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Saturday Morning Panels (Week of 4/16/14)

by the Multiversity Comics Staff

Hello, and welcome to Saturday Morning Panels, your new favorite Multiversity column! It’s a very simple concept: since none of us are up to watching Saturday morning cartoons anymore, we are instead going to share with you our favorite panels from the week before. It’s a bit like Comics Should Be Cheap, except with more pictures and less reading.

And, of course, spoilers are probably abundant.

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Wrapping Wednesday: Micro Reviews for the Week of 4/16/14

by the Multiversity Comics Staff

There is a lot to cover on Wednesdays. We should know, as collectively, we read an insane amount of comics. Even with a large review staff, it’s hard to get to everything. With that in mind, we’re back with Wrapping Wednesday, where we look at some of the books we missed in what was another great week of comics.

Let’s get this party started.

Why Comics Can’t Grow Up Until We Do

by David Harper

I love comics.

I really do.

A comic is an amazing thing, in both its ability to tell stories that no other medium can and to achieve a scope and scale that isn’t held back by anything but the imagination and gifts of the people telling the story. Both as an art form and a narrative, comics have about as much potential to connect with those who consume it as anything else, if for only those reasons.

Yet comics always feel like they are stuck in neutral, recycling the same limited audience they’ve always had, even in boom times like we’ve seen in the past few years. People lament the reach the medium has, searching for reasons as to why it simply cannot connect with potential new readers, yet never really finding an answer that feels right.

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Review: Skinned #1

by Michelle White

What if you could see the world exactly how you wanted to see it? This high-concept series from Monkeybrain is a mind-bender and a half, and awfully easy on the eyes.

In cView City, using stylized “skins” to improve the reality you perceive has become a way of life. The technology, called IRIS, has changed everything for the better – or at least, that’s what Mallerie, one of its pioneers, will have us believe. Her daughter Aldair isn’t sold on the concept; and from the get-go we have a protagonist who would appreciate a new perspective on things.

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Review: Sinestro #1

by Zach Wilkerson

Coming around 3 or 4 years later than it rightfully should have, Sinestro finally gets his own ongoing series. I bet it stings that Larfleeze got his own book first, doesn’t it Sinestro?

In the heyday of my burgeoning comic book obsession, I absolutely could not get enough of Sinestro. He was the villain, a space-Hitler with a warped sense of dignity, honor, and morality. The man single handedly crafted his own corps, made up of some of the most feared beings in the DCU, for the sole purpose of getting the Green Lantern Corps to authorize lethal force. How awesome and absurd is that?

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Exclusive: The Battle for the Midas Flesh Ramps Up in “The Midas Flesh” #5 [Preview]

by Matthew Meylikhov

When we last left our intrepid crew, they’d finally gotten hold of the fabled Midas and his powerful, magical abilities. However, this didn’t come without a price, and as such our heroes have found themselves in a bit of a sticky situation. They’ve got the touch, but what will they do with the power?

Today at Multiversity, we have an exclusive preview of the latest issue of North, Paroline and Lamb’s excellent limited series, “The Midas Flesh” #5. The book that kicked off the Boom Box imprint, each issue has escalated the events of the series in a way that’s remarkably different from what the team does on “Adventure Time,” and it’s been great to see the different sides of each member’s talents.

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Review: Sonic Universe #62

by James Johnston

This week we check in with Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog line of comics with “Sonic Universe” #62, an issue focusing on Shadow the Hedgehog and his friends in Team Dark. Check out our review of the conclusion to “Shadow Fall” below! Also, spoilers for both the comic and a terrible Playstation 2 game are ahead.

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