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Black Panther’s Origins Will Be Explored in a New Comic by io9’s Evan Narcisse, a Guy We Know

io9 senior writer Evan Narcisse has been writing about comics for over a decade, but over the past several months, you may have noticed his thoughtful essays on the Big Two comics publishers are missing. That’s because Evan has gone from writing about comics to writing one himself—namely, Rise of the Black Panther, a…Read more… […]

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The World of Wakanda’s Getting Bigger in Marvel’s New Black Panther: Long Live The King Comic

Author Nnedi Okorafor is having a moment right now. In addition to working on a live-action adaptation of her novel Who Fears Death for HBO, contributing to Marvel’s ongoing Venomverse event, and publishing her twelfth book, Okorafor is also penning a new, series set in Wakanda, Black Panther: Long Live The King.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Amazon’s Selling Thousands of Marvel Digital Comics For 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 just a few bucks, in most cases. 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…Read more… […]

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What Homestuck Was

On September 14th, at long last, the first episode of the Kickstarted Homestuck game, Hiveswap, will be released, only five years after it was originally announced. Homestuck was one of the biggest fandoms of the early 2010s, but what exactly was it? Well, that’s a complicated question.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How Peanuts Used Peppermint Patty To Talk About Politics

Aside from Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty is the most well-thought out, deeply characterized member of the Peanuts gang. Charles Schulz told some heartbreaking stories about unrequited love, single parenthood, gender norms, and deep-seated insecurities—themes that did not normally appear on the Sunday funnies page.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Len Wein Helped Make Comics’ Universes Bigger and Broader and the Whole World Is Better For It

When I sat down to think about whether I could muster any words of remembrance for Len Wein, I found myself stymied. How do you memorialize someone who went from being a fan to doing so much so well on so many levels? Then I realized that the breadth of his work was exactly the […]

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Iconic Thor Creator Walt Simonson Talks About Jack Kirby, the Most Important Comics Storyteller Ever

Today is the 100th birthday of comics legend Jack Kirby, the artist who co-created many of Marvel’s most famous superhero characters, including Thor. In the video below, hall-of-fame creator Walt Simonson talks about Kirby and the impact his work had on his own career, and the medium of comics overall.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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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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