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The Most Awesome Toys and Collectibles That Will Destroy Your Wallet at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

If you’ve heard a rumbling sound recently, it’s probably the tumultuous herald announcing that, oh god, San Diego Comic-Con is next week. That doesn’t just mean new trailers, crazy cosplay, and wild panels, though; it means there will be so many cool and expensive toys you can try and get. Here’s a few (dozen) of […]

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The A.V. Club’s favorite comics of 2018 so far

Comic books provide infinite opportunities for creative expression in the interplay between text and artwork, and 2018 has been a remarkable year for titles with unique, confident perspectives. From invigorating takes on decades-old properties to new works about interspecies romance, “alt-right” conspiracy theories,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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GameStop Explains How and Why It’s Going to Start Selling Comic Books

A few weeks ago, America’s largest video game retail chain announced that it’s going to enter the comic book business. It was a move that took many by surprise. Now, we’ve got an interview with a GameStop executive who explains the thinking behind the decision.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Marvel Can’t Stop Doing Weird Crossovers With the DC Universe

Outside of that one incredible moment in the ‘90s in which their universes were literally smushed together, DC and Marvel usually keep their houses in order and well away from each other. But recently, Marvel has been making some sneaky little trips into the reality of its fellow comics publisher.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey Comic Crossover Will Be the ‘Bruce Lee Story You Were Dying to See’

DC Comics has won lots of acclaim for how it’s wildly reimagined iconic Hanna-Barbera characters over the last few years, including crossovers like Batman/Elmer Fudd or Green Lantern/Space Ghost. One upcoming team-up will pair heroes from the decade of bell-bottom pants, but don’t dare think that Black Lightning/Hong…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Story That Made Me Realize How Lonely Superman Must Be

When I was a kid, it seemed impossible that Superman might have any problems. Sure, he had adventures that threw setbacks in his path but he always overcame those. It wasn’t until I read Action Comics #500 that I ever thought that the Man of Steel could have the same kinds of persistent emotional vulnerabilities […]

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It’s Amazing That Marvel and DC’s Classic X-Men and Teen Titans Crossover Ever Happened

Thirty-six years ago, the two hottest superhero teams in comics met in an epic-scale single-issue story that paired the New Teen Titans and Uncanny X-Men against each other and major villains from rival universes. It’s the kind of project that seems like a miracle for even existing.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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An Even More Tragic Version of the Joker Exists and It’s All My Fault

It was a foregone conclusion that when the Batman: The Enemy Within video game was done, John Doe would complete his metamorphosis into the Joker. What remained to be seen was how culpable players would feel at the end of it all. Personally, I was so exhausted and guilt-ridden that I made my Batman do […]

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The Strange, Sad Saga of Batman’s Forgotten Girlfriend

Bruce Wayne’s engaged now, all set to marry Selina Kyle, the woman he’s chased across rooftops for a good chunk of his adult life. But as Batman and Catwoman get ready to tie the knot, it’s worth looking back at one particularly knotty relationship in the Dark Knight’s history.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Snagglepuss’ secret life might destroy him in this Exit Stage Left exclusive

Making Snagglepuss gay isn’t much of a stretch for the lisping pink cartoon cat, but in the pages of Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, writer Mark Russell and artist Mike Feehan are using Snagglepuss’ sexual orientation to put him at the center of a tense political drama. After turning The Flintstones into…Read more… Continue […]

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The Most Delightful Moments From Crisis on Earth-X Part 1 and 2

The first half of the CW’s massive crossover event Crisis on Earth-X aired last night, and it was pretty much 80 minutes of superpowered delight. There was so much to love, that honestly, all we wanted to do was breathlessly recount out favorite moments. So here they are, in all their glory.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Your Guide to Steppenwolf, the Villain of Justice League, and DC’s Other ‘New Gods’

Justice League finally hits theaters this week, and while its villain, Steppenwolf, is not the big bad many were expecting when the movie was first revealed, he opens up the gateway to a whole new corner of DC Comics canon: Jack Kirby’s legendary Fourth World and its New Gods. Here’s a spoiler-free guide to…Read more… […]

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For Just $300 You Can Own A Tiny Bat-Signal (Batman Not Included)

A modified spotlight used by the police as a call-to-arms for the Caped Crusader, the Bat-Signal has been shining hope into the skies of Gotham City since 1942. DC Gallery’s $300 replica Bat-Signal prop is a a faithful foot-tall replica of the iconic device with one major difference—it works.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How a Forgotten DC Comics Story Is Helping Me Write My Favorite Marvel Superhero

More than 25 years ago—damn, I’m old—I read a multi-generational superhero story that showed how the identity of Black Canary moved from mother to daughter. Nowadays, I’m writing a project that is, in part, a multi-generational superhero story that shows how the mantle of Black Panther has been embodied across…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Hellboy Beats The You-Know-What Out Of His Opponents In Injustice 2

The inclusion of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy as a guest character in the second wave of Injustice 2 DLC fighters was one of this year’s nicest surprises. What’s no surprise is how much ass the stone-fisted hellspawn is going to kick when he arrives on November 14. Check out our boy in action. Read more… Continue […]

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Who Has the Sillier Car-Based Tie-In Comic: Black Panther or Justice League?

There is often no stranger advertising partnership between a comic book movie and a car manufacturer. Not just because the thought of superheroes who can run at superhuman speeds or fly being used to shill a car is weird, but because it often means a completely insane comic tie-in to go with it. And they’re […]

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