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5 Ways ‘Southern Bastards’ Absolutely Nails The Modern South

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Image Comics' Southern Bastards has a lot to offer people who enjoy a good crime/revenge comic like I do. There's palpable tension, a sense of some serious wrongs that need to be righted, and people fighting each other with bats (one of them the remnant of a tree that grew out of a grave and was struck by lightning) in the middle of the street.

But, you might say, there are lots of crime comics out there. Heck, Jason Aaron, the writer of Southern Bastards, has penned a good many himself. Scalped and his Punisher run, to name a couple. Southern Bastards is something really special, though, because of the way Aaron and artist Jason Latour embrace its setting so deeply and wholeheartedly.

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Link Ink: Square Enix Joker And Harley, ‘Gotham’ Gets A Full Season And Deadpool As A G.I. Joe

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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Oni Brings ‘Rick And Morty’ To The Universe Of Comics [NYCC]

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The Adult Swim animated series Rick And Morty is about as well-suited for a comics adaptation as anything on TV. It's got a psychopathic mad scientist, inter-dimensional adventures, and lots of teenage growing pains.

That's likely why the Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon-created series will be coming to Oni Press next year in a new comic written by Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers scribe Zac Gorman.

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New York Comic Con Is Officially Bigger Than San Diego Comic-Con

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In terms of star power, Comic-Con International in San Diego may still have the edge, but as far as attendance is concerned, there's a new king of the mountain in comic conventions.

ReedPOP, the organizers behind New York Comic Con, sold passes to 151,000 people for the event at the Javits Center this weekend, making it bigger than San Diego's historic convention by about 21,000 attendees. San Diego's attendance has been capped at 130,000 for years now.

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Link Ink: ‘The Flash’ Casts Pied Piper, Clementine From ‘The Walking Dead’ Gets An Action Figure And Official Dancing Groot

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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Back By Popular Demand; ‘Spider-Gwen’ Gets Ongoing Series In February [NYCC]

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It looks like Marvel is striking while the iron is hot.

September's Edge of Spider-Verse #2, which featured an alternate-universe Gwen Stacy who bore the mantle of Spider-Woman and was also in a super-cool girl band, was such a massive success that the publisher has announced an ongoing series starring the character will launch in February. The creative team behind the Edge of Spider-Verse issue, writer Jason Latour, artist Robbi Rodriguez, and colorist Rico Renzi, are all expected to return.

The announcement came Friday morning at New York Comic-Con in a closed-door, retailers-only panel, which reportedly also teased a January event with the familiar words "No More Mutants", and included retailer questions about the future fates of Thor, Wolverine and the Fantastic Four.

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Boom’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Comic Goes For Bigger-Than-TV Action [Preview]

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Fox's action/horror/comedy Sleepy Hollow is one of the best shows on TV right now, and it deserves a tie-in comic that captures its oddball charm. Luckily, it looks like that's what fans are getting in the new Boom Studios series by writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Jorge Coelho.

The team isn't just shoehorning TV plots into comics form, though. While Bennett and Coelho do a really nice job of capturing the voices and looks of lead characters Ichabod Crane and Lt. Abbie Mills, the team also adds in some big action that you can't really pull off on a TV budget. Check out the first six pages here at ComicsAlliance.

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Link Ink: NYCC ‘Big Hero 6′ Poster, TV’s Reverse Flash And Catalog Cards From The Gotham City Library

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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Exclusive: Zander Cannon Goes To Giant Monster Jail In ‘Kaijumax’ From Oni [NYCC]

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Zander Cannon's graphic novel Heck was hands-down one of the best books of 2013. It mixed an intricately detailed depiction of hell with a deep emotional resonance and an expressive, but also appealingly simply cartooning style. In some ways, it was so good that it made it hard to imagine how Cannon could follow it.

But then Oni Press announced Cannon's new, ongoing series at New York Comic-Con Thursday. It's called Kaijumax, and it's about a maximum-security prison for giant monsters. Let me repeat that so it sinks in. It's about a maximum-security prison for giant monsters. When we all expected Cannon to zig, he zagged.

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New York Times Says Offensive Cartoon About India’s Space Mission Was Not Meant To Be Offensive

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Comics can be a very powerful medium, either as a catalyst for change or as a way to--even inadvertently--uphold stereotypes.

A New York Times cartoon about India's recent, successful mission to send an orbiting spacecraft to Mars fell into the latter category, angering so many people that the newspaper had to openly apologize.

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