Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is the "New York Times" best-seller that -- as the title suggests -- is written up to look like the spiral-bound diary of a seventh grader, complete with comic book-style illustrations
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With Halloween around the corner and more vampire movies hitting screens than you can shake a pointy stick at, there's no shortage of vampire-themed merchandise on the shelves. And while you'd expect a certain amount of horror from products that deal with the undead, some of them cross the line into all-out madness
Since its debut in 2002, Bill Willingham's "Fables" has been the flagship title of the Vertigo imprint, spawning a successful ongoing spin-off, an Eisner award-winning original graphic novel, an upcoming mini-series and, most recently, the original prose novel "Peter and Max," which delves into t
Next to the creation of Superman and the birth of Jack Kirby, the fact that Dracula is in the public domain is one of the best things that ever happened to comic books. From battles with everyone from Zorro to the X-Men to supporting roles in dubious knock-offs like the Drak Pack (where a gang of teenagers who turned into their monstrous forms with a three-way high-five called the "Drak Whack"), he's been in more comics than Wolverine!
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These days, everyone in the world seems to be on Facebook, including our bosses, parents, and the people we hated in high school. So what would it be like if superheroes like Batman, Spider-Man and Superman were updating their statuses, taking quizzes, and commenting on each other's profiles like the rest of us? Chris Sims of the Invincible Super-Blog t
With this week's release of "Spider-Man: The Clone Saga," Marvel Comics is reopening the book on what might just be the most '90s comic of all time. And really, despite all the flak they got for replacing Spider-Man with a Johnny-Come-Lately in a sleeveless hoodie, we can honestly say we can see where they were coming from. After all, if y
Robots! Along with Ninjas and Gorillas, they complete the Holy Trinity of character types that make comics more awesome by virtue of their very presence, even if some of them -- like Red Tornado, seen at left fighting crime by employing Hostess cupcakes -- are so terrible that they can star in stories where they punch out Hitler and still complain all the time about how they'll never understand what it's like to be human.
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This week sees the release of Marvel's "Super Hero Team-Up" trade paperback, and while it's sure to have some fun team-up action, we think it's a shame that it's being released without its original title, "Marvel Bromance."
Comics inspired by the Bible are nothing new -- heck, pretty much any work of Western literature in the past couple thousand years is going to have some sort of religious reference worked in -- but like most things that inspire comics, scripture can lead to some very strange results