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Cast Party: Who Should Star in a ‘Flash Gordon’ Movie? [Sci-Fi Week]

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Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist.

To kick off Sci-Fi Week, I’m looking at a new spin on a classic: Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon. But to keep this version fresh and different from the classic 1980 film, I'm not adapting the original comic, but rather the 2014 Dynamite Comics series by Jeff Parker and Doc Shaner.

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Nine Characters Who Need To Come Out As Bi For #BiVisibilityDay

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Today is Bisexual Awareness Day, the finale of Bisexual Awareness Week. As a bisexual comics fan, I'm always on the lookout for bi characters. It's exciting how many are official now, like Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and probably some characters who aren't female Bat-villains as well.

We could certainly use more, though, and there are a lot of established characters who have already been hinted to be bisexual, or who very plausibly could be. So here's a list of characters who would we'd like to see come out as bi, to their benefit, our benefit, and the benefit of the companies that publish them.

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Cast Party: Who Should Star In A ‘Sandman’ TV Series? Part Two

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Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist. This week we’re returning to the subject of a previous column, Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman.

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The Question: Which Bisexual Characters Deserve A Spotlight?

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The Question is the feature where we ask our contributors for their personal responses to some of the big questions weighing on our minds!

This week is Bisexual Awareness Week, a campaign that seeks to accelerate acceptance of the bisexual community. Bi visibility in fiction is an important part of that effort, as bisexual people are often marginalized or ignored in fictional worlds. Thankfully there are a growing number of bisexual characters in comics today, so to celebrate #BiWeek, we asked our writers; Which bisexual characters do you think deserve a bigger spotlight?

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What You Might Have Missed In Marvel’s December 2016 Solicitations

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Every month, comic publishers release their solicitation announcements to provide information to readers and retailers on comics that are coming out in three months’ time, but there’s so much information dropped at once that a lot can slip through the cracks.

This month in Marvel's December solicitations certain characters slip into something a little more comfortable, a modern romance is revisited, and there's a mysterious new Star Wars ongoing.

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What You Might Have Missed In DC’s December 2016 Solicitations

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Every month, comic publishers release their solicitation announcements to provide information to readers and retailers on comics that are coming out in three months’ time, but there’s so much information dropped at once that a lot can slip through the cracks.

This month in DC's November solicitations, an iconic hero returns to the city that knows them best, a new twist on a classic character debuts, and the best Green Lantern makes a comeback.

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The Replacements: Logan And The Legacy Of Wolverine

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Since the dawn of the Silver Age, legacy characters have been a staple of superhero fiction, and having a new character step into a well-loved role can open up new opportunities for writers and artists to tell different kinds of stories. In The Replacements, we look back at the notable and not-so-notable heroes and villains to assume some of the most iconic mantles in the superhero genre.

This week we're looking at the characters that have attempted to claim they're the best there is at what they do. These are the replacements who have followed in the footsteps of the legendary Wolverine.

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Cast Party: Who Should Star In A ‘Goldie Vance’ Movie?

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This week we're dream-casting a movie based on a really great all-ages comic that just started its second arc at Boom Studios, Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams. It's teen detective story centered on the title character, whose father manages a resort hotel in Florida, in a world that looks a lot like the early 1960s.

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All 151 Original Pokemon Ranked From Worst To Best

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Ever since Pokémon Go took over the world, those weird, cute, sometimes creepy pocket monsters have become more popular than ever. Everyone has their favorites, whether its the beloved Pikachu, the dashing Ponyta, or that elusive Gyarados that they've been chasing since day one. But which of the original Pokémon is the best --- and which leave a lot to be desired?

We asked a panel of pokéxperts to rate and review all 151 of the first generation Pokémon and create the definitive list, from worst to best! We look forward to your furious repudiations.

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Waiting To Relaunch: Five DC Properties In Need Of A New Comic

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It seems that at least once a year the Big Two superhero publishers push for a major relaunch of their titles with a wave of new number ones that often feature characters that haven’t had an ongoing series in a long while. The choices are sometimes baffling, but the relaunches usually result in at least a few surprise hits, like Omega Men and Superwoman.

DC Rebirth seems to be going well for the publisher, but in most regards it was a very safe relaunch, with many core properties bumped up to twice-monthly schedules, and only a few real risks being taken. We’ve put together a list of five ideal candidates for the next big relaunch, which might seem a little riskier than another new Batman comic, but could lead to some great new stories.

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