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Link Ink: Shirtless Barbarians, Super Foodie Bros and the Magical World of NECA


Movies: A new image from Conan the Barbarian featuring star Jason Momoa being appropriately huge will surely fill your shirtless dude quota for the day in case you can't make it to the pool...

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Link Ink: Walmart Plugs Digital Captain America Comic, ‘Spotting Deer’ For Free and Smurfing in Spain


Digital Comics: It looks like Walmart is getting in on the digital comics game by linking Captain America: First Vengeance #1 (which you can ready for free) via its online Cap store.

Webcomics: I echo Robot 6's recommendation to read Michael DeForge's Spotting Deer for free online, like, right now...

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Link Ink: Nintendo Unveils the Wii U, The Smurfs Get Trolled, The Absolute Worst Way to Prep for Marriage


Gaming: Nintendo unveiled its next generation console, the Wii U, yesterday at E3. It looks pretty rad, but all you really need to know for now is that Batman: Arkham City is confirmed for the system when it drops in 2012...

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Link Ink: Abin Sur Goes Hollywood, Live Action Gargamel’s Haunting Action Figure and PikaCthulhu?


Movies: The very purple Abin Sur gets his own Green Lantern movie poster. Spoiler warning: I don't think he's going to make it.

Charity: G-Man creator Chris Giarrusso is drawing free sketches for fans who donate at least $25 to the American Liver Association's current fund-raiser...

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The Ten Rejected Smurfs You Won’t Be Seeing


Just when you thought "Fraggle Rock" was going to be the last childhood property of the '80s to get a comic book revamp comes the announcement that the original Smurf comics are going to be reprinted in America for the first time in years.
Most American readers are probably more familiar with the cartoon version of the Smurfs, a merchandising juggernaut that saw everything from plastic figurines to theme park rides (anyone who grew up near King's Island likely has fond memories of their late, lamented Smurf boat ride), but the comics were a whole different matter. The first story to be reprinted, "The Purple Smurf," is an allegory about racism, and occasionally, the comics showed the friendly blue forest-dwellers engaging in activities that were downright un-smurfy. Stuff like, you know...

...armed rebellion...

..or public execution of dissidents. Seriously.But as strange as that might seem, there were standards, which is why I've taken it upon myself today to unearth Ten Smurfs Who Didn't Make The Cut!

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