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Is ‘Batman: The Dark Knight’ Going to Get Spicy?


The DCU source blog recently posted the cover to the second issue of "Batman: The Dark Knight," a series beginning with a six-part story by David Finch. The first issue solicit doesn't get into much detail about the contents of the series...

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Does ‘Super’ Take One Too Many Steps Away From its Source Material? [Video]


"Super" is an upcoming film from the writer/director of "Slither," James Gunn. The film is a look at superheroes through a very jaundiced eye. It sees them as insane, petty people who are not even remotely up to the task that they set for themselves...

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The 5 Best Modes of Transportation in Comics


It's rare to see superheroes tooling around on a bus. Not only do schedules and GPS monitoring make it easy for supervillains to anticipate their attacks, but the constant jingle of change is a dead giveaway when they're trying to sneak up on snitches...

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Read Leftycartoons For Your Daily Dose of Liberal Smugness


There are certain people out there who wake up every morning still missing the "The West Wing," who think that Hal Jordan's famous "blue, orange and purples skins" scene would have been better with a fat cat wearing a sash labeled "military industrial complex" in the background, and who want to start their day with some insufferable liberal smugness...

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Harley Quinn as Robin: A Meme of Madness


Whence she came, none will tell. Whither she goes, none can say. There is only one thing that everyone knows for certain.

She keeps Batman awake at night.

The idea of Harley Quinn somehow becoming Robin worked its way onto the internet, caught on among fans, and resulted in Robley Quinn; the ultimate bat-mashup...

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Superheroes are Bad for Boys. Or, Possibly Good for Boys.


It looks like the ultimate goal of psychology it to let parents know there is no way to be sure they're bringing up their kids right. On the heels of two much-talked-about studies about how modern superheroes and their non-stop aggression are bad for adolescent boys, MSNBC...

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The Most Divisive Character Types in Comics


Everyone likes a good argument, and comics fans are no different. Sure, for the most part we want peace, but life is better when there is something to bicker over. During the course of an argument you get to re-visit favorite moments, air out grievances, and occasionally learn something new...

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Hideous and Hilarious: Allie Brosh’s ‘Hyperbole and a Half’ Webcomic


The number of webcomics and personal blogs out there that can be described using the phrase, 'quirky musings,' can't be estimated without going totally mad. But when sifting through the navel gazing, ranting, and transparent attempts to garner book deals (Not that I'm judging...

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Comics Career Guide: What to Expect From a Career in the Sciences


We all know what we should expect if we were to venture into the realm of our fictional heroes: Gruesome death. There's no way around that, so if you see a glowing portal open up in the air, and your favorite hero waving from the other side, run away as fast as your legs can carry you...

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