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Five Reasons to Date a Supervillain (And Not a Superhero)

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In general, it's the comic book heroes who are held up as romantic prospects. Their noble quests, taut abs, and forthright expressions make them the most eligible non-vampire fictional characters. They also have personal lives designed to garner sympathy; they'll relate on-panel to relatives, friends, partners or just people in the street in ways that show us that beneath their rough exterior, they're good people. If only someone could reach them! Add to this the inevitable holiday issues in which they give presents to orphans or save puppies, and readers will ignore the much more romantically suitable element of the average comic book: Supervillains.

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The Riddler’s Lair: Classic Puzzles Based on the Batman Villain

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Do you enjoy a brain teaser? Are your favorite colors green and purple? Is your favorite emotional state "insufferably smug"? Then you'll enjoy The Riddler's Lair, a puzzle-based site designed by Emmanuel Papillon.

The designer is very clear about not being "a Batman fan"

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Selling Lantern Corps Error Rings: Still Lucrative?

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A few months ago, I wrote about a white lantern ring being sold on eBay. The plastic ring was one of the set of rings which were promotional giveaways, sent out by the bagful to comics shops along with certain issues of "Blackest Night." While they were given out free to customers, they quickly found a price on eBay. Most valuable were the "error rings,

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F#&% Yeah Comic Relationships: A Tumblr For Love

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With all the death, destruction, heartbreak, misery, and Nazi gorillas of modern comics, it's nice to see certain blogs which focus on the sweeter aspects of comic books. They keep us from forgetting that there's a lot of fun stuff mixed in with the sturm und drang. Ultra-l

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Forget a Hulk Movie: Make a She-Hulk TV Series

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In the past decade, we've seen that comic book movies, even relatively obscure comic book movies, have the ability to transcend their genre and be very impressive films, while making boatloads of sweet, sweet money for their creators. Still, not all comic book characters auto

Grant Morrison Documentary Gets a Name and a New Trailer [Video]

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A documentary about Grant Morrison has gained a distributor, and comic book fans have gained one more thing to be excited about. The documentary is entitled "Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods"; a good title that hints at not only Morrison's reputation as the ecstatic mystic of the comic book world but the awe he inspires in the vast majority of comic book fans.

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The Forbes Fictional Fifteen: The Richest Characters in Comics

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Comic books give a lot of clues about exactly how rich their very richest citizens are. There are casual references to buying an island just for a quiet place to stay, buying a hotel so a lady friend can have a swim in a fountain, and of course, Kevlar doesn't come cheap. But

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