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Parting Shot: Garfield Meets E.T. In Sunday Newspaper Mashup Comic

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Charles Forsman imagines a mashup between the perennially stale comic strip Garfield and E.T., the classic 1982 film about a loveable extraterrestrial that flew through the sky in a bike basket and constantly asked to borrow other people's phones. The mashup kind of works, in the sense that

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Superheroes and the ’70s Come Alive on ‘Garfield’ #1 Alternate Covers [Preview]

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Yesterday we found out that Jim Davis' Garfield would be coming to monthly comics via Boom! Studios' team of former Garfield and Friends writer Mark Evanier and longtime Garfield penciller Gary Barker. In anticipation of the series' first issue, which will arrive in stores this May, Boom! has provided ComicsAlliance with a first-look at two alt

New ‘Garfield’ Ongoing Series on the Way from Boom! Studios

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Jim Davis' famously fat feline Garfield is coming to monthly comic books with a new ongoing series this May from Boom! Studios' all-ages imprint, Kaboom! Helming the new series is longtime comic book scribe and Garfield and Friends animated series alum Mark Evanier, along with artist Gary Barker, known for his work on the Garfield comic script, children's books, multimedia and more. The news comes care of CBR's exclusive interview with Evanier, who

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Link Ink: ‘Captain America’ Gets Canada-Themed Variant, A Batman T-Rex and ‘MAD Magazine’ Does Angry Birds

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Conventions: Fan Expo Canada 2011 attendees will be able to get their hands on a new Dale Eaglesham variant cover for Captain America #1 featuring Canada's most prominent Marvel heroes sporting appropriately decorated shields.

TV: According to creator Brian Wood, DMZ had a "...near miss with setting DMZ up as a television show." We're with Graeme McMillan, DCE. Make it happen!

Upcoming: Frank Cho is currently working on an X-Men min

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Latest ‘Garfield’ Strip Accidentally Evokes Veterans Day Controversy

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In what he agrees must be "the worst timing ever," cartoonist Jim Davis' latest Garfield strip dropped on Veterans Day. What's the big fat hairy deal? The punchline of the strip is the concept of a National Stupid Day, where squished spiders become heroes to remembered annually for generations. Whoops! Consequently, so

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‘Garfield’ Creator Jim Davis Announces the Webcomic Return of ‘U.S. Acres’

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Are you (you) ready (ready) to (to) party? Following weeks of teasers at the official "Garfield" website, Jim Davis' 1986-1989 "U.S. Acres" (a.k.a. "Orson's Farm") comic strip has returned today in the form of a webcomic after an almost two decade absence in print. Perhaps best known as the "friends" component of

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Law of Averages: The Layout of ‘Garfield’ Broken Down

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A funny thing happened when David McLeish of parody/mashup site "Square Root of Minus Garfield" (not to be confused with "Garfield Minus Garfield" averaged the colors of every non-Sunday Jim Davis "Garfield" strip from 2007 -

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Garfield Fights Crime With Sloth, Gluttony and Cuteness

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Even though I take my share of shots at the graveyard that is the newspaper funnies page, thanks to the lively wit of The Comics Curmudgeon, I'm often reminded that a few cute strips defy logic by retaining some semblance of reader appeal. I hate to admit this, because it reminds me of my

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Missouri Church Craves Lasagna, No More Mondays

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In yet another unsettling instance of comics crossing over into the mainstream, the Blue Springs Assembly has asked the Lord, in all His infinite wisdom, to permit eighteen hours of sleep per day, smiting of idiot canines, superior spider-killing kung fu, and cheap shipping rates to Abu Dhabi. And oh yea

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