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Joshua Rivera

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ONE AND DONE: The Trouble With First Issues [The Life After...

Sometimes, it’s just not fair to judge a book by its first issue. They’re just so different from what you’ll end up getting on...

SIX-GUN GORILLA REVIEW: All That And More

Let's start with that title, shall we? Calling a story "Six-Gun Gorilla" is a bold and audacious decision, one that's guaranteed to attract a specific...

ONE AND DONE: Moon Knight—It Doesn’t Take Much

You ever see The Raid? It's this Indonesian action movie. It (and its sequel) is probably one of the best action movies in recent memory. The plot of The Raid is ridiculously simple. One cop, in one building, against an army of criminals. It is an hour and a half of dudes wrecking shit. It's eighty minutes of brutal martial arts. It's something that's been done lots--you can describe a ridiculous number of movies that way, thanks to Die Hard--but that doesn't change the fact that it's absolutely thrilling, a marvel of craft and assured filmmaking.

ONE AND DONE: Up, Up, and Away?

Keeping up with comics is ridiculously expensive if you want to keep up with a number of titles that come out every month. Not...

ONE AND DONE: Finding a Creative Team You Trust

Most of the time, trying to find a comic or two to buy in a given week is very hard. This week, it wasn’t...

ONE AND DONE: ‘She-Hulk’ #5 and the Joy of Polite Comics

One of my favorite things about monthly comics is the intro page. It has taken on special significance in recent years--I’d say it’s thanks...

One and Done: Why Moon Knight Is The Perfect Monthly Comic

What makes a comic ‘worth it?’ In the comments to my introductory column, a lot of readers seem to gauge the value of a comic...