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Link Ink: Rocket Raccoon Bust, ‘Daredevil’ Set Video And A Kirby/Krang Mash-Up

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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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The CW’s ‘The Flash’ Adds Firestorm Ronnie Raymond To The Cast

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The Justice League movie is still a few years away, but TV is getting more and more versions of the characters from the team seemingly every day.

Earlier this week, news broke that Brandon Routh would be playing The Atom on Arrow, and now Deadline is reporting that Robbie Amell, cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell, will join his relative in the DC TV universe to play Ronnie Raymond on The Flash. Raymond is (or, technically, is one-half) of the sometimes-Justice Leaguer Firestorm.

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Roy Thomas And Taschen Drop 700-Page Hardcover Celebrating 75 Years Of Marvel Comics

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Besides Stan Lee, there's virtually no one alive with more insider knowledge about Marvel Comics than Lee's successor in the editor-in-chief job, Roy Thomas, so it's appropriate that Thomas' name adorns the cover to Marvel and Taschen's new 700-plus-page hardcover 75 Years of Marvel: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen.

Thomas worked with editor and art director Josh Baker to piece together the massive volume, and according to a Marvel press release, the book will focus as much on Marvel creators as the company's iconic characters. That's encouraging.

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‘Spider-Man 2099′ #1: Light And Fun But With One Really Crummy Moment [Review]

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On sale now, the first issue of the new Spider-Man 2099 series by writer Peter David, artist Will Sliney and colorist Antonio Fabela is the very definition of a light comic. It's loaded with jokes and goofy asides -- most of them pretty funny. There's a throwaway villain. The colors are bright and appealing. It's mostly a really enjoyable read.
Until the one moment that bothered the hell out of me. Expect some spoilers below.

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Stan Lee’s Least Favorite Part Of A Movie Is The Only Place Jack Kirby’s Name Can Actually Be Seen

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Ravage 2099 and Stripperella co-creator Stan Lee has been channeling Andy Rooney in a series of videos on World of Heroes called "Stan's Rants." Like those missives of the late American broadcaster, these clips are mostly benign "cranky old man" bits. His newest one is about how he hates being on hold, for example.

But the video above, which is from last week, is a knife in the guts of less famous comics creators -- which is to say, nearly all of them. In the video, Lee complains about having to sit through long credits at the end of movies, including superhero movies.

"Nobody knows who [these people] are, nobody can read them and nobody cares," he says, astonishingly.

But here's the problem: Those credits are usually where the names of comics creators who wrote and drew the characters the movies are based on actually get seen.

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Link Ink: ROM Mighty Muggs, Extended ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Trailer And Existential Flash

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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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Cry Wolf: ‘The Wolf Among Us’ Season Finale Closes The Loop [Review]

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While I was playing the final episode of Telltale Games' first season of its Fables prequel game, The Wolf Among Us, I was struck by just how many genres it cycles through before its conclusion. It's a locked-parlor mystery. Then it's an action movie. There's melodrama in there. One scene is straight-up horror. Then it's a legal drama.

Previous episodes covered even more genre territory, from noir to surreal fiction to police procedural, but it wasn't until this episode that it dawned on me that Telltale was honoring the storytelling style of Fables, which started as a whodunnit and quickly became beyond categorization in its genre-hopping. Fables isn't just a series about storybook characters, it's a story about stories, and Telltale gets that. This final episode, "Cry Wolf," absolutely proved it.

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Barnes And Noble’s ‘Get Pop Cultured’ Celebration Includes Batman Day, Marvel Day, Ninja Turtles Event, And More

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Starting July 18, Barnes and Noble will launch a three week celebration of different aspects of pop-culture -- or, quite frankly, fandoms -- in what's clearly an effort to bring people into its brick-and-mortar stores.

But hey, there's some cool stuff happening, and quite a bit of it comics-themed. First, B&N will celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary with a special Batman Day, then it'll have several days of discounts of DC trade paperbacks, then a day of Marvel specials, and then almost a week of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles activities.

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Link Ink: Square Enix’s Comic-Con Batman Figure, ‘Robotech Academy’ Kickstarter And A Timeline Of Marvel Movies

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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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Former Movie Superman Brandon Routh Shrinks To TV Size As The Atom On ‘Arrow’

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Once, he was the biggest superhero in the world, figuratively. Now, he's going to be the smallest. Literally.

Brandon Routh, who was the Man of Steel in Superman Returns, will reportedly have a recurring role on the CW's hit series Arrow next season as Ray Palmer, known to comics fans as the Atom.

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