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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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Fantastic Five: Best Wolverine Team-Ups

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

He's the best there is at what he does, and even though Wolverine fancies himself quite a loner, he's also pretty great at doing team-ups with just about everyone under the sun.

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The Replacements: Kara Zor-El And The Legacy Of Supergirl

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In most incarnations, including on numerous different occasions in mainstream DC continuity, Supergirl is Kara Zor-El, the last daughter of Krypton. However, she's not the only person to be known by that name. This week we're looking at the other heroes to claim the mantle of Supergirl.

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Cast Party: Who Should Star In A ‘Future Quest’ Movie?

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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, I'm looking at one of my favorite current comics, Future Quest, written by Jeff Parker with art by Doc Shaner and a number of guest artists. If you don't already know, Future Quest is a timespace-spanning epic that unites characters from a wide variety of classic Hanna-Barbera adventure cartoons, including Jonny Quest, Birdman, Space Ghost, and many more.

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The Replacements: Bruce Banner And The Legacy Of The Hulk

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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’ll look back at some of the most notable and not-so-notable heroes and villains to assume some of these iconic mantles.

Bruce Banner may have been the first person cursed to become the rampaging beast known as The Hulk, but over the years a Hulk Family of sorts has sprouted up with friends, enemies and children carrying on his legacy.

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Waiting To Relaunch: Five Marvel 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 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.

Marvel is currently in the process of launching an all-new, all-different Marvel Now with characters like Foolkiller and Solo, but there are a lot of great characters that just aren't being used to their full potential. We’ve put together a list of five ideal candidates for the next big Marvel relaunch, or the next phase of the current one.

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If You Love ‘Great British Bake Off’, Try These Comics Next

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Who’d have thought in a world where we have Chopped and Cutthroat Kitchen that one of the most popular cooking shows is about a group of British people being nice to each other in a tent? Great British Bake Off --- or The Great British Baking Show if you’re watching PBS --- has proved to be an international hit and people around the world are enthralled with the competition to find Britain’s next best baker.

It may surprise you that there are actually a host of great cooking and baking based comic books, and the genre seems to be, excuse me, on the rise. If you love GBBO or baking and cooking in general, we’ve got a list of five great independent comics that might whet your appetite.

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Cast Party: Who Should Star In The ‘Runaways’ TV Series? [Kids’ Comics]

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This week, as I occasionally do, I'm shifting focus to a project that's actually happening. The Runaways are getting TV series on Hulu, with a full series order and the involvement of Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. So obviously we've been thinking about the original book, and who should play those roles.

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The Best Marvel Comics For Young Readers [Kids’ Comics]

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Today, we're looking at recent offerings from Marvel Comics that cater specifically to younger readers. Over recent years there's been a significant sea-change at Marvel that has allowed more young adult, kid-friendly, and inclusive titles to spring up and carve a corner for themselves, and we've chosen six of the very best for the kids and teens in your life.

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The Replacements: Jessica Drew And The Legacy Of Spider-Woman

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Jessica Drew was created as the first Spider-Woman in the '70s, partly to ensure that Marvel Comics had the legal rights to the name, but over the decades she has become one of the premier female characters for the publisher, in part thanks to her reinvention as part of Brian Michael Bendis’ New Avengers.

Yet Jessica hasn’t been the only hero to call herself Spider-Woman, and today we look back at the other women to carry the name.

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