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‘AKIRA’ Live-Action Film Dead, Chris Weston’s Bike Redesign Lost to the Ages

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UPDATE: Nevermind, Live-Action AKIRA Film Still Happening with 'Unknown' Director

In what is possibly the best comics-to-film news we'll report this year, the live-action American adaptation of AKIRA that pretty much everyone agreed was a terrible idea has apparently been shelved...

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Katsuhiro Otomo and the Perfect Panels of ‘Akira’

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Like Moebius, Katsuhiro Otomo is a creator's creator. He's perhaps best known for the animated version of Akira, his beautiful feature film about the perils of power, but before it was a movie Akira was a manga, and Otomo's work on it is astounding...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Deals:

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’

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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

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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?

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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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