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The Charles Xavier Memorial Awards: ComicsAlliance’s Best Comics of 2012, Part 2

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We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon...

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Paul Tobin Explains in Comic Form Why He Wrote A Superhero Novel

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On sale now from Night Shade Books is Prepare to Die!, a superhero novel by Paul Tobin. The writer is best known for his prodigious work on such comics as Gingerbread Girl, Falling Skies, The Amazing Spider-Girl, the new MonkeyBrain series Bandette and much more in the comic book realm, but the publication of his prose novel Prepare to Die...

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Why You Should Check Out Monkeybrain Comics, Already [Opinion]

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Most likely - unless you've skipped the rest of the Internet for the last few days as well as the most recent War Rocket Ajax - you already know about the existence of Monkeybrain Comics, the new digital publisher founded by Chris Roberson and Allison Baker...

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Dark Horse: Reissued Remender + New Oeming, Francavilla, Tobin, DeConnick, Noto & More

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We already told you the great news about Dark Horse bringing Jeff Parker and Erica Moen's beloved Bucko webcomic to print, but the Oregon-based publisher came to Seattle's Emerald City Comicon with a few more cool announcements to make...

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Paul Tobin on ‘The Bionic Woman’ and Writing Women In Super-Hero Comics

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With a track record of female-centric books like Spider-Girl, Banana Sunday and even Models Inc. -- probably the single most underrated mystery ever published by Marvel Comics -- Paul Tobin seems like the perfect fit for Dynamite's upcoming Bionic Woman comic...

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Archaia’s ‘The Storyteller’ Honors Jim Henson with Top Talents [Preview]

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On sale this week from Archaia is Jim Henson's The Storyteller Volume 1, a new hardcover anthology based on the Jim Henson television series of the 1980s and early 1990s. Created in full cooperation with the Jim Henson Company, the book features all-new comics by a veritable who's who of fan-favorite creaotrs like Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Chris Eliopoulos, Roger Langridge, Marjorie Liu, Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin, Tom Fowler, Mike Maihack and Evan Shaner, among others...

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‘Gingerbread Girl’ Collects Coover & Tobin’s Tale of a Wild and Crazy Lady [Preview]

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On sale soon from Top Shelf is Gingerbread Girl, a touching new graphic novel abut a young woman and her sister -- a sister who may have been grown by a mad scientist or who may onot even exist at all...

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Arcade Returns with All-New Deathtraps in ‘Avengers Academy Giant-Size’

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Back when I was just hitting the perfect age to be swept up into the Marvel Universe, there were two things that hooked me more than anything else. The first, of course, was the 1990s X-Men cartoon that seemed to be scientifically designed to get ten-year-olds to care about Wolverine and Gambit despite their hilarious voices, but the second was a black-and-white paperback reprinting four issues where the X-Men battled against Arcade...

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‘Gingerbread Girl’ by Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin Free at Top Shelf 2.0

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Fans of Paul Tobin (Spider-Girl, Marvel Adventures) and Colleen Coover (X-Men: First Class, Girl Comics) rejoice! The comics supercouple is launching an all-new independent comic on Top Shelf 2.0 today called Gingerbread Girl, about a 26-year-old woman named Annah Billips who either has an imaginary sister she created during her parents' divorce...

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New Year’s Resolutions For Your Favorite Super-Heroes (By Their Writers)

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In case you missed the ball getting dropped in Times Square last Friday, it's a New Year, and that means it's time for people all over to set their goals for the next twelve months. But we normal folks aren't the only ones making New Year's Resolutions, and while comic book characters tend to go less for things like "hit the gym more often" and "quit smoking" and more for stuff like "eradicate all crime" and "utterly destroy the accursed Mr. Fantastic," they're not above the desire for self-improvement.

So to find out just what our favorite heroes wanted to accomplish in 2011, we went straight to the source and reached out to the creators who write their comics. So today, we're getting in the spirit of new beginnings by bringing you Ten Comic Book Character New Year's Resolutions, from as close as you can get to the characters themselves!

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