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ComicsAlliance Week in Review: February 11-18

Valentine’s Day came and went last week, and the holiday dedicated to love, romance and the sexual expression of such got we at ComicsAlliance thinking about sex, sexiness and how those things are portrayed in comics. As such, we’re dedicating the next few weeks to multiple articles on the subject from all angles. You can read Laura Hudson’s introduction here, Lauren Davis on Curvy and Erika Moen, David Brothers on the superhero work of Ed Benes to Cliff Chiang, and Jason Michelitch on Milo Manara.
Publishing:

-DC unveiled an image from one of Darwyn Cooke’s Before Watchmen projects, and Alan Moore explained why he hasn’t ever tried suing DC over his conflict with them regarding his signature work for the publisher

-Dylan Todd talks to Oni Press art director Keith Wood about the publisher’s new logo

-Sam Humprhies will join Jonathan Hickman to co-write Marvel’s Ultimate Comics: The Ultimates, the book so nice they named it twice

-Boom Studios will be publishing a Garfield monthly comic

-Marvel’s Journey Into Mystery and New Mutants will crossover with a mini-event story, “Exiled”



Original Art and Comics:

-Kerry Callen joined Chris Sims to throw the best Archie wedding yet in the latest installment of ComicsAlliance’s Great Comics That Never Happened

-Check out Carolyn Main’s valentines

-Chester 5000 creator Jess Fink joined us this week to hand out some neat gender-swapped valentines, which you can see here, here, here and here

-LBFA stringer Clark Kent asks, “What’s your idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day?”

Video games:

-Images from the Walking Dead video game have arrived

-Here’s some info on the latest DC Universe Online update

-Caleb Goellner talks to Gotham City Impostors‘ Craig Hubbard


Previews:

-Garfield #1′s alternate covers

-B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth-The Long Death #1

-Higher Earth #1

-Molly Crabapple’s art book Week In Hell

Television:

-Chris Sims watched Kevin Smith’s reality (?) show Comic Book Men, so you don’t have to.

- The negative review earned a bad review of its own from Bryan Johnson, one of those Comic Book Men.

-The characters and cast of Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans series are reuniting as part of the channel’s DC Nation programming block.

-Sims and Goellner rewatch the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers episode “The Potion Notion” (Message to Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson from my pre-teen self: “I love you, and will you marry me when I grow up?”)



Toys:

-G.I. Joe: Retaliation

-Hasbro’s Marvel Universe line

-Hasbro’s Avengers and Amazing Spider-Man movie lines

-Upcoming Star Wars figures

-The Avengers movie Legos

-The Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters figures

-Marvel Mini Muggs

-Marvel Minimates



Fashion:

-Holy smokes, check out the Princess Jasmine-and all the other gold-star cosplayers-in this week’s Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)

-This smart little number from a 2001 Christian Dior line was inspired by the Catwoman costume from Batman Returns



Art:

-Marissa Garner’s geek stained glass windows

-Kate Leth’s valentines

-Christopher Mitten’s character art

-This week’s Best Art Ever (This Week)

-Filip Acovic’s gritty portraits make every subject seem bad-ass…even Mario!

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