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The Con Haul: What I Picked Up At HeroesCon 2012

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There are a lot of reasons why comic book conventions are great. Boxes of cheap back issues and the chance to chat with your favorite creators (or, if your standards are a bit lower, your third-favorite comic book critic) are great, but some of the real highlights come from the stuff...

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Thought Bubble #1: Why Aren’t Comics Funnier?

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The comics medium attempts to answer a lot of big questions: Is it right to take the law into your own hands? What would someone do with special powers, given the opportunity? "Are you ready for the world that's coming...

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Jim Rugg’s ‘Notebook Nerd’ Makes Amazing Art From School Supplies

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The fact that Jim Rugg is a pretty incredible artist isn't exactly news to anyone who's ever read Street Angel or Afrodisiac, but his latest project has blown away even a long-time fan like me. In Notebook Nerd, an art show at the IAm8Bit Gallery in Los Angeles, Rugg will be showing off a series of 50 incredible drawings done with ballpoint pens and notebook paper...

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Digital ComicsAlliance: ‘Rambo’ for $0.99, ‘Wolverine’, and ‘Graveyard of Empires’

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Welcome to Digital ComicsAlliance, your headquarters for digital comics news and recommendations. This week, we're taking a look at Jim Rugg's absurd Rambo 3.5, Mark Sable and Paul Azaceta's surprising Graveyard of Empires, and Mark Millar and John Romita Jr's run on Wolverine, which is about as great of a Wolverine story as you'll ever read...

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More From DC Fifty-Too, Indie Comics’ Answer To The DC Relaunch [Art]

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DC Fifty-Too is a website dedicated to showcasing DC Comics characters as interpreted by talents from the world of indie comics and the Web. Specifically, creators were asked to imagine their version of the #1 issue of any DC comic book...

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Read ‘Afrodisiac’ Online: Blaxploitation Flicks x Trashy ’70s Marvel Comics

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If there are two things we love, it's gotta be blaxploitation movies and trashy '70s Marvel comics. Blaxploitation films managed to capture the zeitgeist and turn a thirst for social justice (and hatred for injustice) into compelling entertainment...

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The 12 Days of Comic Book Christmas, Day 1: Jim Rugg

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Because we're feeling the pull of the yuletide (whatever the heck that is), we decided to start a countdown to Christmas in the tradition of that old holiday standard, The 12 Days of Christmas. Except we shook it up, tossed it over to some of the craziest and most talented comics creators we know, and made our own version: The Twelve Days of Comic Book Christmas...

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Read Jim Rugg’s Complete ‘Rambo 3.5′: Now with an Ignatz Award! [Interview & Comic]

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Every now and then, a mini-comic comes along that is so wonderful, we have to write about it twice in a week. Such is the case with Jim Rugg's "Rambo 3.5" which won an Ignatz for Outstanding Mini-Comic this past weekend at the Small Press Expo (on the anniversary of September 11th, no less)...

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George W. Bush and Rambo Team Up in Jim Rugg’s ‘Rambo 3.5′

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Comics readers are probably most familiar with Jim Rugg for his work with Brian Maruca on "Street Angel" (the story of a 13 year-old homeless girl who beats up ninjas with her skateboard) and "Afrodisiac" (a blaxploitation spin-off), or as the artist of Dark Horse's "The Guild," but even die-hard fans may have missed his Ignatz award-nominated mini-comic, "Rambo 3...

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Exclusive Preview: Felicia Day’s ‘The Guild’ #2

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Massively multiplayer online role-playing games are no stranger to comic book adaptations, but by focusing on a virtual world's real-life cast of characters, Felicia Day's three-issue "The Guild" miniseries may have the most human touch...

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