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The Great Super-Costume Poll: The 1980s Called…

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Costume design is one of the great strengths of the superhero genre, a way to establish distinctive visual shorthand for a character and reveal key details about concept, purpose, and personality. But which is the best superhero costume of all time? This month, we're asking you to decide, by voting up your favorites and voting down the rest. When we have your votes, we'll compile a list of the greatest super-costumes of all time.

This week we're looking at some quintessential costume designs decade-by-decade. Today it's five costumes from the 1980s, the decade that style forgot. But it wasn't all disco collars all the time; the era produced some great costumes as well. And maybe some of them even had disco collars. Right? Right?

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Marvel Unveils ‘A-Force’, The All-Female Avengers, But Not On ‘The View’

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Marvel promised a "forceful" announcement on ABC's daytime talk show The View today, and the entire world was ready for a Secret Wars/Star Wars crossover comic that would pit Jar-Jar Binks against Adam The X-Treme (or something), and then... nothing. There was no Star Wars announcement. There was no announcement of any kind; it got bumped off the show. Still, someone at Marvel has hopefully learned an important lesson about not using the word 'force' to promote things that don't involve Star Wars.

What Marvel did announce today was a new Secret Wars tie-in that is legitimately exciting in its own right, just sadly overshadowed by the Star Wars announcement that never was and the epic DC announcement that kicked off the day. The real announcement, unveiled through various outlets, is a new all-female Avengers book from writers G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett, and artist Jorge Molina, called A-Force.

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Kieron Gillen’s Unused ‘Dazzler’ Pitch Is The Kieron Gillenest Kieron Gillen To Ever Kieron Gillen

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You probably don't know this since he keeps it pretty quiet, but Kieron Gillen, the writer of Young Avengers, Iron Man and The Wicked + The Divine, is a pretty big fan of pop music. I know, I was surprised too, since it almost never comes up. But, back when he and artist Jamie McKelvie were working on the first volume of Phonogram, the word got out and Gillen was apparently asked to pitch a story starring Marvel's very own mutant pop star superhero, Dazzler!

The story was never picked up, likely owing to it being a Dazzler story about the Inhumans and the Celestials, but today, Gillen posted his full pitch on his Tumblr, and, as you might expect if you're familiar with Gillen's comics, it's actually pretty awesome.

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Katie Longua Imagines Superheroes As Pokemon Trainers [Art]

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Between the wonders of Zubatman and Vaughn Pinpin's "Burtonmon," it's been an especially good week for Pokémon tributes and parodies in these parts, and artist Katie Longua is keeping this crazy train going with some fabulou

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Comics Pride: 50 Comics and Characters That Resonate with LGBT Readers

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We are not the mainstream.

That's a truth understood by anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or in any other way queer. We are not the audience. We are not the market. We are not the

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Link Ink: Wonder Woman Mixes it Up, Paper Gundam and Battle Babies

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Mixing: KitchenAid is offering a classic-style (non "New 52") Wonder Woman stand mixer in Brazil.

Musicals: A musical based on Alison Bechdel's autobiographical Fun Home graphic novel is currently in development by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori.

Fundraisers: The Daily Cartoonist is currently runn

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C-List Superheroes Audition For Hollywood Greatness [Video]

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Under the premise that "Hollywood is running out of A-List Superheroes," College Humor's created a series of comedy shorts profiling the likes of the Wonder Twins, The Powerpuff Girls, the Bionic Woman, Falcon, Dazzler and Whizzer for "open casting." Though fans will no doubt take issue with the inclusion of a f

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Jim Shooter’s ‘Dazzler’ Movie Pitch, Starring Rodney Dangerfield and KISS, Is Completely Insane

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Of all the Marvel characters you could pick to make it big in Hollywood, Dazzler, the roller-skating mutant disco diva, probably isn't all that high on the list. And yet, according to legendary editor Jim Shooter, there isn't just a time when that was a pretty likely possibility, it's also the entire reason she was created.

Shooter has posted the entire history of the Dazzler M

The 5 Most Unlikely Marvel Noir Titles

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This week saw the release of the latest in Marvel's series of noir-inspired takes on their characters with "Iron Man Noir," adding Tony Stark to the list of of technological futurists with guilty consciences running around back in the '40s, and to be honest, we're pretty surprised that's still going on. Don't get us wrong: The Noir titles have been way better than anyone expected, especially Fred Van Lente's take on the X-Men that starred the all-but-forgotten Golden Age Angel, but when you've got a line that's attempting to make characters like Daredevil and the Punisher -- a man whose father was killed for refusing to throw a boxing match that's constantly being betrayed by his girlfriends and an ex-soldier who swears revenge after his family is killed in a mob crossfire -- even more noir than they already are, you've got to wonder how far they're willing to go with this premise.

That's the question we put to ComicsAlliance senior writer Chris Sims, who has unearthed the pitches for the Five Most Extremely Unlikely Marvel Noir Titles!

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Superheroes Who Should Be on 1970s Vans

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Creators have been thinking up all-new superheroes for decades, and the fact that many of our iconic heroes came out of the '30s, or '60s, and yes, even the '70s, is a big part of why they need to get updated once

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