JOHNS TEASES THE FIRST LANTERN IN “RISE OF THE THIRD ARMY”

        from CBR The First Lantern’s introduction in “Green Lantern Annual #1” In DC Comics’ “Green Lantern Annual” #1 this week, Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver introduced readers to the First Lantern, a mysterious Lantern imprisoned by the Guardians. While nothing further was revealed about the mysterious new character, “Green Lantern” writer and…

AXEL-IN-CHARGE: Surviving & Surprising In Marvel NOW!

from CBR Welcome to MARVEL A-I-C: AXEL-IN-CHARGE, CBR’s regular interview feature with Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso! An editor with years of experience who’s brought out comics to both critical acclaim and best-selling status, Alonso stepped into the chair at the top of Marvel’s Editorial department earlier this year and since then has been working to…

REMENDER & BREVOORT ON “UNCANNY AVENGERS”

from CBR After Marvel Comics announced its plans for the Marvel NOW!status quo following “Avengers Vs. X-Men,” one of the most exciting titles announced was “Uncanny Avengers” written byRick Remender with art by John Cassaday. The title will unite two sides of the Marvel Universe in a single team, the roster of which will include Captain America, Wolverine, Thor, Havok, Rogue and…

From Family Inequality: The Disparate Lives of Fifth Graders

by Philip N. Cohen from Family Inequality A new study of about 5,000 fifth-grade students in the three public school districts shows wide disparities by race/ethnicity in a number of important health practices and outcome measures. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed unadjusted disparities and then attempted to account for them statistically with common…

From Family Inequality: Incarceration’s contribution to infant mortality

by Philip N. Cohen from Family Inequality A recent study in the journal Social Problems by sociologist Chistopher Wildemanshows that America’s practice of mass incarceration may be exacerbating both infant mortality in general and stubborn racial inequality in infant mortality in particular. Drawing on recent literature by himself and others, Wildeman spells out the case for incarceration’s negative effect on family…

Who Really Changes The Economy?

by MARILYN GEEWAX from NPR With Election Day drawing closer, each presidential candidate is pushing harder to make the case that he would be a better leader for the economy. And voters are listening to the pitches. A recentWashington Post-ABC poll showed that nearly 3 in 4 Americans say the candidate’s approach to the economy will be…