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Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month): June 2014

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A great comic book cover has a lot of work to do. It’s both an advertisement and a work of art; both a statement and an invitation. Sometimes they convey character, sometimes mood, sometimes moment. Sometimes they pastiche the classics or pay tribute to the past; sometimes they strive to show us something entirely new. Always they show us a glimpse of somewhere else through a canvas no bigger than a window pane. In Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month), we look back over some of the most eye-catching, original and exceptional covers of the month that was.

Bloodbaths, glowing hands, and sinister animal silhouettes; these are a few of comics' favorite things, judging by the comic book covers from June 2014. Read on for great covers from Riley Rossmo, Christian Ward, Russell Dauterman, Jerome Opeña, and more.

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War Rocket Ajax Early Edition: Detective Comics, Dead Letters and Ultimate Spider-Man [Podcast]

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Each week, ComicsAlliance’s Chris Sims and Matt Wilson host the War Rocket Ajax podcast, their online audio venue for interviews with comics creators, reviews of the books of the week, and whatever else they want to talk about. ComicsAlliance is offering clips of the comics-specific segments of the show several days before the full podcast goes up at WarRocketAjax.com on Mondays.

This week, it’s Chris is back from Emerald City and he's talking to Matt about three of the big comic releases of the week: Detective Comics #30 by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, Dead Letters #1 by Christopher Sebela and Chris Visions, and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #200 by Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and a bunch of other artists.

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Best Art Ever (This Week): Batman ’66, PJ Harvey, Calvin & Hobbes, Mister X and More

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We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.

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DC Comics Announce Francis Manapul And Brian Buccellato To Take Over ‘Detective Comics’ [NYCC 2013]

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The duo behind Flash for the past two years, Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato stand as one of the few creative teams from DC Comics' New 52 initiative who remain on the same title they launched. And though they're done with their run on the book as of next month's issue #25, they aren't done with the DC Universe -- Manapul and Buccellato are moving from Central City to Gotham City, as DC Comics has announced they'll be taking over as the creative team on Detective Comics starting early next year.

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Best Art Ever (This Week) – Superman 75th Anniversary Edition

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We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we've created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it's new, some of it's old, some of it's created by working professionals, some of it's created by future stars, some of it's created by talented fans, and some of it's endearingly silly. All of it's awesome. In honor of this year's 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Superman and this weekend's release of Man of Steel, we present for the second time a compilation of some of the coolest portraits of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's brilliant creation that we've highlighted in this feature over the last few years. We know it's cheating but we didn't count on going away for a month and then coming back in the middle of a big media event. All-new next week evermore.

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Evil Genius Productions Outfits Artist Francis Manapul With A Flash Mask

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Jeff Fowler of Evil Genius Productions has created some impressive superhero props of late, including Captain America's shield, Batman and Batgirl's cowls and more, but the artist/filmmaker's coolest accomplishment yet may be transforming current Flash writer and artist Francis Manapul into the Scarlet Speedster himself with an awesome custom Flash helmet. Fowler based the design off the hero's current New 52 look and built if from scratch, giving Manapul the perfect fit as seen in multiple photos from their respective

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Justice League & Green Lantern Panel: GL With A Gun Vs. ‘Total Dicks’ [SDCC]

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Friday's Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con kicked off with moderator John Cunningham, who's DC's VP - Marketing, introducing panelists Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, Co-Publisher Jim Lee and writers and artists James Robinson, Nicola Scott, Tony Bedard, Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato and editor Brian Cunningham. A lively panel with obvious camaraderie, the panelists discussed the history of the

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Adi Granov Covers Emerald City Comicon’s ‘Monsters & Dames’ Charity Art Book

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Seattle's Emerald City Comicon has confirmed that the very talented Adi Granov (Iron Man: Extremis) will provide the cover artwork for this year's edition of Monsters & Dames, a limited edition hardcover book compiling original illustrations from some of comics' best artists including Bill Sienkiewicz, Camilla D'Erricco, Kevin Nowlan, Tony Moore, Bruce Timm, Katie Cook, Francis Manapul & Agnes Garbowska, Mikeatron!, Scott Morse, Phil Noto, Mike Allred, Paul Guinan, Brandon Graham, David Petersen, Moritat, Dustin Nguyen, Nat Jones and many more. Sales of Monsters & Dames go to support Seattle Children's Hospital, who've received more than $20,000 since

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Barry Allen Rejects the Transcendent Joy of Coffee in ‘Flash’ #3 [Preview]

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In a gorgeous preview from the newest issue of The Flash, on stands today, Barry Allen expresses controversial opinions about coffee that run diametrically opposite to our most deeply held values and beliefs. Kudos to Flash artist (and co-writer) Francis Manapul, who continues to blow us away with his innovative page la

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DC’s Justice League Panel: News On Captain Marvel, Darkseid And Wally West [NYCC 2011]

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DC Comics kicked off Saturday at New York Comic Con with a discussion of all of the publisher's Justice League titles. Topics included the future of Captain Marvel, the new take on Darkseid, Ann Nocenti's status as a "token female" and Wonder Woman's new parentage. The panel featured Senior Vice President of Sales Bob Wayne, Chief Creative Officer and popular writer Geoff Johns (Justice League, Aquaman), Co-Publis

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