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History of Black Panther Explained!

With Chadwick Boseman bringing Black Panther to the screen in Marvel's movies, it's time to learn the strange history of comics' first black superhero.

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Iron Man 3 Heartbreaker Giveaway

We're teaming with Sideshow Collectibles to offer you the chance to win your very own Iron Man 3 Iron Man MK XVII (Heartbreaker) sixth-scale figure by Hot Toys.

Batman 1x15: The Joker Goes To School

Batman 66: Joker Goes To School

This week, the Joker launches his most convoluted plan yet: Poisoning the minds of America's youth... at Dick Grayson's high school!

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Vote on the Best Web-Threads

We're asking you to vote for the best superhero costumes of all time, starting with riffs on the classic Spider-Man costume.

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Color Theory & ‘The Dress’

"The Dress" confounded a lot of people, including color artist Nathan Fairbairn, but as an expert he's better equipped than most of us to decode those mysteries!

Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Reveals First Photos of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin

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Netflix will next formally turn its attention to the release of Marvel’s Daredevil, now that Season 3 of House of Cards fell on us this past weekend, and what better way than to introduce us to a figure more formidable thank Frank Underwood? Meet Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk, and Marvel debuts its first official photos of the new Kingpin!

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Nilah Magruder’s ‘M.F.K.’ Wins First Dwayne McDuffie Diversity Award

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Last weekend, the Long Beach Comic Expo presented the first annual Dwayne McDuffie Diversity Award, named for the late writer whose career was marked by a commitment to creating a more diverse cast of characters and creators in both comics and animation. Actor Phil LaMarr --- best known to superhero fans as the voice of Green Lantern on Justice League cartoons produced and frequently written by McDuffie --- served as MC for the event, and the ceremony included speeches from creators Reginald Hudlin, Denys Cowan, and Charlotte Fullerton, who is also McDuffie's widow. It was Fullerton who announced the winner: Nilah Magruder, nominated for her webcomic, M.F.K.

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FOX’s ‘Lucifer’ Casts Tom Ellis in Title Role

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DC’s foothold in the TV game got exponentially bigger with the potential for yet another Arrow spinoff for The CW, but FOX too is making strides toward its comic future. Following the pilot greenlight of Neil Gaiman Sandman spinoff Lucifer, FOX has appointed Rush star Tom Ellis as our new Prince of Darkness.

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Marvel and Sony Have Reportedly Found Their New ‘Spider-Man’ Director

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Last year, back when it still seemed possible that Sony may try to continue their Amazing Spider-Man reboot and before they teamed with Marvel to relaunch Spidey in a new film series that will connect with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson and I put together a list of ten directors we thought could save the Spider-Man franchise. One name we both immediately thought belonged on the list was Drew Goddard, the man who directed The Cabin in the Woods and was then slated to direct the Amazing 2 spinoff The Sinister Six.

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Joe Casey And Jim Mahfood Are Doing A ‘Miami Vice’ Comic Book And It Looks Bonkers

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Licensed comics are a strange beast, especially when they're adapting movies or shows that never had anything at all to do with comics. I mean, there was a Scarface comic with a pretty great creative team a few years ago that was based on the idea that Tony Montana survived the end of the movie, which, just in case you haven't seen it, is both extremely improbable and also contrary to the entire point of the film.

Sometimes, though, you get something that sounds so awesome that it's hard to believe that it's really happening.

Which brings me to the fact that Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood are doing a Miami Vice comic.

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Comics, Everybody: The History of Black Panther Explained!

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The Black Panther movie is only three years away (unless Marvel moves it again), and rumor has it the character may debut in a cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron this summer, played by Chadwick Boseman. That makes this the perfect time to break down the character's history in the recurring feature we call Comics, Everybody! Cartoonist Chris Haley of Let’s Be Friends Again and colorist Jordan Gibson are your patient guides to the story of comics' first black superhero, created in the pages of Fantastic Four by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966.

Whether you're new to comics, new to the world of Marvel's heroes, or a long-time fan looking to re-familiarize yourself with the eccentricities of superhero continuity (or maybe engage in some hardcore nitpicking), we hope you'll enjoy this special tribute to the sometime king of Wakanda. (What-kanda? So glad you asked...)

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Dani Moonstar, Samus, Stryfe, Madoka Magica & More

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Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.

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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Free Stuff: Heartbreaker, Your Time has Come, We’re Giving Iron Man Away

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Another day, another ComicsAlliance contest. This time, we're teaming with Sideshow Collectibles to offer you the chance to win your very own Iron Man 3 Iron Man MK XVII (Heartbreaker) sixth-scale figure by Hot Toys. We literally cannot stop just giving things away. You're welcome.

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The Batman 66 Episode Guide 1×15: The Joker Goes To School

Batman 1x15: The Joker Goes To School

The 1966 Batman television show was one of the most successful and influential adaptations of comic books to mass media of all time. Over the course of three seasons and 120 episodes, the series became a cultural force with its unique combination of tongue-in-cheek humor, thrilling superhero adventure and celebrity guest stars, and shaped the way the public would view the Caped Crusader for the next five decades. Now, in the midst of a well-deserved renaissance of the show, ComicsAlliance is proud to present The Batman '66 Episode Guide, an in-depth examination of every single adventure, arch-criminal and deathtrap cliffhanger of the series.

This week, the Joker launches his most convoluted plan yet: Poisoning the minds of America's youth... at Dick Grayson's high school!

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CBLDF’s Guide ‘Raising a Reader’ Gets New Printings

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While the CBLDF's primary mission is legal defense (as per their name), they also offer valuable educational tools. This includes Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read, a guide aimed at parents and educators. Written by Dr. Meryl Jaffe and featuring art by Raina Telgemeier and Matthew Holm, this great resource teaches adults how to engage kids in the comics medium. While a US version has been available for a while now, the CBLDF is doing a new US printing as well as their first ever UK printing (in British English). Both versions will be available in May.

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