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Atari’s New Centipede Comic Is More Brilliant and Heartfelt Than It Has Any Business Being

Every so often, you come across a comic that throws you for the sort of loop that makes you pause a few pages in and think, “I wasn’t at all prepared for how damned good this is.” Atari and Dynamite’s new Centipede series, based on the classic 1980s video game, is definitely one of those comics.Read […]

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The Raw Emotions That Will Make Mister Miracle One of the Best Comics You Read This Year

Hundreds of thousands of people think that Tom King is a good writer. He’s won some of the comic book medium’s most prestigious awards for work like The Omega Men, Vision, and Sheriff of Babylon. But he’s still nervous about his work.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Legend of Korra Finally Continues in the Pitch-Perfect Turf Wars Comic

It’s been nearly three years since The Legend of Korra left our TV screens, ending with Korra getting her happy ending, Asami by her side. It’s been two years since we first learned that the show’s story would continue as a comic courtesy of Dark Horse. Finally, Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One has […]

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Saying Farewell To Three Decades of Weird Sonic the Hedgehog Comics

Remember that time Sonic cried because changes to the timeline caused his children to never be born? He had previously been king of the planet, but in the new timeline, Shadow the Hedgehog was actually king and had married Sonic’s longtime love interest, Princess Sally (Sonic the Hedgehog #166)?Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Gears of War Makes a Bloody Return to Comics Next Year

The world of comics has been without giant, burly scifi soldiers carving bloody messes into alien hordes with their chainsaw guns for far too long since Wildstorm’s Gears of War comic came to an end in 2012. But good news for COG fans: the series is making a triumphant, gory return thanks to IDW.Read more… […]

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These Evil Batmen Are Coming to Conquer the DC Universe

Between a series cryptic teaser images and an even more difficult to parse prelude comic, we knew that DC’s upcoming Dark Nights: Metal series was going to involve dark, alternate reality versions of the Justice League. But we had no idea they would all be quite this twisted—or that they were all going to be half…Read […]

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The Tear-Stained, Forgotten World of Comic Books for Teenage Girls 

There have always been female fans of comics, even if the business hasn’t played to that audience very faithfully. But for a brief moment, teenage girls and young women were one of the biggest demos in the industry. Specifically, during the 1950s boom in passionate, dramatic, tear-stained romance comics.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What We Mostly Loved About Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. Apparently spiders can reboot their movie franchises twice in 15 years. The web-head made his feature debut in the Marvel cinematic universe, and it wasn’t horrible at all. Join Patricia Hernandez and me as we discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Greatest Spider-Men of All Time, Ranked 

Spider-Man is one of the world’s most beloved superheroes. So beloved, in fact, that far more people than just Peter Parker or even Peter’s clones have taken on the Spider-Mantle. In celebration of Spider-Man: Homecoming’s release, here are the many Spider-Men of the multiverse, judged and ranked for your pleasure.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This One-Day Sale From Amazon Is Truly Marvelous

Start your weekend with a pretty super deal. Amazon is marking down a ridiculous amount of Marvel stuff, from tees and toys, to dog beds and Blu-rays. It’s basically a comic book lover’s dream, except with less Stan Lee. But you’d better take advantage of this today, because it’ll disappear quicker than you can say…Read […]

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Which Avenger Is Going to Die in Infinity War?

Ohayo, my outstanding outgoing mail packages! Apologies for being late; all I can do is promise that it’s another extra-long installment, thanks to the abundance of great letters you guys keep sending me. So, this week: Some hard truths about the Avengers, some Wonder Woman plot holes filled, way more Tom Bombadil…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Which Show Is Crazier: Gotham or Legends of Tomorrow?

Ciao, my cherubic change-of-address forms! So many good questions this week. How the hell did Han Solo figure out Chewbacca’s name if Chewbacca himself can’t even say it? Did Wonder Woman actually need a man to save the day? Why wasn’t Captain America: Civil War called Avengers 3? All that and still more, packed into…Read […]

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Secret Empire Turned Ultron Into the Most Sensible Person in Marvel’s Comics

A number of writer Nick Spencer’s narrative choices (like turning Captain America into a literal fascist and supreme leader of Hydra) have made Marvel’s Secret Empire event difficult to stomach. In this week’s issue of the controversial series, though, a familiar face shows up to put all of Secret Empire’s messiness…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Secret Empire Turned Ultron Into the Most Sensible Person in Marvel’s Comics

A number of writer Nick Spencer’s narrative choices (like turning Captain America into a literal fascist and supreme leader of Hydra) have made Marvel’s Secret Empire event difficult to stomach. In this week’s issue of the controversial series, though, a familiar face shows up to put all of Secret Empire’s messiness…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Postal Apocalypse: Special Mostly Wonder Woman Edition

Bonjour, my beloved bubble-wrapped envelopes. Shockingly, the advent of the first good, feminist superhero movie inspired a lot of questions this week. Go figure! Plus: Should you wear Marvel merchandise with the Hydra logo? What should the next Matrix movies be about? And did I mention Wonder Woman?Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Amazon Just Discounted Thousands of Marvel Digital Comics To a Few Bucks Each, For Some Reason

Amazon’s running a Marvel digital comic sale that’s bigger than any Avengers movie today, with literally thousands of titles marked down to $5 or less. You’ll find everything from the Guardians of the Galaxy to Darth Vader to Deadpool to Captain America in there, and every hero in between, so there’s never been a…Read more… […]

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