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Superior Spider-Man Panel: Venom, Carnage, and Sister Parker [SDCC 2013]


The Superior Spider-Man panel at San Diego Comic-Con just wrapped, and Peter Parker is still dead.

Any fan who thought the story of Doc Ock taking over Peter Parker's body and life was going to be wrapped up in a year is in for a surprise. The Superior era is just getting started, and it brings symbiotes galore, a couple of sinister sixes, and a dash of 2099.

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DC’s New ‘He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe’ Comics Are Secretly Awesome


When the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series found its way to Netflix Instant not too long ago, I thought it would make perfect background noise for my work day; some nostalgic entertainment to help pass the time while working on the site. But as an adult, what I discovered in that early 1980s cartoon based on an action figure line was far more distracting and indeed more sophisticated than I ever realized as a little boy. While the animation itself is crude (and famously recyclable), the show expresses a palpable sense of otherworldly adventure and intrigue through its writing but even more so through it's surprisingly awesome art direction. I thought, this medieval-techno world of Eternia and its heroes, villains, magics and prophecies could really be great if someone wanted to really dig into it.

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Mark Waid and James Robinson Introduce Peter Parker’s Sister In ‘Spider-Man: Family Business’


Like many Marvel characters, Spider-Man's relationship with his parents is a tragic one. That said, his parents' lives aren't really explored in depth very often, at least not recently. But Marvel is taking a new look at Richard and Mary Parker, as the publisher has announced Spider-Man: Family Business. Written by Mark Waid and James Robinson and illustrated by Gabrielle Dell'Otto, Family Business focuses on Peter Parker learning more about his deceased spy parents, and discovering that he has a long lost sister.In an interview with USA Today, Waid described the tale -- which will see Peter go from New York City to Monte Carlo to Cairo -- as a "spy" story. It kicks off with the Kingpin attempting to expand his criminal empire, which leads to Peter Parker, the son of former CIA agents, finding himself under attack. As he's attempting to figure out what's happening, a woman in a convertible pulls up in front of him, and claims to be his long lost sister Teresa.

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Justice League & Green Lantern Panel: GL With A Gun Vs. ‘Total Dicks’ [SDCC]


Friday's Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con kicked off with moderator John Cunningham, who's DC's VP - Marketing, introducing panelists Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, Co-Publisher Jim Lee and writers and artists James Robinson, Nicola Scott, Tony Bedard, Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato and editor Brian Cunningham...

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Trickster 2: The Little San Diego Con That Could [Indiegogo]


If you've never been to San Diego's Comic-Con International, it's hard to picture just how huge and insane it truly is. Last year's attendance numbers topped out around 120,000 people, turning the little town that Ron Burgundy made famous into a nightmarish maelstrom of Twilight shantytowns, promotional blitzes and a decibel level akin to a black metal concert...

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James Robinson Confirms: Original Green Lantern Alan Scott is Gay


In interviews for The Advocate, Entertainment Weekly and multiple other outlets, Earth 2 writer James Robinson has gone on the record that Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern created by Bill Finger and Martin Nodell, is indeed the previously straight DC character now coming out as gay...

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Javier Pulido Draws Vampires, Satan Worshippers and Spain in ‘The Shade’ #7 [Preview]


On sale this week from DC Comics is The Shade #7, concluding a three-issue run drawn by the great Javier Pulido. Known for his work on Human Target, The Amazing Spider-Man and Robin: Year One, Pulido joined Shade writer James Robinson for the 12-issue series' latest arc which takes place in the artist's home country of Spain -- specifically, Barcelona, where the titular and enigmatic antihero crossed paths with La Sangre, a new vampiric super-heroine, and the Inquistor, a Satan-worshipping villain who wants every soul in the entire city so he can unleash Hell on Earth...

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New ‘Masters of the Universe’ Miniseries Coming From DC in July


DC Comics will tap into the power of Grayskull this July with a new, six-issue Masters of the Universe series from writer James Robinson (Starman, The Shade), artist Phillip Tan (The Savage Hawkman) and inker Ruy Jose...

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Parting Shot: A First Look at Earth-2 Flash Jay Garrick


DC continues their rollout of Earth-2 character redesigns with the first image of Jay Garrick, the Earth-2 Flash (and previously, the Golden Age Flash), revealed on the cover of Earth 2 #2 in a Newsarama interview with writer James Robinson...

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Superman to be Sadder and Potentially Deadlier on ‘Earth 2′


DC wrapped up their week of Earth 2 teases today with Jim Lee's design for the alternate earth version of Superman, and some quotes from the May-launching book's writer James Robinson and editor Will Moss...

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