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Tuesdays & Wednesdays: The ComicsAlliance Roundtable On Politics & Comics

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Does politics belong in comics? Can comics influence politics? And what impact do we expect the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States to have on the comic industry and on the stories it tells over the next four years?

ComicsAlliance contributors Elle Collins, Kieran Shiach, Tom Speelman, and Tara Marie join editor-in-chief Andrew Wheeler for a roundtable discussion about the relationship between politics and comics.

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My Favorite Monster: Barbatos, The Beast That Built Gotham [Fantasy Week]

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Barbatos is the ancient bat demon summoned by Thomas Jefferson, which later turned out to an Apokoliptian monster that Darkseid sent to hunt Batman through history. It’s a whole thing, but it ultimately ends up being completely crucial to the creation of Batman and the evolution of Gotham as we know it.

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Electric Bluegaloo Interlude: Meanwhile, In The Rest Of The DC Universe

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Of all the strange transformations Superman has undergone in his 78-year history, none has been quite so derided as the year where his familiar costume and powers were replaced with a blue and white "containment suit" and a tenuous relationship with electricity. But that raises the question, was it really all that bad? Two decades later, we want to find out, so ComicsAlliance is taking a look back at the Electric Blue Era of Superman to find out not just what worked, but if anything worked. This is... Electric Bluegaloo.

This week, we take a moment to look at what Electric Blue Superman was up to in the larger DC Universe... and wonder why the actual Superman books couldn't be this good.

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Crash Course: Get To Know The Ray Before His Animated Series

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It was announced this week that The CW was growing its ever-expanding line of superhero content with a new animated show set to debut on CW Seed, starring DC Comics superhero The Ray. The show is being touted as featuring the first gay lead superhero on television, but who is The Ray? We've put together a Crash Course to get to know him better.

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Grant Morrison To Adapt ‘Happy!’ And Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ For Syfy

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Despite being one of the most celebrated comic book writers of the past thirty decades, Grant Morrison hasn't had the luck in having adaptations made from his work that some of his peers and contemporaries have. Projects have been in development for years and plans have fallen through, but Syfy has announced Grant Morrison is working on two projects --- one based on his and Darick Robertson's Happy! and intriguingly, an adaptation of Aldous Huxley's seminal novel Brave New World.

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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Grant Morrison

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This week we're taking a look at one of comics' most popular writers, Grant Morrison, the wizard of Glasgow. From his rise in British comics to his work with D-list superheroes to his work with A-list superheroes to his often deeply personal creator-owned work, Morrison has delighted and/or confounded fans for over thirty years now. This video takes a look at his life, work, and accomplishments, from his earliest stories to his possibly (probably) metaphorical alien abduction to that thing he asked us to do to keep The Invisibles from getting canceled.

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If You Love ‘Star Trek’, Try These Comics Next

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This year we're celebrating fifty years of Star Trek, and as part of the celebrations there's not only a brand new film in cinemas now, but Bryan Fuller is also working on a new television series titled Star Trek: Discovery, due out next year.

Star Trek's vision of the future can represent the very best of who we can be as a species, but often it shows how easily it is to become corrupt. We've selected five of the best independent sci-fi comics to check out after seeing Star Trek: Beyond in the cinema. Love that? Try this!

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Give ‘Em Elle: Morrison’s ‘Doom Patrol’, And Groundbreaking Comics Versus the March of Time

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Welcome to Give ‘Em Elle, a weekly column that hopes to bridge the gap between old school comics fandom and the progressive edge of comics culture. This week I’ve been thinking about comics as products of the time they were published. If a work like Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol can feel like a comic from the future even ten years after it came out, why does it feel dated today?

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Cast Party: Who Should Star in a Grant Morrison ‘Doom Patrol’ Movie?

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Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist.

Back when I envisioned a movie about the Silver Age Doom Patrol, I promised a Grant Morrison-derived sequel, and that's what we're doing this week. Let's call this movie Doom Patrol: The Painting That Ate Paris, after the collected edition of the second arc by Morrison and Richard Case, which it's based on. We'll also include elements of the previous story, Crawling from the Wreckage, to show this bizarre version of the team coming together.

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Farewell To A Friend: Say Goodbye To Jeans-And-T-Shirt Superman

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This week saw us say goodbye to a hero who fought for truth, justice and the American way. Who fought for the downtrodden and the common man. Who fought against injustice while wearing a t-shirt and jeans. This week saw us say goodbye to The New 52 Superman. Spoilers for the current Superman status quo follow.

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