Time After Time: Degaton Runs Out the Clock on the Justice Society

JSA59So you’re a time-traveling fascist.

OK, pretend you’re a time-traveling fascist … one whose many schemes to rule the world have all been thwarted by one heroic band of adventurers.

You’re trapped in the time stream. How do you while away eternity? What do you do for fun?

You travel across the years to watch how your foes die again and again.

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Why You Need to Hide Your Copy of ‘When Breath Becomes Air’

breathDo not take “When Breath Becomes Air” on the train for your next commute to work.

Do not pull out “When Breath Becomes Air” the next time you’re eating lunch at work.

Do not pack “When Breath Becomes Air” into your bag for your next trip.

It’s not that you don’t want to be seen with this book.

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Luke Cage Vs. Dr. Doom! And the Silliest Scene in the Marvel Age!

LC9coverThe story that never had to happen!

“Hero for Hire” scribe Steve Englehart decided he wanted to steer street hero Luke Cage’s adventures, just for a moment, into the mainstream Marvel Universe.

And what better way than by pitting him against the Big Baddie of the MU – Dr. Doom!

It could be an epic showdown for the ages.

Or something we’ll laugh about for a good long time.

Probably the latter.

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Why Coming Out Stories Still Matter

Charlie CarverActor Charlie Carver, known for roles on “Teen Wolf,” “The Leftovers” and “Desperate Housewives,” recently came out in a moving series of Instagram posts.

He wrote, “As a young boy, I knew I wanted to be an actor. I knew I wanted to be a lot of things! It was around that age that I also knew, however abstractly, that I was different from some of the other boys in my grade. Over time, this abstract ‘knowing’ grew … ending in a climax of saying three words out loud: ‘I am gay.’

“I said them to myself at first, to see how they felt. They rang true, and I hated myself for them. I was twelve. It would take me a few years before I could repeat them to anyone else …”

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The ‘All-New, All-Different’ X-Men Battle Magneto for the First Time – and Lose

Magneto Vs. the New X-Men: With an ending no one expected.
Magneto Vs. the New X-Men: With an ending no one expected.

It had to happen.

In their first year, the new X-Men had fought Sentinels and Juggernaut and even killer robot duplicates of the original team.

They were bound to face their most hated, hateful foe – Magneto.

But nobody expected it would be such a resounding rout for the Master of Magnetism.

In “X-Men” No. 104, “The Gentleman’s Name is Magneto,” cover date April 1977, the new recruits are attacked on Muir Island and just barely escape with their lives.

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