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Sketchbook Spotlight: Doc Shaner

Evan 'Doc' Shaner's love of superheroes shines through in his sketchbook. We've collected some of our favorite pieces to accompany our Sketchbook Spotlight Q&A.

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Put Women on Convention Panels!

The Comic Book Women group hopes to offer assistance to convention organizers who are in need of women for panels and events.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #4

Preview: Sabrina’s Black Sabbath

Next week marks the release of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #4. Check out a blood-curdling preview.

Bizarro Back Issues: Green Arrow Meets Xeen Arrow, His 100 Foot-Tall Alien Counterpart (1958)

Adventure Comics #253, DC Comics

I haven't really watched any of DC's current television offerings, but to be honest, I'm actually pretty impressed with what I've heard. It seems like they're really going for it in a way that Smallville only ever did in its final season, going right to these big, weird superhero stories right out of the gate. I mean, if you'd asked me a year ago, I would've told you that there was no way we were ever going to see a telepathic talking super-gorilla show up on the CW's version of The Flash, and yet, here we are, living in a world where Gorilla Grodd is starring on a live-action TV show.

With that in mind, I'm guessing that we're only one, maybe two seasons away from TV's Green Arrow meeting up with Xeen Arrow, the hundred foot-tall alien Green Arrow from another dimension, a character who may in fact be Jack Kirby's strangest co-creation.

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On The Cheap: Grab Jeff Parker And Marc Laming’s ‘Kings Watch’ For Five Bucks

Kings Watch, Dynamite Entertainment

This week at Comixology, Dynamite has a big sale on their "Greatest Hits," and as you might expect from the title, there's a lot of really good stuff in there. So good, in fact, that you probably don't need me to tell you about it --- being able to grab twelve issues of American Flagg for nine bucks, for example, is probably something that you already know is a good idea.

But if you're on the hunt for a buried treasure and you've got a spare picture of Abraham Lincoln burning a hole in your pocket, then you need to do yourself a favor and pick up Jeff Parker and Marc Laming's Kings Watch, one of the best (and most underrated) crossovers of the past few years.

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Modern Prometheus Plans Adaptations of ‘One Trick Rip-Off’ and ‘Welcome to Showside’

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A new production company formed by film director/producer Sridhar Reddy and Z2 Comics publisher Josh Frankel has announced plans to adapt comics by Ian McGinty and Paul Pope for the screen. Called Modern Prometheus, the company's plan is to bring the upcoming Welcome to Showside by McGinty to television as an animated series, with a film version of Pope's The One Trick Rip-Off to follow.

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Hugh Jackman Reveals ‘The Wolverine 2’ Teaser Image

20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

Even though he previously said he’d love to play the character until he dies, Hugh Jackman has recently maintained that The Wolverine 2 will mark his final appearance as the iconic character. After how pleased we were with The Wolverine, we’re hoping the sequel can provide a proper send-off for Jackman, who has just revealed the first teaser image from the film.

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‘Suicide Squad’ Set Photo Teases Harley Quinn’s Origin Story

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Warner Bros.

The more we see from David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, the more it seems like the film will focus heavily on Harley Quinn. As a longtime fan of the character, I hope this is the case, and the latest set photo certainly appears to reinforce that idea, giving us a little hint at the character’s origin story. Though it’s a bit different than you might think.

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 3 Gets a Haircut and a Howard

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has kept relatively quiet since Comic-Con 2015, but with production on Season 3 finally in swing, Coulson’s team is already sharpening up. Not only has a menacing new agent been added to the ranks, but so too has Skye undergone something of a Daisy trim for Season 3.

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Photo Shows Off Huge Practical Set for Oscar Isaac’s Villain

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20th Century Fox

Bryan Singer continues to update fans from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse, this time with an impressive photo that shows the scale and detail of the film’s set — in particular, an Egyptian set that may very well be home to Apocalypse, Oscar Isaac’s titular villain from the upcoming sequel.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Emma Frost, Supergirl, She-Hulk, and More

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In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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‘Spider-Man’ Writers Want to Make New Reboot the Funniest Superhero Film

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ABC

Comic book fans know that Spider-Man has always been something of a wise-ass, cracking a lot of jokes while on his way to defeating Doctor Octopus or Mysterio. The laughs in the cinematic versions of Spider-Man have varied. The three Sam Raimi film captured the tone of the books, but were mostly light on laughs (emo Peter Parker notwithstanding). The two Amazing Spider-Man movies captured some of Spidey’s goofiness (remember when Spider-Man pulled Rhino’s pants down?), but tried to balance that with a humorless plot. The new Spider-Man reboot is still a few years off, but the writers of the film are at least talking a good game about making Spider-Man’s humor crucial to the plot.

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Hands-on With Disney Playmation: Can it Really Reinvent Imagination?

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It's not often that I set my alarm on a Sunday, but when there is an opportunity to check out some new toys before they arrive on the market, I have been known to be motivated enough to drag myself out of bed. I've been eager to see Disney Playmation in action ever since it was announced, and even though I'm not the target demographic, I happened to know a would-be Avenger that was more than willing to try out the new toys, too. What kid doesn't want the opportunity to be Iron Man for a day?

There hasn't been much news about Playmation since its big reveal in June, but the Disney Store just started hosting public preview events earlier this month. Disney Playmation came about in response to a Disney-funded study that revealed parents wished their kids spent more time being active, but didn't want them to have to give up newfangled technological advances. Created by some of Disney's best and brightest Imagineers and developers to nail the intersection of that big Venn diagram, and with a little help from Hasbro, Playmation was born. Thirty minutes after arriving at "Avengers Labs," I had a much clearer idea of what Playmation was and what to expect. Even though I now have a better notion of how Disney Playmation works, I have concerns about whether or not it can accomplish the lofty goals set for it.

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