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Batman Celebrates Christmas (circa 1968) in the ‘Cool, Cruel Christmas Caper’

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No matter where you are this Christmas, we here at ComicsAlliance hope that you're spending some time with the people you love most, because that's what the holidays are really about. And for me, that means spending some time with Batman...

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

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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...

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Anatomy of a Classic: ‘Fantastic Four’ #50

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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...

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What’s in a Name? The Disappearing Art of Titling a Comic

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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 day...

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The 15 Worst Comments From Yahoo’s ‘Batman’ #1 Article

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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.

This is exactly the kind of story that the mainstream media loves to jump on when it comes to comics, as it combines the "buried treasure" aspect with the "comics can be valuable!" story and a hint of pop culture relevance. But it also ran on Yahoo! News, which means that it had a comments section open to millions of readers, especially the kind who like to leave comments on Yahoo! News articles.

As you might expect, the results are magical. That's why today, I've gone through all 460 comments (and counting!) to bring you fifteen of the absolute worst!

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Fantagraphics to Reprint Floyd Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse Comic Strips

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Today's "Comics Reprint Revolution" panel at Comic-Con provided some pretty exciting news, as Gary Groth of Fantagraphics Books announced that the publisher will be reprinting a complete collection of Floyd Gottfredson's classic Mickey Mouse strips beginning in May of 2011...

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Classic Comic Ads Take You Back to the Days of Sea Monkeys

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The ads sprinkled through comic books have slowly evolved through the years, as comics moved from mainstream entertainment to collector's items, the comic book audience aged, and the internet became the number one repository of obvious scams, semi-obvious scams, and products that weren't scams but also weren't anything that people would buy

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Come Here You Little Fool! And See the Romance Comic Archive

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There are times when the everyday world gets too complicated and you need a little escape. Sadly, modern comics rarely provide this escape, with their incomprehensible continuity, angst-ridden heroes, and unhappy endings...

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Cinco de Mayo Luchadore Comics Special: Viva Santo!

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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 Santo was awesome...

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Stan Lee Officiates Spider-Man and MJ Wedding In Awesome 1987 Footage

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As Marvel prepares to officially retcon Spider-Man and Mary Jane's wedding into oblivion with Joe Quesada and Paolo Rivera's upcoming "One Moment In Time" storyline, it's important to remember a time when the nuptials of the costumed wallcrawler and his model paramour was all the talk of the morning show circuit...

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