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Comic Book Reviews for April 20, 2016

More Walking Dead is always a good thing.<p>This was another great week for comics, particularly those from publishers like Image, IDW and Boom Studios. …

Comic Books

Homicides were up last year in some major U.S. cities. Just three cities saw most of the increase.

The number of homicides spiked in more than a dozen major U.S. cities last year, the increases ranging from relatively small (Las Vegas registered three more killings than it did in 2014) to enormous (Baltimore had its highest number in more than two decades), according to a new analysis of crime …

Crime

"Civil War's" Evans, Downey Jr. Wage Doughnut War In Tense Video

If you thought the issue of superhuman registration got Captain America and Iron Man riled up, just wait until you see what they do when a highly …

Marvel Universe

We've reached peak superhero. So which ones should we cull?

With new Captain America and X-Men episodes set to follow Batman v Superman and Deadpool into crowded multiplexes, which costumed crime fighters deserve to be put out to pasture?<p>The history of comic books is littered with the corpses of costumed titans who never quite made it, from Fatman the Human …

Comics

Prince, an Artist Who Defied Genre, Is Dead at 57

Prince, the songwriter, singer, producer, one-man studio band and consummate showman, died on Thursday at his home, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minn. He was 57.<p>His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed his death but did not report a cause. In a statement, the Carver County sheriff, Jim Olson, …

Al Gore

The artist who turned her coke binges into sculptures

Waking up after a booze or drug binge, the most you're likely to have to show for it is some new friends on Facebook (who you probably never want to see again) and a sore head – not the makings of an art show. However, Brazilian artist Jac Leirner has pieced together (well, carved) just that.<p>While …

Art

DC Comics to Restructure Vertigo Imprint

Said to see you Vertigo.<p>DC Entertainment has announced a restructuring of its popular Vertigo imprint.<p>Via CBR, DC says “The goal is to keep …

Comics

Prince Has Died at the Age of 57

His body was found in his home and recording studio, Paisley Park.<p>Legendary funk and rock musician Prince was found dead today at his home and recording studio, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the AP reports. He had been hospitalized for illness less than a week ago. He was 57 years old at …

N.Y. officer faces sentencing in fatal shooting of black man

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York City police officer avoided prison on Tuesday for the killing of an unarmed black man in an unlit stairwell, prompting demonstrations outside a Brooklyn courthouse.<p>Protesters support former New York Police Officer Peter Liang outside a Brooklyn courthouse …

Justice

This man made a new movie exposing Scientology's inner workings and received physical threats

Now the church is being examined through the unique style of BBC filmmaker Louis Theroux. Known as the Michael Moore of Britain, Theroux often stars in his docuseries projects featuring off-beat cultural subjects like "America's Most Medicated Kids" and "Twilight of the Porn Stars." "My Scientology …

Comedians and Actors Remember Doris Roberts as Hilarious, Warm

Doris Roberts, who died on Sunday at the age of 90, took her first TV role in 1951 and never really stopped. For over six decades, she illuminated …

Houston flood control efforts fall behind urban sprawl

HOUSTON (AP) — Flood control has long been a challenging issue in Houston, dating back to the city's infancy on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou when …

Extreme Weather

Michelle Fields says Trump and aide 'defamed' her

Journalist Michelle Fields says she never wanted last month's altercation with Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to "blow up" into a big story.<p>But Lewandowski and Trump lied and "defamed me," Fields says, which is why she is now weighing whether to file a defamation lawsuit.<p>On CNN's …

Donald Trump

10 conspiracy theories in sports that drive fans nuts

After the game, it didn't take sports fans long to speculate that the malfunction was actually intentional to give the Spurs an even bigger home court advantage. This was just the latest in a long history of conspiracy theories that many sports fans want to believe.<p>One Redditor started a thread …

Why Bosch’s Hell feels so real: The answers lie in Freud, Jung and the humble cronut

On the 500th anniversary of the painter’s death, we examine why this specific vision of eternal damnation endures<p>Dolls have always freaked me out. I do not attribute this to some formative trauma — I’ve never been attacked by dolls, and I have staunchly avoided any horror movies featuring them. But …

U.S. agents find 140-foot tunnel under U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico

Federal agents in Calexico discovered a 140-foot-long tunnel across California's border with Mexico, officials said this week.<p>An agent on patrol two miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry noticed "a depression in the soil" along the All-American Canal that runs parallel to the border, the U.S. …

U.S.-Mexico border

The Jungle Book review – back to the wild in style

Jon Favreau brings lush CGI, dark shadows and big-beast stars to a rebooted classic<p>Like Kenneth Branagh’s <i>Cinderella</i>, Jon Favreau’s “live action” <i>Jungle Book</i> reboot owes as much (if not more) to Disney’s classic cartoon as it does to the tale’s literary source. Using state of the art CGI environments …

Film Industry

The Duke and Duchess today visited the Taj Mahal, on the final day of their tour to India and Bhutan #RoyalVisitIndia

Why Superhero Movies Suck

Let’s be honest. These days, superhero movies have become 2-hour long trailers for their next movie which in turn will be a 2-hour long set up for a …

Japan earthquakes: Dozens killed; 'race against the clock' to find survivors

<b>Tokyo, Japan (CNN) —</b> Heavy rains were expected through Sunday after Japan's Kyushu region was struck by twin earthquakes, hampering the search for survivors and forcing nervous residents into crowded evacuation centers.<p>At least 32 people have died in the latest Kyushu earthquake, according to …

Natural Disasters

Bundy brothers arraigned on felony charges in armed Nevada standoff

Prosecutors accused Ammon and Ryan, who also led an armed occupation at a wildlife refuge in Oregon, of assaulting and threatening law enforcement officers<p>Ammon and Ryan Bundy, the jailed brothers who led an armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon, were arraigned on Friday on felony charges …

Corruption

When making a movie based off of the biggest TV show in the world, you wind up saving lives from all over the globe Reppin' Mexico: Belinda @belindapop. Reppin' Brazil: Izabel Goulart @iza_goulart. Reppin' the good ol' USA Charlotte McKinney @charlottemckinney. Now in real life these ladies never need saving. They're bad ass, keep their game strong and super cool to work with. Buuuuuuuut in our movie, their "characters" need saving and... well... there's only one man for the job... not Batman, definitely not Superman, not those Avengers But the one and only big, brown, bald, tattooed guy who drives a jet ski on the ocean and a pick up truck on the land. Tough job my friends, but hell, somebody's gotta do it. #OnSet #GlobalSaves #BAYWATCH MAY 19, 2017 (ok, maybe my boy Chris Pratt @prattprattpratt has the ability to save these lives, but that's it. No one else. F*ck those other guys🖕🏾😂)

No charges for man who fatally shot Maryland firefighter

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man who shot two Maryland firefighters -- one of them fatally -- was released from custody without any charges, police said Saturday.<p>"Yes, he was released from custody and as far as why charges have not been filed, call the state's attorney office," Prince George's County Police spokesman …

Fire Fighting

Loch Ness 'monster' found | CNN Travel

Loch Ness

Awesome Art Picks: Harley Quinn, Jyn Erso, Doctor Strange, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Drawing

Ghostface Killah's 'Fishscale' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Flashback

Nowadays, there's a Wu-Tang Clan name generator, but back when the nine members of the groundbreaking Staten Island hip-hop crew chose their …

It's Official: "Batman: The Killing Joke" Is Rated R

“Batman: The Killing Joke” has received an R-rating, making it the first DC Universe Original Movie to break the mature boundary, and the second DC …

Tituss Burgess on Season 2 of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and Peeno Noir

<i>Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</i>, returning to Netflix tomorrow in all its hilariously dark glory, might center on the titular Kimmy -- played to relentlessly chipper perfection by Ellie Kemper -- but the show's Tituss Burgess was arguably last season's runaway star. Emanating flamboyancy and insecurity …

TV

The 6 Tribeca Film Festival Debuts To Know

In its 15th year, the Tribeca Film Festival is still going strong, stuffed with 101 films, including 42 directorial debuts. Here are six, from film-school graduates to journalists to fine-art photographers, to watch out for as they make their feature-length debuts over the next two weeks.<p>Justin …

Tribeca Film Festival

Grimes Says Male Producers Would Threaten To Not Finish Tracks Unless She Went to Their Hotel Rooms

Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com<p>Another day, another allegation against men in the music industry. Since Kesha spoke out and filed charges against producer Dr. Luke—charges which were unfortunately dropped—more and more female musicians have been speaking out against the abuse they've endured throughout …

Career Development