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Forget Superman, Read Penance: Relentless

BY Nolan Miller

10/24/2014 09:36 a.m.

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Some books, like Marvels, have deconstructed the notion of the helpless citizen constantly relying on the superhero to save them. Taking this even farther, other books have even gone so far as depicting the depressed superhero hoping for forgiveness for a mistake in his or her past (Kingdom Come shows white-bearded Superman in such a state: retired in self-imposed exile). Yet, no graphic novel has gone to the lengths Penance: Relentless does to defile the superhero genre hope motif, one that Superman is the prime example of.

Art Exhibit Review: "Portraits of Planet Ocean" at the Natural History Museum

BY maddie weyand-geise

10/23/2014 11:02 p.m.

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To quote a well-loved movie about a clownfish searching for his son, Portraits of Planet Ocean at the Natural History Museum was both “big and blue.” But despite the small children screaming “Nemo!” every few minutes, Brian Skerry’s photography was far more profound than an animated film.

Feature Interview: GRL VS creator Steph Pettit

BY maricat stratford

10/20/2014 7:40 p.m.

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Steph Pettit is a senior at American University making a triptych of zines as her senior capstone project for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.