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Link Ink: Becoming Spider-Man, John Romita Jr.’s Record and Lego ‘Akira’

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Infographics: Vulture's series of summer movie infographics includes an... interesting... breakdown of ways to become the hero of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Charity: On May 4, John Romita Jr. will attempt to will attempt to break his own Guinness World Record for most continuous cartooning to raise money for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada...

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Good for Health: ‘AKIRA’ Bike Rides Across Japan for Autism Charity [Video]

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Shinji Tejima spent several years and the equivalent of about $120,000 American dollars to create a flawless replica of the iconic red motorcycle seen in AKIRA, the landmark 1980s manga and anime written and drawn by Katsuhiro Otomo...

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‘AKIRA’ Creator Katsuhiro Otomo to Return to Long-Form Manga

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The great mangaka Katsuhiro Otomo is recognized around the world for his enormous influence on comic books and anime, a legacy cemented in his seminal work, AKIRA -- a 2,000-page opus that remains Otomo's only long-form manga...

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Link Ink: More Comics-On Tees, Katsuhiro Otomo’s New Series and the ‘Portal’ Gun Replica

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Threads: The next Comics-On Tees line from Threadless will include creations by Jeffrey Brown, Jeff Lemire, Anders Nilsen and Paul Hornschemeier. Brown's design is now online, but fans will have to wait until C2E2 in April for the line's full reveal...

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Link Ink: New ‘Avengers’ Movie Image, Batman in Toronto and ‘Garfield’ Cupcakes

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Movie: Empire's latest issue contains a new image of Hawkeye, Captain America and Black Widow from The Avengers.

Opinion: Tom Spurgeon examines five reasons the comic book industry is in trouble (other than digital piracy)...

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Link Ink: ‘Akira’ Movie Still Not Dead, Sitting in the Bat-Signal and ‘Spacekisser’

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Movies: If you were bummed when you heard Warner Bros. was shutting down the live action Akira movie, don't worry, it could still totally be ruined by Hollywood happen!

Conventions: If you dig Grant Morrison, you may want to keep track of the mysterious MorrisonCon, which is apparently coming in the fall of 2012...

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‘White Akira’ Pours One for America’s Dreaded Live Action Movie [Art]

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Responding to Acting Auditions' plot synopsis for the live action Akira film on the way from Warner Bros., Curious Old Library's Chris Schweizer has illustrated his tongue-in-cheek excitement for a film that seems desperate to deviate from Katsuhiro Otomo's manga source material as much as possible...

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‘Akira’ Movie Update: Kaneda the Bartender and Actual Japanese Person Offered Role

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As predicted by George Takei in April, Warner Bros. Pictures seems intent on making its live-action adaptation of AKIRA -- the seminal manga and anime by Katsuhiro Otomo -- as pointless as possible...

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Link Ink: Shredder Looks Pretty in Pink, New ThunderCats Figures and Fighting Animal Robots

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Threads: Mondo shines a neon light on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's greatest foe.

Movies: Twilight/Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart has supposedly been offered the role of Kei in the live action Akira film from Warner Bros...

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Warner Bros. Officially Greenlights White ‘Akira’ As More White ‘Akira’ Films Propagate [Video]

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Warner Bros. has officially "greenlit" production of AKIRA, the studio's long-in-development live-action adaptation of the classic manga and anime created by Katsuhiro Otomo. The studio announced in July that it had hired Unknown and House of Wax director Jaume Collet-Serra to replace Albert Hughes, who left the project amid fan outcry (led by the beloved Japanese-American actor George Takei) over alleged plans to cast the film with Caucasian actors, but production was delayed as Collet-Serra and producers worked to reduce the budget, which Variety reports was initially estimated at $100 million...

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