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4,000-Foot ‘Big Nate’ Strip Sets World Record For ‘Longest Cartoon Strip Created By A Team’ [Video]

Big Nate creator Lincoln Pierce receives the Guinness Record

I am completely unfamiliar with Lincoln Pierce's Big Nate, owing mostly to the fact that it is a newspaper strip that is not rooted in complete and utter soul-crushing despair, but the one thing I know about it is that it lives up to its name. It is certainly a big comic. So big, in fact, that this month, it broke the world record for "Longest Cartoon Strip Created By A Team" with a group effort spearheaded by pierce and chronicled on The Today Show in front of a smiling, benevolent Al Roker.

The strip, recreated from Pierce's artwork by volunteers from schools across the world, clocks in at 3,923 feet and two inches, officially netting the world record and dethroning the previous record set by French schoolchildren in 2000. So suck on that, French children! USA! USA! USA!

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Massive Fan-Animated ‘Sailor Moon’ Episode Recreation On The Way, Complete With PSA [Video]

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It's a pretty good time to be a Sailor Moon fan. Not only is there a new animated series set to kick off with a worldwide release this summer and a new line of high-end action figures to populate your bookshelves, but there's also a resurgence of material created by fans as the franchise gets ready to relaunch.

Case in point: Moon Animate Make-Up, a full-length recreation of an episode of the original Sailor Moon anime, featuring a different animator for every shot of the show. And yes: That includes the "Sailor Moon Says" PSA at the end.

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Tim Seeley On ‘Grayson’, Nightwing’s All-New Spy Adventure [Interview]

Grayson, DC Comics

Last week, the news broke that Dick Grayson would no longer be operating as Nightwing, instead being relaunched into a new spy-themed adventure series called Grayson, by Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janin. Spinning out of the events of Forever Evil that saw his identity revealed to the world, the new series finds the former Robin, former Nightwing and former Batman (dude has a long resumé) joining up with Spyral, a mysterious organization that first appeared in Batman Incorporated.

To find out more about Grayson's transition from superhero to superspy, I talked to Seeley, who has been working with King, a former CIA counterterrorism officer, to bring the series to life. In the interview, we discuss Dick Grayson's role as a "free spirit" who isn't tied to Gotham City in the way that Batman is, the writing process of Batman Eternal, and even the "G" on Dick's chest.

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New ‘Marvel Universe LIVE’ Footage Reveals More Characters, More Dirtbikes, More Skateboard Tricks [Video]

Marvel Universe Live "white model"

Listen: If someone had asked me what it was that I wanted out of a live show starring a bunch of Marvel Characters, I would've given all the standard answers like big fights and special effects, but I would've also specifically requested that they find a way to throw in dirtbikes and skateboard tricks. I mean, those are my favorite things, but I would know, even as I was asking, that it probably wouldn't happen.

And yet, here we are with a new video about the upcoming Marvel Universe LIVE! arena show, and there are dirtbikes and skateboards. Like, there is actually a halfpipe and a dude straight up doing a Boneless. And, I guess, there's also some cool special effects and a teaser that characters like Captain Marvel and Black Cat will be showing up, but really: dirtbikes and skateboards.

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Dark Horse Announces ‘The Art Of The Venture Bros’ Hardcover, Out This October

Art of Venture Bros., Dark Horse Comics

If you're like me, you've spent countless hours watching television with a frown on your face, frustrated at the limitations of the medium. You've been sitting there watching some of your favorite adult-oriented animated adventure shows, and something just didn't set right. "Listen,' you've undoubtedly said, "This stuff with the moving pictures is all well and good, but why can't it just be a book?"

Well, friends and neighbors, the good people at Dark Horse Comics have heard your complaints, and they have stepped up: In October, Dark Horse will be releasing The Art of the Venture Bros. as a hardcover coffee table book, featuring designs and backgrounds from every episode of the show, with commentary by creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×20: ‘Weapon X, Lies, And Video Tape’

X-Men Episode Guide 3x20: Weapon X, Lies, and Video Tape

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week, Wolverine gets sad about revelations concerning his mysterious past, so it must be a Monday.

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Gael Bertrand’s Art Kicks Up A Cloud Of Dust With Its Cartoony Energy [Art]

Art by Gael Bertrand, http://synthezoide.deviantart.com/

On the list of things I want to read comics about, right underneath "Batman," "Jetpacks," and "Batman with a jetpack," you will find an entry for "girls with machine guns and dragons driving cars." Like, if you have that in your comic, I'm halfway there already without knowing anything else about what's going on, because I've always said that if there's one thing that could really improve Gunsmith Cats, it's dragons.

As a result, I'm pretty intrigued by the art of Gael Bertrand, whose art has smooth lines and fine details that remind me of Hergé, if Hergé had made Tintin a girl with a rally car and an uzi. Truly, that would've been a finer world, but Bertrand is here to fill in! Check out some favorites below!

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Tomer Hanuka’s Movie Posters Are Thrills And Chills Unto Themselves [Art]

Art by Tomar Hanuka, http://thanuka.com/

It doesn't come up too often around here since we tend to focus on sequential art, but I love movie posters. Love 'em. As long as there's not five lines of sans-serif text superimposed over someone's face, or some weird CGI animal and/or former SNL cast member making a weird smirk, I could look at those things all day -- and the best often come from artists inspired by their favorite movies to create striking images, whether it's for the Alamo Drafthouse or just for fun.

Case in point, artist Tomer Hanuka, whose portfolio includes incredible posters for Rambo, Psycho, 300 and more. Check out the best, along with Hankua's also-rad book covers, below!

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Mike Maihack’s ‘Cleopatra In Space’ Is The All Ages Sci-Fi Heroine We’ve Been Waiting For [Preview]

Cleopatra In Space By Mike Maihack

You're reading this on the Internet, so there's a good chance that you're already familiar with Mike Maihack, whose super cute, super fun Supergirl/Batgirl fan comics pretty much take over whenever he draws a new one. I've been a fan of those for a long time, and ever since I saw the first one, I've been wondering whether he was going to turn his attention to a full-length story with a similar aesthetic, and with Cleopatra In Space, it looks like that's exactly what he's done.

The full-color OGN is set for release on April 29 from Scholastic, sending the teen Queen of Egypt out into the depths of space for a rollicking all-ages adventure. I can't wait to read it, and fortunately, I don't have to -- check below for a preview of the first 13 pages!

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Kevin Conroy Returns For ‘Batman: Assault On Arkham’ Animated Feature Based On the Video Game Universe [Video]

Batman: Assault On Arkham

So hey, have you heard about these Arkham games starring Batman? It seems they are pretty popular, friends -- so popular, in fact, that in addition to there being four of them in the video game series, we are now getting a full-length animated movie based on the Arkham Games in which Kevin Conroy reprises his role as Batman. It's called Batman: Assault on Arkham and will see Batman take on the Joker and his plot to detonate a dirty bomb in Gotham City.

Unlike the games, though, Batman won't be a solo act in this mission, as he's joined by Task Force X, better known to comic book fans as the Suicide Squad.

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