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Blast From Holidays Past: The Complete ‘Dinosaur Santa Comics’ by Ryan North

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Over the last several weeks, we've been running Dinosaur Santa Comics -- an original holiday comic by Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North, featuring all-new clip art of Santa and dinosaur. As Ryan explained, "ComicsAlliance asked if I wanted to do some holiday comics using a new layout and I said 'HELLO, NEVER IN MY NEAR-DECADE OF MAKING COMICS HAVE I EVER DONE THIS, so actually I'm really glad you asked!'"

Now that Christmas is here, we've archived the complete Dinosaur Santa Comics below for your viewing pleasure. Happy holidays!

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The Fantastic Four Nativity Scene (and other Nerd Nativities)

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The Thanksgiving holiday is now behind us, and you know what that means: the stoplight for Christmas insanity has officially turned green, and now every department store, television ad, and song you hear at Starbucks will be unrelentingly focused on our favorite annual holiday of economic consumption and good cheer.

We'd like to start out the new season with our tongues firmly in cheek, thanks to these Not-Right Nativity scenes for sale on Etsy. Our personal favorite, below, features Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman as Mary and Joseph, the Thing as a shepherd doing one-handed curls with a sheep, the Human Torch and Silver Surfer as Wise Men, and presumably Franklin Richards as everyone's personal savior.

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Blast From Holidays Past: The 12 Comic Book Days of Christmas [Original Art]

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Christmas is finally here, and while the CA staff, we'd like to take a look back at one of our favorite original art series every, the 12 Days of Christmas by the comics artists of Periscope Studio that reimagine the 12 days of the classic Christmas carol with a nerdy twist. Join us now as we count down through all twelve wonderfully nerdy images like 10 Lord Vaders a Leaping, 7 Bella Swans a Swimming, and 2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtledoves, from comics creators like Steve Lieber, Jeff Parker and Colleen Coover. Click through to embiggen the images, and have a very Merry Christmas!

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Finally: The Complete And Utter Insanity Of ‘Batman: Odyssey,’ Part 6

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This is a post three years in the making. Way back in 2011, David Wolkin and I attempted to deconstruct the madness of Batman: Odyssey, an incomprehensible masterwork by legendary Batman artist (and legendarily terrible Skateman writer) Neal Adams that quickly established itself as the most insane comic we have ever read. When the series was renewed for a glorious second volume, we completed four additional reviews -- but stopped just short of the last two issues.

Our recaps were gratifyingly well-received, inspiring fan art, live readings and even cantankerous comments from Neal Adams himself (or so we choose to believe). And for the last three years, people have been tweeting at us, e-mailing us and asking us at conventions when we would finally complete our coverage of Batman: Odyssey.

That day is today.

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Sexual Harassment in Comics: The Tipping Point

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Last week, when artist Tess Fowler got on Twitter and breathed white-hot fury about sexual harassment in the comics industry, the thing that struck me most wasn't her anger; the real shock, given the scope of the problem and the lack of consequences, should be that more women aren't that publicly furious more of the time.

Of course, there are many, many reasons not to speak up. If you're a comics professional, maybe you want to be known for your work, for your accomplishments, not for the fact that some jerk couldn't keep his hands to himself. Maybe you don't want the first thing that comes up when someone Googles your name to be a story of your victimization. Maybe you don't want to be called a slut or a liar when you talk about the sh**ty thing that happened to you (which you will, inevitably), or for people to invent every possible nefarious motivation for your decision to speak up – except the idea that it might be true.

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The Complete and Utter Insanity of ‘Batman: Odyssey’ Part 5

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Illustrated by legendary Batman artist Neal Adams and written by legendarily terrible Skateman writer Neal Adams, Batman: Odyssey launched in 2011 and quickly established itself as hands down, the most insane comic we have ever read. After their shell-shocked review of the in

The Complete and Utter Insanity of ‘Batman: Odyssey,’ Part 4

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Illustrated by legendary Batman artist Neal Adams and written by legendarily terrible Skateman writer Neal Adams, Batman: Odyssey launched in 2011 and quickly established itself as hands down, the most insane comic we have ever read. After their shell-shocked review of the initial run, Laura

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The Complete and Utter Insanity of ‘Batman: Odyssey’, Part 3

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Illustrated by legendary Batman artist Neal Adams and written by legendarily terrible Skateman writer Neal Adams, Batman: Odyssey launched in 2011 and quickly established itself as hands down, the most insane comic we have ever read. After their shell-shocked review of the initial run, L

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The Complete And Utter Insanity Of ‘Batman: Odyssey’: Part 2

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Initially slated as a miniseries illustrated by legendary Batman artist Neal Adams and written by legendarily terrible Skateman writer Neal Adams, Batman: Odyssey launched in 2011 and quickly established itself as hands down, the most insane comic we have ever read. When we heard the news that the mind

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Laura Hudson Leaves ComicsAlliance as Editor-in-Chief

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Hello, good-bye.

As most of you know, I'm the editor-in-chief of ComicsAlliance. I created this site a little over three years ago at the behest of AOL, and because I am a very lucky person, it somehow grew from a weird little blog where I was the sole contributor -- an awkward era I in no way encourage you to revisit -- to one of the biggest comics sites on the Internet with a staff of enormously talented editors and contributors who have made ComicsAlliance into something so much larger than just me, something shaped and infused with the individual passions and personalities of some pretty amazing people. It has bee

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