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Comics Alliance Ruins Your Fun: Why A Commissioner Gordon TV Show Might Not Be The Best Idea

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If you were paying attention to the Internet while you were watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesday night, then you saw the latest volley in the ongoing war between DC and Marvel for control of mass media. This time, it was an announcement, perfectly timed to coincide with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s debut, of a new television series focusing on the origin story of Gotham City's Commissioner Gordon. And as you might expect, like a lot of people, I've got an opinion on the matter.

Look: We all know that there's nothing that says "entitled Internet fan" more than rushing to breathlessly praise or angrily condemn a piece of media that does not technically exist yet, but as long as people are going to be talking about it, we might as well take our shots. And since I'm someone who clearly hates everything, I'm going to go ahead and take my position: doing a TV show about Jim Gordon in the years before he meets Batman is not a very good idea. Now let's fight about it!

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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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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – July 6, 2011: King Jack, Queen Black

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Bat-ears
^ Racketeers
% Ruby-Spears

^ 15 LOVE #2
The first issue of this long-mothballed Andi Wa

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Gotham Central: The DCU Police Drama Everyone Should Have Read

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Whenever music cognoscenti talk about sixties art-rockers The Velvet Underground, there's a saying they like to throw around: "The Velvet Underground didn't sell that many records, but everyone who bought a record started their own band

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Rec Room: ‘The Wire,’ ‘Cap Reborn’ or ‘Angels & Demons’

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You can't recommend a comic to someone without context -- a broader sense of what they enjoy, in both comics and other media. In the Rec Room, ComicsAlliance uses the graphic novels, books, television and movies that you do know as a gateway to the great comics that you don't.

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