Convention Report | Wizard World St. Louis 2014 (04.04-06.14)

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Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Sunday, 13 July 2014 21:00

It's the Revenge of the Geeks as the Wizard World comic convention tour comes back to St. Louis for a second time.




Convention Report | Wizard World St. Louis 2013 (03.22-24.13)

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Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Wednesday, 10 April 2013 18:57

After years holding court in Chicago, this year Wizard decided to show the Gateway City some love, and PLAYBACK:stl was there. Check out our convention report and photo gallery.



Convention Report | WonderCon 2013 (03.29-31.13)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 01 April 2013 18:29

Sarah Boslaugh checks in from the famed Comic-Con International spinoff, spending its second year in Anaheim.



Wizard Announces Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 21 December 2012 12:01

Comics and pop culture event comes to America’s Center March 22-24, 2013.



Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics | Rubin Museum of Art, 12.09.2011-06.11.2012

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 18 March 2012 20:08

Flying lamas, fierce abominable snowmen, and other mysteries are explored in this exhibit of comics artwork about the nation of Tibet.



Osamu Tezuka MMF | Comments from the Teen Peanut Gallery

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Written by Jason Green Sunday, 26 February 2012 21:55

blackjack-mv-headerJason Green, Fearless Editor digs into his own archives for teenaged JG,FE’s thoughts on Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack from way back in 1997 as part of this month’s Manga Moveable Feast.



What is JG,FE reading?

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:38

The PLAYBACK:stl comics section’s own Jason Green, Fearless Editor guestblogs for Robot 6.



Love Hina MMF | The Complete Archive

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 18 October 2011 20:00

A complete collection of links for the Love Hina Manga Moveable Feast, held October 3-16, 2011.



Love Hina MMF | Addendum 10.18.11

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 18 October 2011 19:23

Two final reviews to serve as a nice dessert for the Manga Moveable Feast.



Love Hina MMF | Link Roundup 10.16.11 and Closing Thoughts

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Written by Jason Green Sunday, 16 October 2011 23:13

One final collection of links, plus some closing thoughts on the Manga Moveable Feast.



Love Hina MMF | Link Roundup 10.13.11

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 13 October 2011 19:34

How Shinobu became a grownup, the pluses and minuses of falling, and more in our latest daily collection of Love Hina rants and raves.


Love Hina MMF | Link Roundup 10.12.11

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Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 12 October 2011 20:39

A trio of fresh new Love Hina links.

Love Hina MMF | A Fresh Perspective

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 12 October 2011 19:39

Sarah Boslaugh checks in with a review of Love Hina from a newcomer's point of view.


Love Hina MMF | Link Roundup 10.11.11

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 11 October 2011 18:55

An announcement and a link for your reading pleasure.


Love Hina MMF | The Hinata Inn Guestbook

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Written by Jason Green Sunday, 09 October 2011 21:58

A quick look at the quirky characters that call Hinata home.


Love Hina MMF | Link Roundup 10.06.11

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 06 October 2011 22:16

Your daily collection of Love Hina links.



Love Hina MMF | Welcome to Hinata House

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Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 05 October 2011 20:14

Why Love Hina? Our introductory look at the series tells you why the story of a nebbish young guy running an all-girls dorm is worth a deeper look.


Love Hina MMF | A Call for Participation

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:10

Announcing the latest Manga Moveable Feast, this one centered on Ken Akamatsu's Love Hina and hosted right here at PLAYBACK:stl.



Float On | Aria

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 25 March 2011 00:00

A look at Kozue Amano's Aria franchise, as part of this month's Manga Movable Feast.


C2E2 2011 Convention Preview | 03.18-20.11

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Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 16 March 2011 17:48

Highlights and can't miss events from this weekend's Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.


C2E2 2011 Convention Preview | Lance Fensterman

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Written by Erin Jameson Tuesday, 15 March 2011 19:47

ReedPOP's Group Vice President offers a sneak peek at this years Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, kicking off March 18th.


Panel Discussion | Paradise Kiss

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Written by Jason Green, Sarah Boslaugh, and Erin Jameson Friday, 30 July 2010 13:50

A roundtable of PLAYBACK:stl comics critics discusses Ai Yazawa’s surprisingly mature tale of fashion and young romance as part of this month’s Manga Movable Feast.



Convention Report | C2E2 2010

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 20 May 2010 19:41

A roundup and photo parade from the inaugural Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.



C2E2 Convention Preview | 04.16-18.10

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Written by Jason Green Monday, 12 April 2010 15:56

Heading up to the inaugural Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo? Here's a look at five can't-miss events.


Bailout for Brawn

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Written by Gabe Bullard Thursday, 11 June 2009 17:00

pirates.jpgWith an impending TV series that follows real pirate hunters hunting real pirates, Gabe Bullard ponders Terry and the Pirates and the need to redefine our fictional swashbucklers.



Three To Read | 01.07.09

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 06 January 2009 10:55

rasl-header.jpgThis week's best bets include Jeff Smith's latest, a Warren Ellis finale, and one of Marvel's most under-rated titles.



Three To Read | 12.17.08

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 16 December 2008 17:00

beanworld-header.jpgThree works to check out this week include a new work by David Lapham, a classic by John Byrne, and the return of an indie stalwart after more than a decade.



Three To Read | 12.10.08

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 09 December 2008 17:00

wwoz-header.jpgComics Editor Jason Green takes a look at the three most interesting releases due in stores this week. This time out: Phonogram 2: The Singles Club #1, One Pound Gospel Vol. 4, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1.



Superman Turns 70: The Mask of Clark Kent’s Glasses

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Written by Jason Green Sunday, 20 April 2008 12:51

clark-header.jpgIn the final essay in our celebration of the 70th anniversary of Action Comics #1, Comics Editor Jason Green explores Superman's mild-mannered alter ego Clark Kent, and how a storyline revolving around the human side of the Last Son of Krypton forever changed his view of the character.



Superman Turns 70: Bizarro Am Him All

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Written by Byron Kerman Friday, 18 April 2008 17:00

bizarro-header.jpgA special Saturday treat in our celebration of the Man of Steel's birthday, as Byron Kerman writes a poem from the perspective of Superman's twisted, backwards doppelganger, Bizarro.


Superman Turns 70: Out of Continuity

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Written by Jared Vandergriff Thursday, 17 April 2008 17:00

supes-rs-header.jpgAs our celebration of the Man of Steel's 70th continues, Jared Vandergriff explores the stories that take place outside of the world of Superman's monthly comic, featuring alternate futures, "what if?" scenarios, and tales that strip the character back to basics.



Superman Turns 70: The Bastards of Krypton

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Written by Greg O'Driscoll Wednesday, 16 April 2008 17:00

supes-bok-header.jpgContinuing our tribute to the Man of Steel, Greg O'Driscoll ponders Superman's many illegitimate offspring: the knock-offs, parodies, and imitators inspired by the original superhero.



Superman Turns 70: The Search for Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

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Written by Steve Higgins Tuesday, 15 April 2008 17:00

supes-mot-header.jpgIn our next feature celebrating the 70th birthday of the Man of Tomorrow, Steve Higgins tells how Alan Moore's historic Superman swansong started him on a quest and changed the way he looked at comic books.



Superman Turns 70: The Real King of All Media and what he means to me

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Written by Jim Ousley Monday, 14 April 2008 17:00

super-friends-header.jpgContinuing our week of features celebrating Superman's 70th birthday, Jim Ousley explores Superman's life outside the comics page and how the Man of Steel transcended his four-color adventures.



Superman Turns 70: It’s Not Easy Being Super, Man

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Written by Carlos Ruiz Monday, 14 April 2008 03:00

supes_header.jpg...or What Do You Do With the Man of Tomorrow When Tomorrow Comes Today? In the first of our features on Superman's 70th anniversary, Carlos Ruiz explores what makes the Man of Steel the toughest character to write in comics.

Bringing Comics into the Classroom

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Written by Steve Higgins Monday, 31 March 2008 03:55

bcc-header.jpgSteve Higgins, a frequent PLAYBACK:stl contributor and English instructor at Lewis and Clark Community College, gives the ins and outs of his experience in crafting a course in Comic Books as Literature.



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