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IDW Turns Toon For ‘Animated’ Style Variant Covers In September


As the home of an abundant assortment of licensed titles -- many of which popularized at one time or another in animation -- IDW's in a pretty good place to play up its ties to Saturday morning cartoons. This September, the publisher will play up this relationship in titles with direct ties to animation like Black Dynamite, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe A Real American Hero, Popeye Classics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures and Transformers: More than Meets The Eye, but also Danger Girl, Judge Dredd, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and... The X-Files? Hit the jump to see September's full line of "IDW Gets Animated" alternate covers.

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SUPERMAG: Jim Rugg’s Ambitious and Eclectic Comics, Illustration and Design Magazine [Interview]


"Print is dead," is a pithy saying that gets tossed around a lot these days. Well, apparently nobody said in front of comics artist and illustrator Jim Rugg (Street Angel, Afrodisiac, The Plain Janes)...

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Ice King Throws A Lair Sale In Gibson And Rugg’s ‘Adventure Time’ #10 Backup [Preview]


Ice King's not the most sympathetic character most of the time, what with his constant kidnapping of princesses and all, but Jon M. Gibson and Jim Rugg's "Hot Deals In Ice Kingdom" backup in this week's Adventure Time #10 has made him considerably easier to relate to...

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The Con Haul: What I Picked Up At HeroesCon 2012


There are a lot of reasons why comic book conventions are great. Boxes of cheap back issues and the chance to chat with your favorite creators (or, if your standards are a bit lower, your third-favorite comic book critic) are great, but some of the real highlights come from the stuff...

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Thought Bubble #1: Why Aren’t Comics Funnier?


The comics medium attempts to answer a lot of big questions: Is it right to take the law into your own hands? What would someone do with special powers, given the opportunity? "Are you ready for the world that's coming...

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Jim Rugg’s ‘Notebook Nerd’ Makes Amazing Art From School Supplies


The fact that Jim Rugg is a pretty incredible artist isn't exactly news to anyone who's ever read Street Angel or Afrodisiac, but his latest project has blown away even a long-time fan like me. In Notebook Nerd, an art show at the IAm8Bit Gallery in Los Angeles, Rugg will be showing off a series of 50 incredible drawings done with ballpoint pens and notebook paper...

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Digital ComicsAlliance: ‘Rambo’ for $0.99, ‘Wolverine’, and ‘Graveyard of Empires’


Welcome to Digital ComicsAlliance, your headquarters for digital comics news and recommendations. This week, we're taking a look at Jim Rugg's absurd Rambo 3.5, Mark Sable and Paul Azaceta's surprising Graveyard of Empires, and Mark Millar and John Romita Jr's run on Wolverine, which is about as great of a Wolverine story as you'll ever read...

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More From DC Fifty-Too, Indie Comics’ Answer To The DC Relaunch [Art]


DC Fifty-Too is a website dedicated to showcasing DC Comics characters as interpreted by talents from the world of indie comics and the Web. Specifically, creators were asked to imagine their version of the #1 issue of any DC comic book...

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Read ‘Afrodisiac’ Online: Blaxploitation Flicks x Trashy ’70s Marvel Comics


If there are two things we love, it's gotta be blaxploitation movies and trashy '70s Marvel comics. Blaxploitation films managed to capture the zeitgeist and turn a thirst for social justice (and hatred for injustice) into compelling entertainment...

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The 12 Days of Comic Book Christmas, Day 1: Jim Rugg


Because we're feeling the pull of the yuletide (whatever the heck that is), we decided to start a countdown to Christmas in the tradition of that old holiday standard, The 12 Days of Christmas. Except we shook it up, tossed it over to some of the craziest and most talented comics creators we know, and made our own version: The Twelve Days of Comic Book Christmas...

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