Stories by George Elkind

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Free Comic Book Day is Saturday -- but if you're too busy, the Internet's got you covered.

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Photo by Ariana Bacle / North by Northwestern. A well-tinseled Christmas tree. An old model ship. A half-assembled three-thousand-piece puzzle ...

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A preview of what looks to be the most superhero movie-laden summer ever. Thor and Green Lantern and X-Men, oh my!

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Batman's police detective Renee Montoya gives a human-interest angle to the Caped Crusader's world.

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J. Michael Strascynzski’s illustrated run provides the uninformed viewer crucial information about the world of Thor

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Batgirl was once just a college student, maybe someday you too could become a part of an international crimefighting organization.

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When the X-men go black-ops and alternate realities come into play, you're going to need a guide.

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Part one of a primer on all of the X-Men series currently in print.

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Clever dialogue and innovative artistry make Generation Hope, the newest series in the X-Men franchise, a must read.

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With a new Green Lantern movie set to release soon, this issue of the Watchtower goes into the background of the character and his Corps.

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Despite its spectacular visuals, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World doesn't have the same emotional impact as the book series.

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Not knowing where they go, they walk alone in the city's night.

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When I saw the news yesterday over on ComicsAlliance that AMC’s The Walking Dead has just been renewed for another ...

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Fusing art forms, comics find new ways to enhance their storytelling.

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Stressed about the end of Lost? Serial storytelling will live on, just pick up a comic book.

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"The truth is, Arnold, we're worried about you." Mr. Schatz softened. "You need to get rid of some of those things, live a normal life. It's what your mother would want."

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The Avengers is looming on the horizon. What does Watchtower think about the prospects?

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An in-depth look at freshman Mori Einsidler, resident singer-songwriter and performer extraordinaire.

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Adapting comics to film usually suffers one of two basic pitfalls: sticking too close to the source material or straying too far from it. How do you find the perfect balance?

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"She sighed then, that little, tiny breath saying so much. That work hadn’t been good today. That she’d wheeled more corpses on stretchers today than she’d had hours of sleep. That I could get to know her again. Not like I used to, no, but better than now, at least."

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Comic aficionado or just a little curious? Get some issues for free this Saturday.

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This week's Watchtower explains the good, bad and ugly of comic conventions.

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Trades, issues or hardcovers? One writer offers the pros and cons of each.

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How did Superman and Supergirl become the international icons they are today?

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After the opening night (a bit slow), it was written up in The Tribune, and people flocked from all corners of the city to see and buy his pieces, each and every one of them made of books.

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A quick comparison of the Marvel and DC comic universes.

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Why reading more than just Alan Moore is worth your time.

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Reflections of a lonely explorer.

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Where to buy comics in and around Evanston.

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With our help, you'll be speaking "comic book lingo" in no time.

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When it comes to comics, everyone needs to start somewhere.

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“Just a second. Our drummer has to tape a tambourine to his foot.” When I heard these words, I instantly ...

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Why "Y Tú Mamá También" isn't your standard road-trip movie.

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North by Northwestern sat down with actor and Evanston native Oren Skoog to talk commercials, sword-fighting in Romania and his new film Transylmania.

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The dramatic conclusion of our three-act play.

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With beers and butter, Kenny's insults get a little too serious. The gloves come off and Denise is caught in the middle with the second of three installments of the play.

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Want to get high on some...potpourri? What hijinks will ensue when Sean's old college buddy shows up at his door with some herbal medication? In the first of three installments of this play, the two try to pass the illegal substance off as potpourri in plain sight of Sean's unsuspecting wife.