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S.M. Vidaurri Talks ‘Iscariot’

S.M. Vidaurri talks about what inspired this new tale, Iscariot, how he chose the visual language, and why cardinals play a recurring role in his comics.

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Play-Testing Hasbro Avengers Toys

Hasbro sent us a box of kid-friendly Avengers role-playing gear, and we put it in the hands of some of the top research scientists we could afford.

10 Best Marvel Games

10 Best Marvel Video Games

In honor of The Avengers: Age of Ultron hitting theaters, we have decided to pull a Nick Fury and unite our favorite Marvel superhero games of all time.

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Bringing a Vintage Twist: Genevieve FT

Genevieve FT has worked in animation and video games, but also has a love of comics. She's drawn covers for Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, and Archie.

Riverdale Goes Full Shining In ‘Afterlife With Archie’ #8 [Preview]

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A while back, the first issue of the newly relaunched The Black Hood made headlines pretty much everywhere --- including here at ComicsAlliance --- for being the first Archie Comics book to ever drop the f-bomb. Truly, it is a momentous occasion, but it seems that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla will not be outdone, because next week's Afterlife With Archie #8 is almost certainly the first Archie comic to ever use the word "twincest-y."

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Better Living Through Building a Lego Marvel SHIELD Helicarrier

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Earlier this year, Lego revealed its impressive Marvel Super Hero SHIELD Helicarrier set to the world at Toy Fair. The 2,996 pieces combine to form a mammoth 31"x17"x11" scaled replica of the vehicle du jour for Marvel's elite global security organization. Having recently rekindled my love of Lego with the Assault on Avengers Tower set, I convinced my wife that the SHIELD Helicarrier would be the perfect weekend activity for the two of us to share.

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‘And Then Emily’ Returned… for Free Comic Book Day: In Conversation with Lees and Laurie

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Visiting the bustling hive of energy that was Edinburgh Comic Con back in mid-April, I was delighted to see that the table of dynamic duo John Lees and Iain Laurie had completely sold out of their critically acclaimed horror comic, And Then Emily Was Gone.

With a highly anticipated prequel, And Then Emily Was Gone #0, as one of the highlights of the 2015 Free Comic Book Day slate, what better time to sit down and talk horror, David Lynch, Scottish folklore, and how such a wicked comic ever reached our shelves with Lees and Laurie?

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Joss Whedon Explains Why Loki’s Cameo Was Cut From ‘Avengers 2’

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Late last year, Idris Elba let slip that he and Tom Hiddleston filmed Avengers 2 cameos in a scene with Chris Hemsworth as Thor. But, if you've seen the movie, you've noticed that Tom Hiddleston and Loki are nowhere to be found. What gives? Director Joss Whedon says that the scene they filmed just “didn’t play.”

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Who Owns Power Girl? On Ownership, Gerry Conway, and DC Entertainment’s Royalty System

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Writer Gerry Conway, who created several characters during his time at both Marvel and DC (including Firestorm, Killer Croc, Vixen and The Punisher) took to his blog recently to discuss and throw a spotlight on the way DC pay credit to their creative talent for the characters they created while working for the company.

By introducing what they call ‘creator equity participation’, DC was one of the first publishers to offer royalty payments to creators for when characters were used outside of the comics medium --- such as in television, cinema, toys, or video games. Chuck Dixon, for example, is paid whenever Bane appears in a film or video game, as he is cited as the character’s co-creator.

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A Confluence of Interests: A Tabletop Game Where You Draw A Comic Is Getting Kickstarted

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Designer Jason Thompson is currently running a Kickstarter for his tabletop game Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics, where players draw a comic through the course of the game. It's a fascinating idea that combines two interests that often overlap; comics and tabletop gaming. The description makes it seem like the game moves at a breakneck pace, and is more about creative storytelling based on the cards you pull than on displaying impressive art skills, which means I might actually be able to play.

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Jiro Kuwata Pits Batman Against ‘The Robot Robbers’ In ‘Bat-Manga’ Chapter 44 [Exclusive Preview]

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The next installment of DC's digital-frist reprint Jiro Kuwata's Bat-Manga involves Batman and Robin facing off against a trio of mechanical ne'er-do-wells known as the Robot Robbers, and let's be real here: if you're anything at all like me, that's all you need to know.

If, however, you'd like a little more information, then I've got good news for you! We have in our hands an exclusive preview of the next issue, available on Comixology and other digital outlets this Saturday. And not only does it feature Batman duking it out with a robot robber, it also features the wondrous technology of his crime sensor.

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Ask Chris #238: Why You Should Probably Pick Up Walter Simonson’s ‘Orion’

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Q: How immediately should we should we all be buying the new Orion by Walt Simonson omnibus? -- @atnorwood

A: Every now and then I like to take a swing at a softball question, but this one is just gently wafting over the plate, taking a moment to stop offer me an engraved invitation. So here's the quick answer: Ideally, you should be buying that Orion omnibus right now, if not sooner, maybe going as far as buying it in back issues too so you have something to read while you wait for it to be delivered. As a general rule of thumb, pretty much anything with the words "WALT SIMONSON" written on the cover is something that's going to be worth having on your bookshelf.

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‘Avengers 2’ Easter Eggs Mega Post: All the References, Callbacks and Trivia You May Have Missed

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Though Joss Whedon recently said not to expect many Avengers 2 easter eggs, there are still some things in Age of Ultron that eagle-eyed Marvel fans will notice if they're paying attention. We've compiled a list of all the easter eggs we noticed after our second screening of the film. Is there anything you noticed that we missed? Drop it in the comments below and we'll add it!

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10 ‘Arrow’ Facts to Store in Your Quiver

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The CW’s Arrow is still going strong in Season 3, but did you know that the emerald archer has never once chosen his own superhero name? Or that the famed Starling City is actually a composite of Germany and Philadelphia? These are just some of the Arrow points targeting you in the fourth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which will not fail this city!

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