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‘Funky Winkerbean’ Takes On J. Michael Straczynski’s ‘Grounded’ Story Arc. You Are Not Hallucinating This Headline.

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As regular ComicsAlliance readers know all too well by now, I have an all-consuming obsession with Tom Batiuk's Funky Winkerbean, a newspaper comic strip that is usually devoted to chronicling the various miseries of its characters. In last month's strips, a joke about the announcement of DC's relaunch raised the question of whether

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J. Michael Straczynski Expands His Multimedia Reach with ‘Studio JMS’

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In one of the first surprise announcements of this year's San Diego Comic-Con, writer J. Michael Strazcynski has confirmed the formation of a new company that will bring all of his projects in multiple media together under one metaphorical roof, with comics projects to be published by Image. World, meet Studio JMS.Deadline had the news yest

War Rocket Ajax #118: The Crew Breaks Down Dan DiDio’s Favorites, Part Two [Podcast]

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Back in March, DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio made a list of his ten favorite titles published during his tenure with the company. This week on ComicsAlliance, Chris Sims, Matt Wilson and Andy Khouri sit down for the second half of their discussion of DiDio's list, featuring Superman: Earth One, Batman R.I.P., and the New

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J. Michael Straczynski: ‘I Would Have Absolutely Zero Right To Complain’ About Unauthorized ‘Babylon 5′ Prequels

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J. Michael Straczynski was the most outspoken participant in yesterday's press tour of DC Comics' controversial new initiative, Before Watchmen, whereby JMS and a host of other high profile talents will create new prequel miniseries based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen. Owned completely by DC, the classic 1987 graphic novel about outlaw superheroes in an alternate American history is considered by many to be unimpeachable. The dominant discussion in the media and

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Alan Moore And ‘Before Watchmen’ Creators Comment On The Ethics Of ‘Watchmen’ Prequel

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"Completely shameless" is what comics writer Alan Moore had to say about DC Comics' announcement of Before Watchmen, an ambitious programme of prequel miniseries based on Moore and Dave Gibbons' hugely popular and influential graphic novel, Watchmen. For his part, Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons was more forgiving. He and the principals of Before Watchmen, including DC Comics Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, have been making the media rounds t

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J. Michael Straczynski’s CBLDF Liberty Annual Comic: ‘Separation of Church and State’ [Exclusive]

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The 2011 edition of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's Liberty Annual hits stores this October from Image Comics, with proceeds from the 48-page comics anthology to benefit the CBLDF, a non-profit organization that defends the First Amendment rights of comics creators. Contr

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Superman Panel: The Short New Cape, Deconstructed Superboy and Super Abstinence for Superman [Updated]

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Today's Superman panel at San Diego Comic-Con convened with DC Comics VP of Marketing John Cunningham and guests Superman editor Matt Idelson, Action Comics writer Grant Morrison, Superboy writer Scott Lobdell, Superman: Earth One writer J. Michael Straczynski and Supergirl cowriter Mike Johnson. Major ne

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The 5 Worst Comics of 2010: #1 — Superman: Grounded

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#1. Superman: Grounded



Initially intended to be a twelve-issue story following Superman as he walked (adamantly not flying) across America and reconnected with the country and its people, "Grounded" became more a publishing irregularity than anything. It's the Superman story that J. Michael Straczynski abandoned to write a different Superman story, one that's more lucrative and targeted to a wider audience. Stracz

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‘Superman’ #701: Starting Off on the Wrong Foot

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STARTING OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT - Superman 701

When DC announced that writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist Eddy Barrows were taking Superman on a walking tour of the United States in the "Grounded" arc that began with a short story in issue 700 and starts in earnest this week in issue 701, I defended the concept. I found the idea of Superman not

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Wondering About Wonder Woman? Dan DiDio Explains the Costume Change [Interview]

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As the news of the new Wonder Woman costume and origin spreads across the comics world and the mainstream media, the reactions -- which have ranged from praise to condemnation -- continue to roll in. Even famed Wond

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