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Classic Comic Ads Take You Back to the Days of Sea Monkeys

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The ads sprinkled through comic books have slowly evolved through the years, as comics moved from mainstream entertainment to collector's items, the comic book audience aged, and the internet became the number one repository of obvious scams, semi-obvious scams, and products that weren't scams but also weren't anything that people would buy.

Yes, the days of Sea Monkeys for saes may be behind us --

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5 Untapped Million-Dollar Comic Book Product Ideas

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There are superhero t-shirts and action figures and posters and lunchboxes and toothbrushes and pez dispensers and pencil cases and cereal brands. And costumes and pajamas and underwear and collector's edition DVD box sets. And dinnerware and trading cards and cookie jars.

Yes. Cookie jars. And despite all of this, the market for superheroes and superhero accessories still has some large, and profitable, gaps. Here are the top five product ideas that have been inexplicably ignored by comic book companies.

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The Intimate Candlelight Dinner of Lex Luthor and Lois Lane

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The focus in upcoming 'Action Comics' #890 turns back to the obsessions of supervillain Lex Luthor, who has been left with a thirst for power that only an orange ring can satisfy, thanks to his time in the Orange Lantern Corps during "Blackest Night." In the preview

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Cassandra Cain-Deprived Fans Turn to ‘Casstoons’

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Being a comics fan means your favorite characters never really go away.

For those who were disappointed to hear that DC has no official plans for Cassandra Cain as of yet, for those who are justifiably skeptical about the rumors that Billy Tucci might write a Cassandra Cain series, and for those who are fond of good, old-fashioned comics meta, there are "Casstoons."

"Casstoons" is a fan-mad

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New Phone App Designed For Use DURING Supervillain Movie

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The upcoming "Despicable Me," an animated movie starring the voice of Steve Carell that chronicles the trials and tribulations of a second-rate supervillain, will be integrating an extraordinary new cell phone app designed to used during the movie, a move that will doubtless make you hate both cell phone users and movie marketers even more than you usually do on your typical trip to the the theater.

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When Batman Gets Cuddly: Batman Plushies

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There are hundreds of Batman figurines, Batman sculptures, Batman toys and Batman action figures out there, but sometimes in the hard world of sculpted abs and angry plastic scowls, you just want to see the softer side of Bats, and Batman plushies are a great way to do it

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A Tourist’s Guide to Superhero Cities

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So you've come to see beautiful New Metrothamork, home of a prominent superhero! Welcome!

Like most people, you've always dreamed of traveling to the city of Awesome-Man to see him fight villains, banter, and romance his on-again-off-again girlfriend. After years of s

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Australian Geeks Set New World Record for Superhero Costumes

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Melbourne, Australia has just broken the Guinness World Record for largest number of people in superhero costumes gathered in one place. A little over a week ago, 1245 people dressed up like their favorite comics characters and headed for Federation Square to be tallied up by Guinness officials.

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