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The Comic Archive Seeks Funds to Chronicle the Changing Craft of Creating Comics


As much as technology has increased our ability to record and preserve history, without deliberate action, it's easy for important details to fall through the cracks. Recognizing the lack of historical documentation regarding the changing craft of making comics, inker Mike Furth ("Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way" #1) has set out on a quest to record the insights and histories of the comic book industry's most influential craftsmen and women with

The Comic Archive is now

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Slimer With Boobs: A Thing That Really Happened [Sorta NSFW]


Geeky burlesque has been thriving of late in places like Los Angeles and New York City, which is logical given the at least perceived confluence of creativity and shapeliness in either locale. In accordance with pop culture entropy, however, the initial undress of inherently attractive comic book, video game and science

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Marvel Heroes Could be Headed to Disney Theme Parks… Eventually, Maybe


Just as the X-Men must leave their Utopia island when duty calls, so must Marvel's stable of costumed characters extend themselves beyond the confines of a certain...Island of Adventure. Well, at some

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The Hollywood Science of ‘Iron Man 2′ is Here Today…Kind of


For decades, mankind has longed for cool exo-suits. In the 1960s, Tony Stark created one of the coolest fictional suits of high-tech armor ever. The Iron Man suit (and its many updated models) responds to brainwaves, increases strength, allows for flight and is equipped with electro-magnetic "repulsor blasts

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Hilarious 90s Trading Cards of Comic Book Creators


Do you remember the '90s? It was a glorious time in history when comic book print runs exceeded a million copies, the first appearance of Cable was still making an impact, Dennis Miller interviewed Rob Liefeld and Marvel made memorable swimsuit specials. It was also a magical era when the idea of buying a pack of cards with the chance of gra

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Is This The World’s Worst Batmobile, Or Simply The Most Misunderstood?


It's hardly uncommon to stumble upon marvelous creations inspired by Batman's legacy, especially when it comes to the Batmobile. But the Batmobile that you're about to see is significantly sadder and schlockier than the customized go-karts and batpods you're already

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Batman and Darth Vader Don Sharks for Lightsaber Combat Atop This Sugar-Coated Cake


Remember those wonderful illustrations of a lightsaber-wielding Batman engaging in combat with a shark by Andrew Zubko? The idea of the Caped Crusader bringing his war on crime away from Gotham City to both the Intergalactic Empire's numero uno badass and the most ruthless predator in the open seas was just too delicious for words. And now, the idea is delicious enough to eat.

Liz Marek of the Artisan Cake Company found inspiration in the Batman

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Bat Boy Action Figure Will Haunt Your Dreams


After years of regular appearances in the Photoshop-tastic Weekly World News tabloid, a comic from IDW and plenty of conventional merchandise, fans can finally add the horrifying visage of Bat Boy to their action figure collection care of Go Hero, Funko and Executive Replicas.

Featuring a boy by Doctor Mego, the 8" style action figure features a spot-on likeness of WWN's icon. He's a little light on accessories, sportin

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‘Iron Man 2′ Fan Takes War Machine Cosplay to the Next Level


Cosplay can be iffy. For every time you see a fantastically done Mojo or Poison Ivy outfit, you get ten mediocre Star Wars stormtroopers walking in packs despite sometimes not knowing each other prior to the convention. However, some costumes set a whole new standard and make you excited to wonder what other fans may do in the future.

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Disney’s Digital Strategy for Marvel to Include Videogames, Social Media, Mobile Apps


The practical applications of Disney's 2009 Marvel purchase seem to be firming up. ICv2 reports that Disney CEO Robert Iger's Q2 conference call addressed the company's plans for the Marvel brand, which include, among other things, a digital strategy focused on video games, social media and mobile applications.

Marvel videogames are currently being handled by a number of studios, w

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