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After String Of Crimes, Times Square Considers Its Own Superhero Registration Act

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Spider-Man, no!

Following a few incidents of costumed characters in Times Square committing crimes --most recently, one where a Spider-Man allegedly groped a tourist, which came after another Spider-Man was convicted of harassment -- the president of Times Square Alliance, Tim Tompkins, is putting his foot down. He's calling for all the Times Square characters -- superheroes, Sesame Street characters, Disney princesses and all others --to be licensed and regulated.

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Link Ink: Eli Wallach R.I.P., ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Villains Get A Showcase And Chris Hemsworth Maybe Up For Doc Savage

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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Ask Chris #200: The Best Issue #200 In Comics History

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Q: Since this is Ask Chris #200, what's the best 200th issue in comics? -- @therealdealkern

A: You know, Kern, I'm glad you asked. 200 is a really weird number, especially in comics. It should be a pretty huge deal -- as alert reader Charlotte pointed out in her own question this week, once a comic racks up 200 issues, it's pretty much going to be around forever -- but it doesn't quite have the ring of #100, and even hitting that third century mark seems way more important than breezing through the two. Maybe it's that it feels like a foregone conclusion, that once you've passed that first milestone, the second feels like more of an inevitability than an achievement. But at the same time, there's definitely one issue that sticks out as being everything you want out of an anniversary comic, and that's the subject of this week's column.

I mean, come on. You didn't really think I was going to answer 100 questions again, did you?

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Spider-Man Statue Removed From South Korean Playground Because It Has A Gigantic Boner

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After erecting a statue of Spider-Man in a South Korean shopping center, artist Eunsuk Yoo met stiff resistance from the people who run it. It seems they took a long, hard look at the spectacular piece after suspicions were aroused about its suitability. The statue has now been yanked off, despite being impressively hung on that wall for almost a year. Yoo may feel he got the shaft, but one hopes he understands the thrust of the mall's decision.

It's mainly because the statue has a giant tumescent penis and people were starting to get weirded out.

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Link Ink: Warner Bros.’ Batman Exhibit, ‘Powers’ Coming To PlayStation In December, New ‘Ninja Turtles’ Posters

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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‘Edge Of Spider-Verse’ Solicits Tease Spider-Man Noir And Two New Spider-Types

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One of the things I love most about Spider-Man (and let me tell you, there's a lot I love about Spider-Man) is how adaptable the character is to different situations, settings, and even different characters taking on the role.

Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott and an assembled team of writers and artists are picking up that ball and running with it in the upcoming "Spider-Verse" event, and they're getting a little bit of a head start with what they're calling "Edge of Spider-Verse," a series of one-issue stories that introduce readers to the various iterations of Spider Men and Women. Marvel has released solicitations for the first three issues of the five-issue series, which feature Spider-Man Noir, a new spin on Spider-Woman, and a futuristic Spider-Man who wears a helmet (and who probably isn't from 2099).

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Marvel Unlimited Edition: ‘Spider-Man’ Minus Spider-Man

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The Marvel Unlimited app is a gigantic, messy cache of awesome and terrible old comic books: a library of 13,000 or so back issues of Marvel titles, available on demand for subscribers with tablets or mobile phones. Like any good back-room longbox, it’s disorganized and riddled with gaps, but it’s also full of forgotten and overlooked jewels, as well as a few stone classics. In Marvel Unlimited Edition, Eisner-winning critic Douglas Wolk dives into the Unlimited archive to find its best, oddest and most intriguing comics.

In this week's edition: Replacing Peter Parker with Otto Octavius for 31 issues was a neat demonstration of how strong Spider-Man's supporting cast is -- and The Superior Foes of Spider-Man has removed its title character from the equation altogether and gotten a terrific series out of it. Even before the big mind-swap, though, there was a little tradition of Spider-Man comics without Spider-Man in them. (He doesn't appear in Amazing Spider-Man #654.1 or #676, for instance, both among 2011's best done-in-one issues of the series.) Here are some of the most entertaining examples on Marvel Unlimited.

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Link Ink: Suburban Spider-Man, Hello Kitty Cantaloupe And An XKCD Talk

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Get all of your Thursday links, after the cut.

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Comics, Everybody: The History Of Spider-Man Explained!

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With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 having swiftly swung into cinemas worldwide, it’s time again to break down the convoluted history of comics in the recurring segment we call Comics, Everybody! Created by Eugene Ahn, AKA Adam WarRock and artist Chris Haley of the webcomic Let’s Be Friends Again (with colors by Jessica Marrs), today’s subject is everybody's favorite webslinger, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

Whether you're new to Spider-Man and interested to learn more about his history or you're a hardcore Spider-Fan looking to laugh at his tangled web of continuity, you can read on to smile spectacularly.

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Bizarro Back Issues: Spider-Man Battles Electro On A Talk Show (1970)

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I didn't make it out to the theater to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this weekend -- I had some crucial paint drying that needed to be watched -- but all the hype surrounding it actually did make me want to go back and read some classic Spider-Man stories. The only question was which one would have everything that I wanted, which was pretty tricky since I've only really seen Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone lately thanks to their appearances on The Tonight Show.

But then I found one of the all-time classics, Amazing Spider-Man #89, the one where Spider-Man has to go to the laundromat with a bag on his head because he's trying to get money by appearing as a guest on a talk show. It's even got Electro in it -- although I don't think any of the other 83 villains from the movie make an appearance.

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