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Fake Geek Guys: A Message to Men About Sexual Harassment

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“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what can we do about it?

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Wally West Makes His DC Comics New 52 Debut In April

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When DC Comics launched its New 52 initiative in 2011, rebooting and updating the entire DC Universe, it meant making a number of big changes, from dissolving Superman's marriage to Lois Lane to Barbara Gordon's return as Batgirl. And one of the more widely discussed changes among a large portion of DC readers was the decision to eliminate Wally West from continuity, leaving Barry Allen as the only Flash.

But like so many heroes in comics who have disappeared for some time, his return was all but inevitable, and DC Comics has announced today that Wally will return to the pages of the Flash this spring.

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Howard Porter Replaces Kevin Maguire On ‘Justice League 3000′

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Were you looking forward to the team behind the classic 1980s Justice League International getting back together for Justice League 3000? Then skip this post if you don't want to have your hopes crushed. On Thursday, artist Kevin Maguire tweeted, "I think I was just fired," and today, DC Comics confirmed it, naming Howard Porter as the book's new artist.

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Crisis Coming?: Psycho Pirate To Make His Debut In The New 52

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Probably best known for his pivotal role in Crisis on Infinite Earths, Psycho Pirate, the multiples-projecting emotional vampire, will make his first appearance in DC Comics' New 52 Universe next month in both Superman and Superboy. The character has been pretty radically redesigned from his previous incarnation. He's younger, has a shock of hair and is sporting one fancy jacket.

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‘Nightwing’ Writer Kyle Higgins on Redefining and Relocating Dick Grayson [Interview]

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One of the relatively few DC Comics writers to be well into the second year of his original New 52 gig, Kyle Higgins has big plans for Nightwing, the original Robin who many fans think of as the first born son of the DC Universe; the young

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Joe Kubert Presents Hawkman & Hawkgirl, DC Reintroduces Blue Devil & Black Lightning

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Yesterday may have been Independence Day here in the United States, but public relations never takes a holiday! DC Comics made two notable announcements via their Source blog yesterday, one of which is sure to excite fans of one of their oldest and greatest creators, and another which may excite fans of two particular characters: Artist Joe Kubert will be ge

Openly Gay Superhero To Join DC’s Relaunched ‘Teen Titans’

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Miguel Jose Barragan, an openly gay superpowered teen from Mexico is joining DC Comics' flagship team of teenage heroes. As announced online by artist Brett Booth, the hero known as Bunker will debut in November's Teen Titans #3. Bunker will apparently come from an accepting background that's contributed to a slightly

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DC Comics Announces New Teen Titles; Tim Drake Sighted

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Tim Drake fans can rest easy as DC just announced the covers and creative teams for their September-shipping 'teen' titles, with extra interview information courtesy of io9. Today, we've got Teen Titans, Hawk & Dove, Legion of Super-Heroes and Legion

DC Comics Spotlights Artists’ Creative Processes on ‘The Source’ Blog [Art]

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While you can always count on ComicsAlliance to highlight the work of some of the best and hardest working artists in the comics industry, we rarely have access to their in-progress material or get a chance to discuss the creative process in-depth

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Larfleeze Christmas Special Review, Preview, and Orange Lantern Cookie Recipe

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It's nearly Christmas, the time of year when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus by giving children the toys that the Christ child would have wanted instead of the precious metals, perfumes and medicines he was actually given by his Magi, which I'm going to assume from context is some ancient term for "grandparent." Thr

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