BY brandon latham
11/20/2014 12:40 p.m.
is a modern take on a cautionary tale as old as television itself, one that cinema most famously already told in Network
(1976). In that oscar-winning film, an ensemble of cable newsmakers destroy their own and one another's lives -- through suicide attempts, assassinations, infidelity and prostitution -- in order to boost ratings at the expense of their friendships.
BY Nolan Miller
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.
BY maddie weyand-geise
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.