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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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Boggle the Owl Loves You and Wants You to Be Happy

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There's a sentiment you hear a lot in comics -- expressed most recently and eloquently by Neil Gaiman -- that the most important thing to do if you want to create art is to simply do it. You don't have to be the best artist in the world; your work doesn't have to be per

‘Garfield’ Comic Book Features Lasagna Superheroics [Preview]

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Jim Davis's Garfield has become something of an institution in the world of newspaper comics, notable not only because it has transformed a certain fat, orange cat into an instantly recognizable cultural icon, but also because it how somehow found a way to discuss Monday-hating and lasagna-eating for 33 years running. Now, Garfield has expanded beyond th

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