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Link Ink: ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ in French, ‘The Darkness II’ Demo and Astro Boy Cider

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Movies: There's something extra classy about the French Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance movie poster.

TV: Marvel's The Super Hero Squad Show will move from Cartoon Network to The Hub on January 30...

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Link Ink: Tom Hardy Breaks Like Bane, Dark Horse Announces Different Same-Day-Digital Prices, and Wacom’s Inkling in Action

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Movies: Fans may not know what Bane has in store for Batman in The Dark Knight Rises, but Tom Hardy seems to have cheerfully "broken" at least one crew member while working on the film.

Digital: Counter to what CA was originally told, Dark Horse has "chosen to release all new single-issue comics digitally for the price of $2...

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‘Astro Boy’ Creator Osamu Tezuka Notebooks to be Published in Japan

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Imagine a volume reprinting the notebook pages on which Captain America and Fantastic Four creator Jack Kirby first scribbled and sketched the concepts that would become his most famous works, including dialogue, back-story, character designs and more, all in the King's own hand...

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Astro Boy, Superman and More Help Out On Japanese Subway Posters

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Bootlegged Asian Batman incarnations didn't pull any punches fighting off giant robo-monsters and pirates, and neither did Superman or Astro Boy in explaining proper subway protocols to Japanese passengers in Tokyo...

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Meggs’ Comics Crossover Paintings Get Violently Amalgamized

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If you thought Ryan Heshka's "Strange Powers" exhibit took a unique approach to depicting superheroes, just wait until you see Astro Boy bursting out of a masked man's head in a series of paintings by Australian artist Meggs...

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Cliff Chiang’s HeroesCon 2010 Sketches

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You may not be able to own every sketch that '80s-loving artist Cliff Chiang of "Neil Young's Greendale" fame drew at HeroesCon 2010, but you can ogle the fruits of his labor and contemplate his ability to draw the bejeezus out of just about anything, be it Lady Blackhawk (no relation to the Stanley Cup-winning hockey team from Chicago) or Shang Chi...

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‘The Marvelous Cartoon Wig Museum’ Shirt Highlights Animated Hair From Every Era

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If there's one thing that rivals hands in the scheme of difficult physical attributes to illustrate, it's hair. Perhaps that's why so many cartoonists have opted for iconic hairdos that aren't necessarily natural, but rather recognizable helmets of iconography...

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Manga and Comics: What’s in a Name?

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Manga, comics, it's all the same right? After all, Japanese comics encompass just as many styles, genres and formats as sequential art found elsewhere in the world. So why do we make the distinction as if every manga were "Naruto" and every American comic were "Wolverine...

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Link Ink — Jackie Brown in Smallville, Count Chocula vs. Dracula, Spider-Man Arrested

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Crossover: Still reeling from the "Mad Men" finale? Check out yet another Don Draper mashup with comics -- this time of the Batman variety. (Newsarama)

TV: Jackie Brown makes her way to Smallville with the arrival of Pam Grier in a recurring role as Amanda Waller in the 9th season of the Superman show in episodes scripted by DC Comics writer Geoff Johns...

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‘Astro Boy’ Spin-Offs: The Movie vs. ‘Pluto’

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Since its creation in 1952, Osamu Tezuka's "Astro Boy" manga has become a certified worldwide phenomenon, featured in multiple television series, movies, and books. 2009 alone saw the introduction of two new takes on the "Astro Boy" mythos: a CGI "Astro Boy" movie aimed squarely at the brainpans of American children, and "Pluto," a new manga for adults who want a little bit more from their cartoon characters...

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