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Free Stuff: Alejandro Jodorowsky Hardcover Comics Collection and ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ Poster

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Now playing in limited release, Jodorowsky's Dune documents the history of the legendary  unmade treasure that is/would-have-been Dune, a planned adaption of Frank Herbet's classic science fiction novel undertaken in the 1970s by filmmaker and comics writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. Readers of Jodorowsky's works including The Incal can imagine, the writer-director's intentions for Dune were positively grandiose and envisioned to transcend all known boundaries of filmmaking, particularly spec

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Five Great Comic Book Adaptations Of Movies (And One That’s Just Really Cool But Kind of Terrible)

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Back before the VHS tape made it possible to watch the movies you wanted when you wanted (as long as Blockbuster had a copy in stock), movie novelizations and comic book adaptations of films were some of the only options fans had when it came to reliving a movie they wanted on-demand. While the majority of these were rightly viewed as cash-ins that let comics companies float on someone else's success, there were the occasional pieces of work that proved to be something more. For example, Marvel's off-model, six-part Star Wars adaptation proved to be so popular in the summer of 1977 that many credit it for helping the company pull out of a fiscal free-fall, even as it acted as a bog-standard 1970s Marvel book in a lot of ways.

Now that we can watch Magic Mike on our phones any time we want, comic adaptations can seem like a quaint throwback. However, some of them are legitimate pieces of comic history in their own right, providing an alternate look at our favorite films even as they gave a few comic creators the chance to play with the medium in a new way. In this piece, we take a look at five of them, including long lost work by Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Walt Simonson, Kyle Baker and Bill Sienkiewicz and more.

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Meditations On Love, Politics And Snowmen In ‘Calvin And Hobbes’ And ‘Dune’ Mashup

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The internet is full of so many random mashups and, frankly, a lot of them aren't very interesting, and many are just forced. But there are some, like the recent effort to remix Peanuts with Morrisey lyrics, that feel appropriate. And now there's Calvin And Dune, a tumblr that presents Calvin and Hobbes strips combined with quotes from Frank Herbert's timeless science fiction saga. It's not an association I'd have immediately made, but it makes a lot of sense, as both have obvious philosophical influences that occasionally overlap. But mostly they're just fun, and you can check out a few of our favorites below.

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Link Ink: ‘The Darkness 2′ Slays Four Ways, ‘Hetalia’ Keeps on Keeping on and ‘Marvel Super Hero Squad Online’ Parties Down

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Gaming: The Darkness 2's "quad-wielding" mechanic will allow players to kill enemies with four limbs at once -- seriously!

Creators: Chris Sparks and Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson's Team Cul de Sac will produce a new zine as part of its efforts to raise money to fund a cure f

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Paul Pope Draws ‘Dune’ Like a Newspaper Comic

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Artist Paul Pope took a paragraph-long excerpt from Frank Herbert's epic sci-fi novel "Dune" and expanded it into a comics page that looks an awful lot like the newspaper-sized "Wednesday Comics" Pope was working on recently for D

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