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Meet the ‘Baker Street Peculiars’

Roger Langridge and Andy Hirsch unveil their new all-ages action comedy series The Baker Street Peculiars, a Sherlock Holmes story where kids are the heroes.


Happy Birthday, Captain Marvel!

Captains Marvel debuted on this day in 1939, in Fawcett Comics' Whiz Comics #2. The character would go on to headline one of the best-selling comics of all time.

Shigeru Mizuki

Remembering Shigeru Mizuki

Mangaka, author and painter Shigeru Mizuki has passed away at the age of 93. He was perhaps the last of the last great mangakas of his generation.

‘Agent Carter’ Season 2 Pushed Back Two Weeks, Thanks Obama

Agent Carter Season 2 Premiere Delayed
Marvel / ABC

The impending 2015 close of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at least meant that Agent Carter would return for Season 2 before long, but it seems a force higher than S.H.I.E.L.D. or the SSR will keep Peggy out of the limelight a few weeks. The Agent Carter Season 2 premiere has been pushed back a few weeks, owing to the January 12 State of the Union address. Peggy will not be pleased.

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Filed Under: Category: Marvel, Television

Review: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Needs Serious ‘Closure’ For its Ward Problem

Agents of SHIELD Closure Review
Marvel / ABC

Tonight’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ kicked off the beginning of the end with a hugely surprising death, but is Ward’s villainy in desperate need of “Closure”? And are we any closer to this mysteriously apocalyptic Inhuman? Find out in our full review!

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Comics Alliance Gift Guide: What to Buy For A Marvel Movies Fan


The holiday season is upon us, and with that comes gifts! It's always lovely to receive something special from someone you love, but there's also a particular pleasure that comes in giving a really well chosen gift and knowing that it's truly appreciated. Sometimes it really is better to give than to receive! So in that spirit, ComicsAlliance is here to inspire you with some great ideas for gifts to buy for your friends and family. Each gift guide is taiored to a particular personality type or special interests, starting with gifts for the Marvel movie fan in your life!

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Star Wars Card Trader Introducing Original Art Series, And We’ve Got the First Look [Exclusive]


I've made no bones about my infatuation with Star Wars Card Trader. I've been hooked on the digital trading card app since the tail end of summer, and subsequent months have seen me fall further and further into the hoarding hole. I'm checking the reddit. I'm checking the multiple official and unofficial Twitter feeds. Anything that has news about new cards coming is something I immediately seek out.

Just last week, Topps brought back its popular Marathon series in grand fashion, with six new sets for fans to collect on a weekly basis for the next 30 weeks. Producer Ian Hundiak also teased there would be new drops not tied to Marathons coming as well, but didn't have much more to share beyond that... until today. Courtesy of Topps, we've got an exclusive first look at the next insert series, Original Art.

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A Massive Collection Of Frank Frazetta Artwork Is Coming To Auction For The First Time Ever

Conan artwork by Frank Frazetta

If you're into Conan the Barbarian, Lord of the Rings, or the music of 1970s southern rock band Molly Hatchet, then odds are pretty good that you're also a fan of Frank Frazetta. In a career that spanned six decades, he was was one of the greatest and most prominent fantasy artists, providing some of the most iconic images of the sword-and-sorcery genre --- including a beautifully painted cover for the Conan story Rogues in the House, in which Conan wrestles a gorilla that thinks it's a wizard.

For collectors, Frazetta's original art has been a little difficult to come by, usually being sold through private sales. On December 11, however, the largest collection of Frazetta's artwork ever to come to auction will be offered up by Profiles in History, featuring 80 original pieces including oil paintings, sketches, and more.

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Filed Under: Category: Art

Eddie Liu Imagines Heroes in Their Golden Years


We tend to think of superheroes as forever young, so there's something very striking about artist Eddie Liu's paintings, which imagine four Justice League members as senior citizens. Unlike the sort of thing we saw from Alex Ross in Kingdom Come, these elderly heroes look less spectacularly heroic, and more like old people tend to actually look, right down to some questionable mustache choices.

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Vertigo Announces ‘Dark Night,’ A New Batman Graphic Novel From Paul Dini And Eduardo Risso

Paul Dini and Dark Night: A True Batman Story

There are few creators in the history of Batman who have had a greater impact on the character than Paul Dini. As one of the showrunners of Batman: The Animated Series, he shaped not only how a generation of television viewers would view Batman, the Joker, and Gotham City's other heroes and villains, but also how the comics would be influenced for decades after the show's launch.

Behind the scenes, though, it seems as though 1993 was a rough year for Dini's relationship with Batman, owing to a violent mugging that left him with a broken skull and his faith in the ideas behind superheroes shattered. Now, as revealed at The Hollywood Reporter, Dini is revisiting that trauma alongside artist Eduardo Risso in a new graphic novel from Vertigo, Dark Night: A True Batman Story.

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Children’s Holmes: Roger Langridge and Andy Hirsch Introduce the ‘Baker Street Peculiars’ [Exclusive]


Sherlock Holmes is surely one of the most versatile characters in fiction; he can be updated, reinvented, pitted against vampires, or reimagined as a mouse, and still the essential qualities of the great detective endure. That's even true in stories where Sherlock Holmes isn't Sherlock Holmes, and that's an idea that Roger Langridge and Andy Hirsch will explore in their upcoming all-ages adventure series The Baker Street Peculiars, from Kaboom, unveiled exclusively here on ComicsAlliance.

In the Baker Street Peculiars, there is no Holmes; the real brains of the operation is his supposed housekeeper, Mrs Hudson. With too many cases to solve, she's brought in some new help in the form of three precocious kids and a dog, for what promises to be a wonderful all-ages action comedy. Roger Langridge, who usually provides his own art for books like Fred the Clown and Abigail and the Snowman, is providing the scripts this time around, joined by artist Andy Hirsch, best known for his work on Adventure Time and his all-ages Western Varmints. Langridge and Hirsch spoke to ComicsAlliance about working together, the idea for the series, and what makes Sherlock Holmes so iconic.

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Here’s Why ‘Gotham’s Jim Gordon is Basically Murdering People Now

Gotham Gordon Galavan Murder Finale

There’s no grappling away from the fact FOX Bat-prequel Gotham isn’t every DC fan’s cup of tea, though we can at least credit them with a unique spin on Batman’s history. That spin … may have become a tailspin with Monday’s fall 2015 finale “Worse Than a Crime,” as Ben McKenzie’s Gordon seemingly broke the comic character’s morality for good, but we’ll let the showrunner and McKenzie himself explain.

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Platinum Games May be Developing a New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game

IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing

It's been a long time since there's been a competent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game available, let alone a good one. For many, the last fun TMNT game arrived in the long, long ago when consoles were cartridge-based, and you had to go to a friend's house if you wanted to enjoy multiplayer. There have been numerous attempts at reviving the franchise in the gaming space, with Nickelodeon and its partners even going so far as to slap new, high-definition coats of paint on titles fans considered classics. Though the franchise has had tremendous success reinventing itself for different animated audiences, that just hasn't translated to the video games.

There is hope, however. A new ratings listing from the Australian Classification Board hints that a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is on the way. Ordinarily, that would be news, but it wouldn't necessarily be something to be excited about. That this new TMNT game is being developed by Platinum Games however, makes all the (potential) difference in the world.

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