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Comics Alliance Presents ‘Kate Or Die’ In ‘New 52 Pick-Up’

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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 expresses an unhappy view of DC Comics' line of Batman comic books.

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Comics Alliance Podcast 103: Cape Comics Art, Arkham Aesthetics, and Agents of W.T.F.

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Welcome back to the ComicsAlliance podcast, covering the latest comic book entertainment news topics. Joining Senior Editors Andy Khouri and Caleb Goellner for this episode are Senior Writer Chris Sims and Staff Writer Andrew Wheeler, who discuss the nature of mainstream American comics with respect to idiosyncratic creators working on corporate properties -- particularly the artists drawing titles published by Marvel and DC Comics.

The group also checks in on the Agents of SHIELD television series, which by most accounts is something of a misfire for the otherwise victorious filmed entertainment division of Marvel.

Finally, we discuss the aesthetic impact the Arkham Asylum games may or may not be having on the ever popular Batman universe of comic books and other stories and products.

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‘Arrow’ Season 2 Recap, Episode 15: ‘The Promise’

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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 will be following along to see how he fares.

This week's flashback-heavy episode features a ship raid, a chokeslam, an art tour, and a lot of loaded dialogue.

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‘Attack On Titan’ 10-Patty Cheeseburgers Have Hit Japan, What Are We Even Doing Here In America?

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Despite its popularity, I have yet to actually read/watch Hajime Isayama's Attack On Titan, a series about teens with swords and crazy zipline harnesses protecting their walled city from human-eating giants who look like Mr. Body. As I have said so many times, anime is for nerds, bro, but today, I am suddenly interested in finding out everything I can about the show. Why? Because whatever it is, it has resulted in Japan developing a ten-patty hamburger that sells for $20, along with a keychain and a drink.

"Heart Attack On Titan" jokes aside, the development of the massive tower of meat, available at the Lotteria fast food chain starting today, represents a clear challenge to the people of America. Find out more below!

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Assessor Evil, Part 6: For a Change of Pace, Someone Loses a Leg

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DC Comics' event series pitting its bad guys again some even worse guys from another universe reaches its penultimate installment this week, as the home team of villains finally takes the fight to the evil invaders from Earth-3, the evil universe! Which of course means our super-close reading of this superhero epic also reaches its penultimate installments.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Recap: Ep 14: ‘T.A.H.I.T.I.’

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Did anyone order a "series-shattering maximum event?" Marvel's Agents of SHIELD returned to our screens this week after a lengthy hiatus -- and judging from the way ABC billed it, this time it's meant to actually be good.

So what is a maximum event, and how does it shatter the series? Does all that hype just mean that Bill Paxton is on the show now? Let's find out together!

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FunkyWatch: February’s Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ And ‘Crankshaft’ Strips

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Over the past 40 years, Tom Batiuk’s Funky Winkerbean has transitioned from a gag-a-day comic strip about a high school to an ongoing chronicle of pure, abject misery. Thanks to the ongoing commentary on Josh Fruhlinger’s Comics Curmudgeon, I am now completely obsessed with it, which is why I spend a little time every month rounding up its finest examples of crushing despair.

You might think that February might not lend itself all that well to the Funkyverse's usual brand of complete and utter soul-crushing despair. I mean at the very least, there's Valentine's Day, and we should at least get a few strips about lovey-dovey romance and happiness, right? Wrong. So, so wrong. February may be the shortest month, but that just means that Batiuk and Ayers have to work even harder to cram every ounce of existential dread into their comics -- and just in case you think I'm exaggerating, consider that DEATH ITSELF MADE AN APPEARANCE last month, and that's not even the weirdest part.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×13: ‘Dark Phoenix Part II: The Inner Circle’

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The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week, we finally tackle one of the cornerstones of the X-Men as we continue with the Dark Phoenix Saga!

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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Recap, Episode 12: ‘Still’

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Season four of The Walking Dead, AMC’s television adaptation of the Eisner Award-winning Image Comics series launched by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore and now drawn by Charlie Adlard, is well into its second half, and the despair has been turned up to eleven. ComicsAlliance’s John Parker is back again to see who lives, who dies, and who trips at the Oscars again because she's just so awkward and down-to-earth.

As the few remaining survivors continue to fend off the constant threats that relentlessly surround them, a seemingly simple idea drives them to complete an unlikely mission that promises to inspire everyone involved in the operation. That’s what my cable guide says, anyway.

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‘Arrow’ Season 2 Recap, Episode 14: ‘Time of Death’ [SPOILERS]

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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 will be following along to see how he fares.

This week, yet another Lance family gathering goes awry, a pilot shows up on Flashback Island and immediately dies, and the Clock King wreaks havoc.

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