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Store-Bought Valentine Rankings: Batman, Spider-Man, Power Rangers, The Avengers And The Surprisingly Depressing Hello Kitty

ComicsAlliance Valentine Throwdown 2014

Valentine's Day is upon us once again, which means that tomorrow, we are all legally required to give the people we love little pieces of paper that sum up exactly how we feel about them, in tribute to a Catholic saint who was clubbed to death and beheaded. Truly, it is the most romantic of all times.

But for superhero fans, it does present a problem. Obviously, we all want to express our devotion to romantic partners while also expressing our devotion to our favorite characters, but are any of the superhero valentines that you can find in stores across the country actually good? If you pick up the Batman valentines at your local Target, will your love life be soaring to new heights above Gotham City, or will it be gunned down in an alley leaving you alone to wage war on crime? It's a daunting task, which is why every year, I take the hit for you to find out if there are any good store-bought superhero valentines.

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1966 Batman Valentines Are The Purest Possible Expression Of Romance

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I think it's been well established over the years here at ComicsAlliance that the purest and most beautiful way to express your love for another person is by saying it with Batman -- and apparently, we're not the only ones who think so. Thanks to the indispensable Mark Anderson, a cartoonist whose Andertoons blog is an endless source of comics ephemera, we can now have a look at a series of bizarre Valentines from the late '60s, inspired by the Batman TV show!

It's not just the Caped Crusader himself, either. It's probably to be expected that you'd get the Boy Wonder involved, but special guest villains like Zelda the Great are in there, too, and if you've ever wanted to see the romantic side of the Penguin, folks, you are in luck. Check out a few of our favorites below!

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Link Ink: Hayao Miyazaki Gets Ghibli-ized, The Krang Belt And What Became Of ‘Batman and Robin’

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Click through for Thursday's links.

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Happy Valentine’s Day From The Internet’s Favorite Artists!

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Valentine's Day is here at last, and that means that it's time to celebrate the people we love. Admittedly, most of the people we love are fictional vigilantes, but still: Romance is in the air. And for those

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ComicsAlliance Rates This Year’s Store-Bought Valentines: When You Say ‘I Love You,’ Say It With Batman

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I don't know about you, but for me, Valentine's day presents a pretty huge problem, in that I am only really comfortable expressing my emotions through Batman. Fortunately, America's thriving greeting card industry has addressed that very problem with their annual crop of Valentine's Day Cards!

Okay, admittedly, the ones with the stuff I like are mostly meant for children to hand out at elementary school, but that doesn't mean that you and I can't use them to express our emotions in our adult lives -- it just means that people might look at you funny in the checkout line. But which to pick? It's a tough decision that co

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Spider-Man Hearts Deadpool In Valentine’s Day Cards By Kate Leth [Art]

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I'm a big fan of cartoonist Kate Leth, whose variously cute, naughty and even weird creations have become almost daily delights to members of the comics community on Tumblr, where she's perhaps better known as Kate Or Die. Also the writer/illustrator o

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ComicsAlliance’s New 52 Valentines Will Reboot Your Relationship

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Today is Valentine's Day, and if you thought you could escape from hearts and flowers in the pages of your favorite comics, think again! Okay, admittedly, DC's New 52 might not seem the most lovey-dovey comics in the world, but that doesn't mean that there's not a burning passion for romance buried somewhere under there!

That's why today, I've sorted through the past six months of new titles to bring you Sixteen New 52 Valentines! From the Justice League battling Darkseid to Catwoman's alluring contortions, there's something there for everyone -- even if "romance" isn't quite what you're after this Valentine's Day!
Justice League:

Aquaman:

Aquaman:

Action Comics:

Justice League:

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Batman: The Dark Knight:

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Justice League:

Detective Comics:

Wonder Woman:

Catwoman:

And finally, if subtlety's not really your thing...

Red Hood and the Outlaws:

Send them to your sweetheart today -- but keep in mind that ComicsAlliance cannot be held responsible for the immediate end of your relationship.

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ComicsAlliance vs. Super-Hero Valentines For Kids

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and that means that it's time once again for one of the most high-pressure situations in the life of an elementary school student: exchanging Valentines with classmates. Fortunately for amoro

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Mark Millar Valentines Make Every Other Valentine Look Like $#!+

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Last year, the staff of ComicsAlliance regaled you with our Cerebus Valentines, a series of tender love notes based on the work of Dave Sim. As the most romantic of holidays inspired by the brutal murder of a priest drew near once again,

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Share Your Love (And Probably Ruin Your Relationship) With 11 Comic Book Valentines

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As a trip to the store this week will prove, there are plenty of comic book themed Valentines out there on the shelves, just waiting to help you tell your elementary school classmates significant other how you feel through a lenticular hologram of Batman and Green Arrow. But for me, it's been the same problem ever since I was a kid: No matter how many choice

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