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Archie Revives Ancient ‘Cosmo’ and ‘Sam Hill’ Properties

In addition to its plans to bring Mega Man back to comics on a monthly basis, venerable publisher Archie Comics announced a number of other initiatives and revivals at last weekend's New York Comic Con. Such projects include the return of Archie's Katy Keene and Josie and the Pussycats properties, a…
Anatomy of a Classic: ‘Fantastic Four’ #50
Forty-four years after it was originally published, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's "Fantastic Four" #50 is justifiably regarded as a classic story and one of the building blocks of the Marvel universe. And until recently, it's also a comic I'd never read...
What’s in a Name? The Disappearing Art of Titling a Comic
Probably the last thing most people consider remotely important in a comic is the name of the story in a particular issue, especially in the completely serialized world of modern superhero titles. Just give the six-issue arc a title -- maybe the name of the enemy, that's easy -- and call it a d…
The 15 Worst Comments From Yahoo’s ‘Batman’ #1 Article
Yesterday, Yahoo! News reported that comic book collector Mike Wheat of Fairbanks, Alaska was selling a copy of 1940's "Batman" #1 (featuring the first appearance of Catwoman and the Joker) that he bought for $300 from a guy who found in a dresser that he bought at a yard sale.
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Cinco de Mayo Luchadore Comics Special: Viva Santo!
Thanks to Dark Horse's wise decision to release "Hellboy in Mexico" on Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of Mexico's victory over the French, I've been spending even more time than usual thinking about luchadores, and it's led me to one unassailable conclusion: El …

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