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The Understated Brilliance Of Steve Dillon

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When Steve Dillon passed away on October 22, 2016, comics lost one of its greatest masters of the invisible art. In a long and storied career, Dillon's work was characterized by concise layouts, subtle manipulations of time and space, and a remarkably expressive cartooning style that gave his comics an emotional resonance unlike any other. Let's take a moment to appreciate the gifts of a uniquely talented artist.

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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About The Doom Patrol

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Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with decades of comics behind, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're taking a look at the world's strangest heroes, the Doom Patrol!

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Rogues’ Gallery: Who Is The Ultimate ‘Preacher’ Enemy? [Poll]

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Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's masterpiece Preacher is one of the most beloved Vertigo series of all time, and above all its great qualities, it's the characters, both good and bad, that people remember most. Over the course of sixty-six issues, Preacher presented a morally complex world with a lot of bad guys that deserved taking down a peg or two, but which one is the worst of the worst?

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Take A Gruesome Trip To The Video Store In ‘The Lost Boys’ #2 [Exclusive Preview]

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Here's a fun fact for you: Despite my well-known love of Draculas, I have never actually seen The Lost Boys. But now, I might just have the chance to fix that oversight. Last month, The Lost Boys moved into comics with a sequel from the team of Tim Seeley and Scott Godlewski, bringing me one step closer to learning all about the Frog brothers who, as I understand it, had a real hard time fighting Vampire Bill From Bill and Ted.

Check out an exclusive preview below to see how everything's coming together!

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My Favorite Monster: Facing Your Demons With Mazikeen [Fantasy Week]

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I first met Mazikeen as a teenager reading Sandman. She’s a demon in the form of a beautiful dark-haired woman, but with half a face; the daughter of Lilith and lover of Lucifer Morningstar. The left side looks to have rotted away, leaving bone and teeth and an empty eye socket. And she's my favorite monster.

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My Favorite Monster: The Short But Terrifying Reign Of The King of the Vampires [Fantasy Week]

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John Constantine has fought many a monster. He's faced everyone, from the First of the Fallen to renegade demons causing football riots and beyond. But of all the villains he's fought, probably my favorite is one who only ever appeared in three stories: the King of the Vampires.

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The Poet Of The Lost: Rediscovering Caitlin R. Kiernan [Fantasy Week]

Cover detail from Caitlin R. Kiernan's 'The Drowning Girl', published by Rock Books/Penguin.
Cover detail from Caitlin R. Kiernan's 'The Drowning Girl', published by Rock Books/Penguin.

Caitlin R. Kiernan is, according to Neil Gaiman, “the poet and bard of the wasted and lost.” She’s one of the most respected, and amazing, writers of dark fiction out there, but she's nowhere near as well known as she deserves to be. In an effort to correct that oversight, we've put together an introduction to the works of one of the most unique talents in fiction.

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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Hellblazer

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Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with decades of comics behind, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're looking at DC/Vertigo's most famous urban wizard, John Constantine, Hellblazer!

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The Storyteller: Remembering Steve Dillon (1962-2016)

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Steve Dillon, well known to comics fans the world over for his work on two continents and across many decades, passed away on October 22, 2016. Writer Charlotte Finn pays tribute to an extraordinary artist.

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Fantastic Five: Best Comic Werewolves

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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.

Ah, the Halloween season. That wonderful time of the year where they let me talk about monsters around here and no one looks at me funny for having fifteen tabs about werewolves open on my laptop.

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