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Godzilla Comics: A Brief History Of Smashing Cities, Superheroes And Other Kaiju

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The new Godzilla film opening this weekend will be the 30th to star the worlds' most famous giant monster. Toho made 28 Godzilla films in Japan, divided by fans into three cycles, each with their own continuity—the Showa series, the Heisei series and the Millennium series—and then there was the ill-fated 1998 Roland Emmerich-directed film that served as a sort of How Not To Make a Godzilla Movie cautionary tale for the makers of the new film.

While the movies are undoubtedly Godzilla's source turf, he's expanded his territory into other media over the years, from cartoon series to prose novels to video games -- and, of course, comic books, which he's been starring in for nearly 40 years now. With that in mind, we present a helpful primer for the King of Monsters' adventures on the paneled page.

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Dark Horse Bringing Gustavo Duarte’s ‘Monsters! & Other Stories’ To America In January [Preview]

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You may not be familiar with Brazilian artist Gustavo Duarte right now, but come January his art may just smash its way into your heart forevermore. That's no small feat, but provided cartoony comics are capable of smacking you upside your emotions, it looks like his Monsters! & Other Stories collection of wordless kaiju and sci-fi stories is going to be one of those books.

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Link Ink: ‘Iron Man 3′ Tech, ‘Seinfeld’ Star Becomes Splinter, And Lego ‘Man Of Steel’

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Movies: A new Iron Man 3 featurette profiles Tony Stark's abundance of new armors.

Toys: A new Man of Steel Lego set sees Superman and Lois Lane face General Zod in a "Black Zero Escape" scenario.


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Dark Horse To Collect Sam Humphries & Dalton Rose’s ‘Sacrifice’ In Deluxe Hardcover [Exclusive Preview]

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Dark Horse Comics has announced that it will collect Sacrifice, the critically acclaimed six-issue miniseries by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose, in a deluxe hardcover this September. Following the story of Hector, an epileptic young man with a fondness for post-punk music hurled back in time to play a crucial role in a psychedelic ad

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ECCC 2013: Dark Horse Announces Ongoing ‘Mass Effect: Foundation’ Comic Series

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Dark Horse has explored its share of the Mass Effect universe through a number of miniseries, 8-page standalone tales and art books, to say nothing of the interactive comics players use to kick off adventures in the ME2 and ME3 titles. As announced today at Emerald City Comicon 2013, though, the franchise is finally getting an ong

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Link Ink: ‘Superman: Unbound’ Box Art, Cardboard Iron Men And Glow-In-The-Dark Hellboy

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Animation: Warner Bros. Animation has released new images and official box art for Superman: Unbound, which arrives on home video and digital formats on May 7.

Movies: There's a new still of Hugh Jackman on The Wolverine

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Parting Shot: Black Beetle #2 ComicsPRO Variant Cover

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In stores this week is Black Beetle #2, the newest issue of Francesco Francavilla's miniseries starring the eponymous pulp inspired hero. Also this week is the ComicsPRO summit, where members of the comics retail trade organization gather to discuss how best to promote progres

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I’m David: Tobin & Ferrerya’s ‘Colder’ is Creepy, And Should White Writers Work On Black Characters?

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You should judge books by their covers. That's what they're there for, right? Covers are designed to catch your eye, interest you in the contents of a book, and to set the tone for a book. Kids' comics tend to

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ComicsAlliance Reviews ‘Barb Wire’ (1996), Part Two

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Chris Sims: Welcome back to our two-part review of 1996's Barb Wire, everyone, and let's be honest here, Matt: Do you think anyone has ever done a two-part review of Barb Wire before?

Matt Wilson: I can imagine a scenario in which someone passed out from lack of oxygen to the brain about an hour in.Chris: It's really just our stubborn insistence on cataloging everything that doesn't

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ComicsAlliance Reviews ‘Barb Wire’ (1996), Part One

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Chris Sims: Hello everyone, and welcome back to our in-depth review series of movies based on the independent superheroes of the '90s! Today, we're heading back to 1996 for Pamela Anderson's starring role in an action movie, and I just want to confess this right up front: When I was a teen, I definitely had a Barb Wire poster on my bedroom door.

Matt Wilson: I would have maybe done the same,

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