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The Craziest International Bootleg Superheroes

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While superheroes as we know them are largely American creations, characters like Superman, Spider-Man and Batman are highly recognizable not only this country, but all over the world. So can we really blame other countries for wanting to take them and make them their own...

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Retro: Liefeld Meets Dennis Miller In a Perfect Storm of ’90s Cliches

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As Chris Sims' look at the amazing "Comic Book Greats: Rob Liefeld" video attests, Liefeld was a budding celebrity during the early '90s. Marketing-wise, you couldn't ask for a better hook: Here was this brash Gen X-er shaking up stuffy old Marvel with his "extreme" renditions of absurdly proportioned, suspiciously feet-less superheroes...

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Buy The Batmobile For A Good Cause. Seriously, Buy It Right Now.

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Most days, I - like most nerds - wake up disappointed by two facts: 1. I'm not as awesome as Adam West and 2. I'm not as awesome as Burt Ward. Well now, thanks to Charity Buzz, nerds everywhere finally have a glimmer of hope to change all that:

Those on the market for a new set of wheels can now bid on a replica of the 1960s "Batman" television series' Batmobile over at CharityBuzz...

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Marvel and Vringo Team Up for Superhero Ringtones

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Marvel and the ringtone company Vringo have joined forces to offer both regular audio and video ringtones from Marvel superhero cartoons dating back to 1966. Video ringtones, you say? Basically, this means that instead of just hearing the old school themes for "Captain America" and "The Mighty Thor" or "The Hulk" or "Spider-Man" when someone calls you, you also get animation from the Kirby-esque cartoons playing along with it...

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Happy 92nd Birthday, Jack Kirby!

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Jack Kirby, the legendary comics artist who co-created Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Avengers, and the Avengers, would have been 92 today, and the Kirby Museum's "Simon and Kirby" blog has a collection of some of his greatest covers -- including his non-superhero work on sci-fi, crime, fantasy and romance serials like...

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Archie Fan Protests Wedding by Selling Rare ‘Archie’ #1

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When Archie Comics announced that after more than 65 years of dating, Archie would bring a close to his seemingly eternal love triangle with Betty and Veronica by marrying spoiled rich girl Veronica Lodge in "Archie" #601 on September 1st, not everybody was pleased -- especially long-time Betty fan David Luebke, who responded to the news by selling his rare copy of the very first issue of "Archie" -- the best copy known to exist -- for $38,837...

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“Doonesbury” Snarks Shrinking Comics, McSweeney’s Plans Newspaper

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As more newspapers fail and money grows tight, the current "Doonesbury" storyline addresses the smaller and smaller sizes of comic strips in print.

As Gary Trudeau points out, nobody wants to make comics smaller -- but it's difficult to avoid as newspapers fight tooth and nail to stay afloat...

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Old Tyme Archie Comics To Be Republished By IDW

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As Archie Andrews pushes 70 years of publication, many younger fans of Riverdale's resident horn-dog with a heart of gold may not have had the chance to read up on his secret past.

Thanks to a partnership with IDW Publishing, Archie Comics will soon release reprints of the character's earlier tales in collected editions, including the first works by creators John Goldwater and Bob Montana...

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Comics with Problems: NAACP Voting Rights Comic

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The "Comics with Problems" archive runs the gamut from Captain Alcoholic, the alcoholic superhero, to Alpha, the judgmental robot who hates pot, with a newly added 1960s NAACP comic encouraging blacks to demand equal rights from politicians through voting power...

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Classic Toys Shine In The G.I. Joe Stop-Motion Film Festival

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Worried about the upcoming "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" film? You're not alone. Judging by the film's initial trailers and promotional images, many fans have deemed the upcoming live-action film... inconsistent with their "G...

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