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Fast and Furiosa: Comic Artist Take On ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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Mad Max: Fury Road took a lot of people by surprise this weekend with just how good, how exciting, how beautiful, and how progressive it is, but those smart folks at Vertigo Comics seemed to know what was coming. Not only have they commissioned a quartet of prequel comics, starting this week with Nux And Immortan Joe; they also put together an art book full of wonderful tributes to the movie by some of the best artists in comics.

We've scoured the internet to pull together several of these amazing works for your enjoyment, as well as some Mondo Gallery tie-in art and the Tommy Lee Edwards covers to the upcoming comics.

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Lucifer Schmucifer: ‘Lucifer’ Trailer Reveals Yet Another Procedural Show

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The first trailer for Fox's Lucifer TV adaptation is here, and it looks bad. Much like iZombie, this series looks to have sacrificed most of what made it vivid in the name of providing yet another procedural. Cop and wacky sidekick? What’s the new angle? Oh, he’s literally the devil. I coulda just watched The Collector.

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Deadlines Are More Nerve-Wracking Than Being Punched In The Face: CM Punk On ‘Strange Sports Stories’ And His Debut At Vertigo

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After a 434-day tenure as the longest-reigning WWE Champion of the modern era and a departure from the world of pro wrestling, CM Punk has settled into two careers that don't usually go together: Training as an MMA fighter for his debut in UFC, and writing comic books. This week, he makes his debut at Vertigo in the pages of Strange Sports Stories #3, alongside artist Andy MacDonald, for "The Most Cursed," an eight-pager about a baseball team plagued by the supernatural.

To find out more, we spoke to Punk about the influences on his comics writing, balancing training with writing, and why deadlines are worse than being punched in the face.

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NBC’s ‘Constantine’ Canceled, For Realsies This Time

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A few weeks ago, word of NBC’s early Constantine cancellation was met by slight backpedal and a firm insistence from creator Daniel Cerone that the Hellblazer might yet live. Tragically, NBC’s Constantine has officially conjured its last, for serious this time.

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Smart, Nice and Sassy: ‘Good Girl’ Role Models Make Boring Heroes

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Girls need role models. This is an old canard, though it’s tempting to see its genesis in 1990s girl power — it’s just that it hasn’t always meant warmed-over Gloria Steinem quotes and the Spice Girls. June Cleaver was a Good Role Model for Girls. The Virgin Mary is a Good Role Model for Girls. Their ranks have swelled with Buffys, Lara Crofts, and Wonder Women, but they stand, toned of arm and glossed of lip, beneath the same banner.

In response to a dearth of women, mainstream comics now turns to the Good Role Model for Girls as a panacea. Spider-Gwen! Spider Woman! Batgirl! Hawkeye! Black Widow! All the women in X-Men! She-Hulk! Even Suzie in Sex Criminals! And oh, how the little girl marooned in 90s comic dungeons within me sang! It’s a new age, I thought; a turning point. The first issues fly by, and I purchase every single one.

And I am bored.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases For May 6, 2015

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, "Which comic books should I be reading?" or, "I'm new to comics, what's a good place to start?" The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

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Edginton and Trifogli’s ‘Hinterkind’ Reaches its Epic Conclusion with Issue #18 [Exclusive Preview]

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When the first issue of Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifolgi's Hinterkind hit the stands in 2013, this tale of humans and mythological creatures battling one another in a post-apocalyptic future immediately found a passionate and vocal fan base, and became a modern-day example of the offbeat genre-blending fantasy that has become a trademark of the Vertigo line from day one.

Now, after 18 issues of giants and faeries and dragons and other fantastical insanity, the series is drawing to a close, with leading lady Prosper Monday and her band of companions hurtling headlong into their greatest battle – and we're excited to bring you an exclusive five-page preview of the grand finale!

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Sound Off! David Winnick, David Hahn, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell and Robin Furth Take Our ‘Vertigo SFX’ Q&A

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Today we talk to David Winnick, David Hahn, Robin Furth and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell about the ideas behind their Vertigo SFX anthology stories, 'Pop-Up' and 'Momma had a Baby and Her Head Popped Off', and find out the sounds they like to wake up to, work to, and relax to.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases For April 29, 2015

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, "Which comic books should I be reading?" or, "I'm new to comics, what's a good place to start?" The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

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Sound Off! Nathan Fox, Jim Zub, Clay Chapman and Szymon Kudranski Take Our ‘Vertigo SFX’ Q&A

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Vertigo's new quarterly anthology series Vertigo SFX sees writers and artists take inspiration from the world of comic book sound effects to tell short stories, starting with the granddaddy of SFX; 'pop'. The first issue is available this Wednesday, April 29th, so we reached out to some of the creators to get a preview of their stories, and to invite them to take our special SFX Q&A.

Today we talk to Nathan Fox, Jim Zub, and Clay Chapman and Szymon Kudranski about the ideas behind their three stories, 'Ekoh', 'Little Medals', and 'Earwing Out', and to find out the sounds they like to wake up to, work to, and relax to. Check back tomorrow when we talk to David Winnick, David Hahn, Robin Furth and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell!

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