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Marvel Reveals ‘Ultimate Death of Spider-Man’ in Mainstream Media [Spoilers]


Echoing the media full-court press that Marvel employed with the death of Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four #587, Marvel has released big news about the conclusion of the "Death of Spider-Man" storyline in USA Today, the New York Post and the Associated Press...

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The Best, Worst and Weirdest Alternate Universe Superhero Deaths In Comics


For the past few months, Marvel's advertising department has been doing their level best to get readers psyched up about the impending "Death of Spider-Man" (buy digital) in various Ultimate comics, and if you ask me, it's working: The death of an alternate universe version of a character? Who wouldn't be excited about that?

But really, killing off characters left and right is exactly what Alternate Universes are for. Creators might not be able to ever really off any heroes in the main-line stories of serialized fiction, and even if they do, it doesn't tend to stick -- just ask Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- but in alternate universes, you can go for a full-on slaughter. That's why today, in honor of the Ultimate Death of Ultimate Spider-Man, I've sifted through a stack of What Ifs, Elseworlds and time-travel tales to bring you The Best, Worst and Weirdest Alternate Universe Deaths!

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Jonathan Hickman Explains the Fantastic Four Death and What Comes Next


A member of the Fantastic Four died today in Fantastic Four #587, the latest issue of the comic written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Steve Epting. As fans have been reacting to the news of the casualty all morning, ComicsAlliance editor-in-chief Laura Hudson had a chance to talk with Hickman about why this particular character ended up on the chopping block, his thoughts on the spoilers that hit the mainstream media this morning, and what the future may hold for the remaining characters -- and the issue that could have been #600...

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The Holiday Gift Guide for the Comic Book Characters in Your Life


December's almost a third over and we're guessing that some of you haven't quite gotten around to finishing up your holiday gift shopping yet. We here at ComicsAlliance are here to help. And we really would love to be able to advise each and every person on all of your shopping lists, but at the same time we're also busy and lazy and mostly just want to talk about comics...

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Tim Drake: Celibacy Icon?


In the latest issue of Red Robin, Tim Drake took some time off from orchestrating a shadowy master plan, re-connecting with his old ally Cassandra Cain and hugging his newly-back-from-the-dead adoptive father to make out with a lovely lady on a rooftop...

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Halloween Roundtable Review: ‘Action Comics’ #894 (With Death!)


ComicsAlliance writers Laura Hudson, Chris Sims, Caleb Goellner, Andy Khouri, David Brothers, David Uzumeri, and Chris Murphy sit down for a roundtable discussion about the newly released Action Comics #894 by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods...

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How to Make a Death from ‘Sandman’ Halloween Costume


As the root of all fear, Death is essentially a perfect Halloween costume. Just because you want to embody life's end doesn't mean you have to don traditional grim reaper garb and look like the dude who lost to Bill and Ted at Battleship, though...

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The Sandman Connection: How Vertigo’s Flagship Title Crossed Over With the DCU


With today's news that Death -- the pallid, parasol-toting embodiment of the End of All Things from in Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" -- will be crossing over with Paul Cornell's Lex Luthor story in the pages of "Action Comics," it looks like DC's making an honest attempt to bring at least a few Vertigo titles into their core universe...

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Sandman’s Death Enters the DC Universe in ‘Action Comics’ #894


There's been a lot of speculation recently about whether or not Vertigo characters like Swamp Thing and John Constantine would be making the jump to the mainstream DCU, but it looks like one of the most iconic characters from the Endless family in Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" has beaten them to the punch...

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Frank Frazetta, Legendary Fantasy Artist, Dies at 82


Frank Frazetta, one of the most important and influential artists in the world of fantasy and science fiction, has died at the age of 82 after a stroke yesterday, as confirmed by Heidi MacDonald of The Beat this morning...

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