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FINALLY: ‘Superman: The Animated Series’ And ‘Batman: Brave And The Bold’ Soundtrack Albums Released

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Over the past 20 years, the music of Batman: The Animated Series, composed by a team led by the amazing Shirley Walker, has been praised to the high heavens. There's a good reason for that, too, since it's basically amazing, but one of the side effects is that it's overshadowed the music of Warner Bros Animation's other shows based on the DC Comics supheroes. Now, two of them are finally getting their due in the form of a special edition release from La-La Land Records.

Released this week, the four-disc soundtrack album for the classic 1990s Superman: The Animated Series and a two-disc set for contemporary favorite Batman: The Brave and the Bold are now shipping from La-La Land, with selections from the best episodes of each series, comprising hours of audio alongside in-depth liner notes.

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Miley Cyrus Teaming Up With ‘Ren & Stimpy’ Creator John Kricfalusi For Tour Art

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Here's something weird for you: Miley Cyrus and John Kricfalusi, the animator and Ren & Stimpy creator often goes by John K., are pals. They apparently met a while back over a dinner in which Kricfalusi drew stuff for her for more than two hours.

Now, Kricfalusi is serving as a vaguely defined artistic director for Cyrus' tour in support of her album Bangerz, which starts up next month. I told you it was weird.

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Wordburglar Releases ‘G.I. Joe’-Themed Hip Hop Album, Corrupts America’s Youth In The Name Of Cobra

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Believe it or not, I am the proud owner of multiple concept albums where rappers take on G.I. Joe-related personas and rap about how awesome Cobra Commander, Destro and the Baroness are. Seriously, I think if I get two or three more of these things, it will officially qualify as a subgenre. Cobracore, or maybe Wrist-Missle-Hop.

The latest? A brand new album from Wordburglar, rapping in character as Rap Viper (described as the Commander's chief operative in "indoctrinating the youth with Cobra propaganda") titled Welcome To Cobra Island. What's more, Wordburglar released a pretty awesome fan-film video with the album's lead track, featuring HISS Tanks, Rattlers and even Cobra Commander himself scratching on the ones and twos. Check it out below!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Mega Ran And Mister Wilson’s ‘Blur Bomber’

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When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.

Before we move on with today's suggestion, I want everyone to stop for a moment and consider that we're living in a world where a hip-hop album inspired by a Mega Man / Sonic the Hedgehog crossover is a thing that exists...and it's actually good.

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Holiday Gift Guide: ‘Spider-Man: Rock Reflections Of A Superhero’

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When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.

On the off chance that you're buying a gift for someone who likes Spider-Man and rolicking, non-theatrical musicals, don't bother with that whole Broadway fiasco. Instead, grab the original Spider-Man musical from 1975, in which Doctor Octopus sings a song about finally defeating the Silver Surfer.

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‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ Broadway Musical To Lose $60 Million

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We already knew the musical Spider-Man: Turn off The Dark is going to be closing on Broadway this January, but its financial difficulties go beyond "middling" ticket sales, as producer Jeremiah J. Harris put it.

In total, the show is on track to lose a staggering $60 million. Investors are reportedly furious.

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‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ Musical To Close On Broadway, Head To Vegas

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Spider-Man has spun his last web on Broadway. Two-and-a-half years after it officially opened, lagging ticket sales are bringing Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark to a close in January 2014.

But the show isn't ending entirely, according to producer Jeremiah J. Harris. A "revamped version" of the show will open in Las Vegas in 2015.

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Cartoonist Ron Wimberly Creates Calvin Johnson And P. Diddy Comics For Nike

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Ron Wimberly is in pretty high demand these days. His 2012 graphic novel Prince Of Cats was met with near-universal critical praise, he was recently brought on as a contributing artist on Adult Swim series Black Dynamite, and his work has been featured in various art shows and galleries. Now the cartoonist has a new client: Nike.

The sneaker and sports apparel giant hired Wimberly to produce a series of cartoons called "Calvin & Johnson," starring Detroit Lions All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.

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Win An Autographed Linkin Park Special Edition Transformers Action Figure

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Hasbro and Linkin Park have teamed up to produce a special edition figure of the Transformers character Soundwave. The Linkin Park Soundwave Transformers action figure is the first celebrity designed Transformers toy since Hasbro first teamed with Takara to bring the robots-in-disguise to America 30 years ago. The figure was previously only available at the Suru store in Los Angeles, but ComicsAlliance is teaming up with sister sites Loudwire and Noisecreep to give one away for free!

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Adam WarRock Brings ‘Batman ’66′ Flavor To Hip Hop In ‘B.S.F.X.’ [Video]

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Your favorite nerdcore rapper is at it again. Adam WarRock, a.k.a. Eugene Ahn, is putting his deft blend of lyrical skill and comic knowledge into a brand new album, titled The Middle Of Nowhere. We've written in the past about the connections between hip hop and comics, and Adam WarRock is at the forefront of the next wave of emcees to hone their craft while inspired by the comics and characters they love. Simply put, WarRock is dope, and he's just debuted the video for his first single off the album, titled "B.S.F.X." (Batman Sound Effects). You can check out the video, featuring WarRock flanked by ComicsAlliance's own superhero sartorialist Betty Felon and fellow cosplayer AK Wood, below.

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