Superman #1

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Written by George Pérez; art by Jesús Merino (pencils and inks), Brian Buccellato (colors), George Pérez and Brian Buccellato (cover)

Oct 05, 2011 Comic Books Web Exclusive

With DC's New 52 re-launch the Superman books are shaking things up. In Superman #1 Lois and Clark are no longer together, The Daily Planet has questionable new owners, and Superman faces an alien made of fire.   More

Feist

Metals

Cherrytree/Interscope

Oct 05, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

Leslie Feist's first album since 2007's breakout The Reminder feels closer in spirit to 2004's quieter, slower Let It Die. The Reminder's energetic pop doesn't make much of an appearance on Metals, as Feist instead turns to jazz for a musical foundation. More

I, Vampire #1

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Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov; Art by Andrea Sorrentino

Oct 04, 2011 Comic Books Web Exclusive

I, Vampire is essentially a breakup story. Andrew and Mary—he's a bloodsucker who wants to coexist peacefully with humans; she's a bloodsucker who wants to fight for her right to consume them. More

Aquaman #1

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Written by Geoff Johns; Art by Ivan Reis

Oct 04, 2011 Comic Books Web Exclusive

In Aquaman #1, the decision of having characters throughout the book making fun of Aquaman in the same manner he's been mocked in real life on television and other media over the past few decades is funny at first, but gets old. More

Oct 04, 2011 Music #37 – St. Vincent

S.C.U.M's debut LP (and yes, their name is a reference to the infamous Valerie Solanis' SCUM Manifesto screed) is a magnificent opening salvo, as the London act recalls the fuck-all attitude and melodies of David Bowie and Brian Eno circa their '70s glam phase, while nodding to the sonic adventurousness of the reverb heavy U.K. shoegaze scene of the early '90s.  More

All-Star Western #1

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Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art by Moritat; Colors by Gabriel Bautista

Oct 03, 2011 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Of all the books in DC's "New 52," a line-wide soft reboot, All-Star Western #1 came out of the gate swinging hardest for the fences, and managed to connect on all levels. Home run. More

Oct 03, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

John Hiatt has made some of his consistently best albums over the past 10 years, and although Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns is something of a mixed bag, songs such as "Damn This Town" and "All the Way Under" make the album a solid addition to his recent catalog.  More

Oct 02, 2011 Live

I’d like to nominate Elbow’s Guy Garvey as the most charming man in rock. Really. How many artists do you honestly believe when they thank you for coming? When they ask an audience how they’re doing? Or call a stadium full of people “friends?” Chalk it up to waiting ten years to release their first record. Chalk it up to his being the kind of personality that thrives in the spotlight. Or…chalk it up to the fact that Elbow happens to be a band of gentlemen in the truest sense of the word. Your choice. More

Voodoo #1

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Written by Ron Marz; Art and cover by Sami Basri; Colors by Jessica Kholinne; Cover color by Sunny Gho; Letters by Jared K. Fletcher

Sep 30, 2011 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Similar to last week’s controversial titles, Catwoman and Red Hood and the OutlawsVoodoo #1 doesn't soft-pedal its exploration of sexuality.  More