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Link Ink: ‘Green Lantern’ Goes ‘MAD,’ Pokemon Fireworks and ‘Star Wars’ Cakes


Parody: Just in case you need a little more Green Lantern movie parody in your life, MAD's got you covered this month starting June 28.

Movies: Tom Spurgeon ponders whether Annie is the most successful adaptation of a comic, noting its enduring legacy of success across multimedia and wider pop culture...

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Link Ink: ‘Akira’ Compressed, Street Fighting Pokemon and ‘Doctor Who’ Haiku


Webcomics: Ryan Pequin captures the full Akira experience in just four panels... well, an approximation of the full Akira experience. You should still read the full manga by Katsuhiro Otomo if you haven't already...

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Parting Shot: The Best Akira Movie Poster You Can’t Buy


An incredible Akira poster by Tyler Stout. This one is worth clicking through to enlarge, and sadly exclusive to an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema screening. (via Hitfix)

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Link Ink: Dark Horse Digital Hits 70,000 Downloads, Keanu Opts Out of ‘Akira’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ Board Game


Digital Comics: Just three weeks into its digital initiative, Dark Horse Comics has hit 70,000 comic downloads.

Movies: Keanu Reeves has passed on a live action Akira role. Fankind thanks you, Keanu...

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Link Ink: Figure of the Day Launches, Keanu in Talks for ‘Akira?’ and ‘Generator Rex’ Headed for Videogamery



Figure of the Day has launched, offering Groupon-like daily deals on action figures and toys. I may have to restrain myself...

Political Cartoons: The University of New Mexico's The Daily Lobo apologized for running a satirical image of President Obama holding the severed head of Osama bin Laden in the fashion of The Lion King's Rafiki holding newborn Simba after protests by offended students...

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George Takei Petitions Against Hollywood’s Alleged ‘Whitewashing’ of ‘AKIRA’


Legendary Star Trek actor and social activist George Takei has spoken out against Warner Bros. Pictures' alleged plans to cast a live-action version of the classic Japanese animated film, AKIRA, with Caucasian leads rather than Asian actors...

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Link Ink: Comedy Heroes Get Covered, Kanye’s ‘Akira’ Cycle and More Marvel Polybaggery


Art: Old Red Jalopy imagines five famed comedians as comic book super heroes -- comics as comics, if you will.

Culture: Writer/comedian/MC and Community star Donald Glover lays out his ten favorite nerdy things for The Village Voice...

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The Animated Oscars: What If the Academy Truly Honored Cartoons?


From Moviefone: There's still a weird, ignorant stigma that animation is just kids' stuff, but oftentimes, it is just as captivating, impressive and entertaining as any live-action movie. You want proof...

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Link Ink: Don’t Call it a Reboot, Seven Soldiers of Animation and Multiple Vegetas


Movies: In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Executive producer Avi Arad says that The Amazing Spider-Man isn't necessarily a cinematic reboot. Zuh, fwah?! It's totally a reboot, though.

Software: If you were seeking some of the functionality of Poser Pro 3-D modeling software, but couldn't get past its $500 price tag, at $50 with some of the same mojo the new Poser Debut may be for you...

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‘Art of Akira’ Showcases Largest Collection of ‘Akira’ Production Art [Exclusive]


Most ComicsAlliance readers are no doubt familiar with Akira, the landmark animated science fiction film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, based on his manga. Its accolades are legion, and Akira has been canonized in every conceivable sense since its premiere in 1988...

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