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‘A Death in the Family’ Gets the ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ Treatment


While ostensibly aimed at the younger set, Batman: The Brave and the Bold is using its second season to explore the darker chapters of the Batman mythos. First up was Chill of the Night, an episode which delved into Batman's violent origin and (adorably) featured Adam West and Julie Newmar as Thomas and Martha Wayne...

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99 Problems But a Cape Ain’t One: Conservatives Attack Islamic Superheroes


Superhero fans, especially those old enough to have opinions, are often divided by their views on the appropriateness of real-world politics in their escapist literature. While many of us regard Dennis O'Neil and Neil Adams' socially relevant run on "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" to be a superlative example of costumed heroes confronting the hard-hitting issues of the day, just as many readers dismiss it as didactic and inappropriate given the characters' roots in benign adolescent power fantasies...

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Cartoons and Comics Work Together to Combat the Outdoors


For many the rapidly approaching summer months mean basking in sunshine, frolicking through nature and sucking up fresh air like its going out of style. This enjoyment, however, depends largely on the absence of oppressive heat and humidity, insufferable insect population booms and obnoxious teens playing mailbox baseball through your neighborhood...

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‘The Marvelous Cartoon Wig Museum’ Shirt Highlights Animated Hair From Every Era


If there's one thing that rivals hands in the scheme of difficult physical attributes to illustrate, it's hair. Perhaps that's why so many cartoonists have opted for iconic hairdos that aren't necessarily natural, but rather recognizable helmets of iconography...

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The Rejected New Yorker Cartoons of Michael Kupperman


The bizarro world humor of "Tales Designed to Thrizzle" and "Snake 'n Bacon" creator Michael Kupperman has made its way into "The New Yorker" plenty of times before via his editorial cartoons, but as will not surprise you at all if you are a fan of Kupperman, some of his work proved to be -- well, maybe a little too Kuppermany for "a certain monocled, top-hatted magazine," as he put it...

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Marvel and Vringo Team Up for Superhero Ringtones


Marvel and the ringtone company Vringo have joined forces to offer both regular audio and video ringtones from Marvel superhero cartoons dating back to 1966. Video ringtones, you say? Basically, this means that instead of just hearing the old school themes for "Captain America" and "The Mighty Thor" or "The Hulk" or "Spider-Man" when someone calls you, you also get animation from the Kirby-esque cartoons playing along with it...

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The Protests in Iran Through Comics


Marjane Satrapi, the Iranian creator of the critically-acclaimed graphic novel "Persepolis" about her childhood during the 1979 revolution, has stepped forward to declare that Mir Hossein Mousavi was the true winner of the recent Iranian election...

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