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Ask Laura: Comics Journalism, Batman Songs, and Superhero Karaoke

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Chris Sims is on vacation today for his birthday, so in his absence ComicsAlliance editor-in-chief has agreed to fill in at his Q&A column, transforming Ask Chris to Ask Laura. And so this week we're going to take a break from all the 10,000 word essays about why Batman is the best and instead talk a little bit about the songs Batman should be forced to sing at karaoke, the best superhero KJs and -- oh yeah, comics journalism.

In the world of comics, who would be the best KJ? Alternately, who

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Ask Chris #66: Superman, Batman and the World’s Finest Friendship

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: Frank Miller says that Superman and Batman would never be friends. What do you have to say to that? --

A: As hard a

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Ask Chris #64: How To Read Everything

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: As one of the leading Batmanologists, it's probably safe to say you've read most, if not all, things Bat-related. When you read that much, do you keep notes or records for later

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Ask Chris #59: The HeroesCon Lightning Round Special!

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Normally in this column, I pick one or two questions from the ones sent in by readers and answer them at length -- and that's putting it nicely. This time around, however, I'm doing things a little dif

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Ask Chris #54: The Mythology of Jack Kirby’s ‘New Gods’

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: Beyond Thor and Hercules, who are the best gods in comics? --

A: Well, I hate to be pedantic about this -- because as we all know, the Comics Internet simply can't abide pedantry -

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Ask Chris (About Batman) #54: Why Doesn’t Batman Kill?

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: Batman's no kill policy: when did it start in the comics and what do you see as the limits of it? (Killing vs. "Not Saving") --

A: All right, guys, look. I know

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Ask Chris #48: Marvel’s Most Versatile Character

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

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Ask Chris #47: How Not to Be Bored By the Incredible Hulk

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: So, I say that Hulk is boring. What stories could convince me that he is not boring? -- Der, via emai

Ask Chris #46: What’s So Funny About Good Clean Fun?

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Before we get started with this week's round of questions, I'd like to announce a huge milestone for the Ask Chris column: Finally, after almost a year of doing this, I have my own theme song. It's a dancy little number courtesy of The Ampersands (alias Aaron of Awesomed By Comics), and i

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Ask Chris #44: The Worst Couples In Comics

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's why we've given Senior Writer Chris Sims the punishment pleasure of stepping into the grand tradition of the Answer Man as he responds to your reader questions.

 

Q: What comic book coupl

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