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Good Thing: Support The ACLU With Mike McCain’s Gorgeous ‘… And The American Way’ Print

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Mike McCain

So many of the best Superman moments are truly moments, brief glimpses of the impossible made easy, and the right thing made real. One such glimpse is seen in Mike McCain’s new art print "… And The American Way," recently made available for purchase in support of a very good cause.

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Good Thing: Geof Darrow is Back to Blow Your Mind

Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse Comics

The first time anyone reads a Geof Darrow comic, I can only imagine them having the exact same experience of their head exploding in some over-the-top, ridiculous way that only Darrow could illustrate. His brand of hyper-detailed hyper-violence is hard to replicate, and even just seeing a single panel of his work is enough to know that Darrow is unlike any other. So it's definitely a Good Thing that Darrow is heading back to comics this year with a new mini-series of Shaolin Cowboy.

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Of Mysteries And Martians: The Best Silver Age Sci-Fi Covers Ever

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While the Golden Age established comics as a medium, the Silver Age was when comic book art really came into its own. And it's worth noting that comics' Silver Age corresponded with a wider cultural fascination with science fiction. The actual Space Race was in full swing, and everybody was thinking about rocket ships, alien monsters, and the wonders of science.

This gallery collects some of the best sci-fi comic book covers of the Silver Age, featuring strange invaders, curious tech, and multiple threats to life as we know it.

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Good Thing: Terry Shin, the Internet’s Bird Boyfriend

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If you haven’t met Terry Shin yet, you’re missing out. He’s a strong, sensitive dude who just happened to have been cursed by a witch, and now he’s half man, half pigeon. But he’s hecka cute, y’all.

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Good Thing: Escape into the Surreal Hypercomics of Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Daniel Merlin Goodberry
Daniel Merlin Goodberry

One of the ideas explored by Scott McCloud in Reinventing Comics is the notion of the comics page as infinite canvas, doing things a print comic could never hope to do. Many comics makers from the 2000s online comics scene took up the challenge, and one of the standouts was --- and is --- UK artist Daniel Merlin Goodbrey.

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Strip Panel Naked: Cascading Panels in David Finch’s ‘Batman’

DC Comics
DC Comics

My favourite thing about writing Strip Panel Naked every week is getting the chance to be surprised. A smarter man might have a better plan to tackle this article routinely, but mine is always the same: read comics, be surprised. This week it was the first comic on the pile that caught me off-guard, with Tom King, David Finch, Danny Miki, Jordie Bellaire and John Workman's Batman #17, as part of DC's Rebirth.

There's a technique Finch employs throughout the issue to create a sense that everything is slowly unravelling and falling apart, in that he lets the panels start slipping away on each page. You can see how the pages aren't formulaic in their approach to panel layout; there's not really any grids, and panels are constantly overlapping.

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Follow in Wolverine’s Footsteps to See These Limited Edition ‘Logan’ Posters

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Marvel

As part of the publicity for Logan, 20th Century Fox has identified six real-life movie theaters located along the path that Logan travels in the film. Each theater will be home to an exclusive Logan movie poster made specially for that location.

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Weekender: Jiro Taniguchi, Fascist-Punching, And ‘Secrets of the Goat People’

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The weekend is here! Take a look back at what’s happened in the past seven days. New comics, new stories, new podcasts, new art being made — it’s all part of the ComicsAlliance Weekender!

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The Wild, Tear-Filled World of Heartbreak: The Best Romance Comic Covers Ever [Love & Sex Week]

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Since romance comics had gone out of style well before I was born, I had no idea just how popular and prolific the genre had been. I had always assumed it was some kind of short-lived craze that fizzled out like other comic fads, but then I started noticing how high the issue numbers were on so many of the covers I selected. Turns out romance comics enjoyed an incredibly successful three-decade run from the late 1940s to the late 1970s. I also learned that the comic that launched the genre, 1947’s Young Romance, was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby! You know, the guys that created Captain America a few years earlier.

This was without question the easiest one of these galleries I’ve ever had to pull together, because almost every single cover I came across was a home run. They’re all just amazing! There was no sorting and sifting and really trying to get through all the underwhelming garbage to get to the good stuff. It’s all good stuff.

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Good Thing: Fierce Fashion in Binglin Hu’s ‘Furesh Taste’

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Artist Binglin Hu's Furesh Taste zine boasts furry anthropomorphic folks modeling tangerine handbags, teal jackets, and clothes that I lack the language to describe. This pay-what-you-want experience features four models — Balsamic the dog, Melon the sheep, Pit the monkey, and Sachima the tiger — flaunting four fashions each.

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