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Christmas Hot Ink — Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield?, Northlanders #23, Beasts of Burden #4


ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- books coming out this week.

STOP ME IF YOU KNOW HOW THIS ENDS - Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield?

If I learned anything from the holiday classic "Jingle All the Way," a movie which I have never actually seen, it is that the true meaning of Christmas is finding that one special gift that no one else can give because there is a limited supply and you got there before everyone else did...

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Comics of 2009: #4-2


ComicsAlliance's Best of 2009 list continues!

(Back: #10-#5)

#4 Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe (Oni Press), Bryan Lee O'Malley

When we last saw our frequently hapless sort-of hero, Scott Pilgrim, he had shockingly started to get it together, just like the title of the last book promised...

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Hot Ink — Powers #1, Giant-Size Thor Finale, Chew #6, Detective Comics #859, Blackest Night #5


ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- comic books hitting the shelves this week.


It's been two years since we last saw an issue of "Powers," the superhero police procedural from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming...

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DEAR DC: Please Give Us Batwoman Posters by J.H. Williams III


If you're a regular comic book reader, you already know what I'm about to tell you: J.H. Williams III is amazing. The art that he's doing on "Detective Comics" will make your eyes drop out of their sockets and leave you scrambling to find them on the floor...

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Hot Ink Reviews– Old Man Logan Giant-Size #1, Detective Comics #857, No Hero #7


ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- books coming out this week.


I would generally consider myself to be a fan of Mark Millar...

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Superheroes and Sex: The Art and Innuendo of Batwoman


Superheroes and sex are inextricably linked. Since the dawn of the superhero comic, the genre has been infused with a sexual suggestiveness that has grown and evolved over time. At first it was very "aw shucks" with its wholesome, preteen male power fantasies that played on every nerdy boy's desire to beat up the pretty girl's mean boyfriend and then...

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Aspiring Comic Creator Jake Tinsley, 14, Seeks Justice for Unsolved Murder in His Latest Book


Fictional murders and detective stories have become increasingly popular in comic books, yet at least one new comic is addressing a very real unsolved murder. In the upcoming comic "Amber Hagerman Deserves Justice," 14-year-old Jake Tinsley writes about a murder that captured the attention of the nation and spurred the creation of a new program to rescue abducted children...

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Greg Rucka Brings the Private Eye to Portland in ‘Stumptown’


Greg Rucka is no stranger to detective stories. He launched his writing career not in comics but in novels with the "Atticus Kodiak" private investigator series, and is currently in the middle of a critically-acclaimed run on "Detective Comics" as a solo book for Batwoman, with a backup feature for Renee Montoya -- a character he made a star in the police procedural "Gotham Central...

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Crime Pays: The Greatest Crime and Noir Comics, Old and New


Crime is in. Although noir and crime stories were wildly popular in comics during the 40s and 50s, thanks to the ultra-conservative Comics Code of 1954, it soon became almost impossible to tell gritty, sexy stories about bad men and beautiful dames...

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