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Game of Throes: Rape Is Not a Shortcut to Narrative Substance

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WARNING: While the following images have been censored, they remain fairly graphic and may disturb some readers and may also be considered NSFW. 

I am so tired of writing about rape.

If you didn't catch the news, last Friday, the website Comic Book Resources posted a five-page preview of the latest issue of the Game of Thrones comic book adaptation. And the pages they published — the pages Dynamite Entertainment sent out as representative of the book, which is a standard practice for comic book publishers — included an incredibly graphic rape scene. Erect penis, front and center. Woman bent back nearly double, naked, arched like a porn star.

It just so happens that was also the week that HBO decided to add—and then vigorously defend — a graphic rape scene in the Game of Thrones TV series (a trend the network continued this week), and that both fall in the middle of Sexual Assault Awareness month — and yes, thanks, HBO, Dynamite and CBR, we are in fact extra aware of sexual assault now, so, well done, there. It's worth noting, too, that this is coming on the heels of an incident where a fellow comics editor and journalist got a slew of graphic rape threats for having the temerity to critique the portrayal of a teen girl in a piece of cover art (also published on CBR).

But it's also not just this week, or this month. It's this year. This decade. This lifetime. This is business as usual.

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Yehudi Mercado Mashes up ‘Game Of Thrones,’ The Muppets, ‘Community’ And More, And It’s All Pretty Awesome [Art]

Art by Yehudi Mercado, http://www.supermercadoent.com/

If there's one thing I know about people on the Internet, it's that there's nothing they love more than when a piece of art combines one pop culture thing with another pop culture thing. It's up there with adorable pictures of two different kinds of animals being friends on the list of things that people just cannot get enough of.

Okay, I kid, but I'll be honest: I love a good pop-culture mashup more than anyone, and I've rarely seen them done better than when I checked out Yehudi Mercado, a writer, director and artist whose work is often the perfect blend of two of our favorite things. Whether it's the Muppets and Game of Thrones or a line of action figures based on Community that I desperately want, they're all pretty awesome. Check out some highlights below!

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Link Ink: New ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Images, Stan Lee Turns 91 And Threezero Gets ‘Game Of Thrones’

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Check out Monday's links after the cut.

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Link Ink: Craig Thompson Skateboard Art, Video Game Of Thrones And Pokeminecraft

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Click through for Thursday's link action.

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Or You Could Just Watch Rob Liefeld Sing The ‘Game of Thrones’ Music On His Toilet [Video]

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There is some additional context... but honestly it's just better this way.

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Link Ink: Getting Into ‘Game Of Thrones,’ Scorpion In ‘Injustice,’ And Shonen Jumping To Anime

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Today's links await, after the jump.

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Miguel Lokia Imagines ‘Game Of Thrones’ House Banners For Superheroes, Sci-Fi Stars And More [Art]

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The various houses of Westeros and Essos tend to group certain kinds of personalities, giving them narrative power by serving as something of a mirror to the reader's own moods and experiences. Some

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Link Ink: Stan Lee Webslings, Game of Pirates and Animated ‘Battleship’ Bricks

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Gaming: Stan Lee continues to swing in the latest image promoting his Amazon preorder exclusive playability in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man game.

Publishers: SLG Publishing has applied for a Chase Bank and LivingSocial's Mission: Small Business program grant, which, if obtained, would supply the c

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Link Ink: Spider-Man Toast, ‘Evangelion’ Shaves and Pokemon Card Cosplay

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Novelty: The Amazing Spider-Man toaster. It's hip. It's now. It's "wow."

Creators: Jonah Hex co-creator Tony DeZuniga is in extremely critical condition after suffering a stroke and his family is currently seeking donations to help cover his medial costs.

Music: Livid Records has signed Faulkner D

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Link Ink: ‘Walking Dead Mad Men,’ Uhura Goes to the White House and a Mega Man Fan Film

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Video: Barely Political's slightly NSFW Walking Dead Mad Men mashes up two of AMC's most popular series.

Gaming: Pokémon Plus Nobunaga's Ambition is coming to the US on June 18 as "Pokemon Conquest" for the Nintendo DS.

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