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Bishoujo Wasp Splashes Down

Revealed in full for the first time at Toy Fair last month, Kotobukiya's upcoming Bishoujo Marvel Wasp looks to be another strong addition to the line.

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Multiversity Annotations: Mastermen

The seventh issue of Grant Morrison's Multiversity, Mastermen, chronicles the story of Earth-10, a world where the Nazis conquered America.

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Joker Comics: Our Recommendations

The Joker has been in a lot of comics, but which ones are the best? Check out our guide to some of the great Joker stories that you might have missed.

Jimmy Fallon Wins A Drinking Contest With Wolverine And Thor; We Live In The Worst Of All Possible Worlds

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Jimmy Fallon --- late night talk show host and guy who definitely hogs the microphone at karaoke and probably jumps up to "duet" with people who weren't actually looking to sing a duet right now, thanks, Jimmy --- likes to play party games and parlor games on his Tonight Show show. On last night's Tonight Show show he played a game of musical chairs with three important additions; beer, Thor, and Wolverine. And no chairs.

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‘I’m Drawing Archie Fighting A Freakin’ Predator’: Fernando Ruiz Talks ‘Archie Vs Predator’

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Even though it was announced months ago, I'm still having a hard time believing that we live in a magical world where Alex de Campi and Fernando Ruiz's Archie Vs Predator is a real thing that is happening. Even in a time when the company's most critically successful book is a moody supernatural horror story where the entire cast is about two seconds away from being murdered by zombies, Archie Vs Predator still seems like a beautiful, beautiful dream.

That's why, in order to confirm that this is in fact happening, I spoke to Ruiz about what it's like to send the Predator to Riverdale, and how it compares to drawing Betty riding a dragon.

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Even Ultron Can’t Ruin the Awesomeness of the Lego Avengers Tower

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This week sees the release of new Lego Marvel Super Hero sets tying into Avengers: Age of Ultron. While we're still waiting for the SHIELD Helicarrier to arrive, the series did drop a quinjet, a Hulkbuster, and a mini-Avengers Tower, among others, onto store shelves. Having been out of the Lego game for almost two decades, these were the sets that were going to bring me back into the fold. It was mighty hard to resist the quinjet set, but if there's one thing my house is missing, and that I could no longer live without, it's an Avengers Tower.

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The Great Super-Costume Poll: Mss. Marvel

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For day five, we decided to embrace one of our reader's suggestions. It's been said that this site loves Kamala Khan, and it's true, we do love Kamala Khan! What's not to love? So today we're asking you to rate the costumes of the various Mss Marvel --- not just Kamala, but Carol, Carol again, and poor, forgotten Sharon --- plus DC's own "Ms." Marvel, the hero better known as Mary.

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The Omnibus of Great Comics That Never Happened

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Over the years, ComicsAlliance has run many covers for Great Comics That Never Happened. From bizarre team-ups with musicians to holiday specials, writer Chris Sims and artists including Rusty Shackles, Kerry Callen, Dean Trippe, Nate Bellegarde, Colleen Coover, Jess Fink, and more teamed up to create stories too bizarre even for Elseworlds. For your enjoyment, we've collected all of these covers into one delightful gallery.

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Great Writing Advice: Learn To Write Women Like They’re Human Beings

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A lot of writers, when asked for advice on how to write better women characters, respond "treat them like people." While that's good advice, and sadly not obvious to everyone, it also misses some of the nuances that make up individuals. Writers who just write any character like they were a man miss a big part of the point. We live in an age where works with female leads are increasingly financially lucrative and thus attractive to publishers, so it's important that writers learn how to write a gender-diverse cast, even if their motive is profit rather than progress.

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Thumbnail: Francis Manapul’s Masterful ‘Detective Comics’ Layouts

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One of the most pleasant surprises of the New 52 relaunch was Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's run on The Flash. With clever, Will Eisner-inspired titles pages and chaotic compositions that emphasized movement rather than structure, Manapul's layouts were impressive without being superfluously...flashy. Eye-popping, complex designs weren't slathered across every page; they were saved for the moments when it best served the story. So it's not too much of a surprise that his work on Detective Comics looks completely different.

Where The Flash was colorful and kinetic, the current story in Detective Comics is a dark mystery, and appropriately, Manapul takes a different approach.

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Conversing About ‘Convergence’ with DC’s Dan DiDio [Interview]

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Convergence is drawing ever closer; a massive not-quite-in-continuity crossover event that replaces all of DC's monthly titles for two months this spring, to throw together interpretations of characters from throughout DC history on an isolated world where they will end up fighting a lot. The event is comprised of a weekly miniseries by writer Jeff King and artists Carlo Pagulayan and Jason Paz that delivers the central overarching plot line, and a number of character-focused two-issue miniseries that will expand on the themes of the weekly series, provide additional context, and revive fan-favorite versions of many classic DC heroes and villains.

It's a huge, massively ambitious undertaking, so we spoke to DC co-publisher Dan DiDio to get a better idea about the publisher's plans, the company's overall goals for the event, and the impact it will have on the DC universe in the future.

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Emerald City Comicon Offers ‘All Gender’ Restrooms

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Once again cementing its place as the most inclusive of the major comic conventions, Emerald City Comicon just announced that as of this year's convention, there will be men's, women's, and all gender restrooms. This is a great acknowledgement that not everyone identifies as a man or woman or feels comfortable in restrooms for those genders. The all gender restrooms are gender neutral and open to everyone.

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‘Legend of Korra’ Creator Reveals Official Korrasami Art, You Gotta Deal With It

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The Legend of Korra made history by the end of its official series finale, implicitly confirming a romantic relationship between two of its lead characters, a surprise move that creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino expanded on at length afterward. Now, all the Korrasami feels can be yours, with official artwork of an Avatar date night.

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