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Aquaman Becomes the Latest Casualty of the BP Oil Spill


It looks like Brightest Day wasn't enough to keep Aquaman around. For those of you who like a little depression with your comics -- or a little comics with your depression - The Aquaman Shrine, which is exactly what it sound like, recently put up a doctored DC cover that shows Aquaman killed by the British Petroleum spill in the Gulf of Mexico...

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The 5 Saddest Sacks in Superhero Comics


Comics are the domain of heroes and villains. They tell decades-long, dramatic stories about the clash of good and evil, and of the fall-out from that clash. The characters who inhabit comics live lives of operatic tragedy, intense joy, and all-consuming obsession.

Most of the time.

Amidst the grand passions and noble characters there are always a few characters who are just . . . sad. Either due to literary conventions, or running gags, or just common neglect, they are chained to fates that are disappointing, annoying, or just . . . well . . . sad.

Take a look at the five saddest sacks in comics, and feel better about your own life.

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Category: Humor, Lists, Marvel

The ‘Cry for Justice’ Threesome Continuity Challenge


The comics blog "Stars and Garters" has issued, to Gail Simone, a specific type of challenge. It is a challenge that has felled many a writer before her, and will ruin many a writer after her. It is the slipperiest, most difficult, most unresolvable challenge that any writer can ever face...

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Beyond Feminist Hulk: The Tweets of Other Feminist Comics Characters


Earlier this week we featured Feminist Hulk, the Twitter feed where Hulk smashes the patriarchy, but feminist tweeting doesn't all have to be capital letters and bad grammar. We'd like to imagine that there are plenty of comic book characters out there with something to say about feminism -- here's our thoughts on the third wave of the DC and Marvel universes...

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I’m Ready For My Close-Up, Mister Whedon


Joss Whedon is part of a team of filmmakers shooting a documentary at the 2010 Comic-Con, and if you're going to be in the area, you could be part of it. "Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope," is looking for a few good fans with obsession, charisma, and a story to tell about why they want to spend four days milling around a convention center...

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The Turning Evil Files: The Robins Edition


Let's face it; every hero turns evil once in a while. It adds spice and (presumably) depth to the narrative, and every writer hopes to merciful god that it adds readers. While we considered trying to list and describe every comics character that turned evil, we ultimately realized that would probably result in computer running out of pixels...

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Mark Hamill to Finally Direct ‘The Black Pearl’


Over a decade ago, Mark Hamill wrote a screenplay about how media had become more exploitative and sensational, and how people obsessed with fame were more susceptible to exploitation. Movie studios weren't interested, but it had a superhero in it -- The Black Pearl -- so Dark Horse Comics made it into a five-issue limited comic book series of the same name...

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