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The Ethical Rot Behind ‘Before Watchmen’ & ‘The Avengers’ [Opinion]

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I made a conscious decision to stop supporting Marvel and DC with my money a while back. This decision was a long time coming, built on the back of my increasing uneasiness with how they do and have done business. The

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Tony Stark and Thor Talk Some Smack in New ‘Avengers’ Clips [Video]

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Last night the filmmakers and stars of The Avengers celebrated their work on the Marvel Studios film with one of those celebrity-strewn red carpet events that we all feel very cynically about but in truth probably wouldn't if we got to hang out with Robert Downey, Jr. But with the better part

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Jack Kirby’s Son Shares Fond Memories of the Father he Loved

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Countless comic fans have had their childhoods -- and even adulthoods -- shaped by the imagination and creations of Jack Kirby, the man behind such characters as Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, Darkseid, Devil Dinosaur and dozens of others (Many co-created with Stan Lee and others, of course). But what must it have been like to be raised by the legendary creator himself? Neal Kirby, the creator's only son, has shared some warm memories about

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‘Draw Something’ Batman: Matt Digges Illustrates Every Word with the Dark Knight

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Like pretty much everyone else on the Internet, I've recently become obsessed with Draw Something, a casual game for iOS devices where players are invited to, uh, draw something for another player to guess.Even if it can be intimid

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Ask Chris #95: Hey Dr. Doom, What’s Another Word For Pirate Treasure?

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's why every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: What is the most ridiculous, outlandish plot a super-villain in comics ever had to take over the world? -- @Wowmonstershow

A: With the exception of Cobra Commander, people who are actually set on wor

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‘Masters of Comic Book Art’ Documentary Reemerges from the VHS Ether [Video]

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Presented by an uncharacteristically reverent Harlan Ellison, Masters of Comic Book Art is a documentary film that offers insightful on-camera remarks from some of the medium's most gifted artists: Neal Adams, Steve Ditko, Will Eisner, Jean Giraud aka Moebius, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Frank Miller and Bernie Wrightson, all of whom muse on their most famous works and the medium that they love. Released on video in 1987, the film is something I'd always heard about but had never seen until it reappeared on YouTube earlier this week. It's especially interesting to listen to the creators

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Jack Kirby’s Erotic Flirtations: The Sensual Side of the King of Comics [Sex]

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When legendary artist Jack Kirby left Marvel Comics in 1970 and went to DC, he was lured there in part by the promise of doing work in new genres and new formats. He always envisioned comics going further than the pamphlet; he wanted to see glossy magazines and long-form books with enough variety to appeal to everyone. Most of hi

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Fantagraphics Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Win ‘Young Romance’ and ‘Celluloid’ [Contest]

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As part of our Valentine's Day Giveaway, two lucky ComicsAlliance readers can win a pair of romantic titles from well-respected comic book publisher Fantagraphics: Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance Comics and Celluloid. Young Romance is a collection of c

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Love Hurts: ‘What Will Happen When He Sees Me — Like THIS?’

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As we head towards Valentine's Day, ComicsAlliance is offering up a daily tribute to love, as depicted in the somewhat dubious world of Romance Comics! Today's entry: Teen Age Romance #86's "He Never Even Noticed!"

In the world of Romance Comics, even something as simple as a trip to the optometrist can lead directly to crushing heartbreak. Or at least, that's what happens in this five

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James Sturm Boycotts ‘The Avengers’ Film over Marvel’s Treatment of Jack Kirby

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You can probably expect some very crowded theaters on the weekend of May 4, when The Avengers movie opens. One person you won't find among the crowds, however, is cartoonist James Sturm, an old-school Marvel fan who grew up to be a well-respected, critically acclaimed and highly influential comics creator of graphic novels like Market Day, Satchel Paige and The Golem's Mighty Swing, and the co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies. Despite his genuine excitement about the

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