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Best Sketchbook Ever (This Week): Jack Kirby Creations From HeroesCon 2013

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I'm not much of an original art collector, but getting a sketch from an awesome artist is one of my favorite things to do at a convention. For someone who can't draw at all, watching artists at work is like seeing actual magic happen, and at the end of it, you have a picture of Batman. It's basically the best thing.

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Ask Chris #149: Darkseid Is

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Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why, each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: How awesome is Darkseid as a fixture in a supehero universe? -- @TheGonzales

A: So awesome. Largely because he's the Space Devil

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Best Art Ever (This Week) – 04.05.13

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We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we've created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it's new, some of it's old, some of it's created by working p

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The Flash and Batgirl Co-Creator Carmine Infantino Passes Away At 87

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Carmine Infantino, the legendary comic book creator who played an integral role in the American comic book business both as an artist and editor, passed away today. Regarded by many as one of the greatest pencillers the industry has ever known, he is perhaps most associated with his work in revitalizing the DC Comics character The Flash, a move that signaled a return of popularity for superheroes and ushered in what is fondly referred to even today as the Silver Age of American comics.Infantino was born in Brooklyn, N

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Guardians of the Galaxy

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Guardians of the Galaxy #1 hits stores today, a new series by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven that hopes to boost the profile of Marvel's space-faring super-team ahead of next summer's movie release, so that when your non-comics friends ask you, "Who are these Guardians of the Galaxy?", you don't answer, "the who-dians of the what-now?"

But... who are the Guardians of the Galaxy? They're actually talking owls from a series of fantasy novels about... no, sorry, my editor is telling me that is not correct. Let's see... the series tells the story of Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Sandman and... no, I'm getting another note here, hang on... A talking raccoon and a tree? That can't be right.

If you're feeling a little confused, don't panic! ComicsAlliance is here to tell you everything you need to know about the Gladiators of the Gridiron! And then some.

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Jack Kirby’s ‘Lord Of Light’ Designs For The Project That Inspired ‘Argo’

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If you've been to a movie theater in the past few months, you're probably at least passingly familiar with the plot of Argo, the award-winning film directed by Ben Affleck about the CIA's daring rescue of diplomats involving a fake movie. It was based on a true story, and one of the more interesting aspects of that story, as I've written about before, was the

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War Rocket Ajax #146: Sean Howe And ‘Marvel Comics: The Untold Story’

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This week on War Rocket Ajax, we welcome Sean Howe to the show to talk about his amazing history of the people and the company behind some of our favorite characters, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. It's a great book, and in our

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Parting Shot: ‘Adventure Time’s’ Finn Does His Best ‘Kamandi’ Impersonation

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ComicsAlliance's own Caleb Goellner was the first person to point out the similarities between Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time and Jack Kirby's Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth to me. As such, he is solely responsible for t

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Jack Kirby’s ‘Spirit World’: We Are on the Outside

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The 2012 hardcover collection of Spirit World isn't just a compilation of lesser Jack Kirby ephemera. These are comics that few readers have ever seen, not because they weren't popular, but because

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Steve Ditko Writes About His Role In Spider-Man’s Creation

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Famously reclusive and unwilling to do interviews, Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko has nonetheless long shared his side of the story concerning the creation of Marvel's friendly-neighborhood wall-crawler in a series of essays appeared in small-press comics and zines. His latest, "The Silent Self-Deceivers," has just been released, asking what exactly Sta

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