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    METAMERICANA: Hawkeye, Normcore Avenger: A (Mellow) Revolution from Marvel Comics

    When Matt Fraction and David Aja decided to portray the least-popular Avenger, Hawkeye, not as a bow-wielding badass but an unremarkable, hoodie-wearing bro hanging around his apartment, it felt—to those of us who enjoy comic books but are tired of their poor writing, cinema-ready plotlines, and cut...

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    The Dangers of An Empty Suit: Marvel Comics’ War on War Continues

    The Iron Man films have always been conspicuously anti-war—Stark removes his privately-funded R&D enterprise from U.S. Defense Department involvement in the first entry in the now-trilogy—but "Iron Man 3" is a uniquely instructive exemplar of Marvel’s war on war by way of Hollywood.

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    THE AVENGERS: Marvel's Redemption?

    Amazingly, the Marvel movie brand has been able to survive with an enthusiastic audience—even in the midst of artistic failure.

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