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20 Very Important Things About ‘Superman Unchained’ #1 [Spoilers]


A very enormous Superman movie is opening in America today, and the Man of Steel publisher DC Comics is availing itself of the occasion to launch Superman Unchained, a brand new ongoing series by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. Staffed by two of DC Comics' current superstars, Superman Unchained is designed not just to entertain its existing readership and to welcome Man of Steel viewers intrigued by what they've seen on screen (an eminently sensible plan), but the pairing of Lee and Snyder has also drawn some lapsed Superman readers back to see what's become of Earth's greatest hero since his New 52 makeover.

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DC Offers Big Blue Rewards In Its Latest ‘We Can Be Heroes’ Campaign


DC Comics announced its second wave of perks for fans who donate to its We Can Be Heroescharity campaign this week, and if you like Superman, you're in for a treat alongside the normal benefits that come with helping people in need.

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DC’s Bad Guys Take Over In September’s ‘Villains Month’


Last year, DC Comics celebrated the anniversary of its New 52 launch with a month full of zero issues. On its second anniversary in September, the publisher is handing its books over to the bad guys. "Villains Month" will spin out of this summer's "Trinity War" crossover, according a DC press release. Each book in the line will replace the title hero's name with a villain's name and be a #1 issue of sorts. Also: Lenticular 3D covers, no joke.

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New ‘Hush’ Catwoman And Harley Quinn Real Action Heroes Coming From Medicom


With Batman and the Joker already duking it out on store shelves, Medicom is turning its Real Action Heroes attention to Jim Lee's Hush style Catwoman and Harley Quinn. We missed the pair in Medicom's Toy Fair 2013 display, but the toymaker has finally released press photos showcasing each of their 1/6 scale sculpts, scads of articulation, swappable hands, real cloth costumes and character-specific accessories...

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I’m David: Chris Sims Is Wrong About Jim Lee’s X-Men


When I was a kid, there were two comics franchises that meant everything. The first was Spider-Man. He was my entryway into comic books, courtesy of Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie, and he made an indelible impression...

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Bizarro Back Issues: Omega Red And His MUTANT DEATH FACTOR!!! (1992)


If you're a regular reader of the Bizarro Back Issues column, then you may have realized that I've been reading through some of the "classic" '90s X-Men stories lately. A few weeks ago, I broke down the mind-boggling saga of Gambit's ex-wife and Ghost Rider fighting the Brood, but a few months before that there was another milestone that was far more important to the X-Men: The introduction of Arkady Rossovich, better known as Omega Red...

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Bizarro Back Issues: How Gambit’s Wife Got The Ghost Rider Possessed By Aliens (1992)


Like a lot of people my age, I have a lot of affection for early '90s X-Men comics. Their combination of bright colors, superpowers built entirely around punching things with knives or making them explode, overblown personal conflicts and the least subtle metaphors ever committed to paper made them almost scientifically designed to appeal to kids of that decade...

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‘Superman Unchained': New Series by Scott Snyder, Jim Lee and Dustin Nguyen


It had been known for a while that acclaimed Batman and American Vampire writer Scott Snyder would eventually collaborate with DC Comics co-publisher and mega-popular artist Jim Lee for a new Superman project, but it was only this week that the company confirmed the final details: Superman Unchained is the name of the new ongoing series, which will feature backup stories drawn by the hugely talented Dustin Nguyen and debut the same week as director Zack Snyder's new Superman film Man of Steel...

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Mutant Women of Earth: How Chris Claremont Reinvented the Female Superhero


This April Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel launch a new X-Men title with a roster of Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke, Rachel Grey, Rogue and Storm. That the team is all-female is unusual for a series that isn't defined along gender-lines. What makes the roster extraordinary is that it's an all-star line-up. These are first draft X-Men, and the book could easily have added more top picks -- Dazzler, Emma Frost, Jean Grey, Magik, Mystique -- and still been all-female.

It's hard to think of any other superhero team with such a strong bench of women, and it's especially hard to think of another team where so many female characters rose to prominence within the team itself. What these characters have in common is no mystery; they were all written by Chris Claremont, the man whose name is synonymous with "strong female characters."

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Link Ink: Anthony Bourdain On ‘Archer,’ Custom TMNT Kirby And Nedroid’s Sketchbook


Animation: It looks like chef, TV host, novelist and comic book writer Anthony Bourdain will be appearing on an upcoming episode of Archer.

Digital: Anthony Clark has released a pay-what-you-want digital sketchbook PDF, which includes 101 pages of Nedroid-y goodness...

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