of New York Times bestsellers alongside blockbuster reads and...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Grant Morrison's Tragic Triumph

A few hours after I finished The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, something happened: I got it. Now, I can’t shake the sense that I read the best superhero single issue of the year. Morrison’s...

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Graphic Novel Friday: All Super, No Baggage

We are in a superhero pop culture comics renaissance! With so many characters, properties, and super powers hitting big and small screens, maneuvering the various masks and origins can be challenging. Marvel Comics understands your pain and released a flurry...

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Graphic Novel Friday: The Long Halloween

October is here, October is here! With the onslaught of all things pumpkin-flavored (but who can resist?), now is the time to settle down with a good fright. This month, publishers prepare the very be(a)st in spooky reads, and comics...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Hello Kitty(!) at 40

Hello Kitty is 40 years old. How did this happen? I remember first encountering Hello Kitty’s visage in a puffy sticker pack belonging to my sister. Then she appeared on purses, backpacks, notebooks, clothes, cards, and soon celebrities began to...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Summer Fantasy

Last time on GNF, we covered our favorite summer science fiction reads. This week, let’s talk fantasy. Fans of the genre know that fantasy tends toward the epic, which means it can sprawl into giant tomes that serve as bookshelf...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Sci-Fi Summer

There are still a few days of summer to enjoy, and everyone is talking about science fiction and the blockbuster that ruled them all: Guardians of the Galaxy. Heck, we covered the comics, too! If you’ve seen the film and...

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