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‘Luke Cage’ Casts Misty Knight

Marvel's Netflix 'Luke Cage' has cast Simone Missick as Misty Knight, a super-strong detective with ties to both Iron Man and the 'Iron Fist' series.

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Ian McGinty on ‘Welcome to Showside’

Ian McGinty discusses writing and drawing Welcome to Showside, overseeing the animated adaptation, the appeal of all-ages comics, and working with Henry Rollins.

Kingsway West, art by Mirko Colak and Wil Quintana

Greg Pak Talks ‘Kingsway West’

Greg Pak talks about his creator-owned magical Western, Kingsway West, his influences, and his plans to make the book easy for readers to find at comic stores.

Jon Bernthal Shows Off The Punisher’s Arsenal in ‘Daredevil’ S2 Set Photo

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We don’t yet have any official photos of The Punisher from Daredevil Season 2 (seriously, they’re casting Luke Cage, and we don’t even have Jessica Jones photos), but that isn’t stopping Jon Bernthal from showing off Frank Castle’s punishing tools. The Punisher is packing serious heat in a new photo shared by Bernthal, and Hell’s Kitchen should already be running scared.

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Fantastic Five: Best DC Animal Sidekicks

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

This week we're taking a look at the trope of the animal companion, another popular trend from the Golden and Silver Ages of comics that has resulted in a number of enduring characters and concepts. If you couldn't hook kids from the newsstand with another kid in a cape and short pants, certainly a flying dog in a mask would do it. There are so many cool animals in comics that we've had to split this topic up by publisher.

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Bizarro Back Issues: The Batman Superman Team-Up That Was All About Getting Defense Contracts (1994)

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Last week, when DC launched a big sale on Batman Adventures, I did what I always do in that situation and told everyone to buy and read all of them immediately, because they are the best Batman comics of the '90s. But as good as they might be, there's one issue that stands out, one that rarely gets mentioned despite feeling like it ought to be a pretty big deal: Batman Adventures #25, which features the first meeting of the Animated Series Batman and Superman.

And it's also, as reader Geoff DeSouza put it when he asked me about it, "one of the best weird comics ever."

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‘iZombie’ Season 2 Trailer: ‘What I Wouldn’t Give For a Piece of Your Brain Right Now!’

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The CW

Anxious though we are to see Arrow and The Flash speeding out their fall 2015 trailers, fellow comic imprint iZombie managed to shuffle right past the DC heroes with a first Season 2 sneak peek. It’s a whole new status quo for Liv, but whose brains are on the menu this time around?

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Will ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Give Spider-Man Organic or Mechanical Web Shooters?

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The fight over whether Spider-Man should have organic or mechanical web shooters in film / TV adaptations has been ongoing — Sam Raimi went against canon by making Spidey’s web-slinging abilities the result of a mutation, while one of the only thing Marc Webb’s films did right was give the hero mechanical web shooters. But what will Marvel and Sony’s newly rebooted Spider-Man have when he makes his debut in Captain America: Civil War?

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Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta Coming in Early October

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As time is winding down to Star Wars Battlefront's November launch (which means Star Wars: The Force Awakens' release is getting closer as well), EA and DICE have decided to host a public technical test of the game to make sure its servers will be able to host the multitude of Rebel and Imperial soldiers planning to play.

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Steven Spielberg Says Superhero Films Are Going to Die Out

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Everyone loves superhero movies…at least right now. But, if there’s one thing 2015 has shown us is that there is success to be had, and lots of it, without them. Universal Pictures is having a record-setting year without a single superhero movie on their roster. It’s true that superhero movies have been incredibly successful, but is that sustainable? Steven Spielberg doesn’t think so.

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‘Luke Cage’ Casts Simone Missick as Marvel’s Misty Knight, Our First ‘Iron Fist’ Tie-In?

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Just a few scant hours ago, Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage cast a key villain, and already the Hero For Hire has a major new ally to balance the scales. Simone Missick has been cast in the role of Marvel’s Misty Knight, a super-powered detective in her own right, and potentially our first link to Netflix’s Iron Fist series.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Launches Force Friday Unboxing Livestream

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Lucasfilm

May the Force be with all of you incredibly loyal fans who endeavor to sit through all 18 hours of Lucasfilm’s special livestream event, during which time all the new toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be unboxed and profiled while you anxiously await the commencement of Force Friday — it’s like Black Friday, but instead of waiting in line with your mom at midnight to buy discount kitchen appliances and outerwear, you get to purchase BB-8 and Kylo Ren action figures.

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A Comic For Everybody: Ian McGinty Discusses ‘Welcome to Showside’ [Interview]

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If you know Ian McGinty's name, odds are you associate it with a comics adaptation of an animated series --- Adventure Time, or Bravest Warriors, just to name two --- or the Munchkin card games. But this fall, he's turning the tables; the first issue of his new, creator-owned Z2 Comics series Welcome to Showside comes out in late October, and it's already being developed as an animated pilot, with McGinty serving as showrunner and lead voice actor. McGinty will take the role of Kit, a kid who just happens to be the son of the evil Shadow King, the leader of a netherrealm full of monsters.

We sat down with McGinty to discuss the pressure of writing and drawing a creator-owned book while overseeing an animated project, and to dig into the appeal of all-ages comics, pulling stories from real life, and snagging none other than Henry Rollins to do some voice acting.

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