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If You Loved ‘Daredevil’ on Netflix, Read These Comics Next

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If, like us, you've spent the past weekend binging on Netflix's second season of Daredevil and reveling in all the superhero exploits, ninja action and all-around punishment, you probably still haven't had your fill. While there are great Daredevil runs from the likes of Frank Miller and Mark Waid that you could read to get more of a hornhead fix, what are you supposed to do if you've read all of them too? We've got five of the best independent comics to try next if you can't get enough of the Man Without Fear.

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The Art of Color: Nathan Fairbairn and Lighting for Location

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While there are many different qualities that a colorist brings to a comic book, one of the most beneficial and subtle effects is the effect a good colorist can have on the line art, shaping a good artist into a great artist and a great artist's work into something transcendent. Unless you're consistently comparing the black & white original pages to the finished color versions, it can occasionally be difficult to accurately assess what a colorist is really doing to change the work.

Thankfully, Nathan Fairbairn is not only one of the best collaborators in the comics industry, he also dedicates time to showing the color theory and thinking that goes into his process on his Tumblr; an indispensible resource for anyone interested in learning more about colorists and comics coloring.

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Aaron & Guera’s ‘Scalped’ Optioned For Pilot By WGN America

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Basic cable broadcaster WGN America has picked up the rights to Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra's Vertigo series Scalped and placed a pilot order for a live action adaptation. Scalped takes place on and around a Native American reservation, and centers on Dashiell “Dash” Bad Horse, an Army veteran who returns home to confront the crime and corruption that has engulfed "the Rez."

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If You Love ‘The Walking Dead’ On TV, Read These Comics Next

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The Walking Dead has proven to be possibly the biggest crossover hit from indie comics to the mainstream, and is one of those special television shows that feels like an event that you have to talk to someone about as soon as it’s over. Now in its sixth season, with the comic just passing the 150 issue mark, The Walking Dead as a franchise is a runaway success that shows no signs of stopping, even producing its own TV spin-off in Fear the Walking Dead.

If you’re a fan of the shows, the comic, or both, we’ve got some recommendations for other comics you might want to pick up next.

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Magic Comes Under Fire in ‘Doctor Strange’ #6 [Preview]

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The interdimensional forces of the Emperikul are looking to cleanse the Marvel Universe of all magic in the aptly titled "The Last Days of Magic," a storyline beginning in Doctor Strange #6, by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo.

In fact, the preview shows these creepy Stormtrooper-looking guys attacking not only Stephen Strange, but other characters including Magik, Shaman, and the Scarlet Witch.

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Comics Alliance Best of 2015: Outstanding Writer of 2015

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Our judges have adjudicated; our readers have voted. We’re proud to present to you the outstanding writer of 2015 — and four great runners up.

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Comics Alliance Best of 2015: Outstanding Creative Team of 2015

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Our judges have adjudicated; our readers have voted. We’re proud to present to you the outstanding creative team of 2015 — and four great runners up.

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All For the Wookiee: The Star-Warsiest Moments In ‘Vader Down’

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Welcome back to All For the Wookiee, where we take a look at the recent Star Wars universe offerings from Marvel and pick the most Star Wars-ish moments. In this installment, we look at the first three issues of the massive crossover event, Vader Down, starting with Vader Down #1, by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato, then Darth Vader #13 by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca, and then Star Wars #13 by Aaron and Deodato. There's death, destruction and dangerous droids galore as the Rebels try their hardest to take down a vulnerable Vader.

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‘Vader Down’ Crossover Puts Darth Vader in the Biggest Handicap Match of His Sith Career [Preview]

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Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato, Jr are teaming with Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca for the six-part Star Wars event Vader Down, which will begin in Vader Down #1, and continues through Darth Vader #13 and Star Wars #13 in subsequent weeks. Courtesy of Marvel we have a unlettered preview of Vader Down #1, as well as a handful of the variant covers for the event's first chapter.

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Thumbnail: New Thor, New THOOMS; The Epic Sound Effects of Russell Dauterman’s Asgard

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There is probably no superhero comic better known for the lettering of its sound effects than Walter Simonson's 1983-1987 run on Marvel's Thor. John Workman's lettering on that seminal, still-beloved run was so integral that it's difficult to imagine those comics without it. Workman's big, bold DOOMs, THOOMs and KRAKATHOOMs hit readers' eyes and imaginations like graphic hammer blows. Simonson's art alone could tell powerful, affecting stories, but Workman's lettering really made those Thor comics sing... and scream and thunder and crash and splinter.

How fitting then that the most recent Thor comic, featuring a brand new star character wielding Mjolnir to protect Midgard, should also have such a highly distinct sound effect style, and yet have those sound effects stand out in a completely different way than those of the Simonson/Workman Thor comics of yore.

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