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. But
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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
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 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.
He recently posted a whole slew of those rejected "New Yorker" strips via his Twitpic account, including thwa
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