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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Power Rangers, Amaterasu, Storm, Steven Universe and More

Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.

In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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‘Dragon Ball’ Returns With First New Animated Series in 18 Years

Dragon Ball Super Series Production Start
Toei Animation

The ubiquity of Dragon Ball series and films make it feel as if Goku and co. never really left, but the Z Fighters (Or is it GT? Are there names?) are finally back in an official capacity after nearly two decades. Production has officially begun on a new Japanese series Dragon Ball Super, picking up where the prior series of films left off.

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Link Ink: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Mystery Minis, ‘On Your Mark’ Absence And Sailor Moon’s Noggin

Guardians of the Galaxy Mystery Minis Funko

Wednesday's links are all yours, after the jump.

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Remember Trunks’ Warning And Watch Out For Evil Androids Today

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Dragon Ball

Today marks 22 years since Dr. Gero and his Androids attacked Earth in Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga and its Dragon Ball Z anime adaptation. Thanks to a time-traveling Trunks untold humans, Namekians and Saiyans were spared a grisly fate in age 767 at 10 a.m. Still, it can't hurt to keep an eye out for two old-looking cyborg guys and/or three teens with edgy '90s earrings nonetheless -- especially if you live in South City. Remember, you won't be able to sense their chi and they absorb energy attacks through their hands. Your best bet to ID a potential android is to know its human name. Hopefully you've been training in 300 times Earth's normal gravity or at least have some Senzu beans saved up.

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‘Dragon Ball’ Creator Akira Toriyama Reveals Android 17 And 18’s Human Names

Android 17
Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama is on a roll lately when it comes to expanding the lore of his 42-volume manga series. On top of completing his latest manga, Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and a 12-page Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z prelude story known as Dragon Ball Minus, the creator recently provided siblings Android 17 and Android 18 with some added backstory (and epilogue) in a Q&A in Shueisha's Saikyō Jump.

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‘Dragon Ball Minus’ Is Fan Service With A Smile [Review]

Dragon Ball Minus Goku
Shueisha/Viz/Akira Toriyama

Earlier this month the latest entry into Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball canon arrived in the April 7th issue of Shonen Jump, officially tying together the creator's most beloved series with his recently completed (and potentially final solo) work Jaco the Galactic Patrolman. Dubbed Dragon Ball Minus, the 16-page tale spells out DB protagonist Goku's alien origins and how his doomed parents sent him to Earth, the planet readers meet him in-progress many years-- and a personality-altering head injury -- later in the pages of the original Dragon Ball manga. The hook here is that the story shows Goku's mother Gine for the first time while cementing that Jaco and Dragon Ball take place in the same universe.

Was this story necessary? Not at all. Will you like it anyway? Totally. It looks great, never takes itself too seriously (or seriously at all!) and feels like Toriyama is merely picking up where he left off.

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Link Ink: ‘Arkham Assassin’ Teased, Chris Evans Won’t Retire And A DBZ Anime Sale

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Get a look at this morning's links, after the jump.

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‘Dragon Ball Z’ Android 17 Joins His Sister In The S.H. Figuarts Line

Android 17 S.H. Figuarts

Ever since Bandai's S.H. Figuarts version of Android 18 from Dragon Ball Z went on preorder, fans knew it was only a matter of time before her brother Android 17 joined the plastic party. Well, the time has come. Starting today fans can preorder the web-exclusive S.H. Figuarts Android 17 for ¥4104 (about $40.14 USD), and expect to get it by September. Bluefin Tamashii Nations has announced that it'll be bringing the figure to the US in October for $39.99, though, so fans don't have to sweat international shipping unless they're just itching to get it a few weeks before anyone else.

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‘One Piece’ And ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Throw Down In Real Life For The Best Video Game Ad Ever

Goku vs. Monkey D. Luffy art installation for J-Stars Victory Vs.

Apologies to anyone in marketing who might be reading this, but video game ads don't usually do much to get me excited. I think the last one that really made an impact was the one for Saints Row IV where they misspelled the name of the game and then went back to correct it all while blaring dubstep, and showing you explosions, but even that wasn't exactly "memorable," you know?

Now imagine that you're heading over to the department store, thinking about picking up a new video game, and you round the corner to see Goku from Dragon Ball Z and Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece in the middle of a life-sized brawl that has shattered the street, snapped a lamppost and flipped a car. Well, if you're heading to the Shibuya Parco store in Tokyo, that's exactly what you'll see, as an awesome promo for the upcoming J-Stars Victory Vs. And it is awesome.

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Link Ink: ‘Avengers Alliance’ Gets ‘Cap 2′ Characters, A ‘Marvel Unlimited’ Sale And A Custom DBZ B-Day Anime

Marvel Avengers Alliance Captain America The Winter Soldier
Marvel: Avengers Alliance

It's time for Tuesday links, right after the jump.

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