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Gene Luen Yang On The History And Art Behind ‘Boxers & Saints’ [Interview]

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Multiple Eisner Award winner Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Level Up, Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise) is about to release his most ambitious comic project yet. Together they're Boxers & Saints, a pair of graphic novels (available both together and separately) that tell the story of China's Boxer Rebellion from two opposing, but connected points of view. For Yang, the son of Chinese immigrants and a practicing Catholic, it's a personal work of historical fiction that delves into a turbulent and deadly time in China's history when young kung fu-practicing peasants organized to combat colonial powers, Christian missionaries from the west and Chinese Christians who had converted. ComicsAlliance got in touch with Yang to see how he navigated this complicated history and what artistic decisions went into telling these two intersecting stories.

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Get An Early Look At First Second’s SDCC Debuts ‘The Death Of Haggard West,’ ‘Templar’ And ‘Genius’ [Preview]

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It's going to be a busy San Diego Comic-Con for First Second. On top of a hefty schedule of panels and signings, FS will be rolling out three original graphic novels: Genius by Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen, Templar by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, Alex Puvilland and Hilary Sycamore, and Paul Pope's The Death of Haggard West.

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Paul Pope’s 21st Century Superhero Epic ‘Battling Boy’ Finally Scheduled For October Release

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Not a dream, not a hoax - Paul Pope's imaginary story Battling Boy has been scheduled for release by First Second Books three years after everyone had initially expected it, finally giving comics fans a chance to see the character that comics savant Pope describes as "the Superman we need for today."

In an interview to accompany a ten-page preview of the first volume in the two-book series at Entertainment Weekly, Pope explained the genesis of the

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Surrender Yourself To The Siren Song Of Mark Siegel’s ‘Sailor Twain’ [Review]

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In the late 19th century, about the time during which Mark Siegel's new graphic novel Sailor Twain, or, The Mermaid of The Hudson is set, American critics and thinkers started talking about "the Great American Novel," in response to England's dominance of English-language literature.

The Great American Novel, it was believed, would be one that captured and contained the spirit of the

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Link Ink: The Official ‘Iron Man 3′ Synopsis, An Alternate ‘Regular Show’ Ending And Nightwing’s Weapons

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Movies: The official plot synopsis for Iron Man 3 states, "When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every t

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Link Ink: New ‘Elfquest’ Online, ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’ Delayed And ‘Collection Intervention’

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Indie: Elfquest is back with a new story, "The Final Quest," set for regular serialization on Boing Boing starting September 10.

Movies: It looks like the "Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One" Blu-ray collection is still comi

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Faith Erin Hicks’ ‘Lost’ Sketch Reminds Us to Tune Into Tonight’s Season 6 Debut

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I'm not a fortune teller, a psychic or a time displaced soldier from a possible future, but I've got a healthy supposition that a lot of you will be catching the "Lost" Season 6 season premiere tonight

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Eddie Campbell Joins ‘The Black Diamond Detective Agency’

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Eddie Campbell is not only comics royalty, with Bacchus, Alec, and a little ditty called From Hell which he co-created with Alan Moore to his credit, he's also a true gentleman, a raconteur par excellence, and (full disclosure) I'm honored to call him my friend. I first met Eddie through mutual friends at Comic-C

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