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Why Marvel Owes No Apologies for Captain America’s ‘Tea Party’


It was so much easier when Captain America could just punch prominent Nazis.

Ed Brubaker and Marvel Comics recently came under fire by Fox News due to the characterization of a small town protest group in Captain America #602...

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Sportscenter Goes Up, Up and Away With Superman Ad


The NBA has a storied relationship with comic book superheroes. As a league of men who don outlandish costumes are possess physiques, powers and capabilities far beyond their mortal kin, professional basketball players are about the closest thing to real-life super-beings to walk the Earth...

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Gail Simone Returns to ‘Birds of Prey’ in 2010 — EXCLUSIVE


It's been three years since DC writer Gail Simone ended her epic 50+ issue run on "Birds of Prey," an experience that she once called "physically painful," but we've got big news today that we hope will stop the pain: Simone will be heading back to "Birds of Prey" in 2010...

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Hammering Away at the History of Thor


Heavy is the hand that wields the hammer. Or something.

There's never been a better time for fans that pledge themselves to the Mighty Thor. He's got a top-selling book, a major motion picture active in the works, and a central role in "Siege," Marvel's next major miniseries event...

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Teenage Mutant Reservoir Dogs


Mashups are mad scientists' greatest legacy to us, the ADD generation, wherein a combination of disparate images and audio work together so effortlessly, they create something wholly new.

Lo, and also behold, this Reservoir Dogs/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mashup is one of those instances...

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Rec Room: ‘District 9′ and ‘Resurrection’


If you like the movie "District 9," check out Marc Guggenheim's comic book "Resurrection" from Oni Press.

"District 9," the summer's unsuspecting breakout blockbuster from producer Peter Jackson, takes alien-invasion tropes and teases them out in innovative, original ways -- something it shares with the Oni Press comic "Resurrection," from TV and comics writer Marc Guggenheim...

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Rec Room: ‘Mad Men’ & ‘Parker: The Hunter’


The Rec Room: Where ComicsAlliance's Brendan McGuirk uses the stuff you already love to suggest the comics that you will.

If you like "Mad Men," then try "Parker: The Hunter."

Both the AMC television series and Darwyn Cooke's comic adaptation of the Richard Stark crime novels are highly stylized portrayals of 1960's New York City where men are men, women are foxy and submissive, and the world is waiting to be conquered by those up to the task...

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Rec Room: ‘The Wire,’ ‘Cap Reborn’ or ‘Angels & Demons’


You can't recommend a comic to someone without context -- a broader sense of what they enjoy, in both comics and other media. In the Rec Room, ComicsAlliance uses the graphic novels, books, television and movies that you do know as a gateway to the great comics that you don't...

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