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Devin R Bruce is a friend to Variant Edition and to all good-hearted creatures who roam the Earth. In each installment of This Column Has Seven Days, Devin discusses his favourite pop culture experiences of the past week in an effort to share the joy of an overlooked gem, an old favourite that’s bubbled up to the surface, or a classic work that he’s finally gotten around to. Comic books, movies, television, novels, podcasts, music, Old Time Radio: there’s something for everyone. Here’s what he’s been up to this week. * * * * * It's been a little while longer than I promised last time....

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Devin R Bruce is a friend to Variant Edition and to all good-hearted creatures who roam the Earth. In each installment of This Column Has Seven Days, Devin discusses his favourite pop culture experiences of the past week in an effort to share the joy of an overlooked gem, an old favourite that’s bubbled up to the surface, or a classic work that he’s finally gotten around to. Comic books, movies, television, novels, podcasts, music, Old Time Radio: there’s something for everyone. Here’s what he’s been up to this week. * * * * * Wonder Woman was pretty great, folks. Forget about all the...

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Devin R Bruce is a friend to Variant Edition and to all good-hearted creatures who roam the Earth. In each installment of This Column Has Seven Days, Devin discusses his favourite pop culture experiences of the past week in an effort to share the joy of an overlooked gem, an old favourite that’s bubbled up to the surface, or a classic work that he’s finally gotten around to. Comic books, movies, television, novels, podcasts, music, Old Time Radio: there’s something for everyone. Here’s what he’s been up to this week. * * * * * Another short one this week, as my middle finger is...

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Devin R Bruce is a friend to Variant Edition and to all good-hearted creatures who roam the Earth. In each installment of This Column Has Seven Days, Devin discusses his favourite pop culture experiences of the past week in an effort to share the joy of an overlooked gem, an old favourite that’s bubbled up to the surface, or a classic work that he’s finally gotten around to. Comic books, movies, television, novels, podcasts, music, Old Time Radio: there’s something for everyone. Here’s what he’s been up to this week. * * * * *   The biggest pop culture surprise for me in the...

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Devin R Bruce is a friend to Variant Edition and to all good-hearted creatures who roam the Earth. In each installment of This Column Has Seven Days, Devin discusses his favourite pop culture experiences of the past week in an effort to share the joy of an overlooked gem, an old favourite that’s bubbled up to the surface, or a classic work that he’s finally gotten around to. Comic books, movies, television, novels, podcasts, music, Old Time Radio: there’s something for everyone. Here’s what he’s been up to this week. * * * * * I own a lot of comic books created by...

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Devin R Bruce is a friend to Variant Edition and to all good-hearted creatures who roam the Earth. In each installment of This Column Has Seven Days, Devin discusses his favourite pop culture experiences of the past week in an effort to share the joy of an overlooked gem, an old favourite that’s bubbled up to the surface, or a classic work that he’s finally gotten around to. Comic books, movies, television, novels, podcasts, music, Old Time Radio: there’s something for everyone. Here’s what he’s been up to this week. * * * * * As a humour series crammed full of visual and...

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The following was originally published as part of The Variant Edition Regularity – our weekly comics and pop culture newsletter. If you would like to receive articles like this, as well as other mindful takes on pop culture news, you can subscribe at the bottom of this page.

Fun fact: we’re not fond of Nazis at Variant Edition. That… kind of goes without saying at this point, but it’s information that’s weirdly relevant to one of the big comic events coming out really soon.

A few months ago, you might have heard about a storyline in one of Marvel’s Captain America books that saw Steve Rogers revealed as a secret Hydra agent. This immediately set the internet aflame as one of the most fervent enemies of the Nazi scourge – as created by Jewish creators – was now effectively part of a group with ties to the powerful hate group. Seems strange, right?

Well, here’s a bit of context: Steve Rogers was involved in a big event that heavily featured a young girl who could alter reality at the centre of it. As this Hydra twist was revealed, so was the fact that this young girl had been brainwashed by Hydra to affect Steve’s reality, causing him to believe he was a sleeper Hydra agent all along. It’s a move that only works in comics, and even then, just barely.

Devin R Bruce is a friend to Variant Edition and to all good-hearted creatures who roam the Earth. In each installment of This Column Has Seven Days, Devin discusses his favourite pop culture experiences of the past week in an effort to share the joy of an overlooked gem, an old favourite that’s bubbled up to the surface, or a classic work that he’s finally gotten around to. Comic books, movies, television, novels, podcasts, music, Old Time Radio: there’s something for everyone. Here’s what he’s been up to this week. This week I finally got around to reading my copies of the first...

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Devin R Bruce is a friend to Variant Edition and to all good-hearted creatures who roam the Earth. In each installment of This Column Has Seven Days, Devin discusses his favourite pop culture experiences of the past week in an effort to share the joy of an overlooked gem, an old favourite that's bubbled up to the surface, or a classic work that he's finally gotten around to. Comic books, movies, television, novels, podcasts, music, Old Time Radio: there's something for everyone. Here's what he's been up to this week. * * * * * [caption id="attachment_349425" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Cover to Deathstroke #11 by...

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So full disclosure: it's my birthday. I am old. Tonight I am looking forward to enjoying the company of some of the fantastic people that I am lucky to know and enjoying some delicious food and drink. But before then I thought I'd drop a quick column featuring a bunch of great pop culture offerings that I was fortunate to delve into lately. And then I will go get free birthday pancakes. With that plan in mind: let's go! [caption id="attachment_349424" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cover to Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #3 by Stephanie Hans.[/caption] With Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, DC Comics has given...

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