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Don’t Be That Guy: Blackest Night Edition


I complained, recently, about people not being honest about cheesecake, and how people should just own up to using boobs for the sake of boobs. Well, my wish is apparently the internet's command.

The latest internet controversy stars some familiar faces for those of you who like to stand ringside at comics blogosphere brouhahas, including Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool, Ragnell (formerly of the When Fangirls Attack blog), and Larry of Larry's Comics, whom you may remember as "that guy" from "Don't Be That Guy: Retailer Edition...

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Blackest Friday


Aw yeah, it's the day after Thanksgiving (in America) and things are getting real in the big box stores, malls, mom-and-pop shops and E-tailers across the cosmos.

We at ComicsAlliance are still recovering from our awesome more-or-less day off yesterday, which means we'll have an abbreviated posting schedule on this, the "Blackest Day" of the year:

So enjoy what could very well be your extended weekend of shopping and merriment, because I've read the news - it's dangerous out there...

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Hot Ink — Powers #1, Giant-Size Thor Finale, Chew #6, Detective Comics #859, Blackest Night #5


ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- comic books hitting the shelves this week.


It's been two years since we last saw an issue of "Powers," the superhero police procedural from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming...

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Martian Manhunter Rises From The Dead (Again) In This Week’s New “Blackest Night” Action Figure Assortment


Spoiler alert: Martian Manhunter is dying this week.

Just kidding, guys. Martian Manhunter has been dead for quite a while. What he is doing, however, is returning from the great beyond in action figure form, courtesy of the second wave of 'Blackest Night' action figures from DC Direct...

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Hot Ink — Blackest Night #4, X Necrosha One-Shot, Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1


ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- comic books hitting the shelves this week.

Of all God's monsters, noblest by far is the zombie. Not the vampire, whose snooty upper-class bearing, angsty brooding and shameless trend-chasing renders it insufferable...

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Geoff Johns’ ‘Blackest Night’ Gets ‘Cerealized’ With ‘Blackest Breakfast’


Anyone who follows Geoff Johns' Twitter feed (especially in the wee hours of the morning) knows that the "Green Lantern" and "Flash" writer's love of comics can only be rivaled by his seeming addiction to sugar...

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Alan Moore Puts on Red Lantern Ring, Takes a Potshot at ‘Blackest Night’


In a recent interview, Alan Moore criticized the dearth of new ideas in modern superhero comics, and then went after DC writer Geoff Johns by claiming that his "Blackest Night" storyline was a ripoff of Moore's old "Tales of the Green Lantern" story...

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In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night, Awesome Tacky Jewelry Won’t Escape Your Sight


Halloween may still be many, many weeks away, but thanks to Geoff Johns' so-hot-it's-melting-comic-shops "Blackest Night" storyline spanning the DC Comics Universe, the many rings of the Green Lantern world are practically street wear among comic fans...

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Hot Ink — The Marvels Project, Blackest Night, The Unwritten


ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- books coming out this week.


The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources...

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Geoff Johns Explores the Emotional Corps of ‘Blackest Night’


At DC Comics, the long-awaited crossover series "Blackest Night" has finally descended, introducing readers to the Black Lantern Corps, which raises fallen heroes from the dead as murderous, malevolent versions of their former selves...

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