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Jack Kirby’s Erotic Flirtations: The Sensual Side of the King of Comics [Sex]

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When legendary artist Jack Kirby left Marvel Comics in 1970 and went to DC, he was lured there in part by the promise of doing work in new genres and new formats. He always envisioned comics going further than the pamphlet; he wanted to see glossy magazines and long-form books with enough variety to appeal to everyone. Most of hi

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Variant Covers to 8 ‘Flashpoint’ Tie-In Comics Revealed [Exclusive]

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The mega-crossover Flashpoint has been shrouded in secrecy for months, but DC Comics has been dropping Flash Facts like hotcakes all through March, giving eager fans tantalizing teasers and blazing preview images. Now, just whe

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Diamond Digital: It Might Be of Some Small Use

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Diamond Digital was announced last week -- a digital comics delivery system based around going to your brick-and-mortar store, purchasing a download code printed on a piece of paper, and then taking that code and punching it into your phone, tablet or home computer via iVerse. It's the kind of odd left turn you expect from the comics industry at this point -- "Oh yes,

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‘SMBC’ Webcartoonist Wreaks Rainbow Revenge on Anti-Gay Marriage Site

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Last night, idly clicking on a cryptic link at The Comics Reporter led me to a story that may be my favorite thing to happen in comics so far this year. Zach Weiner, creator of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, had one of his cartoons mi

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‘Freakangels’: A Western Comic That Breathes Like Manga

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"Manga are emotional comics. They want nothing more than for you to breathe together with them. To conspire with lives." - Warren Ellis

The other day, I finally caught up on Freakangels, Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield's fine sci-fi adventure comic published online for free by Avatar Press. Avatar still has an unfortunate and somewhat deserved reputation as a purveyor

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The 5 Worst Comics of 2010: #1 — Superman: Grounded

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#1. Superman: Grounded



Initially intended to be a twelve-issue story following Superman as he walked (adamantly not flying) across America and reconnected with the country and its people, "Grounded" became more a publishing irregularity than anything. It's the Superman story that J. Michael Straczynski abandoned to write a different Superman story, one that's more lucrative and targeted to a wider audience. Stracz

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Jason Aaron Offers Straight Talk on Cutting Comic Prices and Pages

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In his latest column at Comic Book Resources, bearded word-warrior Jason Aaron (Scalped, Wolverine) discusses the latest price moves at Marvel and DC with uncommon candor (as covered by ComicsAlliance way back here). The piece is a good read for anyone interested in getting a glimpse behind the scenes of this kind of industry shift

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