Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.
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 Cosplay.com 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.
Superhero comics have a diversity problem. The leading characters are largely male, mostly white, and overwhelmingly straight. By definition, well-established characters come from an era when the culture was even straighter, whiter and more male than it is today, and as a result the characters fail to represent the diversity of their audience.
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Most heroes of the stories we tell each other are slowly forgotten over time, or if they're lucky, enter into myth, their details slowly blurred by decades. Every so often, though, this process goes in reverse, and legends are pulled forwards through time to inspire great new stories about old heroes
A lot of people have Halloween traditions. Some carve pumpkins, some dress up, but me? I watch syndicated action shows from the '90s. Usually, I go with the spooky episode of Xena: Warrior Princess that features vampires, a severed head and a level of lesbian subtext that's pretty high even for that show, but this year I added something new to the tradition: The episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys where Hercules fights Dracula.
With the final issue of Chaos War, writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente brought the three-year saga of Incredible Hercules to a close, but as it turns out, they weren't done with the character just yet.
This week, Pak and Van Lente send the
"Chaos War" has had me both excited and worried since it was first announced. On the one hand it's another story in Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente's saga of Hercules and Amadeus Cho. On the other hand, it's a crossover mini-event, complete with the massive cast and numerous tie-ins that involves. Pak
As casually as some superhero comics approach death, it's good to see a freshly-revived Hercules will return to the Marvel Universe with a clear purpose: Rallying Earth's heroes in a war against a mad alien warlord and his army of alien gods
ComicsAlliance closes the day with an after-hours link dump.
Sex: Nerve, a site that both in this instance and in general you should probably not visit from work, recently stopped by Emerald City Comic Con and had a chat with some of the pros, retailers, and fans -- including Daniel