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Comics, Everybody: The History of Supergirl Explained!

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With CBS' Supergirl show in production, it's a great time to talk about the character's convoluted history in the recurring feature we call Comics, Everybody! Cartoonist Chris Haley of Let’s Be Friends Again and colorist Jordan Gibson are here to educate you about the many iterations of Supergirl, their individual origins, and how they are or aren't related to Superman.

Whether you're new to comics, new to DC's heroes, or a long-time fan looking to re-familiarize yourself with the eccentricities of superhero continuity (or maybe engage in some hardcore nitpicking), we hope you'll enjoy this tribute to the most super girl in the DCU, and her animal boyfriend.

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‘Arrow’ Season 3 Recap, Episode 17: ‘Suicidal Tendencies’

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The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson is back for the third season of the popular series in our recap feature we’re officially dubbing Pointed Commentary.

This week: No one sings the classic Suicidal Tendencies song "Institutionalized," but there is a guy in an Iron Man costume. Also, Deadshot gets a moment to shine, and the newly married Dig and Harbinger go on a mission full of twists.

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Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Recap, Episode 14: ‘Love In The Time of HYDRA’

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Welcome back to the ComicsAlliance post-show analysis for Agents of SHIELD, the spy show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is where we break down each episode using our unique S.H.L.E.I.D. recap system — recapping the show, looking at highlights and lowlights, and exploring the show’s relationship to both the comics and the wider Marvel movie world.

This week, Lance meets the more transparent, more secret NuSHIELD; Ward and 33 have some supervillain hijinx; and Coulson sends Skye to go live on a farm. ‘Love In The Time of HYDRA’ was directed by Jesse Bochco and written by Brent Fletcher.

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 16, ‘Rogue Time’

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Welcome back to Up To Speed, home of the the Flashest Recaps Alive. Here we’ll recap the latest episode of The Flash, dispense some Flash Facts and talk about what works, what doesn’t and where the series might be headed, as we try and keep up with the adventures of the fastest man alive, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.

After the crazy bonkers thrill-ride that was last week's episode, we dive back into the time-stream with "Rogue Time," which includes the return of some Rogues, a sister in a sidecar, a gallery of guns, and Cisco's sucky sibling. Will Barry Allen be able to change the past without screwing up his present? Will Cisco finally be able to "get some"? Will Harrison Wells be able to hold his insatiable bloodlust in check? Will this be the week Wentworth Miler and Dominic Purcell get to chew some scenery? Let's find out …

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The Movie Avengers Will Live Forever in This Singapore Condo (Or At Least Until They Redecorate)

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One of the harsh realities of life is that all things must end, even the current spate of Marvel Studios films. One day, the actors will move on (Robert Downey Jr. already has one foot out the door) and the movie Avengers roster of the early-to-mid 2010s will morph into something else.

But what if you didn't want them to? What if your fandom reached such great heights that you wished that the movie Avengers of today could be with you forever, and you could immortalize them in the walls, bookcases, kitchen cabinets and bed frames of your home Someone in Singapore apparently did just that, with the help of Absolook Interior Designs. For that one fan, it will be 2012 to 2015 for a lifetime (or until she or he trades out the decor for The Inhumans or Justice League 2 in 2019).

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Comics Alliance Presents ‘Kate or Die’ in ‘Take A Break’

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Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate needs some rest and relaxation, so she's built a high-tech machine to help her --- and you --- decide what to do.

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Filed Under: Category: Humor, Kate or Die, Opinion

‘Arrow’ Season 3 Recap, Episode 16: ‘The Offer’

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The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson is back for the third season of the popular series in our recap feature we’re officially dubbing Pointed Commentary.

This week: Ollie sincerely considers last week's job proposal, fathers get mad at daughters, and a villain of the week so inconsequential they literally sewed his mouth shut.

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 15, ‘Out of Time’

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Welcome back to Up To Speed, home of the the Flashest Recaps Alive. Here we’ll recap the latest episode of The Flash, dispense some Flash Facts and talk about what works, what doesn’t and where the series might be headed, as we try and keep up with the adventures of the fastest man alive, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.

This week, we’re back from a month hiatus and ready to tackle the fifteenth episode of the first season, “Out of Time.” And hoo-doggies, it's a doozy of an episode. Beanies are brandished, wands are wielded, time is traversed, and hearts are literally broken in one of the craziest episodes of the season. Are you strapped in? Got your helmet on? Okay, let's get started.

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Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Recap, Episode 12: ‘Who You Really Are’

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Welcome back to the ComicsAlliance post-show analysis for Agents of SHIELD, the spy show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is where we break down each episode using our unique S.H.L.E.I.D. recap system — recapping the show, looking at highlights and lowlights, and exploring the show’s relationship to both the comics and the wider Marvel movie world.

In this week's episode, Lady Sif is back, but her memories are missing; secrets are creating tensions among our paramilitary chums; and Eddie McClintock is a Kree. 'Who You Really Are' was directed by Roxann Dawson and written by Drew Z. Greenberg.

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Comics Alliance Presents ‘Kate Or Die’ In ‘Justice!’

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Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate talks about the phenomenon of anonymous internet comments, and the brave, compassionate souls who leave them.

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Filed Under: Category: Humor, Kate or Die, Opinion

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