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There's been music in comics for as long as there have been comics. Which is interesting, since comics are a purely visual medium that can't literally reproduce music. But bands and musicians tend to be fun, colorful characters, and those are the kinds of characters comics thrive on. From superheroes who play music when they're not fighting crime, to teen books where everybody has their own garage band, to indie comics that attempt to get at what being in a band might actually be like, stories about music remain a comics mainstay. So in celebration of the unique relationship between comics and music, we've put together five of the best fictional musical acts in mainstream comics.

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